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  1. Comment on New MacBook Pros in ~tech

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    In The Anti-iPhone Linus argues that you don't really need a flagship phone for everyday use, I believe that's the future for computers also. We're building faster CPU's to run bloat.

    In The Anti-iPhone Linus argues that you don't really need a flagship phone for everyday use, I believe that's the future for computers also. We're building faster CPU's to run bloat.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on mkws - A simple static site generator in ~comp

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    That binary is a shell script 🙃. It counts as sources.

    That binary is a shell script 🙃. It counts as sources.

    5 votes
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  4. Comment on Help open-source contributors escape Afghanistan - Open Collective in ~comp

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    Not sure what their situation is, but this is what my highschool girlfriend had to say on 20 August:

    Not sure what their situation is, but this is what my highschool girlfriend had to say on 20 August:

    My dears,
    Thank you all for the birthday wishes. This surely turned out to be a memorable one. I am in Kabul, safe, and despite the scenes at the airport that you all see on TV nowadays, most of the city is calm, and there is no reason for me to leave. I have passed through Taliban checkpoints without an issue, as a woman and a foreigner. I have bought vegetables in the bazaar and spoke to shopkeepers. Shops are open, electricity and telecommunications work. I have not been directly threatened. What I need from you is not pressure to go out – I cannot leave right now even if I wanted to, given the situation at the airport, and I do not want to leave. I am safe. Yes, the environment is fluid, shocking for many, and many Afghans have legitimate concerns about their safety. Tragically, the international community, including some western embassies that many Afghan friends looked up to as bastions of human rights and security, are fleeing, and countries are imposing an unannounced sanctions regime that will affect Afghan civilians the most, and not the new government. Banks, cash availability, and the economic situation are the main concern right now. What I need is your trust in the value of humanitarian and development assistance in Afghanistan, and, personally, support and patience.
    For those working in media, be aware that titles such as “The Afghan Inferno” and “Crisis in Afghanistan” are dangerous. The chaos at Hamid Karzai International Airport right now is due to such irresponsible media coverage, which is swiftly translated into Afghan media. To an extent, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan did not win militarily, but won a battle of narratives. This was because of alarmist media that sells, fuelled by an ill-fated western push to get “peace negotiations” going by undermining the legitimacy of the government. Rumours transform into facts through hungry journalism, and this has included reputable publications. Sometimes I wonder, sincerely, how some things pass through an editor. These reports also create concern and pressure on us internationals left here from families and friends back home; I have personally been contacted by hundreds of people urging me to get out, some of whom I have issues remembering; my parents are terrified because of this one-sided narrative, and they have stopped trusting my judgement even as I have lived for over seven years in this country outside the confines of a militarised compound. Our families’ and friends’ concerns are entirely on you. As such, I am happy to speak, off the record and as my time allows, to anyone in the media.

  5. Comment on mkws - A simple static site generator in ~comp

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    Wouldn't compare it to a deathtrap. 😛

    Wouldn't compare it to a deathtrap. 😛

    1 vote
  6. Comment on mkws - A simple static site generator in ~comp

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    Running it inside a chroot with handpicked binaries would make it safer.

    Running it inside a chroot with handpicked binaries would make it safer.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on mkws - A simple static site generator in ~comp

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    I'm actually considering running pp under CGI at some point. Sort of like a small PHP.

    I'm actually considering running pp under CGI at some point. Sort of like a small PHP.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on mkws - A simple static site generator in ~comp

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    Hi all, I felt tired of the JavaScript landscape and build a simple static site generator. Its templates are shell based. Please let me know your opinions! Thank you!

    Hi all,

    I felt tired of the JavaScript landscape and build a simple static site generator. Its templates are shell based.

    Please let me know your opinions! Thank you!

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Help open-source contributors escape Afghanistan - Open Collective in ~comp

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    Why escape?

    Why escape?

  10. Comment on What is something you've changed your mind about recently? in ~talk

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    I'm really close to changing my mind about monorepos.

    I'm really close to changing my mind about monorepos.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    https://github.com/FNA-XNA/FNA/blob/master/README can be interpreted as Markdown That's why I'd rather not have any extension even if it's Markdown.

    https://github.com/FNA-XNA/FNA/blob/master/README can be interpreted as Markdown

    The idea is that a Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it’s been marked up with tags or formatting instructions.

    That's why I'd rather not have any extension even if it's Markdown.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    READMEs are meant to be read only by humans and they don't have an extension usually. I just believe it's cool that it doesn't matter if the README is Markdown or not but I link it to README.md...

    READMEs are meant to be read only by humans and they don't have an extension usually. I just believe it's cool that it doesn't matter if the README is Markdown or not but I link it to README.md for the rendering because "it happens" to be Markdown if it makes sense.

  13. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Didn't reply to this You can even not quote them at all as long as you quote the "special" cases https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/syntax.html#unquoted https://www.andrewjvpowell.com/ works...

    Didn't reply to this

    Never realized I could use single quotes in HTML.

    You can even not quote them at all as long as you quote the "special" cases https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/syntax.html#unquoted

    That site also doesn't work, I get a SSL_ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED_ALERT error.

    https://www.andrewjvpowell.com/ works fine on my end, I'll let the author know.

    Why did you do a link from README.md -> README in the mkws repo? I think it's the first time I see that.

    I prefer no extension on Markdown files (it's plain text, right?) but GitHub renders as Markdown only files ending in .md?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    The components are https://mkws.sh/pp.html, https://mkws.sh/lts.html, https://mkws.sh/themes/base/base@3.0.2.tgz and https://mkws.sh/mkws/mkws@4.0.14.tgz. You can read the sources on their pages...

    Is the source code browsable online? Or the .tgz has to be downloaded?

    The components are https://mkws.sh/pp.html, https://mkws.sh/lts.html, https://mkws.sh/themes/base/base@3.0.2.tgz and https://mkws.sh/mkws/mkws@4.0.14.tgz. You can read the sources on their pages and in the archives.

    The main binaries file is just those pieces compiled and put in a single archive so you could just download and start building.

    There is a GitHub mirror here, but stuff is a little bit out of sync https://github.com/mkws-1.

    Looks like one of the showcase website is down https://andrewjvpowell.com/.

    The author recently moved to solar powering his website and still has some issues. This version works https://www.andrewjvpowell.com/.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I built https://mkws.sh, a simple static site generator. You just download it and off you go, no package manager. It uses shell scripting for templating and has only two dependencies, pp, a simple...

    I built https://mkws.sh, a simple static site generator.

    You just download it and off you go, no package manager.

    It uses shell scripting for templating and has only two dependencies, pp, a simple preprocessor and lmt, a utility to get last modified time for a file from lts.

    Doesn't have any config files, you just customize the generating script.

    Because it uses shell script as templating you can use any UNIX tool in the templates, jlj uses pyphoon to show an ASCII Art Phase of the Moon on https://nfld.uk/.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What's something that you feel is unfairly criticized? in ~talk

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    Installing Tik Tok for the first time in my life.

    Installing Tik Tok for the first time in my life.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Presenting: Space Huggers - A run and gun roguelike in 13KB of JavaScript in ~games