a tumblelog
Tue 01 Dec 2020

macOS to FreeBSD migration a.k.a why I left macOS

Not so long ago, I was using macOS as my daily driver. The main reason why I got a macbook was the underlying BSD Unix and the nice graphics it provides. Also, I have an iPhone. But they were also the same reasons for why I left macOS.

I did not want to write this post right after the migration, I wanted to take my time, use FreeBSD daily, see if I will ever miss macOS.

Source: macOS to FreeBSD migration a.k.a why I left macOS, an article by Antranig Vartanian.

How I Made a Self-Quoting Tweet

The original idea to make a tweet that quote tweets itself is from the 28th of May 2020—as recorded in Evernote—but I think had likely occurred to me earlier when considering what ramifications Twitter having an edit button would have—most notably being able to mislead, being able to vandalize someone's timeline post-retweet, and of course being able to edit your tweet to refer to itself.

Fundamentally the challenge is just correctly guessing what ID a given tweet is going to get, then appending that onto the URL for our profile and tweeting it.

Source: How I Made a Self-Quoting Tweet, an article by Oisín Moran.