@trevdev I wouldn't put much into this endorsement. Microsoft is known for creating really good conditions for the select few (which is why we have C# and TypeScript, for example). But it has absolutely nothing to do with the general attitude of the company towards open source, or any other such grand thing.
@maridonkers but why is this something to avoid? They're, like, only a couple of centimeters farther than `/`.
@musicmatze I never found typing speed was a significant factor in my performance as a programmer. I tend to think about what to type way, way longer than I do typing itself. (Hence me qualifying that as mythology.)
@gedvondur I personally use it whenever I need to edit things over ssh. Simply because it's available everywhere, and it's something I learned when I first time encountered at a Unix terminal.
Why users of #vim insist on using hjkl for moving the cursor when the dedicated arrow keys work just as well?
I'm dreading the answer is the mythology of faster typing because those arrow keys are so far away, but I refuse to accept so many people actually believe this, so there's probably a legitimate reason?
@cadadr big congratulations! This year I was able to finally start managing my mail in a way that I almost always have an empty inbox, so I can relate to the feeling :-)
@craigmaloney IRC was pretty absent from my life for the 20 or so years of my career. I used it occasionally and even tried to write an IRC client, but it faded away. Email is indispensable though.
@technomancy +1! And I mean, I'm pretty sure most people have to actually mouse-over the emojis to understand what the hell they mean. That should be a pretty good indication that it's crap.
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