Ha! What a brilliant idea: if propogating dangerously stupid shit would cost people this kind of money, I bet fake news wouldn't be nearly as big a problem by now. We should do more of that.
My over-confident 7 y.o. after her first official 1 mile #run, barely catching a breath: "I didn't know 1 mile was THAT LONG!" :-)
ranting about single page applications
While I understand that in theory, a single page application done right enhances user experience:
- almost nobody does it right because it is way, way harder to write a SPA than a "traditional" web app
- almost every list of justifications I see for SPAs focuses more on benefits to DEVELOPERS rather than benefits to USERS
- SPAs seem to be optimizing for streamlining sites that are full of adtech
Eliud Kipchoge broke the 2 hours barrier for a #marathon distance: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/10/kipchoges-sub-two-hour-marathon-how-legitimate-it/599974/
This is a very clear and important proof of the fact that it's actually *impossible*. It shows that on a special course, in the ideal weather, with laser-pointed pace, on-demand nutrition and a whole team of wind-breaking runners in front of him, *only* Kipchoge, the greatest runner of all time, could beat the time by 20 seconds!
Sometimes I think typing support in #Python is harmless, but every once in a while I see these examples of trying to fit a square peg in a round hole and I want to scream: https://docs.python.org/3/library/typing.html#typing.overload
I hate seeing my favorite beautiful language being turned into a hacky enterprisey monstrosity for the sake of completely misapplied perception of "safety" :-(
Apparently I have to have a good reason to use #rust and learning isn't enough 🙃
Every now and again I find myself re-educating about the inner workings of #Python dictionaries. To this day, I find the best explanation (for me at least) is the huge descriptive comment in the actual source at https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/master/Objects/dictobject.c (along with references to mail archives and nearby .txt files)
absolutely blown away reading a news article about how Pacific Gas & Electric was found negligent and using funds for extreme profits since back in the 80s up to as recent as the Camp Fires. That's almost 30 years of profiteering at the expense of human lives, environmental safety and major infrastructure risk. This is just stuff that is KNOWN.
No one has gone to jail or is being held accountable for this. Crimes of this scale aren't illegal if you are a company.
If #Pinafore were available as a mobile app (iOS or Android), would you use it?
The Antique Toaster that's Better than Yours https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OfxlSG6q5Y
Honey from Russia. https://www.flickr.com/photos/isagalaev/48849073271/
There's a sprawling honey culture in Russia. Moscow hosts an annual Honey Fair, where you can buy all kinds of honey and its derivative products. Different flavors of honey are not infused but come from different plants local to beehives.
From left to right: Fagopyrum (гречиха), Archangelica (дягиль), Tatar maple (черноклён), Cilantro (кориандр), Acacia (акация).
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