Oh cool! Humble Bundle featuring 21 books by @scalzi! DRM-free!
Announcing the John Scalzi Humble Book Bundle, Benefiting First Book
I have several of these already, but they’re scattered across 3 different ebook stores (and therefore apps) and a couple of print editions. It’ll be nice to be able to bring them up on any e-reader I want.
The charity this bundle contributes to is First Book, “which provides books to and champions literacy for children all around the United States.”
#books #scifi #HumbleBundle #FirstBook #literacy #reading
sigh – I had several links in that post, but apparently they didn’t make it through, probably Elk disagreeing with GoToSocial on Markdown. (GTS has full support for markdown including inline links, but Elk tries to parse Markdown itself. I need to look up that fork of Pinafore I saw a while back.)
Direct link to the bundle:
todo: delete after the bundle ends
So, Vivaldi does have arm64 packages for Linux! Both RPM and Deb. Unfortunately the arm device I want to install it on is running Arch, and the Arch packages only know about x86_64.
But it looks like the Arch packages download the RPM and repackage it, which means I can probably download the PKG BUILD file, swap in the relevant architecture, and install however many prerequisites I need, and it should build an Arch package with the arm64 version of Vivaldi. (I did something similar with a Network Manager app, though that was building from source.)
It’s like the bad old days of Linux when even getting stuff to run on x86 hardware was kinda dicey.
I don’t miss it.
#linux #archlinux #vivaldi #arm64
I usually make a point not to go shopping at all on Black Friday if I can help it.
Kid really wanted to go to Micro Center.
Now, after waiting in a line that went all the way round the store, he understands why I don’t go shopping on Black Friday.
“Bard can now watch YouTube videos for you”
I’m reminded of the description of the Electric Monk in one of the Dirk Gently books, and how it was created as a labor-saving device to believe things for you, much as VCRs were created to watch tedious television for you.
Set up a new Outlook.com account for testing purposes, and was surprised to see that the almost-immediate “Get to know your OneDrive” message was correctly filed under Junk Mail.
Old Plan Felled by (Creative) Cloud
I keep getting Sam Altman and Sam Bankman-Fried mixed up.
Your reminder that when a right-winger complains about antisemitism, they're talking about criticism of Israel, while when left-wingers complain about antisemitism, we're talking about prejudice against Jewish people.
It should be pretty obvious that these are not the same thing.
Old Man Yells At Cloud Service
I keep skimming past this headline about microloans and climate change, and misreading it as midichlorians
This API has a response code for a request that was accepted even though the request had errors.
Basically, “Fine, I guess“
New tech tip post: s3cmd crashes with 'expected str instance, bytes found'
James Burke is doing a third volume of his classic science-history series, Connections, looking at more ways that seemingly unrelated discoveries and inventions cross-pollinated to lead to things you wouldn’t have expected.