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Alright frens, I have another dumb post about C stuff.
It seems like every C program I come across uses a very simple key=value way of handling files for the end user, and yet there isn't a C library that they all use in order to make config parsing extremely breezy? Why??
I get that these formats are easy to implement from scratch, but what ever happened to DRY?
IBM open sources Power processor instruction set https://www.nextplatform.com/2019/08/20/big-blue-open-sources-power-chip-instruction-set/ #osh #opensourcehardware #cpu
this is a great article! "why you hate contemporary architecture" https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/10/why-you-hate-contemporary-architecture
i kept nodding and going "yeah! wow it's not just me! i'm not alone in hating these things!" ... except the part about skyscrapers, i still think tall buildings are cool and can be done well.
(i think i saw this posted here a few weeks ago, but it takes me a while to get through the longreads)
Now I've got them.
Look at what's happened to the unmoderated Usenet newsgroups, they're almost entirely spam these days.
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Hurrah, I'm now using Thunderbird portable, instead of Outlook. 😀
Fixed now, somehow the files were set to read-only.
The only portable email to choose is Thunderbird, but its import from Outlook function is broken.
20 odd years of emails in MS Outlook folder trees, 3 separate .pst files, about 5 Gb. All POP3 and SMTP. Is there any other email program that can safely import these and also runs off a USB drive? #portableapps
A #wiki needs multiple people editing it to thrive but most people seem to prefer doing their own thing.
mainly: electronics, what makes good design? history of modern tech, flea markets ...
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