TIL – Using conditional entries in .gitconfig to automatically manage #git identities based on the working directory. Nice!


A few pictures from a recent walk to the ponds near my house. The primary goal was a GPS track so I could add a new path to OpenStreetMap.

@platypus Haha, don't worry Microsoft will definitely undo those regedit changes in a future update anyway.

@platypus Every once in a while I need legit Office to edit documents for work, otherwise I could ditch Windows. But I should just run a VM on Linux and call it good. I just hate to use a pirated copy or pay for a license for a VM I only use a couple times a year.

@platypus Sounds about right. Every time it happens I have some dread that Windows has finally decided to eat my Linux partition, but so far, so good.

@platypus Ah, I've been in that fun situation before too! You might have already tried this, but I think I was able to fix it by booting up with a live CD and running efibootmgr to change the UEFI boot order so that Linux/grub is before Windows (making sure that boot order was isn't locked in the BIOS settings first). Good luck!

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Recurse Center is offering $10,000 fellowships to women, trans, and nonbinary people!

RC was a hugely positive and transformative experience for me as a person and a programmer; I highly recommend it


For folks running Gitea servers: the most recent release fixes a pretty serious vulnerability. Make sure your instance is up to date!


@annika With monthly subscriptions if you cancel you still have prime until then end of your subscription period. They make it seem like cancelling will end your benefits early, but it doesn't. I haven't tried it with annual subscriptions, but I bet it works the same way.

I periodically sign up for a month, cancelling it immediately so it doesn't auto-renew.

If you want your weather forecast in Kelvin, Google News apparently has the option :blobthinking:

@Gar I honestly thought this was a joke at first. Nice yard though! Impressively few weeds.

@tef You can unpin timelines if you want fewer columns.

Check out pinafore.social/ for a simpler interface too.

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