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I knew that the ANSI layout is better for programming than the standard Finnish one, but hot damn I did not expect this much of a difference. You can write all of these without any modifiers, this is the biggest hecking revelation: ;\[]/=
(Curly braces are also easier, being just a shifted [] instead of altgr+7/0.)

And you can type ~ and ^ easily with a single keypress instead of that type-twice-to-output-once business. This is wild.

It's weird how math always seems a lot more complicated in the textbook compared to the exercises and exams. Communicating math knowledge is hard I guess.

Started writing a UI crate so I could write a Mastodon client with it in September, now I'm almost at a point where I can confidently paint pictures on the screen. And ltr text without any technical weirdness. Admittedly I haven't been writing this full-time or anything, but wow writing software takes way more time than I ever predict.

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I'm pretty sure at this point that there is no such thing as a really good Cherry MX switch. The clears are pretty good, but require headphones because of the horrible ping, and they require a bit of typing each session to get used to the not-bottoming-out feeling. Bah.

Writing up plans on my space bunny game for the space bunny jam. I really hope I end up making this, it's very fun, cute and also really outside my comfort zone as far as artistic effort goes, the idea would require me to actually draw art for the game and compose music / jingles at the very least. I really enjoy these bursts of inspiration right before sleep, unfortunate that I can't usually conjure them up during the day.

Link to the jam: itch.io/jam/space-bunny-jam

Got my Leopold FC750R PD keyboard with Cherry MX Clear switches. These are certainly going to need some getting used to after 6 years of using MX Blues, but I feel like I type lighter on these. Which I think is a good thing. Not a fan of the ping though, especially if you bottom out, there's quite a loud "ping" sound when the key jumps back up (I think).

GoldVision is an excellent youtube channel. I find it hard to just relax, especially in games when there's well defined challenges to overcome, so I can kind of vicariously experience peace in videogames through his videos.

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Updated CONTRIBUTING.md with a note that you can request to be paid through OpenCollective if your contribution has been accepted into Mastodon

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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Procrastinating on my database course's exercises by upgrading my Mastodon instance... Weird how education is now suddenly almost relevant to my daily activities, now that I'm in university :thinkingrem:

Weird thing: my code seems to run faster on my Windows 8.1 compared to my Arch Linux. Specifically, rusttype-related code, and my drawing code which is basically just pushing floats into a Vec. Maybe MSVC optimizes my specific use case better?

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I added the Markdown and HTML support for #Pleroma users.
You can have more fun when writing your toots :)

Just long press the send button to pick up the appropriate content type.

#Mastalab

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I've never seen a TV or other monitor that responded to commands with low latency, nor have I used a controller for them that had good, tactile buttons. Does any monitor making company actually care about user experience?

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tired: letting an app that makes assumptions about implementation details make its assumptions without supporting them

wired: changing docs to match their assumptions

Gee, thanks Android, for playing my alarm on loop even though I pressed snooze. I sure love this jingle.

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Please develop your software on low-end machines, so you you know it's performant enough for anyone. I do!

drewdevault.com/2019/01/23/Why

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Neon/Mastodon

@neon's personal instance.