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Re: RFC: Don't use DuckDuckGo 4 days ago

From remyabel to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

On Sat, 2022-08-13 at 05:09 -0400, Steven Guikal wrote:
> Hey,
> 
> Just wanted to provide some surface level comments. I'd also usually
> discuss these kinds of things in a more synchronous format like IRC
> (#sr.ht.watercooler) to clarify details, but I'll give this a shot.

Thanks for the reply. I'll give your comments a full read later and we
can continue the discussion on IRC.

Re: RFC: Don't use DuckDuckGo 4 days ago

From remyabel to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

On Sat, 2022-08-13 at 11:34 +0000, tsukii wrote:
> Hey!
> 
> I recently submitted your post on HN, which gains some traction but 
> ultimately got flagged.
> 
> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=32435628

Thanks for the sentiment. Though I'm not a huge fan of the orange site,
so perhaps it's good it got flagged.

RFC: Don't use DuckDuckGo 6 days ago

From remyabel to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

Hello all.

Previously Drew wrote about DuckDuckGo here:
https://drewdevault.com/2020/11/17/Better-than-DuckDuckGo.html

I recently took a look at DuckDuckGo's privacy policies and did a write
up. You can either visit it via gemini or HTTPS via a proxy.

gemini://remyabel.srht.site/posts/2022-08-11.gmi
https://portal.mozz.us/gemini/remyabel.srht.site/posts/2022-08-11.gmi

As my article is rather critical, I'm interested in comments regarding
whether my treatment of DDG was fair, especially on the privacy front.
Of course corrections/addendums are also welcome. Thanks!

Thank you for your hard work 17 days ago

From remyabel to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

I recently logged into my account and saw that it was created 3 years
ago. Sourcehut has evolved a lot since then and the ecosystem has
flourished. I was in a different place mentally then than now and feel
like I've learned a lot about technology. I enjoy the direction that
the community is taking things in and find it quite exciting. I'm
hoping to contribute more as thanks.

RE: Impressions of Linux Mint & elementary OS 8 months ago

From remyabel to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

...with the disclaimer that I don't endorse Ubuntu and use Fedora
myself.

RE: Impressions of Linux Mint & elementary OS 8 months ago

From remyabel to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

There are other reasons not to recommend Linux Mint.

- https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994 (website hacked)
- https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/23/linux_mint_team_berates_users/
(slow on security updates)

This alone should scare anyone from using it (for the same reason why
one would not use a Firefox fork). Just use Ubuntu. If there are
legitimately any improvements Linux Mint makes, they should be
upstreamed.

RE: python and npm posts 8 months ago

From remyabel to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

I was surprised to see my thoughts echoed exactly. I've been
complaining about Python and npm for a while now but there doesn't
really seem to be a whole lot of coverage on it (aside from npm maybe
everytime there's a fuckup, but not much on the Python end). I've seen
people defend pip by calling it "simple and easy to use" but ignore the
fact that it breaks in any remotely complex use case. Or that your
packages are orphaned the minute your system upgrades to a new
interpreter. Also that pip is designed more for libraries and not
binaries, even though every developer out there tells you to use "pip
install" (really it should be pipx) to install their binary.

Poetry also is not a solution, maybe for developers, not for end users.
And it took pip 7-8 years total to finally add a dependency resolver.
Bonus points: pip search is currently broken because it's been

RE: GitHub stale bot considered harmful 9 months ago

From remyabel to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

Agreed, people use the GitHub stale bot for the wrong reasons. There
seems to be a trend by developers for inactive issues to be closed
either because "lack of inactivity" means the issue is not worth
investigating or to chase bug metrics. It's even worse when the bug is
locked which means that users have to create a new issue. There are
plenty of bugs that aren't updated or solved until years later. I think
this is a classic example of developers solving a problem that doesn't
exist or responding to perverse incentives for metrics.

RE: Software developers have stopped caring about reliability 9 months ago

From remyabel to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

Don't even need to wait a week. I've already thought doing this after
reading the danluu article. One of the more perplexing bugs (feature?)
I've already written about is how XFCE hardcodes the inactivity value
for suspend to 14. So when setting it from the command line, setting it
to off you need to use 14, not 0...

For websites, especially JavaScript based ones, too many to list. Most
notably are ones that require JavaScript just to render text. Because
you can't make a website without the latest React/Webpack/insert hot-
tech framework here.

For games, also too many to list. Memory leaks, slow loading, crashing,
performance issues.

[PATCH core.sr.ht] Don't inject styles for every call to markdown 1 year, 2 months ago

From Tommy Nguyen to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-dev

These styles are already included, so it seems redundant.
---
 srht/markdown.py | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/srht/markdown.py b/srht/markdown.py
index 839f72d..15c130a 100644
--- a/srht/markdown.py
+++ b/srht/markdown.py
@@ -197,7 +197,7 @@ def markdown(text, baselevel=1, link_prefix=None, with_styles=True):
        html = renderer.render(m.Document(text))
    formatter = HtmlFormatter()
    if with_styles:
        style = formatter.get_style_defs('.highlight') + " .highlight { background: inherit; }"
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