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Perhaps the most surprising thing about parenting a newborn child1 is the fact that you need to figure it all out by yourself. Parenting is not really a recent invention. In fact, humans have been doing it since even before we formed as species. Every generation in the history of mankind has done it — literally! — and no generation was a complete failure at it so far. You’d think that after accumulating knowledge in this area for tens of thousands of years, the most basic things would be common knowledge by today, wouldn’t you?

Proposed property: u-translation-of

A property to indicate that the h-entry is a translation of the linked text into another language. Can be used in the same way as the existing u-like-of and u-repost-of properties, that is, either contain the URL which the h-entry is the translation of, or (optionally) contain and embedded h-cite. Can be useful to inform the original source (via a webmention) of the existence of the translation, providing a way for the original source to enumerate translations automatically.

You Need to Be Serious About It

If you fire up a terminal on your Mac and run a command that shows you’re going to use the computer beyond the usual facebooks and pornhubs (try git --version or some such), the OS will offer to install the Command Line Developer Tools. It doesn’t say which tools those are but git is included, so it is worth at least something. To install those Command Line Developer Tools you’ll need at least 2.

And Then There Was Silence

We have a Bosch Series 4 washing machine. It’s a good one, I like it. Besides, there aren’t many washing machine models that would fit into our apartment, and as far as ultracompacts go, this one rocks. It’s spacious, has lots of programmes, has a quiet night mode — lovely. Has but one problem: it beeps when the washing is done, and the sound is shrill. And it beeps in the night mode, too, so you wake up anyway.

Beyond Hollywood

We watched a great movie yesterday: kind, warm, very touching, with cheerful irony, perfectly played and shot, with awesome cast. I highly recommend: “En man som heter Ove” from Sweden. We also watched “Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem” (Netflix Brasil) with great pleasure recently. Very nice, too, beautifully played and shot. I admit I quite like all this 21st century, where you can watch movies from different countries on a large screen with decent quality at home.

Subscribe to Comments Is a Thing

Sometimes I would come across a blog post that I’d very much like to read the comments on. Like the Skype question, for example. If the post is old, the comments are already there, but if it is new and people are likely to add new comments and thoughts, I’ll need to re-visit the page later to read the new comments. Keeping track of such pages is a pain in the behind.

It's All About the Power

The supply of electricity in our apartment is not ideal. While I made sure to have everything re-wired properly during the renovation we did before moving in, the wiring in the rest of the building is not that great. It probably is mostly still the same as when the house was built in 1967, so it really struggles to keep up with modern consumption. At least once in a couple of months, the power goes out for several seconds and I have to re-set the clock on the microwave oven.

About Fonts and Other Things

Google Chrome (or, rather, Chromium) developers seriously decided to tell me what I can and can not download. The age-old problem of choosing a decent browser strikes again. So, I’m giving Firefox another try… Firefox is being Firefox, of course. Five years proved not enough for them to accept system-ui as a pointer to the system font. Also, on my system, Firefox refuses to use Arial on Github, for instance. Like, CSS says: