Oatmeal

A digital pillow fort

Crayon drawings of goofy creatures. Cut out.

Made some new friends.

Cat and a dog snuggled on a couch. Spooning.

cat, dog

Haiku and You (well...me)

A screenshot of Haiku running in a VM

This evening I installed Haiku in a vm. Iโ€™ve had a fun few hours playing around with it.

I donโ€™t know heaps about it, but love to play with weird little operating systems like this.

It doesnโ€™t seem as wildly different from contemporary OSโ€™ as something like Plan9. There are some things that it does differently. Mostly these things are ergonomic in nature — like the deskbar (little application launcher/file picker in the upper right).

Iโ€™m excited to keep exploring this OS — maybe try to do some dev. on it in the coming weeks, even?

For more info on it, check out part 1 of this currently in process review: Haiku Alpha 1: Rebirth of legend (Part 1 of 5: Startup and first look), on the blog Isometric Leaves, โ€œthe place for BeOS and Haiku enthusiasts!โ€

RSS4 LIFE

Lately, in a shocking twist of events my undying love and use of Miniflux for all things RSS related has been supplanted by the stupendous Fraidycat.

Fraidycat is a minimalist feed reader by Kicks Condor. With it you can subscribe to a variety of different sorts of feed (not just RSS). It only works in the browser/on desktop, and doesnโ€™t re-present the content. It simply shows you what feeds have updated and offers a link to the updated content.

Feeds can be set to be polled in real-time, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. And there is no concept of a feed being read/unread — it is simply data floating by. Rather than my RSS habit requiring me to manage yet another inbox, it is now a sortable feed that I can dip into whenever I want. Less inbox, more river.

Iโ€™m probably going to keep Miniflux kicking around because I love it and RSS is weirdly integral to almost all computing tasks I do, both personal and work-y in nature. Also — just because Iโ€™m gushing about RSS stuff — huge shout out to RSS-bridge (donโ€™t miss the rant) that lets me turn things that are otherwise trapped in walled gardens without RSS feeds out into beautiful RSS feed butterflies, flitting to my feed reader, be it Miniflux or Fraidycat.

Knuckle Tattoo: RSS4 LIFE

The I in life should maybe be a y?

Last night I had this strange realization that the house we currently live in is the first place Iโ€™ve lived since probably high school where my eyesight has been good enough to mean I donโ€™t need know the number of paces between each room. I feel weirdly floaty in this place, and wonder if it is because I have much less of a tactile relationship with the space than previous places Iโ€™ve lived.

JavaScript help!?

Does anyone know of a way to implement client-side full text search in JavaScript without needing to build an index. Iโ€™m ideally looking to use the HTML markup itself as the index. Essentially Iโ€™m looking for the browsers cmd+f functionality to an HTML document. (I, unfortunately canโ€™t just say โ€œuse cmd+fโ€)


Edited to add: I found a pretty solid solution in markjs.

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