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Improved new night mode for Twitter

I got the new, event and flex-based, Twitter design a few days ago and decided to try out the night mode. This was also influenced by some tweet a contact of mine published.

While not bad, I don’t like what I think is an exaggerated use of blue hues and shades. I find it even worse at night, due to the blue light stuff impacting our sleep. Even with a blue light filter, like the one from Plasma, it’s still too much blue.

I understand blue is part of Twitter‘s brand, but even so… Too much blue!

So, I decided to change the stylesheet to use warmer colors. I used Stylus, an extension for Firefox and Chrome, to save and apply the changes and make using Twitter a better experience.

This is still a work-in-progress, so bear that in mind. Here are the stylesheet changes:

body {background-color: rgb(47, 46, 42) !important;}
.r-yfoy6g {background-color: rgb(47, 46, 42) !important;}
.r-1uaug3w {background-color: rgb(30, 29, 24) !important;}

.r-111h2gw {color: rgb(198, 195, 141) !important;}
.r-aaos50, .r-r72n3l, .r-1nvv5a4 {background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2) !important;}
.r-13gxpu9 {color: rgb(227, 96, 61) !important;}
.r-zv2cs0 {background-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.1) !important;}
.r-p1n3y5 {border-color: rgba(227, 96, 61,0.8) !important;}
input {color: rgb(198, 195, 141) !important;}
.r-urgr8i {background-color: rgb(168, 159, 60) !important;}
.r-1q3imqu, .r-ny3pxa {background-color: rgb(159, 147, 7) !important;}

.r-f8p6my {background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) !important; filter: blur(20px) !important;}

.r-1ila09b {border-bottom-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.07) !important;}
.r-18bvks7 {border-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.07) !important;}

.r-1n1174f {color: rgb(99, 171, 216) !important;}

.r-xnswec {box-shadow: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.08) 0px 0px 25px, rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.04) 0px 0px 7px 1px !important;}

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Managing dotfiles

I’ve been looking for a simple but powerful solution for managing my dotfiles, either the ones on my personal computer or the ones I use on virtual machines. After taking a look at a few options, I think I’ll give dotdrop a try and publish a new post as soon as I feel I’ve evaluated it enough.


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Folding@home

A couple of days ago, I decided to use my VPS spare CPU cycles to help out the Folding@home (F@h) project.

If you haven’t heard of F@H, here is a description from their website:

Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for disease research that simulates protein folding, computational drug design, and other types of molecular dynamics. As of today, the project is using the idle resources of personal computers owned by volunteers from all over the world. Thousands of people contribute to the success of this project.

All you need to start contributing to this project is download the client for your OS and run it. With something as simple as this you can help fight diseases.