One thing I don't see #selfhosting advocates talk about enough: the last 6-10 years of my website's existence have been a flight from bad actors, by which I don't mean anything as interesting as hackers: I mean misbehaving bots, spammers, trolls, things like that.
Just wave after wave of shutting down functionality just to avoid having to deal with them.
Emacs legit changed my life. I remember when I first installed it. It was because I wanted to use SLIME with SBCL. Actually no, it was years before that, I wanted to build a simple static generated website. I didn’t have any money to buy a ‘professional’ IDE, and I trusted GNU, so I used Emacs seemed like a good choice.
it was so easy to plug all these things together. it intuitively made sense to me how these three systems should be installed. I never not had Emacs installed on my PC
Before Emacs, I used KDE’s kate.
I have been using EXWM as my X window manager for about 2.5 years now. My Guix PC literally boots up to Emacs buffers, and nothing else after that. That’s all Linux does for my system.
I wanted the Lisp machine of my dreams, and I got it, really. I believe so much in the Lisp tradition and its happy-hearted and open friendliness. This is really well demonstrated in the Land of Lisp book.
But I do acknowledge some of its shortcomings. There is a famous joke that David Moon once said to a grad student: ‘you cannot simply cycle the power on a Lisp Machine without understanding why it crashed’, and then cycled the power, and the machine worked. This is a very big Lisp ‘mood’.
Lisp is often slow, and exhibits a lot of undefined state, sometimes, because it uses a heap and then, as a secondary citizen, the stack.
But I am a Lisp acolyte because I believe in its utopian vision of its brand of automated intelligence. It is my chosen model for computation. It is ambitious and beautiful.
Supply chain issues....
Fan of my #t510 stopped working. Delivery time is 2 weeks, so vacation I guess....
Open source activist Justine Haupt has created a "Rotary Un-Smartphone". The video where she first explains her motivation before walking through the entire build process (including practical tips for SMD soldering) is one of the best put-together howtos that I've ever seen. This is the work of a female engineer and it shows. Ingenious solutions and broken conventions. Bending things that are not exactly meant to be bent, intentionally crooked connectors and loose screws. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0euCWf0FpOA
I'm trying to revive a #digium D80 voip phone. It just shows me a logo and does not boot.
Not finding much info on how to reflash or otherwise technical info, but perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places.
Anyone got any pointers?
My main problem with (over-)customizing the keyboard layout on the #atreus is that I can't comfortably use other "normal" keyboards anymore
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