Honestly, I really don't understand why "systems programming" is considered hard when you have to learn 3+ programming languages to make a website and the result still never looks quite like you had planned.
👾 Game-streaming without the "cloud" 🌩️
Israel shuts Palestinian coronavirus testing clinic in East Jerusalem https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-police-raid-palestinian-coronavirus-testing-clinic-in-east-jerusalem-1.8767788
A very good read:
The Decline of Usability
I always feel like an old man when people tell me how modern mobile touch UIs are so user-friendly and how desktops are so bad.
For me, "social distancing" is a candidate for the worst word of the year because it totally puts the wrong emphasis. The most important thing we actually need to flatten the curve is physical distancing.
Please do not distance socially and do not isolate yourselves or others. Keep socialising remotely, stay in contact, look for and update each other. Especially if times get harder. Thank you.
Stumbled upon the very incredible band "Mesarthim".
🤘Atmospheric #blackmetal the colour of deep space. 🤘
The long tracks with instrumental parts allow you to be productive while listing. And it's all on bandcamp:
Decolonizing games (long)
I've seen threads about how we need to decolonize games and threads about specifics. I haven't seen any of the attempts at being systematic in approach that the community might be making. This is a list of preliminary in game factors that I think must be handled before any thorough deconstruction is possible. I'll describe each section in depth over coming days
Representations of the player:
Cultural standards of attractiveness
Ablism in game controls and avatar selection
Assumptions of imperialism:
Relations with NPCs:
Killed for entertainment
Killed for extraction
Kept for renewable extraction
Plot device 1, the carrot - Tutorial bimbo
Plot device 2, the stick - recurring opponents, trash talk, negging
| A beginner's guide to C++ Ranges and Views
| #cplusplus #cpp20 #ranges
| @meetingcpp @cpp_rocks
There have been a few other guides, but I basically had this written already! Hope it helps some folks.
In case you are Europe-based and are suffering from poor performance of #FreeBSD package installs:
* don't trust their geo-dns!
* choose the British mirror manually!
Speed was 0.2 - 2MB/s with frequent timeouts. Now 12MB/s which is the maximum I can get.
#OpenBSD vs other operating systems:
Adblocking: How About Nah? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/adblocking-how-about-nah
C++, UNIX and random other nerd stuff. Occasionally politics. Likes mountains and the north.
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