It never occurred to me as I was watching Star Trek as a kid, but the computer on the show wasn’t an IBM computer or a Weyland-Yutani computer or an Apple computer. It was just “the computer.”
I think the idea that we didn’t need for-profit corporations to make all that amazing technology was a subtle but meaningful bit of world-building.
Advantages and disadvantages of using U+2028 LINE SEPARATOR as your newline character https://esham.io/2018/10/2
I wrote a blog post about why (and how) I’m posting on my own site in preference to Twitter and Instagram: https://esham.io/2018/10/microblogging
I’m seriously considering switching from less(1) to Vim as my pager. I’d get syntax highlighting and I wouldn’t have to remember multiple sets of mappings for moving and searching. Vim takes longer to start up but I think the difference would be negligible.
The only thing I’m concerned about is weirdness when reading from a pipe instead of a file.
A year ago when I joined Mastodon, I promised a write-up on how Micro.blog was different. I always threw out the draft posts because they felt too competitive. Today I reframed it around how to find our way out of the problems with massive social networks: https://manton.org/2018/09/07/the-way-out.html