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Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

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Appeared sometime around early May, 2022

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro

· @micro.thedroneely.com · 16 sec · 48/50 words · · #id · raw

Hmm, this theme now coerces hugo into generating/bootstrapping authors from the site configuration file. The test result? @nobody. Might be an interesting pattern. Data mounting operates a bit strangely underneath the hood though, this issue (~2yrs) might be one to watch, but not too sure.

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro

· @micro.thedroneely.com · 11 sec · 34/50 words · · #id · raw

I’m not a magician. If you possess the uncanny ability to elucidate concepts like open source software/hardware to the average consumer and their relation to consumer products then — you’re a literal magician. Magic.

#musings
tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro

· @micro.thedroneely.com · 14 sec · 43/50 words · · #id · raw

Just noticed that Mastodon prefixes a user’s homepage route with the @at symbol. Pragmatic and clever name spacing? Tempting. Though I’d still prefer a URL of the form:

text
https://example.com/user

Instead of:

text
https://example.com/@user

Yeah… superficial, but it looks cleaner.

#musings
tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro

· @micro.thedroneely.com · 16 sec · 48/50 words · · #id · raw

In my country, political has at least three classes/levels. These are: spin doctor, spin master, and spin grand–master. Most citizens are easily spooked, so it’s easy pickings for politicians/journalists/pundits — the usual. Best to ignore news/politics. Tracking outrage is a fundamental futility, unless it’s your job. ;–)

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro

· @micro.thedroneely.com · 17 sec · 50/50 words · · #id · raw

Claws Mail is a great mail client. It interoperates nicely with any text editor and has a flat file design structure (many use case possibilities). The negatives are that the interface is a bit dated and runs on a single thread.

Claws Mail Main Window
Claws Mail Main Window
Index: Cache · Source
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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro

· @micro.thedroneely.com · 31 sec · 92/50 words · · #id · raw

In freelancing your job is not to be a hero, but to attract blame and lose arguments swiftly and strategically. Customer service, you know?

People problems > technical problems. This is an axiom. Your tools don’t resolve people problems, only technical problems.

Everything’s dandy when accolades go up and around. Compliments directed only at you? Bad news.

Style beats substance.
Attitude beats competence.
Foreign beats local credibility.

Scapegoats (blame deflection) and messengers/prophets (indirection) are the norm. Navigating this is a dark art, and yes, the human mind is magical and highly superstitious.

#musings
tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro

· @micro.thedroneely.com · 11 sec · 33/50 words · · #id · raw

Finally, basic auto video caching. Posting just got a tad bit easier…

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro

· @micro.thedroneely.com · 25 sec · 76/50 words · · #id · raw

Time is generous. I don’t use/follow social media, so if this micro blog ever interfaces with a headless there’ll be a constant deluge of posts.

Perhaps it might be an interesting experiment to document and wire in every driven headless CMS available. It’s about time to put NixOS through its proper paces. How many heads can one fit onto this body or is it the other way round? It’s just an API after all.

#musings #todo
tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro

· @micro.thedroneely.com · 16 sec · 47/50 words · · #id · raw

Users are psychologically primed to hate vertical scrollbars, but what happens when you remove them? Bring in the horizontal “indicators” duh… Oh you designers. ‘Tis probably wise for browsers to make that a user option and default to vertical scrollbars before scroll accessibility goes up in flames.

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro

· @micro.thedroneely.com · 17 sec · 51/50 words · · #id · raw

One way to remove multi–page transition jank is to force a permanent scrollbar. Are there any kindred spirits? Yes — there’s a kindred spirit. Overflows may disable descending position: sticky behavior. Avoid that problem with other jank removal techniques.

css
html {
  overflow-y: scroll;
}

body {
  overflow-y: scroll;
}
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