These are some sites, webpages, talks, etc. I found interesting.
If you notice a dead link please email me.
But she’s a girl…: Emacs and Vim, Split keyboards, Linux…
Drew Devault: maintainer of Sway (a Wayland window manager), Sourcehut (“a software development platform for hackers”), Aerc (the email client I use), and others.
solène: OpenBSD, Qubes OS, git-annex, NixOS, and I won’t list all subjects. You should absolutely check this one out.
Florian Bruhin: maintainer of Qutebrowser (the web browser I use), big contributor of PyTest, HerbstluftWm and others.
This blog takes a lot of ideas from Michał Sapka’s website…
“Alpine Linux is one of the best distributions available. If you disagree, you clearly haven’t achieved galaxy-brain levels of intelligence and I feel sorry for you.”
“The web is not the same medium as graphic design. Digital designers often get this confused. Web applications serve an action or purpose. The user wants to complete a task - not look at a pretty poster. I understand this sounds harsh, but many designers design more for their own ego and portfolio rather than the end-user. That extra flair on your lowercase “t” doesn’t help the user better interact with your features or UI. It just slows them down.”
Tom Escolano (french)
Giles Orr: window managers, Bash prompts, Vim, Raspberry Pis…
Icyphox: made Legit (one of the easiest Git frontends to host).
Jake Gines: another good example of a minimal site, although it’s a bit hard to navigate. I don’t think the best part of it is the blog, but rather the notes (a personal wiki), and an enormous list of favourites (links). Also check out the dots.
Surf instead of search: click away and follow that hyperlink.
Index 1,600,000,000 Keys with Automata and Rust: A great article from Andrew Gallant, the developer of ripgrep, about “using finite state machines as a data structure, which enable storing a large number of keys in a small amount of space while remaining easily searchable.”
Paul Ford - I had a couple drinks and woke up with 1,000 nerds: how the tildeverse started
SDF Tutorials: emails, website hosting and much more
All escape sequences (okay, this one is just funny)
Internet statistics (written in 1996)
“Here is what you do:
- Visit an article, blog post, or Russian-hosted text-file e-book site that you’d like to read.
- Click at the beginning of the headline, scroll to the bottom without clicking, and shift-click the end.
- Paste into Your Friend the Text Editor.
- Print. Keep the lovely Monospace font. Print 4 pages per sheet, so it is small enough but still big enough.
- Fold your pages up. Take them to the park. Take them to work. Scribble all over everything. Make notes. Plan tweets about notes.
- Find your pages years later, under the desk. Wonder how you could have ever been so wrong, so very wrong.”
oldweb.today: browse the web with old browsers like NetScape
I believe Google Adwords killed the web. Google Adwords incentivized sites to peddle SEO optimized garbage. Sites who aren’t are forced to optimize for email capture so they can market directly to you. Search results now show “news”, ads, and SEO spam instead of surfacing information.
You ought to be able to search something on Google and get an answer to your question without signing up for some newsletter. This is why I created 12ft.io.
spyware index (mostly web browsers)
blacklight: see what trackers are on a website
switching.software: “Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software”
redecentralize/alternative-internet: “A collection of interesting new networks and tech aiming at decentralisation (in some form)”
Wikipedia - Global surveillance
Glenn Greenwald - Why Privacy Matters
Mattia Dal Ben - 34 Keys Is All You Need
Ultimateeick - Why Calvin and Hobbes is the Greatest Comic Strip Ever Made