The blog of the Lady of Free Software (and other assorted topics!)

It's Nice to Be Back Home


I’m back here! If you remember my last post, I told you all I was putting this blog on hold in favor of other writing projects. I’m that kind of person who needs to experience things in her own body and soul to know what the right path is in her life… and for reasons I will explain right below, I’ll tell you why I’m back to this little blog… but also some changes I’m going to introduce to it.…
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Saying Goodbye


Hi everyone! This is just a quick post. I’ve found myself immersed in other writing projects as of late, with barely no energy or time to devote to this blog. I know I have a readership on here and just want to be honest with all you guys. I’m not really sure what I’m going to do this with blog. For now, it’ll stay here for a while. Maybe I’ll post something?…
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No Smart Conditionals in Shell


Oh girl, this one is gonna be a ride! It’s been quite some time I haven’t posted a more technical post on here. Time is due to tackle some POSIX shell stuff, because… it matters… a lot I might say. Today’s topic is conditionals and, most importantly, how not to use “smart” shortcuts in your code. First a Primer on Conditions in POSIX Shell So, let’s say you’ve never coded in POSIX shell1 before.…
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On Leaving Mastodon


So, happy new year! I hope 2022 comes with lots of good things for you. I’m excited to see what this new year brings my way! This post, though, is rather about something I left behind in 2021: Mastodon. My exit from the platform was a bit rushed, I didn’t wanna talk about it before some weeks had passed… mainly because I wanted to keep my emotions in check. I really want to talk about this, though; there is a lot to unravel here.…
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Why I Wrote cras and schain


I hope you’re all having a great Christmas season! I’ve been doing okayish and there’s a lot to talk about… about feeling tired, dropping good habits because of that, sorts of slowly slipping down a dangerous slope of resignation… ‘Tis the end of the year and it’s a time where I guess this is quite likely to happen? The thing is that two projects of mine have come in very handy precisely to combat this, and fight off the inertia: cras and schain!…
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Merry Christmas


I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Regardless what you celebrate tonight, I wish everyone finds peace, love, and light in these hard times. And I’m not the kind of girl who fantasizes about this being a night in which everyone suddenly becomes happy and their families unite… No, that’s not my point. I myself I’m going to spend this night alone, estranged from my family, and I’d love things were different.…
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Some Thoughts on Matrix


Keanu Reeves is back into his role as Neo in the new fourth installment of The Matrix… but this isn’t a post about that. This is about Matrix the IM protocol. I had sorta promised a post on it on social media some days ago, so here it goes. I know some people have been waiting on this one and I don’t like failing to deliver. So, I guess Matrix doesn’t need too much of a presentation to my readers.…
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C Strings Saved My Code


C strings have the worst of reputations, don’t they? They’re claimed to be unsafe, cumbersome, just a hack based on pointers and not a real data type… You name it. And all of those things are kinda true? Yet they’ve helped me simplify scalc’s code in an unexpected way that I just needed to share with all of you guys, because it’s always fun to get into this sort of stuff, isn’t it?…
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Mentally Exhausted


This is a rather unusual PSA from me. Due to some events that have happened on the last couple of weeks, I’m feeling very, very mentally exhausted… also heartbroken due to some family issues I didn’t expect. I’m doing fine, life’s messy sometimes, that’s all. I know I have some emails from you guys waiting for my reply. I always appreciate your comments a lot. I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I can, as well as getting back to posting stuff as soon as I feel with more mental space.…
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Me and Android


I have a very weird relationship with Android. As a FOSS enthusiast as I am, using a Linux distro on my laptop with no proprietary software in it, when it comes to my phone… I just bow to whatever Google wants to do with my life, using a regular Googlified Android (+ manufacturer stuff)… and I like it? And my new phone, a Xiaomi 11T, has reinforced all of this and has made me think for days long about a couple of things.…
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