For the tiny cross-section of folks who (A) follow me, (B) live in Quebec, and (C) care about urbanism: consider taking 15 minutes to share your thoughts on land use in the province. Let's ask for better cycling- and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure. consultation.quebec.ca/process

To be clear: let's definitely do everything we can to slow down (and reverse!) climate change: reach out to your elected officials, fly less, eat less meat, drive less, etc.

But in the event that we fail, keep in mind that from a global perspective, "this too, shall pass".

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"The desertification of the West is no more permanent than anything else on this planet of ongoing change."

Somewhat comforting perspective on the future of our species on this planet. A well-needed read following the IPCC report released today.

ecosophia.net/the-future-is-a-

It's 2021 and there's a guestbook straight from circa 1999 on my personal website. I love it.

Powered by @jekyllrb and @Netlify. Fully static. No JavaScript. Built-in spam protection.

I wrote a tutorial explaining how to set it up on your own site. ✨

maximevaillancourt.com/blog/bu

8 years ago, my digital life was almost entirely stored in Google data centers.

Today, I self-host a handful of services on a Raspberry Pi on my LAN and use privacy-friendly services. Small tech feels good.

I wrote a few words about the moving process 👀
maximevaillancourt.com/blog/mo

cc @aral: I'm a big fan of your work. I donated to the Small Tech foundation recently, and you + Laura are an inspiration in this space. Keep up the great work!

“This page is hosted on a Casio fx-9750GII graphical calculator”

fxip.as203478.net/

…And it loads faster than 99% of your privacy-destroying tracker-laden bullshitware.

@0066cc I really enjoyed your blog post about the ThinkPad X230 (I follow your blog via RSS). I previously wrote about the X220 in a similar way [1], so it's fun to see other ThinkPad X Series enthusiasts in the wild. Thanks for the write up, and enjoy your X230!

[1] maximevaillancourt.com/blog/wh

Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added

github.com/audacity/audacity/p

Linux users: Year of the Linux desktop
ChromeOS: OK
Everyone: no wait, not like that

Cheapest way to ship something to Mars is to contribute to Linux or ffmpeg:

youtu.be/gYQwuYZbA6o?t=4025

Découverte du jour : pendant l'exécution de la commande `cp` sur un fichier lourd, appuyer sur Ctrl + T permet d'afficher la progression de la copie. 🤯

Cela est rendu possible par le fait que cette combinaison de touches envoie le signal SIGINFO.

when your 2FA code is about to expire in 2 seconds and you're typing it in as fast as you can

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