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Hey there, I'm Chris, but most friends call me 'muesli'. I'm a geek, a software developer, a maker, an opensource advocate and a tech enthusiast. I love programming and tinkering with things. I started almost three decades ago with Basic, and have learned & used Pascal, Assembly, C, C++, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Rust, Go, and Lua (pretty much in that order) over all these years.

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I've just tried to solve an advanced chess puzzle, and after half an hour and almost giving up, I realized I tried to solve it for the wrong color 🙈

I'm sure there's a programming metaphor hidden somewhere in here.

This sounds ingenious! The great bubble barrier, keeping plastic out of the ocean:

youtube.com/watch?v=-r2jwPcpUv

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I've just had 6 kiwis and I'm not sure if there's something like an unhealthy amount of kiwis, but I'll let you know tomorrow 😄

The Arch experience:

1. Update entire system
2. Reboot with new kernel
3. New updates available!

...and I actually love it for that 🤗

NVIDIA: "We’re limiting the hash rate of GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs so they’re less desirable to miners and launching NVIDIA CMP for professional mining."

blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/02/

Talking about Go 1.16, this is a release to be excited about. Here are some of my personal highlights:

- fs.FS interface. This should make a bunch of filesystem operations agnostic to the underlying storage service.

- Clean up of 'go get' vs 'go install'

- Embedding files into binaries
- Smaller binaries
- Faster linking
- darwin/arm64 support

Find more exciting changes here: golang.org/doc/go1.16

It's been 11 hours since the release of Go 1.16 and Arch still doesn't have it packaged 🤣

Starting to question my distro choices...

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I'm enjoying a hot bubble bath. Here's your chance, AMA.

That's the third time this week I read an article talking about how Apple invented the smartphone and mobile applications. Who's spreading this nonsense?

Yes, Apple made smartphones popular (I guess?). But let's not rewrite history here: we had smartphones and apps several years before the first iPhone got released.

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I wrote a blog post:
"How I built a browser extension in 2021 (using modern tools and libraries)"

check it out here:
siegelfabian.de/posts/2020/02/

I like the term "Fediverse", because it's a portmanteau of "federation", "universe" and "diverse", and I think that describes it quite accurately ☺️

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"That XXL mouse-pad really tied the desk together"

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