Your important reminder of the day:
"The purpose of the web software industry is to extract value out of Open-Source Software (OSS). [...] Most people in the industry don’t realise that the web dev economy is primarily extractive."
tonight's YouTube viewing is this utter shitpost of a video, featuring a vodka bottle with Harvey Milk on the label https://youtu.be/8kK-QUjOl0Q
Today I learned that the most recent listed Cannonball Run (i.e. U.S. coast-to-coast) motorcycle time was set by a motorcycle with radar/lidar-absorbing paint, driven by Calvin Cote.
A wild claim, I know; neither of the sources cited (one of them a YouTube video of a timelapse of the ride) mention the paint. However, the edit adding the claim was https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=898618979. Username? Calvincote88. Remarkable.
what's the name for the values that appear after "case" in a switch-case? I know the value that appears after switch (or match) is called a scrutinee, and I know Rust calls the values I'm talking about "patterns", but that sounds inappropriate for languages where they have to be simple values, like C.
today's word of the day: zugzwang, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zugzwang . Wikipedia defines it as "a situation found in chess and other turn-based games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because of their obligation to make a move; in other words, the fact that the player is compelled to move means that their position will become significantly weaker."
Compiler developer and Wikipedia admin.
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