Tim Bray resigned from Amazon.
"Finally We May Have a Path to the Fundamental Theory of Physics… and It’s Beautiful":
Wow! I totally want one of these!
Some thoughts on #Kotlin https://softwaremaniacs.org/blog/2020/04/14/on-kotlin/en/
“ Build your own (insert technology here)“
This is the coolest thing I've seen in 3D printing in a while!
It's an automated filament splicing tool that sits inline with the stock. It lets you print in multiple colors/materials with just a single print head!
And here’s a good overview on the state of Project Panama, now called the Foreign Memory Access API, in Java 14. Courtesy of Ty Young.
I don’t immediately see why this is much better than ByteBuffers, but apparently it’s a stepping stone to better integration with C APIs. I’m all for better integration with C though. I use that all the time for GPGPU work on the JVM.
Here’s a nice summary from Azul Systems on what’s new in Java 14, which was just released a couple weeks ago.
Here’s a very thorough breakdown of an arbitrary form UI in intellij IDEA, and how to improve its visual consistency.
Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like this is the offspring of extreme OCD and bikeshedding?
I don’t really think the final version is much of an improvement, and feel like I’d rather spend that time fixing bugs or implementing new features than tweaking alignments and padding.
I still wish Zach Weinersmith were on the fediverse. =(
This! So many times this!! SMBC nails it yet again.
HSLuv, a developer friendly perceptual color space:
Super interesting (and long!) article on performance in Vulkan rendering engines, written by Arseny Kapoulkine, a video game industry veteran.
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