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Law student. BSc(Hons) with First Class Honours in Mathematics. BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics


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Re: Mail clients that allow viewing email in plaintext 8 months ago

From Miles Rout to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

What do you mean?  Prioritising text/plain over text/html if both are
available?  Only showing plaintext?  Showing the email in a terminal?
Converting non-plaintext emails into plain text?

I think every mail client can at least *view* plain text emails.  At
least, I've never heard of an email client that can't.  Please correct
me if I'm wrong on that.

Kind regards,

Re: search.sr.ht idea 1 year, 7 months ago

From Miles Rout to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 03:50:05PM +0200, Amirouche wrote:
> The idea is to build search.sr.ht service that would allow project
> to setup search for their project hosted on source hut.
> The goal of search is to find information that is hidden or not easy
> to find. In the context of sr.ht, a project is built out of several
> independent services repository, list, todo, and wiki: going through
> the search box of those services requires multiple clicks.

Is your idea to allow search within a project, between projects, or
both?  I find it hard to imagine where it would be useful to have
between-project search except in one very specific way: searching all
public Sourcehut projects' descriptions for a particular string or tags
for a particular tag.  The thing is, this already exists!

Re: Auto host git branch with applied patch? 2 years ago

From Miles Rout to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 03:07:31PM +0300, Greg V wrote:
> A nice benefit of the GitHub style fork & pull request workflow is that a
> git repo with the proposed patch is hosted publicly and can be used in
> package managers as a temporary override while the patch is not merged yet,

You push the code to a repository and then you use that repository as
the basis for a pull request.  But the code being available somewhere is
a function of the first part of that, not the second.  You created a
publicly available clone of the original repository that contains your
patched tree.  You can push your changes to a publicly accessible place
(GitHub, Sourcehut, a simple self-hosted git repository on your web
server, etc.) regardless of the method you use to notify the original
author of your patch.

Re: Supporting user groups/organizations on SourceHut 2 years ago

From Miles Rout to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 10:26:42PM -0700, Sean Whitton wrote:
> Right.  But it has that established meaning in people's minds so could
> cause confusion.  "Wait a minute, don't pluses in e-mails mean that part
> isn't really part of the address?"

This is much less likely to be the case when the plus is at the
beginning and what comes after is obviously meaningful.  What's more,
anyone familiar with the 'pluses in email addresses' convention is a
power user.  Power users should be able to learn new things and apply
critical thinking.