consider: instead of making neural nets, you could make super simple chat clients not take up an entire gigabyte of ram

@cj i think scuttlebutt is trying to do something like this…

@ellotheth rarely is success so ⅰ. significant ⅱ. obvious and ⅲ. quantifiable 👍

Emacs adulthood 

@freakazoid so I don't think I ever went bankrupt; but startup time absolutely got long enough that I learned all about emacs daemon and emacsclient. after getting a couple new laptops in succession though (rather than sticking with a desktop), I definitely pared the .emacs file way down. (can't remember the last time I had to "blow away" a git directory, though 😜).

@22 favorite part
It's interesting to me that the Rust ecosystem has some similarities (smallish packages with a central repository; although the primary repository is not privately owned) but doesn't seem to have the same level of dysfunction.
My guess: partly a difference in average experience level, and partly exposure to lower level programming where "my dev console is constantly full of errors that I'll never understand anyway so yolo" isn't the normal state of existence.

@mhoye I've thought an e-ink laptop might be really neat; especially for battery life

Doctors: Googling stuff online does not make you a doctor.

*sideways glance*
*look straight forward, pretend not to have heard*…


This probably made me laugh a bit too much than it should have done 😁


@tindall can you elaborate on where/how you got the PCB? I'm also trying to dabble in hardware having started in software

If you put your programming article up behind the paywall on instead of on your own blog, you are not a true hacker, and will not hear the horns of freedom when you die, and the blinkenlights of Das Komputermaschine will not shine above your grave.

Did you know, you can narrow down the suggestions from the firefox address bar using the following characters :

^ to search for matches in your browsing history.
* to search for matches in your bookmarks.
+ to search for matches in pages you’ve tagged.
% to search for matches in your currently open tabs.
# to search for matches in page titles.
$ to search for matches in web addresses (URLs).
? to search for matches in suggestions.

Any sufficiently powerful IT system management tool is indistinguishable from an advanced persistent threat

@JF @PINE64 is there an option/future-plan to support geo-location (GPS/GLONASS/etc)? Because that would be awesome

Am I surprised that an instruction to stay 2 metres away from people in public for the well-being of others hasn't been widely followed?


I'm a cyclist.

Internet, COVID-related 

Facebook/Instagram will reduce video quality in Europe to take some load off the internet, too (Netflix and youtube already have)

How about everyone shutting down Advertisments and tracking, wouldn't that help, too? :D

Big shoutout to the anti-vax crowd, though, hope you're all enjoying this delightful taste test of the world you've wanted all these years.

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