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Only in a Ukraine could you have, in your capital city, a street named after a Nazi collaborator and holocaust abettor Stephan Bandera, who is also officially recognized as a national hero.

https://untappedcities.com/2015/04/02/this-former-nazi-town-on-long-island-with-adolf-hitler-street-still-exists/ lol

Characterizing it that way is minimization of Fascism.

as opposed to the facist free Russian invasion?

perhaps hidden in crevasses was a poor choice of words, since i agree that they are everywhere and not very interested in concealing themselves. as of late, they have been increasingly vocal; it’s disgusting. what i meant to portray is that they are parasitic and it’s not a new endemic, they are and have been infiltrating government entities and mass-market corporations since 1945. it’s a separate (yet, important!) issue to tackle.

just the other week, i drove past a nazi demonstration with people waving swastika flags and wearing full-on nazi uniforms. out in the open, with megaphones, chanting out antisemitic slurs and doing that salute thing. in the us! we also have countless statues, memorials, streets, buildings, etc commemorating racist slave traders and “war-heroes”. through active protests and public outcry, we’ve slowly been seeing some movement in getting rid of this stuff. next, we have to work at the stopping the spread from where it starts. this isn’t achieved through bombing innocent civilians (nor sanctioning innocent civilians), but through a change in culture. that’s what praxis is all about. it’s a tired reference but Pedagogy of the Oppressed is how i started thinking differently about cultural movements.

my point is, it’s not the reason russia is invading. misconstruing that as a motivator is simply propaganda at work. we can and should work to eradicate vermin like them but i simply do not see how connecting the two is doing anything other than misplacing the frame of putin’s intent. it’s also a False Dilemma because the moment you point something like this out, people will make it out to seem as if you’re a facist or blindingly following the media’s support for ukraine. funnily enough, i might be doing the same to you. i simply just wish people could talk about these things without calling each other prejudiced.


i’ve got to say, i got off twitter and started mostly reading wikipedia articles as my main source of information (combing through current events via legiblenews). i have yet to see misinformation slip through, like russia invaded ukraine to get rid of nazi’s and underworld biolabs. ** i’m trading immediacy for some sense of legitimacy.

for whatever reason, i think anything that is counter-media gets the spotlight on twitter and sometimes on lemmy. i’m all for not buying into what “they” want us to believe, but it’s sort of insane how people give anything conspiratorial the light of day. just because it’s what “they” don’t want to hear or what “they” “refuse” to publish doesn’t mean it’s real lol.

** yes, i’m aware there are nazi’s in ukraine. i’m also aware that nazi’s have snuck themselves into almost every crevasse of society. it’s fucking gross, but it’s certainly not what provoked this invasion.


i’m a little late but i’ve paid for kizie before. i only stopped because i deleted my twitter.


i’ll be referencing these next time i want to try it out again. thanks!!


the installation process is actually alright, it’s moreso the maintenance that i had problems with. the mental model is still foreign to me and when i tried it last flakes were recommended by most forum users but not in the documentation. almost all public repo’s made use of flakes and it just confused me :/


i’ve tried nix three different times and find the learning curve so incredibly steep that the productivity gains are simply not worth it for my desktop usage. i’m waiting for the space to mature so i can feel better about picking it up.


for one, 100r created the only online community that i was able to make lifelong friends on. bringing people together is a touchstone of the internet; whereas you are dividing people with a tired comment about value production. what would you like them to do? serious question here: what would someone have to produce for you to deem their digital following/existence valuable?

the internet is largely a marketplace of ideas. Rekka and Devine have managed to curate a niche community for FOSS artists to comfortably create in the open. i really don’t see how living a life of principles they’ve set up for themselves is vain… if anything, it’s inspiring. in spite of how much society wants you to conform to the standard living experience, you CAN escape and you CAN live life according to your values.


lol, ignore this guy. the best part of linux is that if you don’t like something, you can just switch. in the community a lot of people do this thing called distrohopping where they move from one distribution (e.g. Zorin) to another (e.g. Linux Mint) to try different things out. i personally suggest trying out Mint first, and if you don’t like it or are feeling like trying something new out, move to another distro that looks interesting to you. as long as you have an installer and an ubuntu base, most questions/issues you’ll have are a quick google search away.

if you’re really into the Zorin aesthetic, Mint comes with a cinnamon flavor (a flavor is an official image of the same distribution with some differences from the other flavors. in most cases, this means the official Linux Mint team will create different installations for different Desktop Environments (i.e. Gnome, KDE Plasma, etc)). cinnamon is lightweight and very, very easy to use. it’s much more customizable than Gnome, not so much as KDE Plasma, so it offers a good balance between the two. imo, it’s a great DE to pick up in the beginning. there’s a lot of guides on how to customize it to your liking, so you can look those up to help. along the way, you’ll explore the settings of your DE and become more familiar with your computer. this is basically the entire point of ricing (imo).

though it might not seem like it at first, the vast majority of the linux community is willing to go a long way to help you out. after all, there’s no real customer service here: we just rely on each other.


i feel this way about my own code. read the standard libraries, open source codebases, and other examples of production level code and improve your own. this will likely prompt a raise/promotion if it impacts performance and cuts costs. good luck :)


i got myself a yoga mat and some dumbbells. hoping to lose weight in the new year.

PS: i open presents on the 25th, so apologies for the late post. merry christmas!


how did you lose weight as an adult?

i wouldn’t say i’m overweight, and i know that the BMI index is not necessarily reliable, but i do feel like over the years i’ve kinda lost the figure i used to have. i mostly stay at home and code now, whereas a couple years back i used to play a competitive sport on a daily basis. …

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TLDR: Noah is a core contributor to Elm and provides some valuable perspective. He mentions some of the following topics for inspiring the development:

  • TypeScript has a great ecosystem. I think this means that the tooling will help speed up development…
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flbn is shorthand for fleabane, my favorite flower. it’s a bit of a shitter and most people would consider it a weed; i’ve always been fond of the little guys though. i also just happen to think flea and bane are both kinda cool names.




looks like i’ll be doing advent of code with elm this year :)


is it worth learning elm in 2022?

i’ve always wanted to get into functional programming, but my uni has been smitten with oop and c++ since like the 90’s or something. i started learning and writing Rust last year, which, i know, is not like an actual functional language, but i found it to be quite different from what i was used t…

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funnily enough, the rust subreddit just posted some of their grievances.


from the mouth of a system76 developer: “If we can achieve a better COSMIC experience in Rust as opposed to having COSMIC bolted on top of GNOME as a JS extension, I think it makes sense to go the Rust route. There’s honestly a lot of flaws in Pop Shell’s tiling that I just can’t fix under the limitations of GNOME Shell’s design. And between extension API breakages and GNOME Shell making large core behavior changes that we have to work around, it’d honestly take more effort to maintain GNOME Shell extensions than it would be to make our own desktop.” [0]

as well as responding to a question of whether the new DE will be a fork of GNOME with: “No it is its own thing written in Rust.” [1]

sources: [0] https://teddit.net/r/rust/comments/qo6cy3/an_entire_desktop_environment_made_in_rust_is/ [1] https://teddit.net/r/pop_os/comments/qnvrou/comment/hjjlxso/?context=3


how else can i set up wifi? i’ve always done it with wpa_cli, which is kinda unintuitive


i’m not sure about Kate but when i was first learning Rust, CLion tooling was a huge help in learning about what’s going on. the on-the-fly-analysis and macro expansions were really useful, but it’s just so resource heavy. i haven’t been able to get my vim setup to be as informative (probably a good thing, since i’ve been having to look through more docs), so really it’s just a convenience thing. it’s almost purely out of sheer laziness.

i suppose now would be a good time to ask if you have any recommendations for me to get a similar experience out of Vim? like, i have the rust-analyzer plugin but i couldn’t get some features to work, like those macro-expansions i was mentioning, despite using the dedicated plugin required. i even got rust-analyzer to work on vsc, so i know that it works, i just need to hack at it a little more. tbh this comment kinda grounded me. if i didn’t respond to this, it might’ve taken some more time for me realize i was just making excuses for myself. it also gives me an opportunity to document my vim setup, which i would 100% want some feedback on.


btw, this is for an unencrypted UEFI installation. later, once i have my rice down pat, i will re-partition (and actually thoroughly document that) and encrypt my disk.

i’m also interested in exploring a text editor. i love everything that vim and neovim give me, but sometimes i miss clion. it’s a lot of bloat, so i was thinking of picking up Kate and adding their vim bindings plugin. lmk if you have any alternatives you like!


some notes on my Void Linux installation

i actually documented something for once, so i could reference it myself later. asking for some feedback on this, but it is quite long so i get it if you don’t read it all or care. figured some newbie might stumble upon this in the future and get something out of it. …

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do you read comments before you respond to a post?

just had a thought about some of my habits on lemmy and other social media. i tend to read a post or the article attached, comment, and then read the other responses. …

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deskto.ps - share annotated screenshots of your desktop

saw this on lobste.rs earlier today, looks super useful for sharing rices…

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