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From Kansas. Reads slow. Types slower.

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I'll play around with classifier. thanks!

tools: Baloo, find, and grep depending on context. Sometimes fzf when I remember that it exists.


I rely on search tools and bookmarking systems. Grep and Projectile. A few library based applications like Steam, Darktable, and Calibre to organize for me. The rest is a pile.

I've got a remote backup and local rolling filesystem snapshots and they're all basically your 0cleanup folder. My home folder is a sea of jpegs that I exported from raw files but couldn't be bothered to put into a subfolder.

plz, send help.

Rabbit watch.

Indication of possible sightings.

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Bruises heal. Glitter is forever.

    Am I missing something?

Not really, it seems.

keifermiller  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 9, 2017

You know, I'm not sure if we have any. Peak Fluff is a pretty short window of time.

I'll try and remember to take some after the next bath.

    It’s not nearly as bad as trying to read something long form on my computer or an iPad - that’s pretty much hopeless. I think it’s because my brain knows that there is so much other content immediately available, so I have a harder time concentrating deeply on what I’m reading.

That's actually what got me using my kindle again; I started using Instapaper and/or Pocket to send #goodlongreads to my Kindle because I knew I didn't stand a hope's chance of reading them at my Desktop.

    While it's here, could anyone tell me if e-book readers are capable of displaying mathematical symbols? If so, is the result readable? I would not be using it only for maths stuff, but it might be a fencesitter-tipping selling point.

Back in 2011 it looks like the situation was "ok, not great".

Weirdly, I can't find any recent conversations on it. So either: it is fine and not worth talking about, or everyone has given up.

    Even pdf. But I wouldn't recommend putting a pdf on one. It reads them in theory more than practice.

This is also my Kindle PDF experience.

    Also I hate Amazon.


I ask because I've got a 3rd gen Kindle right now. The kind with the physical keyboard.

If I had to choose one word for it, that word would be serviceable. Getting less so, though, as the USB port is starting to experience the death wiggles. Page turns are also pretty slow if you read at the smallest font size.

Thus the question.

I'm currently lusting after a kobo aura one, but I have my doubts I'd be willing to pay sticker price for one.

That screen size, though.

Thank you. You were right, I did enjoy the review.

    And this book, more than any I have read, point out what a neoVictorian shithole we've created for our poor, how fucking little we ever do about it, and how our entire social structure makes the poor and uneducated the only group in America that we can all make fun of, that we can all slag on, that we can all blame for our plight without ever once going

I'm not too sure how to segue from that quote to this one, but I've had it rattling around my head for the past few days. From Eugene V. Deb's Canton Ohio speech:

    You cannot do your duty by proxy. You have got to do it yourself and do it squarely and then as you look yourself in the face you will have no occasion to blush. You will know what it is to be a real man or woman. You will lose nothing; you will gain everything. Not only will you lose nothing but you will find something of infinite value, and that something will be yourself. And that is your supreme need—to find yourself—to really know yourself and your purpose in life.

    You need at this time especially to know that you are fit for something better than slavery and cannon fodder. You need to know that you were not created to work and produce and impoverish yourself to enrich an idle exploiter. You need to know that you have a mind to improve, a soul to develop, and a manhood to sustain.

    You need to know that it is your duty to rise above the animal plane of existence. You need to know that it is for you to know something about literature and science and art. You need to know that you are verging on the edge of a great new world. You need to get in touch with your comrades and fellow workers and to become conscious of your interests, your powers and your possibilities as a class. You need to know that you belong to the great majority of mankind. You need to know that as long as you are ignorant, as long as you are indifferent, as long as you are apathetic, unorganized and content, you will remain exactly where you are. You will be exploited; you will be degraded, and you will have to beg for a job. You will get just enough for your slavish toil to keep you in working order, and you will be looked down upon with scorn and contempt by the very parasites that live and luxuriate out of your sweat and unpaid labor.

Here we are, a hundred years later.

I feel I should have something more to say since you were kind enough to review this.

But fuck I'm tired tonight.

keifermiller  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 9, 2017


I am with in spitting distance of the halfway mark of Wealth of Nations. Progressed 18% of it between Friday and now. Will probably put it down for a bit, as I'm starting to read it just to finish. If that were the goal, I could have gotten there a lot quicker by not starting.

Hit the 40% mark in Darkwater. I recommend reading it.

I'm about to wander off and start in on Phenomenology of Spirit while I've got Wealth on the back burner. Edit: Almost through the introduction. Thus far, Hegel is slippery. He slides off the page and out of your head.

Discovered RSVP "speed reading" extensions for Chrome. This is now my favorite way to read speech transcripts. Ran Deb's Canton Ohio speech through it and was surprised at how enjoyable that was. Not super sold on reading regular prose this way, though.


Had the day off today. Made molasses cookies.


Mr. pup got a bath and is currently at peak fluff.

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