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so awesome #birbsite #cats

Old Japanese engraving: "A woman cuts the hem of a kimono so as not to wake a cat."

Camilo Aguilar on the rsync algorithm

These days, mobile phones are packed with multi core CPUs and even GPUs. Despite these advances in hardware, internet connections in most parts of the world are still surprisingly slow and unreliable. This creates a challenge: how can files be efficiently transferred between computers over a low-bandwidth, high latency network connection?

RT Whoever made this is a genius. I'm still chuckling.

"The term “currying” has nothing at all to do with the delicious foodstuff. Instead, it’s named after the mathematician Haskell Curry, who rediscovered a technique devised by another mathematician named Moses Schönfinkel. While Haskell Curry certainly contributed heaps to computer science, I think we’ve missed a fun opportunity to have a useful programming technique called schönfinkeling."

Current status: sanitizing librsvg's floating-point comparisons. In some cases we want to compare relative to Cairo's minimum representable fixed-point fraction; in others we want the big guns -

Writes code.

Writes a test.

Moves the test to rust inline docs.

Test doesn't get run.

Moves docs around.

Test still doesn't get run.

Asks around; realizes that all of rsvg_internals is actually not exported and so docs are not built for it.

*headdesk* has some info about the Builder work we've been doing to integrate w/ Purism's upcoming Librem5 phone.

@federicomena on behalf of the tproger team: we liked your post so much we translated it into russian (& it's featured on our frontpage rn):

TFW I can't reproduce an old bug, I've proven that it is fixed because I'm exercising the only possible code path, but am not quite sure which commit fixed it.

librsvg 2.42.3 is out, with new features and tons of bugfixes!

million dollar idea: leather jacket that has a fabric section where you can stick pins and patches

If I may Just Suggest:

Instead of letting 2038 only be talked about in terms of "the Year-2038 Problem",
can we please refer to it as "The Beginning Of The Second Unix Epoch"

What do you call a hacker that’s past their prime?

- Obso1337

#HackerDadJoke #Hacking

February's #zine finished, a typeset essay about fear, edition of 25, hand typed cover and finally letting myself use staples for binding

#mastoart #creativetoots

I think one of the reasons I stay so tightly knit inside the GNOME community is that virtually every other Linux'ish based community I've crossed into makes me want to leave computing behind altogether.

GNOME has created a bubble where I feel valued and that my time and effort makes a difference in peoples lives. It may not be a huge community, but it's consistently been the best choice for me.

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