it's been literally 20 years since i submitted an async i/o patch to the linux kernel (rejected, nobody needs that) but even if it's an entire human generation longer than i hoped for, i'm glad this stuff is starting to get traction!

someone wrote a cool, very fast replacement for "cp", using async i/o, which has a good-accuracy progress bar as a bonus!

wheybags.com/blog/wcp.html

how popular will the "fix google tab icons" plugins have to be, before the designer will admit they messed up?

... trick question! designers are incapable of admitting mistakes!

Never forget how Oxford wanted to open source their vaccine but the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation stepped in and AstraZeneca got exclusive rights. khn.org/news/rather-than-give-

"I saw you are highly experienced with Scala, are you interested in working with the language in the crypto space?"

(reads on)

"...buy, sell, and store digital assets using blockchain technology..."

(f a c e p a l m)

yall i feel like it's been 5 years since we settled that "crypto" means crypto, not "pyramid scheme", why is this still happening?

someone thought it was "unkind" of me to remind that e*ch used his wealth to make the world a worse place.

i'm slightly amused at how sheltered that bro must be

fresh in my mind from a refresher of the 10-year-old mozilla drama that came back to the surface this morning:

it's *really important* that your company/project be led by someone in line with its values. if it isn't, you end up with present-day twitter, and 2012-era mozilla (which very nearly killed the project).

the leader of a project steers its image and values in ways that are hard to manage/reverse, so if you pick someone bad (like eich or dorsey) you can ruin a project's reputation indefinitely.

whenever i see an article mentioning xmake, i have to remind myself that it's not *really* about xmake, it's about a new project that camped on the name.... same with the new camped "elm" (which is unrelated to email)

fresh in my mind from a refresher of the 10-year-old mozilla drama that came back to the surface this morning:

it's *really important* that your company/project be led by someone in line with its values. if it isn't, you end up with present-day twitter, and 2012-era mozilla (which very nearly killed the project).

the leader of a project steers its image and values in ways that are hard to manage/reverse, so if you pick someone bad (like eich or dorsey) you can ruin a project's reputation indefinitely.

me: [sees a loving 3 hour interview of a hate-filled person posted to lobsters]

me: [spends 20 minutes crafting the least subjective response that won't trigger spectrumites]
me: "you may want to research other things this person did before hero worship"

someone else, a few minutes later: "yo this bro is an asshole, this interview is bullshit!"

me: [20 years drain away in relief]

what kind of asshole interviews br*ndon **ch for 3 full hours to give him 3 full hours more attention?

aha! oho! in this blog post, i will now describe a weird quirk of the 1990s web, to an imagined audience who, for unexplained reasons, doesn't remember the 1990s!

server side image maps! marquee! the blink tag! so unusual and mysterious to you, my imagined reader! perhaps you spent the 1990s in a coma!

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