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Soudan: a Comment System Built With Rust!

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I just finished working on Soudan, a Rust-based comment system!

It’s now live on all posts on this site, feel free to give it a go in the comments at the bottom of the page! Markdown formatting is supported. If you submit your email address, it won’t be public, and is only used to display your Gravatar, if you have one.

Soudan is named after the word 相談 in Japanese, which means discussion or consultation.

The source code is available on GitHub here my Gogs instance here under the GNU …

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Creating a Firefox PWA for Discord on Linux

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In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to set up, install, and configure a Firefox PWA (Progressive Web Application) for Discord that integrates into your system, and some background on why you’d want to do so over the regular desktop version. I’ve tested these steps on Arch Linux and Xubuntu 20.04.


If you’ve ever used Discord on Linux, you probably know that it is clunky and not nearly as polished or feature-complete as it is on, say, Windows.

Streaming has no …

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How to Configure Vim for Writing

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There are a lot of tools that are, for the most part, only used in the programming sphere that could do a lot of good if they received adoption among the wider non-technical community. Git and Markdown especially. Version control is useful to anyone who works on text files and needs to be able to revert back to a previous version, and Markdown is a simple and succinct way to format simple text documents — especially compared with Microsoft Office.

Another tool that could see wider adoption …

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