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scoopbot: New post on A Syndication of Verisimilitudes: Reflections on the Last Year
vex: Aussie made Ford straight 6. ppl build em to take ALL the boost, and they make stupid power.
dulapbot: Logged on 2021-12-31 10:11:02 shinohai: <<< Is ute one of those Commodore with a Chevy LS in it or some shit?
vex: you'd stand out like a sore thumb in Atlanta tho, smoking hellcats in a ute
vex: free tramampoline in alabama? you're still the first one there
vex: cool pen name for a blogger. blackbeard's name went before him
dulapbot: Logged on 2021-12-31 22:43:29 mats: teach was the pirate blackbeard
vex: verisimilitude, have you got a notebook? time away from machines is invigorating
vex: the notebook & bipedal motion are the two best inventions. ever
vex: 128 pages of tranferrable potential
vex: here's a TM. you're never more than 50 paces from something you've never seen b4
cgra: << billymg, my own noob experience re a blog theme: personally i've had the font one pain point. wanted something that has unambiguous oO0lI1 while not fixed-width, and also numbers with uniform height bases (for example, for a font that styles a '3' a bit like a 'g', 2<sup>32</sup> becomes a visual puzzle). haven't completely solved yet the font issue for myself
bitbot: (pest) 2021-12-29 billymg: i didn't spend more time debugging because i figured i could just throw more hardware at it. i've been working on some other things, including a new blog theme that's almost ready to publish, and a "v2" of the crawler www, which is probably a bit further out
cgra: fwiw, also not sure why would anyone want to fix the (maximum) blog width. why not let the reader decide with his own viewport? (not that i never saw people browsing the net with a maximized window, on a horizontal 16:9 monitor, unaware or mysteriously unwilling of manual viewport adjustment...)
billymg: cgra: your comment re: font prompted some digging and i found something that might work for you. it turns out some OpenType fonts include alternate characters that can be enabled in CSS via `font-feature-settings`, and the IBM Plex font apparently
billymg: leverages this feature to include unambiguous 1lI and oO0 characters. it's available in monospace, serif, and sans-serif versions
billymg: the font i selected for my theme includes this feature for zeros and ones, but not for capital-i and lowercase-L
billymg: regarding viewport width, i personally like a fluid width layout but with a max-width constraint so that if/when your site is ever opened on a wide monitor you don't get mile long lines of text. i suspect this is one of those things that will always come down to personal preference though
billymg: cgra: i actually just now pushed the theme to my www if you'd like to take a look, it should perform well on anything from a phone up to a large monitor (and anything in between). i made this theme primarily for myself but i'd love it if others decided to use it as well
billymg: if anyone likes it and is interested in using it but wishes it just had/did X (e.g. always flowed to 100% width), let me know and i could perhaps include some extra knobs in the released vpatch
cgra: billymg: is a font (these days?) something you can include in your website and even configure like you suggested, and expect it to work reasonably well for all visitors? i guess it may come down to a target audience -- then let's say at least somewhat technically literate readers
billymg: cgra: yes, it's been supported in all the major browsers for quite some time now
billymg: that `font-feature-setting` attribute was new to me, but even that looks like it's been supported since chrome 48, ff 34, etc.
billymg: apparently quite a few extra knobs to choose from in the complete spec:
cgra: billymg: ty, sounds promising!
asciilifeform: indeed loox nifty, billymg, neato
asciilifeform: billymg: (and most recent piece from sept?? post moar!)
asciilifeform: $ticker btc usd
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asciilifeform: !w poll
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asciilifeform: << imho using a www service for this kinda thing is a vendor lock-in timebomb. asciilifeform wouldn't, even if it worx a++ great.
dulapbot: Logged on 2021-12-31 02:24:41 mats: get one if you can afford it, i highly recommend it. it has full text search and archives, and i've a few thousand bookmarks from the last decade or so
asciilifeform: ( anyone recall fate of 'delicious' ?)
asciilifeform: << you can do that with 100% cmdline tools. (or even, if you must, emails to self..)
dulapbot: Logged on 2021-12-31 02:31:36 mats: being able to do a keyword search of everything i've read is what i imagine its like to be a rainman
asciilifeform: << i recall these, and thinking 'is this the slowest www known to man?'
dulapbot: Logged on 2021-12-31 03:17:02 verisimilitude: I've used whitequark's IRC logs before. I wasn't aware he was some anime tranny by now; what a shame.
asciilifeform: << asciilifeform baked the ffa diagrams by hand, similarly (plain html!) but was quite arduous and rather limited in the possibilities (can't draw e.g. examples of pest topologies this way)
dulapbot: Logged on 2021-12-31 03:20:38 verisimilitude: I currently write the SVGs on my website by-hand.
asciilifeform: << if he'd bitten it from vodka (as was asciilifeform's orig. expectation) or old age, would read differently ?
dulapbot: Logged on 2021-12-31 03:25:04 verisimilitude: I read a Trilema article lately, discussing the USG. It doesn't read with its intended impact now that Neptune killed Mircea.
dulapbot: (trilema) 2016-04-08 asciilifeform: wife says to drunken husband, 'every night you drink, drink, you never bring money home, you worthless piece of shit, go visit the cemetary - see how many gravestones say 'died of vodka.'..'
dulapbot: (trilema) 2016-04-08 asciilifeform: husband goes off, actually goes to count.
dulapbot: (trilema) 2016-04-08 asciilifeform: comes back, says,
dulapbot: (trilema) 2016-04-08 asciilifeform: 'i counted, read the cards on the wreaths. said things like, 'from wife', 'from son', 'from mother-in-law' - but none said 'from vodka.' nobody died from vodka.'
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