Many beginner programmers think that code is written, that you simply create new code by thinking about it. This is very naive.

In practice code is mined. It is ripped away directly from a rich vein of technical debt using explosives, then sorted, purified, cast, polished and packaged using complex industrial processes, to obtain software.

Assembled and keys installed. Now I just need to program it. It feels comfortable, the only thing I would change is lowering the inner index finger column by 0.25U, to make it even easier to reach, but it's fine as it is too. I wonder if I will switch to it as my main keyboard.

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t-shirt 

Now I want to make a t-shirt with this text on it:

THIS PERSON IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

neurodiversity 

Imagine what all those people with ADHD with their hyper-focus could do, if we let them arrange their lives in a way that is comfortable for them, instead of demanding that they "get their act together", and when they finally break down from all the compensating, we throw them away or, if they are very lucky, medicate them.

Imagine what could happen if it wasn't just ADHD, but other differences as well — after all, the needs are often similar, and once you start, it gets easier.

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Computers are all about mega-bites and giga-hurts.

What they say is basically "those are some binaries we found one day on our disks, we can't promise what they will do, but run them anyways, good luck".

And then if you go and check the privacy policy, it turns out that indeed it's mostly a telemetry suite.

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Open source projects will notoriously and blatantly lie to you. On their main page they will say something like:

"This is an application for doing Foo and Bar, especially suitable for Baz."

but if you actually look into the license, it says:

"THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ``AS IS″ AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE."

So they promise you something, and then they immediately retract it.

So what comes after Omicron? Oh, that's right, I can't wait for the Pi day!

The ancient Greek had steam engines. They used them to power amusing automatons.

In Mesoamerica, they didn't use carts or chariots. No wheels. But children toys had wheels on them.

In ancient China they knew gunpowder. It was used only for fireworks.

The inventions don't have to change the world for the worse, it's up to us how we use them.

We live in the intellectual shadow of Aristotle, and he casts a dark shadow indeed.

Psychology /saɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/ — the practice of having undergraduate students fill forms, and then making claims about the nature of humanity based on how they filled them.

I'm on vacation, which means I only have to work two jobs instead of three: personal projects and adulting.

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People don't seem to appreciate the simple goodness of a makefile.

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