why is LaTeX the least-ass-looking FOSS presentation software by miles? trying to make anything halfway decent in LibreOffice is genuinely upsetting... I think I'm going to have to invest some time making a decent set of defaults for it

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Amazon had sales income of €44bn in Europe in 2020 but paid no corporation tax

https://inkl.com/a/QNylnptLqXL

Our tiny not-for-profit based in Ireland pays tax at the full rate. Meanwhile, Bezos doesn’t know what to do with his money and we don’t know if we can pay the rent next year.

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"I’m not sure that enough people know how to read or respond accordingly to a trans femininity that isn’t either gay effeminacy or trans womanhood."

sadbrowngirl.substack.com/p/tw

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Rediscovering #infrared #photography. It's been a few years, but a friend of a friend offered a converted camera for next to nothing, so I couldn't say no.

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I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

#FOSS #Linux #KDE #a11y #accessibility #Windows #comunism #capitalism #software #developers

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i hope
i die
old and
weird
and not
in the
crossfire
of a
nuclear
war

Calculations didn't work so its time for BURGERS and COLESLAW and YOU CAN'T STOP ME, SATAN

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Everyone who works with computers intently are really confused as to why other people want to put computers in everything

Mathematica accidentally generating incredible jacket lining rather than a correct bandstructure

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This is your timely reminder that if you jump from #OpenBSD snapshot to snapshot (doas sysupgrade -s) you need to add -Dsnap to your pkg_add -u afterwards these days. New #release will drop soon.

The heart stopping moment when you look inside some lynchpin function everything depends on and see

"FIXME DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK"

nothing like it

Following an excellent recipe from an extremely enthusiastic Italian, wholeheartedly recommended

youtube.com/watch?v=-dLBy0Lyit

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@oppen i thought i had a counter-example from one of my students, but they 'only' used 4 consecutive characters for some variable names 😅

tired: evaluating a fn on a nice grid and using that grid to render the 3d mesh

wired: evaluating a fn on a nice grid then wasting ten minutes computing delaunay triangles so you don't have to move files around

6.9 is nearly out - if you run the snapshots, time to get testing! Looking forward to the improved networking stack 🚀

Today's net physics result: minus 4 notebook pages. However, I got to use my pretty new Japanese ink, so I'll call it a wash

tempted to just text this to everybody I know it's legitimately life-changing

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food 

Excellent tip I'm currently indulging in - once you've assembled your () burger, wrap it in foil and stick it in the oven with the chips for 5 minutes. Makes things approximately 15x more indulgent

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"The chairs by the window look comfy."
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