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Cake day: June 28th, 2023

  • For me it’s less effort because everything that I want just works out of the box. The totally of my configuration is under 10 lines. I don’t want to have to mess with nested config files each dozens to hundred of lines long most of which I will not understand just to code.

    Also helix is different in that it uses the selection then action workflow. Vim is action then selection which is less nice for me.

    In helix if I want to delete a function I would do: ESC -> space -> f -> d

    Which means: Normal mode then lsp menu then next function then delete.

    In vim I would have to delete then select what to delete which I don’t like.

  • To get to the point where I could feel like not an idiot maybe 3 hours of actual programming time.

    To get to the point where I was a slow yet productive programmer it took maybe 12 hours of actual programming time.

    To get faster than I was at Jetbrains IDEs that took like maybe ~24 hours of actual programming time.

    I strongly recommend:

    1. remapping caps lock to escape.
    2. disabling the arrow keys in all modes.

    After I did these two things, I got better faster. It’s frustrating but totally worth it. Now when I’m on my laptop I just use helix and qutebrowser under the sway desktop environment. It’s a 100% mouse free experience and it’s just faster and better in every way.

  • They changed the refund policy on the Linux phone that they sell.

    At the time when the phone was under development they let people preorder in exchange for a small discount. Many people including myself wanted to support such a product and payed in. At the time the policy was you could get your money back any time before the phone shipped.

    The phone was delayed for years and years and naturally people got impatient and demanded their money back.

    Purism on the fly changed the policy and said you could only ask for your money back in a small window just before your phone shipped. Not before and if it shipped it was too late. They just refused to honor the original policy.

    It was discovered that people could content the attorney General of California and the state would force them to honor the original policy. A lot of people, including myself did this.

    The fact that it came to that makes them a shady company.

    This all being said I am very happy they are profitable. While I would never preorder anything from them again, if they update the phone specs I would consider buying one.

    More Linux first companies is a good thing.

  • I get not being a fan but no toggle switch. But in this case it literally isn’t “enshittification”. Is it anti choice? Yes. Is it enshittification? No. Enshittification does not just mean “thing I don’t like”.

    Here is a quote that describes what enshittification is:

    Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die. I call this enshittification, and it is a seemingly inevitable consequence arising from the combination of the ease of changing how a platform allocates value, combined with the nature of a “two sided market”, where a platform sits between buyers and sellers, hold each hostage to the other, raking off an ever-larger share of the value that passes between them.

    More info can be found here. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enshittification