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Nice guide on Reddit about how to use the Siji font with polybar.
[..] install the siji font, and then run
"view.sh"in the terminal. If you get an error, try to launch the
install.shagain. You'll get a list of all the glyphs available, select the one you want [..] to use and then look where it says "Character 0x00e002" or something like that.
Of note is that you'll end up with weird looking glyphs but siji will interpret it correctly. This is because Siji maps character codes to different icons than other fonts do.🔗 Permalink
Jamie Brandon has a nice post about "small tech": tech that isn't backed by a big corporation like Microsoft or Apple but still has an out-sized impact. I love the post and I thought I would add a few additional products to the list.
curl is open-source and has thousands of contributors but is still primarily designed and managed by @bagder (Daniel Stenberg). If you ever do anything with http for any kind of development mastering
curl is worth the time investment.
git is the premier version control system on the planet. It started out as a side-project to manage Linux kernel development.
Alpine Linux is a Linux distribution that is maintained by a small group of folks and yet is the first choice for most folks when creating Docker images.
sr.ht does not have the type of scale or impact that the others items on this list have but I think it could some day. sr.ht is version control host, issue tracker, mailing list tool, and CI toolbox. It competes directly with Github, Gitlab, and Bitbucket. However, sr.ht is run by one person—Drew DeVault—and is 100% open-source.
Do you have a new systems programming project on your todo list? If you’re feeling adventurous, I would like you to give it a crack in our new systems programming language, and to use it to drive improvements in the less-developed areas of our standard libra…
Some decisions seem to have a disproportionately large impact:
Apple likes to claim that the App Store replaced the system of selling software in physical boxes in stores and over the mail. But it’s not true. My experience selling apps before the App Store was not unique or new — it’s only interesting now because peopl…