I've been writing some Rust as a side project, building a daemon to update some DDNS records on a schedule.
It feels like the language is pretty stable at this point, but it's got a lot of hidden weirdness, and the ecosystem is really immature. Things like types actually being unsized, requiring you to use another type that *almost* looks the same but actually does memory management, for instance. Or an HTTP library that needs the nightly compiler.
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I know the legal observer who was thrown to the ground in this video (although I wouldn't have recognized her if I hadn't been told) and there's no earthly reason for the SPD to have attacked her.
I think it's important to talk about what happened this past Sunday at the protest against the Seattle Police union. SPD claims it was a riot. In fact, officers cornered protesters in alley, deployed chemical weapons, and …
The worst part of the USPS situation is, I have items I want to ship. Emotionally valuable ones. Do I stick to my desire to support the USPS, or do I use a different service out of fear of harm?
And that, right there, is the rot. That is the damage being done & I only feel rage.
I have a visceral reaction to this right now, because I fundamentally feel that the USPS is an unalloyed public good—fundamentally important to our society and a net multiplier of capability for the country.
I re-read the first few books of the Saga of Recluce, and man was I disappointed.
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