kubernetes more like BOOBernetes am i right send toot
How to get into programming: Show more
1) Ask what the best programming language to get started with is
2) Watch several people responding argue with each other about language superiority, programming paradigms, memory management, and high vs low level considerations
3) Copy and paste your favorite responder's arguments into a response somebody else asking what the best programming language to get started with is
You are now a programmer
FLOSS take Show more
Many problems with #FLOSS software are not technical problems but rather social problems.
It's hard to deal with dependency management for FLOSS programs!
... unless you use an operating system with an included package manager. Then it's trivial in most cases.
It's hard to understand command line programs!
... if you've never used one before.
It's difficult to run FLOSS operating systems because of lack of hardware support!
... especially when when the manufacturers don't write drivers.
I wish dependency management systems could be as convenient and modular as they are but without the side effect of so much code being used in products that a maintainer might not understand. I try to read through a lot of the source code for packages that I use, but I’m still guilty of just importing a package and then forgetting about it once I confirm it works.
"I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t" by Sarah Jeong https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/28/17293056/facebook-deletefacebook-social-network-monopoly
Great read, and this comment in a thread by her also hits home for me: https://twitter.com/sarahjeong/status/990974005162094599
I want to start a project to rewrite Composer, the PHP dependency manager, in a language that isn't PHP because the memory issues inherent with using PHP for such a task is really annoying.
Before I start on this though: is anyone aware of a Composer-compatible binary that's not written in PHP that already does this? Github says there's thousands of forks but my brief search didn't turn up anyone who was trying to do what I suggested.
Discord Linux Server, toxic internet culture Show more
I suggest that you probably not go to the Discord Linux server. I emailed email@example.com and they recommended I go there. It was your typical toxic internet environment. I posted how you could use an earlier version of a single library to fix the issue that I had and was met with some pretty hostile responses and insults. https://cybre.space/media/_pI8eLwWQeW9o_kcVuM
Things that are fucking rad:
A 51-year-old demo record showcasing the then brand new Moog modular synthesizer, featuring electronic doodles by synth pioneer Wendy Carlos. More-or-less marks the point where synthesizers started to become widely usable.
Honestly I don't like how google's reCaptcha v2 makes you check "I'm not a robot". It doesn't matter if it's true, I just don't like being reminded
Ok so I'm now a fan of KDE and no longer miss GNOME3's nice things that I put up with its annoyances for.
Crazy how I was biased against KDE for over a decade and didn't even go near it just because it was ugly and power hungry in 2007.
I can't tell if I like functional programming or if it's just that writing object-oriented code in PHP frameworks makes me want to burn down every building in a 20-mile radius.