question: what does (Castillo 2018, public communications) mean? Is that something I heard Castillo say in public? Presumably if they said it on the news or in a newspaper, you'd cite that source?

On the other hand, if you go read Wired's article in #emacs #eww it's awesome. Not only there's no "pay us" ad, you can also get rid of the menu and the links and all the other social-networking crap with R (readable mode) in Eww. Awesome.

(I pay for Wired subscription)

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Anyone managing an email list? Trying to manage my comm association list using . Mostly fine, but >3-4 messages/hour hits our cap for 100 members, and 10-20% of messages bounce for no reason.

Any suggestions for alternative hosts or software?

Love this little trick from @victoria to get self documenting makefiles.

As a bonus I took a look at why we use .PHONY in makefiles: to ensure commands run even in the presence of a file of the same name as the command.

#orgcite is the successor of #orgref. This is John demoing a few features of reference handling with #Emacs #orgmode and org-cite:

I do think this is pretty impressive!

just finished . The sequel to the Golem & the Djinni, and even better!

Highly recommended for people interested in thoughtful, inspiring fantasy, firmly rooted in Jewish & Syrian immigrant communities of NYC circa 1910s

The #Emacs #Lockin Effect or the Emacs Sunk Cost Fallacy

Using Emacs only just because I stopped thinking of a different tool? Well, I'd like to give a different view point on that.
#publicvoit #orgmode #PIM

Are there any good books on how to do beautiful layout in LaTeX? I have most of the Addison Wesley / Pearson / InformIT books but wondered if there was some brave soul out there that has something more like a tutorial of not only "put these commands here to make this work" but also goes into the "why" of the design they chose.

(Note: this is a specific question for a specific item. Alternatives are not requested. Spitballing web searches are not helpful. I want an artifact, not Stack Overflow).

Spotted a Cyana sp. moth pupa surrounded by a cage of its own spines at Chestnut Nature Park, Singapore, on 19 July 2021. Silk threads hold the pupa in the middle of the cage, and the discarded caterpillar skin outside it.

When the caterpillar of this family of moths is ready to pupate, it builds a cage of spines from its discarded caterpillar skin for protection.

On iNaturalist [ ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Insects #Moths #Lepidoptera

interestingly, scrolling through my birdsite timeline, I'm finding surprisingly few accounts I actually want to see. It's really only the handful of personal friends I have there that I miss here. Otherwise, it's just my masochism-driven urge to doom-scroll

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I don't imagine this will be useful for personal accounts, since it's one-way (can't respond from mastodon). But it is nice for journals & orgs whose announcements I'd like to receive

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just discovered which creates mastodon bot accounts that mirror birdsite accounts. Nice way to selectively bring some of the good content from the darkside into my timeline

I assume boosting such tweet/toots would be rude?

Is there a good guide for getting started with digital music making on Linux? And information about getting started making music in general? My budget for learning materials is $0

Firefox's Reader view has a "Listen" feature, integrating text-to-speech.

Apart from feeding text to the operating system's default TTS, it has useful extras such as focussing and scolling the current paragraph, underlining the current word (karaoke-style), and overriding the speed and voice.

I especially like that it can pause/resume and go back a paragraph—which macOS's adhoc "speak" command for selected text cannot.

#firefox #tts #texttospeech #voiceover #a11y #accessibility #TIL

A "podcast" behind a paywall is not a podcast.

A "podcast" that only one app can receive is not a podcast.

A "podcast" without a public feed that can be freely pulled into any podcast client or RSS reader is not a damn podcast, don't let people get away with calling it that.

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