@jacethechicken heathers is one of the top 10 movies of the 20th century
ash installs a linux
@ashfurrow hm! C-tab and S-C-tab still work on my firefox linux, but maybe i did something special last year to make that work...
@JordiGH (not a math person) it kinda looks like they need some sort of "capital PI" notation for all those circle-x
So @toast and I have been kicking back and forth some FOSS ideas for some time now, and recently they've crystallized into a thing that we're calling Trivial Technology.
It's a kind of alternative to (F)OSS where the focus is in making small, understandable software that can be hacked on, and not black box feature pinatas.
It's still early days, as of now we've got the manifesto and a micro website up. (boosts welcome 😛 )
@trickster i have to do this all the time at work. who hurt python to make it this way
TIL someone made a new alphabet & orthography for lojban and it looks amazing! https://mw.lojban.org/images/b/b3/ZLM4_Writeup_v2.pdf
i’ve always wanted to do a similar alphabet for english (consonants plus diacritics for vowels)
hey they’re still selling my linux laptop! which i love! (and it does boot incredibly fast) https://system76.com/laptops/darter
this supercut of daily show segments on bernie is both hilarious and incredibly uplifting https://youtu.be/anDy97Q8qwI
(cough) i’m all for a good curmudgeonly rant, but C has been able to do this since C99, which is now old enough to drink. are you compiling this on a pdp11? https://mastodon.technology/media/cre_cvJSCN7W4z_bMaw
@mdszy i think “==“ will call “equals” (so coercion is fine) but “is” does an identity check
@ashfurrow it stands for “ZIP is postal”
@ashfurrow it came with my laptop and i like it enough that i never reinstalled :)
Brave files formal request seeking to topple Google advertising monopoly
i keep thinking about this rant on lobsters yesterday that referred to LARP, with the word LARP as a link to "let me google that for you".
i feel like there were 2 good options when typing that:
1. leave it with no link, let curious people google it
2. make it a link to a wiki page or other informative source (go ahead and "google it for them")
taking the trouble to make a useless link has the effect of saying "fuck you for not already knowing this acronym from my small subculture"
don't be an ass.
never heard of lmdb before! seems to be a faster version of flat-file b+tree, similar to the old "sleepycat" db... https://github.com/LMDB/lmdb
however... are we serious about it being all one giant C file that's ELEVEN THOUSAND LINES LONG?! 😂
A wizard appears. He looks grumpy.
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