My Stance on Toxicity About Programming Languages - Xe: https://christine.website/blog/against-toxicity-programming-languages
Just finished knocking together a Finger server in Rust. Probably a little bit overkill for Finger, but I wanted to practice for something bigger in the future.
people shouldn't be allowed to publish programs unless they commit to writing proper docs.
WHAT IS THE DAMN PYPI HANDLE FOR THIS LIBRARY YOU MOTHER FUCKER YOU MOTHERFUCKER YOU AAAA
I'm sorry if you are only trying to use fedi to promote your "content" please think again as there's no algorithm to back you up. Turns out you need to think about your audience as literally actual people. People who tend to ignore ads.
New blog post about improving the gemtext parser in GemView. Goes a bit into my first foray into Rust lifetimes.
Rewriting the gemtext parser in GemView from scratch. The old code was inherited from what was originally a dependency, where the author never responded to a single bug or pull request.
I've spent 27 years in the workforce in jobs that were anything but the tech sector. I have no college to my name, but have been using open source software daily for over 20 years and spent the last couple of years pushing myself to learn programming.
Any advice as I begin looking for a job that would actually put those skills to good use? Thanks in advance, fediverse.
abuse, cypher culture
@neauoire digression: every computer since the late 90s a linked list is slower than array or vector or multiarraylist just because the memory read is slower than the cpu by like 3 orders of magnitude
@andrewrk had a good talk on this in his "data oriented design" talk https://media.handmade-seattle.com/practical-data-oriented-design/
waiting for memory by spinning is often as wasteful as storing too much in memory.
So a couple of days ago my girlfriend came home to our freezer being warm and all of it's contents ruined. After digging through it, I wound up replacing the starter relay, and it runs and gets cold again. But, like an idiot, I never took photos of how the wires connect back to the thermostat (which I had bypassed for testing), so now I have to go play with a meter and try to figure it out.
@humanetech Email was federated. Then gmail happened.
I’m clearly not sick of saying it yet (for some reason) but we need systems that cannot be captured and enclosed. Where economies of scale don’t make sense. And those are systems where we don’t have servers of 1-1,000,000 but servers of 1 (which are just always-on relay nodes in an otherwise peer to peer network). That’s the small web vision. And we desperately need it to exist. (Well, I do, at least.)