Where's the Tolkien fans at?
Noticed my 1973 copy of The Hobbit has a message on the inside cover.
Can anyone translate?
@cypnk we've somehow managed to reach a situation where i breathe a sigh of relief if i discover something is in c/c++, because that probably means all i have to do is install some dependencies and type make and then i will have a running piece of software.
if i, a person who does this shit for a living all day long, feel this way, x-random nonprofessional user is definitely fucked.
@cypnk i also wish that most software delivery mechanisms like this didn't so often require an active familiarity with the tooling to get anything working in practice. how often does it just work even if you, as a user, get as far as having npm installed and typing it into a terminal? not nearly often enough.
this isn't specifically a dig on npm - i mean, it's fucking horrible to actually use, but the same can be said for a myriad of other language-specific package managers.
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i tried to eat some grape-nuts this morning for breakfast.
while they don't (i assume) literally offer the sensation of eating a bowl of small rocks, they're close enough that i can only assume their target audience is people who enjoy the _idea_ of eating a bowl of small rocks.
@caraellison well, to the extent that a random internet stranger's opinion has any value (har), i thought it was kind of magical.
it definitely is also the kind of movie where for about the first 50% of the (considerable) runtime, you think "jesus christ how can any piece of art be this boring".
i cannot begin to tell you how many hours i have spent painstakingly removing layers of paint for aesthetic reasons from things that people spent hours painstakingly layering in paint for aesthetic reasons.
@jk in the US, i feel like it was mostly white paint (with some detours into some very 1970s greens, yellows, & browns in the 1970s). they slathered it on fucking _everything_. doors, trim, wooden floors, handmade furniture, cabinetry, doorknobs, lightswitches, window casings... right now i live in a ~century old house with a bunch of windows painted shut.
pretty good mileage on that refried beans toot.
gonna have to workshop something about salsa.