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Wow, httparty seriously still prints that stupid message on every install? That stopped being funny in like 2010.



Finally changed the background and colors on my personal site, and added a link to my Fediverse account. Airy blue ok?


IndieWeb Summit is about to start.


Apparently it's possible to use Vim for 25 years straight, without going to that donation page. So the person who told me and I finally sent some coins. 😇


As usual, Ben Thompson has one of the most interesting and well-thought-out points of view to offer regarding the Amazon/Whole Foods deal:


Looks like Bower is on its last leg:


As a Cologne native, having made my way through maybe half of the massive variety of Kölsch brews that Oregon has to offer, I'm sorry to inform my fellow Kölners that the best Kölsch is not being brewed in Cologne these days.

Having also lived in Bavaria, I must add that best Helles is a close one, in favor of Bavaria imo, but some brews over here are kicking Augustiner's ass to the moon. However, Hefeweizen is not even close. Which is why most of it is being imported here, understandably.


Sound advice for anyone having bought crypto tokens, whenever prices drop:


Modded espresso machine with temperature control


Good news, everyone: the Retro ThinkPad is a thing:


Call me when someone goes to prison. Until then, we have to assume they'll get away with a fine (a.k.a. taxes on their fraud, a.k.a. the state participating in it after the fact), as usual.


"Verdict: The Surface Laptop is not a laptop. It’s a glue-filled monstrosity. There is nothing about it that is upgradable or long-lasting, and it literally can’t be opened without destroying it. (Show us the procedure, Microsoft, we’d love to be wrong.)"


The city of Cologne is counting cyclists in various hotspots, and publishing the live data:



We set out to go camping, but ended up sleeping in a yurt. Now I'm thinking about getting one, because these are fantastic.


"E.U. member states today agreed on an ambitious new open-access (OA) target. All scientific papers should be freely available by 2020, the Competitiveness Council—a gathering of ministers of science, innovation, trade, and industry—concluded after a 2-day meeting in Brussels."


Kickin it old skool on the tour today