Lately I am feeling a lot of love for #Okular. It's is a pdf (and maybe image) viewer that will render markdown files. Under the accessibility menu it can invert colors, which was OK but images of console output were bright. But then I noticed that I could set light and dark colors. So I set the light color to Solarized Base03 and the dark color to Solarized Base0 and now I have solarized-dark themed pdfs and local markdown files.
Well rested Wednesday is upon us! Happy midweek, friends. Remember the Stoic gawds won't give you a challenge you're not capable of handling.
In my second bought of RTFM in 24hrs, I learned that #mpv has a --no-video switch that I have been wanting but somehow failed to look for in the usage blurb. My only defense is that I was too busy being flooded by info from the manpage and wondering why --really-quiet from the terminal section wasn't doing the trick.
I wonder if the same 100 to 1 return on pandemic preparedness (had it actually been done) will hold true when reviewing weatherizing estimates against the FEMA relief.
Interesting that the Texas Tribune article I found highlighted an ERCOT quote that made it seem like damaged wind turbines were at fault for some of the shortfall but NPR had a quote of someone saying renewables were running at expected capacity and that the energy short fall was because the fossil fuel plants had not been weatherized.
I just learned about the 2Byr of continental drift in 40sec animation. It is fascinating. Beyond the really obvious question of how they estimate land mass locations I have a burning question: the land masses appear to reverse rotation/course several times during the animation, what do scientists think causes this?
When I try to share from #antennapod to #fedilab I just get dumped to the TL with no editing and no link. I can share from AntennaPod to other apps (in fact I share to a messenger and copy-paste to fedilab). And sharing from Firefox to fedilab works as expected. I'm not sure which program might be at issue. Anyone else experiencing this?
(But I believe the issue has persisted across multiple releases of both apps)
story-telling/consuming meta ramble
I don't know why this is, but I am a grump about having to slough through opening origin stories. I am trying to understand why this might be.
There are things like Wheel of Time or King Killer Chronicle where I don't feel like I am reading an origin story. Perhaps I only feel this way because there is never really a cut away it doesn't feel origin-esque. It is the story at hand.
Maybe that's where the annoyance originates (yeah I said it) when origin stories are told at the beginning of a story but are separate. Partitioned from, and with little influence over, the rest of the actions the character takes.
In a lot of cases, I think doling out tidbits of early character development works better. It allows focus on the plot at hand, keeps the character from being a complete open book, and doesn't over burden the reader with irrelevant details.
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