this is my first #introductions
my name is igor, and this is my (mostly) technical musings (rant) account.
i speak several human languages, and some more computer languages.
i'm self-employed, and currently on "vacation".
as a public speaker, i mostly talk about "soft" stuff these days. here's a talk about how i moved from ops to dev: https://blag.esotericsystems.at/articles/ops2dev/
i'm queer and enby, but ~most of that can be found on @meena
i want computers to be as magical as their promises
Nier: Automata US $59.99 (€48,91)
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As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and ｃｏｎｓｕｍｅ it, for this is my ｃｏｎｔｅｎｔ."
😲 my favourite hostel is booked out 😿😿😿
ｈｅｌｌｏ ｆｒｉｅｎｄｓ，ｉ ｉｎｓｔａｌｌｅｄ ａ ｎｅｗ ｋｅｙｂｏａｒｄ
i just love looking at those websites with impeccable fonts. tiny, and thin, and lightest grey on white
i love looking at them, even though i can't possibly read them.
a mistake many programmers make is to confuse a general-purpose programming language with a universal tool, or even a universal truth.
a general-purpose programming language is just a DSL. Its Domain, that of Software Development.
we have to understand the domain, or trust experts, to truly create useful software. failing that, i hope the domain experts do our job instead. it would be better for everyone.
i'm imagining that in a few years from now, servo (or it's successor) will serve as an alternative to electron, and so half of our native apps will be electron, and the other half servo
DOUBLE THE MEMORY … gone…
i know i'm slightly biased because i've been working for 12~ years in ops, but i still think infrastructure is more important than
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Adversarial Audio samples (from a paper that shows you can hear one thing, but a machine a very different, hidden message)
it's spooky and fascinating, http://nicholas.carlini.com/code/audio_adversarial_examples/ #infosec
Wishful thinking re: tech regulation Show more
It would be great if there were some law prohibiting tech companies from certain forms of "locking users in" to their products
Like, if you sell an app that uses a proprietary file format, you are compelled by law to disclose the schema for parsing it
Or if you run some kind of social media, you're required by law to provide a means of exporting your entire social media graph (connexions, posts, etc) that can be readable by other software
pkill -STOP pulseaudio
# => cpu usage halved
…still waiting for my ubuntu kernel upgrade…
the scarcest resource in startups are vowels and ethical responsibility
a recruiter once advertised a company to me as using "the Netflix stack"
i wonder if "Our view is that brilliant people are also capable of decent human interactions, and we insist upon that." is part of that…
finally getting around to reading "Brilliant Jerks in Engineering" - http://www.brendangregg.com/blog/2017-11-13/brilliant-jerks.html and bob sounds am awful lot like jake