begpost, boosts+ 

why tf do people from qoto keep trying to follow me tho

Today I confirmed the importance of unit testing when working with an untyped boundary.

I was working with a validated risk analysis code, which takes an array of floats as its input. I basically just had to write a function taking a well-typed Family struct with all the information in named and constrained fields to such an array. The catch is that the input array is large, complex, and poorly documented, and it couldn't be integration tested until all the input generation code was done.

I tested the heck out of each individual data point and the whole structure as I went. Today I hooked it up and, besides one mistaken assumption I was able to easily fix, it worked perfectly!

(last redraft, sorryyy)

Announcing BIRDSONG, a scifi horror collaboration with @Eldritch_Horrorgirl

You are an exobiologist trapped on an inhospitable alien world, forced to study its inhabitants to get a ticket home.

Take risks.
Analyze exofauna.
Discover secrets.

Omg the Apple slowdown.. that's too good, strong boring-dystopia aesthetics.

I cannot stress this enough: unless you have no other choice, do not run Mac OS.

instance block recommendation, long-ish (lots of links), mentions of sexual harassment & transmisia 

i resurrected my other pi! there was a solder bridge from an old (now removed) mod which I had to break, and it's as good as new.

Today, I was trying to find (using commercial search engines) information about a topic. Maybe 9 out of 10 or more "relevant" results was about purchasing items related to the topic. Not ads placed in the result page, no, the actual results.

I remember how, when I was younger, I used to marvel at all the information out there on the web. How it was like a giant library.

I scarcely recognize the place now. If you want to search information about a topic you don't go into a mall. But that's what it feels like I'm forced to do.

I remember going to the library and pulling out drawers of index cards to locate the relevant non-fiction shelves with good content on topics I wanted to learn about. Imagine if those index cards had been mixed with cards with advertisements on them. Increasingly diluting the content with junk. That is the web of today.

So I listened to COUNTER/Weight for the 3rd time and it, uh, still made me cry

I guess the other question raised by this discussion is: what kind of software do people want to see, delivered either on mobile or over the web, that doesn't currently exist/isn't free?

(with exceptions, like if you build software and reject a11y patches that sucks, or if you don't build in anti-harassment mechanisms that sucks - but that's not because you're not doing "the right software", that's because of power dynamics)

free software politics 

"rule 34 of the internet, if it exists there is porn of it"

nah, people were already horny for the creature from the black lagoon, you just didn't know about them

Still proud that this was the first thing I thought to do upon hearing about `impl Trait`

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