RT: "If gif is “jif”, then jpeg is “gaypeg”. Sorry, I don't make the rules."
Also: federated file hosting / cloud
Wow somehow Skype has updated and made its message beeps even more annoying.
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we got all these half-measures: localstorage isn't a filesystem or a database, service workers aren't background processes, etc., so we abstract this nonsense to match patterns like filesystems and databases and background processes -- the patterns used everywhere else. and still! hardly any of it prompts the user for permission.
it's a mess and the folks leading the charge are led by cash and traffic. it's gonna stay a mess.
I expected string parsing in Rust to be as frustrating and complicated as it is in C++, but it's... really not? There are a lot of powerful methods implemented on strings in Rust, all of which work in ways that are really consistent and good.
I like this language.
Code signing is *such* a clusterf*ck. Just spent two days just trying to make an app build again on my main Mac.
Those error messages *never* relate to the actual problem.
If something uses proprietary libraries, can it be considered truly free software?
GSoC 2018: Safe Shared Access to Cairo Image Surfaces (and also performance improvements)
I'm going to write a lot more about this in the coming days but the most important takeaway from my first few days of switching my main development machine to Linux (Pop!_OS 18.04)?
I. Do. Not. Miss. The. Mac. One. Bit.
Everything Just Works (tm), including my USB-C-only LG external monitor (which doesn't even work with Laura's older MacBook Pro), Magic Trackpad, etc. And there are things I actually enjoy more about the experience. Never thought I'd be writing this about Linux. Exciting times!
Hacker News comments on entries about #Rust generally fall into three categories:
• steveklabnik, pcwalton & other Rust developers responding to those comments trying to make people understand the background behind some of those decisions
• people trying to promote their pet programming languages, namely Zig and Nim (no scary lifetimes!)
I almost feel bad for Croatia
Can you imagine if the fediverse never had hashtags because that would be copying the twitter user who invented them?
Every social network copies features from each other.
Don't feel guilty for being inspired by existing successful platforms!