GitHub's mysterious secret user repos:
Want your own profile to look like that? Just create a repository that matches your GitHub username and create a README there.
I could just convert them all to Git and upload to my GitHub (https://github.com/cuchaz), but that sounds like a lot of work for ~20 different repos. I'm far too lazy for that.
If you're reading this and you still actually care about one of these old projects, let me know. If you ask nicely, I'll convert the repo and put it on GitHub for you.
BitBucket is deleting all of my source code repositories because Mercurial lost the dev wars to Git. Meh, it's up to Atlassian I guess. It's a free service after all.
This includes a bunch of old projects I don't maintain anymore like Ships Mod, Power Tools, my mod loader system, Enigma, JFXGL.
I've backed up all the source code so it won't be lost forever, but Atlassian's decision means the code won't be available online anymore.
A NVIDIA Engineer In His Spare Time Wrote A Vulkan Driver That Works On Older Raspberry Pi
It’s nice to see some innovation in email for a change!
But would it be too much to ask that we can have a nice email client without sending all our mail to some company first?
GitHub to replace "master" with alternative term to avoid slavery references:
Easily rename your Git default branch from ‘master’ to ‘main’.
Okay, ErgoDox is hooked up to the laptop and ready to go.
Typical with anything open source, the first time setup was nightmarish but doable with patience. Do not @ me on this, my friends.
I, uh, suck at typing so far. Practicing...
The current state of project Loom in the JDK. Aka, user space threads, aka coroutines.
The Interruptible Programmer:
This describes me much more accurately than I’d like to admit.
I just spent the last few days optimizing some CUDA kernels to go super fast.
It's *so much* effort to worry about memory alignments, access patterns, getting the compiler to emit wide load instructions and other special things on the hot path, vector math, math intrinsics, register usage, warp schedulers, etc.
But it's also *super* rewarding to see the huge impact all that stuff has on performance. It feels like all that hard work pays off when your code literally gets 10x faster! =D
"Boy, when your I’m-outta-here essay goes viral, do you ever get a lot of input." - https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/2020/05/06/Answers interesting follow-up by @timbray to his recent resignation blogpost
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