Hello! I am @andrewt and I have registered this side account so I can kvetch about tech without boring everyone who cares not one jot about it.
today my job seems to be to explain to my boss why spending two weeks adding fake pagination to a dynamodb table so that we can annoy our customers with a bunch of 'next page' buttons is perhaps not the best use of my time, but in such a way that i won't piss him off too much, and oh god it's a whole thing
Headcanon: Coldplay's Parachutes album is secretly about adding tests to a legacy Node project.
1. Don’t Panic (before you open the code)
2. Shiver (after you open the code)
5. Yellow (like the JS logo)
7. Parachutes (when it starts to get better)
8. High Speed (when it seems pretty good)
9. We Never Change (when it turns out no, that doesn't work)
10. Everything’s Not Lost (unless..?)
11. Life Is For Living (when, no, actually you just quit and do something else)
Ruby's rest-client gem appears to be hacked. That's bad.
Someone posted a gif of this effect on birdsite and I wanted to understand it so I've built it as a space-warping raymarcher.
Its some lovely maths that I think I *mostly* understand now:
Things I wonder as someone whose cpu design knowledge would fit on an index card with room left over to take notes: how much of the increase in processor speed & power over the years has been tricks with things like out of off order operations and how much is just cranking the clock speed up? Computers I've used have gone from very low kilohertz clocks to low gigahertz. Seems like that alone would do a lot.
Wow, opting out of @Forbes@twitter.com marketing cookies brings up a "processing" wait animation that takes a minute or so before you can continue. I strongly suspect this delay is contrived. How many people just hit cancel? The worst type of dark pattern.
"An Irish teenager @Forbes@twitter.comn $50,000 for his [Science Fair] project focusing on extracting micro-plastics from water." (Too bad these Scie…
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