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Software "engineer" by trade and study. enthusiast, loves . Also looking to pivot away from pure software, and into , or . Or in any other way contribute something meaningful back to this world. is my OS. I may have made a for it once.

Speaking of video games and anti-consumer behaviour, just added a forced arbitration clause to their ToS. It's ridiculous.

Every day I grow to love more and more.

I haven't been playing video games too much for the past year. Last week, I test-drived a new GPU on some of my favourite Steam games - and *every single one of them* had a "can we track the shit of you pretty pleasee? [yes] [no]" popup now.

I'm dismayed by the amount of tracking in PC games that happens. I wasn't aware of it. I'm also extremely happy I now get to be told about it, and can decline consent.

After something like 2+ years of not playing, I started looking at again. Turned out to be a quite interesting game; people seem to be building a lot of Kerbal-quality contraptions in it. Sad I don't have much time to play it :/.

I'm not saying that is the best thing since sliced bread, but it is pretty damn awesome.

(Would be even more so if they documented some features they've implemented in the past 2 years that e.g. enable you to model database schemas too.)

So I want to make a 2D/3D home plan with FOSS software.

- FreeCAD w/ Arch Workbench: complex, and not quite for this
- Sweet Home 3D: UI so slow it's completely unusable
- ... that's about it.

Let's try just Free-as-in-you-pay-with-data:
- Sketchup: steaming pile of .... seems useless for any measurement-driven work.

I guess maybe I should try Blender? :/.

Got some new hardware delivered. It's undergoing a thorough inspection now.

Any recommendation on a decent PC build for development? Not necessarily a compilation farm for Chrome browser, but something suitably 2019?

I tried to pick some components on a "should be enough for now" basis, and ended up with a $2500 build; this feels like overdoing it.

TeMPOraL boosted

Today's gem from documentation:

"This concept of :inline may be hard to understand. It was certainly hard to implement, so instead of confusing you more by trying to explain it here, I'll just suggest you meditate over it for a while."

I really miss something similar to spec in . Since most of the data structures are related to user configuration, here's an idea: I'm going to try to use defcustom and define-widget to explicitly specify the shapes and types of user-configurable data structures, and for those few I need internally, I'll probably resort to elisp records.

Or is there a better way to explicitly document types in elisp?

Example of various quirks I'd like to know about, for PL -> international invoices:

- Need to include VAT%, VAT amount columns.
- If invoicing in foreign currency & VAT applies, VAT needs to be in PLN, with annotated conversion rate for appropriate day.
- If multiple VAT rates are used, I need to have subtotals.
- "Reverse charge" needs to be mentioned if applicable.
- Many things need to be written in Polish.

I want to make design flexible enough to support similar caveats for as many people as possible.

a request for all people working .

I'm rewriting my invoicing package for production/release quality. I'd love to make it work with contracting invoices other than PL->PL and PL->US. If you could show me the invoice templates you use, I'd be very helpful. I'm particularly interested in column names (especially taxes), whatever extra remarks you include and other legal requirements specific to your countries.

Thanks in advance!

Woah, Dash is amazing. It's essentially Clojure in :D.
(See especially "Function combinators")

Ok, so I set up an instance of for myself, and... well, it works. Not to be the complainer, but for a product that did a Show six years ago, it seems pretty bare-bones.

I guess I'll have to learn me some Python and add the functionality I need.

After two years since I last used it, I go to to check out how you install the good ol' friendly docker tool on the server, and...

Well, what the fuck, ? What's with all this nonsense? The page has literally everything *except* info on Docker proper.

I'm looking for a private Pinterest alternative; something focused on managing images for building an ideas/design reference scrapbook. Ability to self-host it would be a nice bonus. Any recommendations?

Simple, useful, bullshit-free.

You can tell it's a research project and not an actual product by the privacy note being right where you need it, answering the obvious questions directly.

Building things is frustrating.

I thought I'm 80% done with a project, and now I discovered that some base assumptions I implicitly made are incorrect. Now I have to either severely limit the scope of the project, or redesign the whole thing.

has deployed its deorbit sail some time ago, and is steadily losing altitude. Here's a tracking page, for those who like space charts:

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