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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:

NASA released video of Perseverance landing on Mars! Words fail to describe just how incredible seeing this is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czjS9h4Fpg

This is soo cool! :blobaww:

A modern GPU-based rendering system for scientific visualization.

datoviz.org

I’ve actually used a very similar tech stack at work for interactive renderings of molecules. + is a killer combo! I highly recommend it.

So... Amazon has a bunch of romcoms on deep discount for Valentines weekend. In unrelated news, Cowboy Bebop, a classic anime with a character named Faye Valentine, is currently priced at five dollars for the entire series.

“Creating anything ambitious is hard. It means being constantly disappointed in your output, constantly being frustrated with the limits of your ability. That's normal. Important to remember that every creator goes through this, and persistence is what makes all the difference” - François Chollet

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Lol, thanks google scholar, for suggesting that I co-authored a paper written almost 20 years before I was born. :drake_dislike:

This is why you can't let the AI run amok without adult supervision. :drake_like:

The purpose of code comments is to express your wishes and hopes about the code you have written, so that it can be fixed when it doesn't match them, and not explain the behavior of the code, which is self evident and can always be verified by experimenting.

UBI, if it ever happens, I think will totally transform how software industries work. With UBI, you really can give your work away for free, because UBI is paying your salary, and not your customers. It might just create a FOSS renaissance.

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Open-source as a business model, while admirable, just seems unsustainable to me. I mean, if you’re in the business of making money, you can’t give away all your work for free. Someone will eventually eat your lunch.

Sure, you can still try to race towards that startup exit before your business model fails, and some still consider that success, but it’s definitely not sustainable.

linkedin.com/pulse/why-i-would

Ok, I’m done now. Sorry for the rant.

But sometimes screaming into the void is cathartic. :blobcatthinksmart:

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I wouldn’t even be using Windows at all, except I have to write software for other people that do. But damn, every time I need to boot Windows again to write/test some new piece of software, some bullshit like this happens.

Every. Single. Time.

How do other people put up with this?

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Hard Nope.

But theres no option to abort or exit the setup process. So I have to forcibly terminate the process using Task Manager!!

I’ve never seen such an actively user-hostile UX before in my life!

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AND THEN

when my computer finally becomes usable again, Windows is all like: USE THIS NEW BROWSER INSTEAD OF THE ONE YOU ALREADY LIKE ISNT IT GREAT LETS SET IT UP FOR YOU RIGHT NOW!!!!1

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And then I try to reboot and test my registry hacks, and Windows launches into some automatic update process (WITHOUT ASKING ME FIRST) and now my computer has been a very loud and hot paperweight for the last 10 minutes.

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Like seriously... I’m trying to open fucking notepad, not search on bing!

And the options to turn that horrible behavior off and buried deep deep in some poorly-documented regedit nightmare. Who thought this would ever be a good user experience??

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Wow... how did Windows get to be so bad? I mean, it used to be a pretty decent operating system.

Specifically, when did they start turning app launch commands into web searches?

Sweet, it works! I can talk to my friends with Pidgin on Google Hangouts and Steam! =D

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