No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.
You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.
It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.
@fribbledom The weird thing is, from what I hear a lot of DOS-era hardware is poorly documented online, since all the knowledge ended up in print rather than anything digital.
You've gotta wonder how many books languish with the one tidbit someone else is spending weeks trying to reverse-engineer
@fribbledom I have the same issue. the standard web browsers are horrible resource hogs. if you track power usage, you'll see the browser is constantly hitting the CPU too.
basically, at this point they're badly written operating systems. they don't use OS resource management, they re-create all of that themselves, poorly. oh and for some reason also ship with full-featured IDEs even though most users aren't developing web sites?
Sadly, this is part of my "books nobody will ever read again" collection.
When I was younger, this was my bible, as it covered everything I wanted to know: assembler, the bios, RAM, interrupts, TSR and drivers. VGA, mouse and SoundBlaster specs.
1200 pages with example sources in Pascal, C and assembler. The internet didn't exist back then, and this book became my teacher for many years.
I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but there absolutely _needs_ to be a federated version of GitHub/GitLab.
Let me host my projects' critical infrastructure (issue tracker, PRs, private repos etc) on my own servers, while also being able to interact and socialize with the rest of the open source world.
I'll keep saying this until someone builds it - I would do it myself if I had enough time on my hands right now.
Keeping up with my newly discovered love for Monday walks:
Radio Garden, Google Earth for radio streams. This is pretty neat:
History of mouse cursors:
Hackety-hack! I like gophers... Software developer with a passion for open source projects.
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