I'm always grateful when tech folks blog about their knowledge so I can search for it on the interwebs and learn new skills quickly and easily.
I wouldn't mind returning the favor and writing blog posts of my own, but I don't have a good sense of what I know that other people don't, but would like to. I'm not sure what I would write about that's useful.
Shout-out to this awesome blog post for helping me get a linux USB gadget working correctly in Windows!
Windows is especially painful as the non-default option at boot. All those forced reboots during updates means you have to vigilantly babysit the updater to catch the boot screen at just the right time to pick the Windows boot, or your entire update process will stall.
4 reboots and counting now... over an hour of waiting, and the computer is completely unusable while updating too.
Interesting stats from StackOverflow. Like what languages, tools, frameworks, etc do programmers like and dislike.
"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"
Spot-on academic hot take:
My search-fu only turned up this one JetBrains discussion on the topic:
This was apparently an unsupported feature circa Jan 2019. But it's mid 2020 now. Surely Kotlin/JS has a better story for extending JS classes by now.
I think I've found another compiler bug in the wild... Kotlin/JS doesn't seem to know how to instantiate a JS class properly. The compiler keeps emitting code to call the constructor as a function instead of using the new keyword. I can't seem to figure out how to nudge the compiler to do the right thing. =(
Fantastic analysis of the Beirut explosion from a biomedical engineer who specialized in blast physics and chemistry.
TL;DR, the explosion was definitely not caused by a weapon, just careless storage of low explosive materials.
Did you know most file managers on Linux support a ".hidden" file in your home directory?
It works pretty much as gitignore does: it hides everything that you list in this file, one file/dir per line.
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