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The fediverse has gotten to the point where I need a professional account, so are in order!

In the daytime I write , , , and sometimes -- all to help keep other companies' Web sites running.

On Fridays I work on and in sh and Ruby and Kotlin, and also lead our /#infosec group -- all to help keep running.

At night I write on .

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wasted an evening figuring out why trees were rendering too big in this game; turns out they were using log scaling

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@earthtopus @t54r4n1 why do they call it *aukw- when you *h₂epó *h₁én the *gel- *peh₂- *h₂epó *úd *kay- *h₁ed- the *peh₂-

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I'm pretty sad at how poorly supported css rel=alternate is by browsers given its been standard for so long and its obvious utility
user-switchable stylesheets without JS? heck yeah!
basically only Firefox will do it though and even then it'll reset to the default on a page load so you need to keep changing it back :(

anyway alternate sheets for atkinson hyperlegible are now live on heyquark.com

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I'd appreciate a little more warning to get my life in order, Apple.

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In #FreeBSD 14-CURRENT, /bin/sh is now the default shell for root, replacing /bin/csh as the previous default.

cgit.FreeBSD.org/src/commit/?i

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tech dystopia 

"if you don't have any of these you're not a real person"

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I talked with a cloud support engineer last week while I was doing some bare metal debugging. He had never used a bare metal server other than a laptop. I feel like a MULTICS dev or a VMS admin. Kids these days.

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Comparing small community projects to the work of billion-dollar corporations is generally not useful, I find. Wish people would stop doing it, and more importantly, stop using it as a stick to beat said community projects with.

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i have opinions, based on years of personal experience, about what matters in a computer - what makes it usable

and my whole industry is basically acting like none of those things are meaningful or important at all, and that caring about them is unreasonable

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It's really amazing to me how many folks don't realize how bad vertical integration is for markets, even when the people doing the vertical integrating are your favorite team.

One of the key features of Apple's success has been using the most appropriate processor technology for each device in each meta-generation: 68k, PPC, x86, x64, and now ARM.

But that relies on a market where processor makers are interested in building architectures they can sell to Apple as well as other companies. Unless they expect to spend a ton of money on CPU research - not development, but real, speculative, no guarantees research - forever, the move to build but not sell their own chips is putting market dominance ahead of actual sustainable innovation.

And that sucks!

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Blog post, not by me, but still something I think should be read and boosted: Blaming Screen Readers 🚩×5)[(adrianroselli.com/2021/10/blam)

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