@data I rebuilt mpv with --enable-sixel and it's amazing! Totally worth it!

I just learned about Sixel (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixel) and it's INSANE.

The only caveat is you need to have a terminal with Sixel support such as konsole, but if you do, try img2sixel with any image.

@data Welp, it looks like Arch's mpv is not built with sixel support 😭

@data Nice! I just use konsole since it comes with KDE, but maybe I should explore other terminals sometime...

@data yeah I use konsole exclusively as my terminal emulator

How to play videos in your terminal:
mpv -vo=tct "youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXc"

(You also need yt-dlp installed for this example)

I'm trying to pick a new email address but choice paralysis has been killing me for the past week...

@data thanks for the suggestion, but I already decided to use porkbun for email hosting.

@algernon You easily customize that script to do that.


@arya Not really, since the domain name itself is a single point of failure. If hypothetically Porkbun conspires against me and I'm using a different email provider with a custom domain, I'm still screwed. However, if I use a different email provider without a custom domain, then I can't easily switch providers. So yeah, there's no great option but I think my choice is the least bad. I put a lot of thought into this.

Thanks everyone for giving suggestions! Final decision: I'm going to use porkbun for email hosting too.

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I might just use Porkbun's email hosting since that's what I already use for DNS. Has anyone done that before?

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20000 years of nerding around and look what fire got us


It's called the Metaverse because it has mostly been Met with Averse reactions

@rridley I took a look at Miguda and I'd probably get the micro plan, but it only allows 20 outgoing emails per day which isn't enough since exozy.me spams email notifications sometimes.


The idea of "protestware" or that "software isn't supposed to have an opinion" or that open source is supposed to be somehow neutral, merely "getting the job done".

This was never true, even in the olden days. Even back then, there were protest aspects to software and things were written with an agenda. PGP had an agenda. p2p software in the 2000s had an agenda which even turned into a political party. Creative Commons had an agenda. Cryptocurrency definitely came with an agenda explicitly embedded in the code.


How it all started: A path down memory lane.

I spent a significant chunk of the day writing this, it was fun. It's a recount of my experience of the early personal computing and internet era, circa 1984-2001.

There are a whole lot of side stories, but they - I believe - help explain my experience.

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