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Finally got my single-board-computer working as a USB device! :blobaww:

Now to get the host side working.

And here's a shoutout to the Linux kernel for letting me do almost all of this in user-space! :linux:

There's also lots of comments from upset founders because they might only be 10% less rich after the changes. Going so far as to say they wouldn't found a company at all for only 90% riches.

I'd say it's working as intended then. Those are exactly the people I'd rather have do something else with their lives.

If more people started companies because they want to live in the world that has their company's products, rather then just getting insanely rich, we'd all be better off.

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The Hacker News comments on this article are really enlightening.

The top comment is an excellent dose of reality for some people in the Silicon Valley bubble.

Ugh, NVidia's nvcc GPU kernel compiler has some very painful regressions for us going from v10 to v11.

Our heavily optimized kernels that do molecular mechanics calculations compile just fine on nvcc 10.2 and just barely fit into the 64 register limit imposed by the launch bounds.

But for some reason, the nvcc v11 blows waaaay past the register limits by like 70%.

It's not great.

Network effects and switching costs aside, how would that social network look?

I’m thinking by now it basically should never have any version of a share button. There should be no possibility for anything to “go viral”.

And some kind of compartmentalized storage of user content, so no single party can try to data mine all of it.

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I stopped using facebook a while ago, but a much longer time ago, I used to use it to talk to friends. Facebook seemed like a much happier place back then, but it’s not the same now, so I left it.

Sometimes I wonder if that old version of facebook could be resurrected, but also somehow prevented from becoming modern facebook again.

Just a place to keep up with friends. But not a place to interact with brands, or share news, or memes. Just 100% content your friends actually created themselves.


Because obviously FontAwesome has an icon for blender-phone.

TIL JavaScript actually has an integer data type

Wow, Arch. `man` isn't installed by default. That's just brutal. :blobpensive:

Also, I've been really impressed with the the Arch User Repository (AUR). There are packages for a ton of things I used to have to install the hard way in other Linux distros.

The Arch community is really something else. I'm starting to like it. :drake_like:

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I'm still learning Arch. Installing and configuring all the OS internals is quite the pain in the ass, but I think I have most things working the way I like now.

Plus, Sway is a rather nice Window Manager.

I will say the Arch docs are really well-done though. So helpful!

I almost have enough confidence now to switch my main computer over to Arch (instead of this test machine) so I can finally use the newer kernels on the hardware I care about.

Yak shaving indeed!

It’s a general Facebook post introducing mastodon, and it’s from last year… perhaps many user left Facebook to mastodon
@Gargron well done 👏🎉🍾

#facebook #block #mastodon #spam

The multi-monitor support in Sway is surprisingly well-done! And it just worked out-of-the-box. I really wasn't expecting that. Because, you know... Arch.

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Ok, Mate's support for Wayland was wildly over-reported. Apparently the only DEs that work well on Wayland at the moment are Gnome Shell, KDE Plasma, and Sway.

I'm not wild about Gnome Shell, and I've never really gotten in to KDE at all. So I gave sway a shot.

Steep learning curve!

But I'm really starting to like it so far. =)

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Maybe I could be convinced to try Sway someday. But for now, I think I'll stick to my old tried-and-true Gnome 2 life.

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Now I'm leaning towards pure Arch. Apparently most of what EndeavourOS adds is a fancy installer, which I don't really need.

Now I'm trying to decide on a desktop stack.

Normally, I would prefer Cinnamon, but sadly Cinnamon doesn't support Wayland, as far as I know. But having good multi-monitor support is super important to me, so I'm thinking maybe I could try out Mate on Wayland instead.

And this is how the yak shaving begins. :blobpensive:

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Also, I’ve really grown to love the Cinnamon DE. Bonus points if that’s available in the new Linux distro.

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Sadly, the hardware in my wonderful laptop is a bit too new for my current Linux distribution of choice, Mint.

A newer kernel would solve a lot of problems for me, but alas, I can't install anything newer than 5.11 from the package repos.

I'm considering experimenting with different distributions. I mostly care about stuff working out-of-the-box so I can focus on getting actual work done, and not endlessly tinkering with the OS.

I've heard good things about EndeavourOS. What do you think?

Also, some of the comments here are just pure comedy gold!

“How is the iron powered when there are no electrical outlets at these places?”

“Smart contracts on the Blockchain”


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