Patreon is starting to look like that thing where a startup 'fires' customers they don't consider profitable enough but end up setting their business on fire because it is run by privileged rich kids with barely enough theory of mind to consider other people human.
This really is a great book, anyone who does any sort of programming should read it. It's not very long but really gives you an understanding of the fundamentals of C.
Just using better examples in programming texts can be radical:
Let me introduce you to the hack of the century
I just realized that CIDER lets you set function breakpoints, single-step, and see locals. This is so cool! http://endlessparentheses.com/cider-debug-a-visual-interactive-debugger-for-clojure.html
PSA for people who #code:
Looking stuff up does NOT make you bad at coding.
"Not having to look up stuff" is NOT the benchmark for a good coder, especially as coders have to look up stuff ALL THE TIME!
And I don't mean highly advanced stuff, but stuff like "How does division work again?" or "What's that function called?" or my personal favorite "How to I nest for loops in list comprehensions?".
It's ok if you have to look up stuff!
I finally figured out the Elixir deployment issues I've spent the last two weeks on-and-off trying to fix. This is my tale: http://occasionallycogent.com/2017/12/02/elixir_deployment_woes.html
A short recap of what I've been up to in #Kaleidoscope land lately: https://asylum.madhouse-project.org/blog/2017/12/02/kaleidoscope-progress-report/.
Trying to make a complicated mobile website work properly on Mobile Safari is giving me uncomfortable flashbacks to hacking around IE issues. 💢
Love that special kind of lazy where you start writing an issue then decide it'll be easier to just write the feature and submit a PR than write out a full explanation in the issue.
2018 Resolution: instead of habitually opening Hacker News or Lobste.rs to see what’s new, explore Gopherholes, tilde.* sites, neocites, and other interesting nooks of the web. Bonus: share good finds on the fediverse.
If you need another reason to abandon the bird site, here's a good one: it will happily allow you to butt-dial a $500 spend (without sending a push notification or at least an e-mail), and then will refuse to cancel the campaign when you contact their support (who are hostile and unhelpful to boot).
Thread here: https://twitter.com/quince/status/933967759175696384
Awesome indie font designer Fabrizio Schiavi is having a sale on his fonts, 40% off! https://www.fsd.it
PragmataPro is an excellent investment if you spend all day staring at code & if having nice emoji in Emacs is as important to you as it is to me, FSD Emoji is a great grab too.
I miss highland games
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Deadlifts in the home gym. I’m following a Hepburn method progression, so today was 540lb for two sets of two, six sets of three (next time will be one set of two, 7x3) then 430lb 3x8.
Good thing about deadlifts in a home gym - forces me to control the descent if I don’t want to annoy the downstairs neighbours!
I think my pec tendon issue is actually my bicep tendon pulling my shoulder labrum. I just want to have a bench press that's proportional to my squat & deadlift, why must I suffer so.