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Does social media contribute to a more isolated society?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/05/britons-hang-up-landline-call-volumes-halve :
>“Calling someone is a bit daunting,” said one 18-year-old respondent in a survey on phone habits conducted by Ofcom. “It’s much easier and quicker to WhatsApp my friends. If I have to call a company, I’ll always try to use webchat if it’s available.”

Take note PES, via The Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/05/the-borrowers-loan-deals-dominate-january-transfer-...
>some players not only get their wages covered in full by the club they are joining but also receive a substantial sum on top.

It’s nearly 2019. Coca Cola and other soft drink have showed us how to make a can that opens easily. Get with it tinned vegetables!

Install Python 3.7.1 on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

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After another hour of resolving issues with pyenv and a personal project that requires Python 3.7 I thought it best to note the steps I used to install Python 3.7.1 on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed:

# Install requirements for compiling Python
sudo zypper in zlib-devel bzip2 libbz2-devel libffi-devel libopenssl-devel readline-devel sqlite3 sqlite3-devel xz xz-devel 

# Compile Python
cd ~/Downloads
wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.7.1/Python-3.7.1.tar.xz
tar xf Python-3.7.1.tar.xz
cd Python-3.7.1
./configure
make

# AltInstall ensures 3.7.1 is installed alongside your system python
sudo make altinstall

# Fix dynamic library loading
sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib64/python3.7/lib-dynload /usr/local/lib/python3.7/lib-dynload

I've updated the Common build problems · pyenv/pyenv Wiki page to reflect the updated required packages. Thanks to Andrew Cooke for the dynamic library fix

A locally running browser integrated notetaking app with cloud storage syncing, instant search and markdown / file upload support you say?

Shoutout to Apple Maps. It’s got a lot smarter about rerouting during the last few months!

The Milk Chocolate Peanut

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Aaron Gustafson wrote back in 2008:

Getting into the progressive enhancement mindset is quite simple: just think from the content out. The content forms the solid base on which you layer your style and interactivity. If you’re a candy fan, think of it as a Peanut M&M:

The Chocolatey Layers of Progressive Enhancement

JavaScript first websites have the peanut inside out!

Things I learn: APFS encryption is not FileVault. The former asks for a password at a time when the iMac doesn’t recognise the Bluetooth keyboard!

Today I put together a service management cli application together with templating using the click and jinja2 packages. Python ftw.