I'm incredibly annoyed by mobile apps that forget my password from time to time and then at the login screen ask me (change to stupid voice here) "Forgot your password?" No, you forgot it. YOU.

I received a Handic VIC-switch today that I bought earlier. It seems that the compatibility is quite limited. Turbo loads seemed to be unstable somehow because I couldn’t play Bruce Lee II properly. Otherwise it worked well, both from 1541U2, uIEC and CMD HD. Couldn’t test on disk drives because they are broken currently.

Even casts of basic types in C++ are a bit dangerous since they hide future warnings about sign and loss of information that may have been created due to type changes. Maybe a better approach would be to add a template to cast explicitly from one type to another that can warn if a change in source type causes new sign or data loss.

Is there a plan on how to handle the flood of advertisement posts that will appear as this network gains more users?

Me: This stupid library doesn’t work
Library: ...
Me: Oh, it was my fault all along
Library: ...

Ah, found this one! I looped over a layout’s children thinking that would mean its widgets, but that was empty. I looped over the layout’s items instead and got it working.

Gah! I run into this redraw problem over and over with Qt. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Some internal event makes me want to redraw a bunch of widgets, but updating or repainting does nothing. The paint function won’t be called for an unknown reason.

Thalamus Lunark kickstarter promises to make C64+Spectrum Next versions if funded for modern platforms. I wonder if they know how much work it is to make a modern full scale C64 game.


I’m late to the party, but this article by @ericwbailey contains so much good and clearly-written advice on browser defaults that benefit our web experience and have a big impact on accessibility.

Bookmarking it for future reference and to win arguments!


My computer got stuck here. Does it mean it is still searching?

omg, Elite Dangerous works on Linux thanks to Steam + Proton: protondb.com/app/359320

This is an interesting talk about the lack of confidence in mobile phone security and how separations of concerns and simplification could be the way forward.

This is demonstrated on a Mega 65 which makes it even more entertaining!


Just come across this genius comic: Jousselin's Imbattable, a comic hero who's power is to break panels!

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to turn off lazy evaluation in if-clauses in order to avoid extra branches in the code? Maybe the optimizer is already doing that behind my back.

Wiped computer, got new compiler, sitting for hours fixing sign conversion warnings.

RT @sudojess@twitter.com
Just saw this posted to the transgenderuk subreddit

My preferred pronoun is ') DROP TABLE 'gender';

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