Greetings cybre.space denizens! I ran my own instance for a while until it ate itself :) In that time I saw that some of the most interesting denizens of the Fediverse originated from this community! I love chatting about just about anything but especially #Python, retro-computing, games, and science fiction, or Freemasonry. I build clouds by day and chase bright shiny things by night :) I look forward to engaging with you all! #intro
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It took me a bit o come around but I'm totally voting for Elizabeth Warren in the primaries. I know she's way too progressive for some but with the research I've done I'm convinced she's the most qualified to actually govern successfully while actually moving the needle in a progressive direction on issues I care about like wealth inequality.
I left it a while back because systemd is godawful and I refuse to use it (for the reasons you mentioned at the top of the post, along with it just being the wrong way to go about engineering solutions ... ) but it works well for developers who want to have an environment that works _for them_ and not _someone elses idea of what they should use._
So I both agree, and disagree; I want my things set up the way I use them, and not someone else's idea; but I'm getting a bit less inclined to experiment.
I definitely plan to take the time to get #linux running again once I'm done with the #100daysofcode course I'm taking, because I support #FLOSS and aspire to contribute, plus that's where all the cool kids and mad scientists build all the neat experimental stuff :) But for now? This Windows 10 couch is pretty damn cozy and everything Just Works which is a blessed releif :)
Anybody else finding that as they get older they abhor friction more and more? Like, I'll run the desktop environment (and even OS!) I might not prefer if it Just Works over something more experimental and awesome. Like, true confession: I've been running Windows 10 at home for the last month since my Kubuntu install ate itself, and enjoying it. Somebody help I've been replaced with a pod person :)
"As you may know, I co-maintain the uri-generic egg"
one of the better candidates for a Bulwer-Lytton Contest Bad Lovecraftian Fiction opening li...
... wait, URLs are completely undefined? Possibly cannot BE defined?
this story is scaring me
<< "there are several large parts of the spec that cannot be captured by any kind of grammar" >>
Day 72: #100DaysOfCode progress: today I worked on Excel automation with openpyxl / D3 (more coding) https://talkpython.fm/100days?s=pybites #Python - Program that gets NYT headlines from a REST API and appends to an Excel sheet. Building with HYPER-Legos! :) - Really starting to see the mind blowing power that Python's super abstract & accessible approach to everything gets you.
One of the continuing pleasures of improving my #python skills is coming to understand how amazing some of the available tools are. Like, BeautifulSoup is the swiss army chainsaw of web scraping, and falling off a log easy to use! Almost too easy. I may be tempted to stop badgering people for APIs at work and just scrap the hell out of them at least until they change their ways :)
@feoh @cassidyjames I've written a page for webdevs concerned about Chrome's dominance (which I think I can improve slightly now): https://odysseus.adrian.geek.nz/developer/web-bloat.html
And I'd recommend checking out NetSurf, Dillo, or my Rhapsode web browsers. The latter's designed specifically for interaction via verbal speech.
FLOSS does need a stronger browser (engine) ecosystem, especially if the dominant one doesn't understand how varied "Linux" actually is!
@dbs99 Totally love Mast! Best IOS client! Where's the best place to report bugs? Found a couple of small ones :)
An interesting reddit/HN like interface but for scholarly articles. Altmetric data is used for the rankings:
Husband. Freemason, and raging nerd, in that order. I chase bright shiny things! I build clouds for a living. Retrocomputing, programming, science fiction.
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