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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.

K&R is now free! #C #programming


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.

I just realized that CIDER lets you set function breakpoints, single-step, and see locals. This is so cool! endlessparentheses.com/cider-d

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!

#coding #adventofcode

@algernon Excellent, glad to be of assistance! I am very interested in seeing the progress of this!

@algernon How about "ommatidia" - the light receptors that make up a butterfly's eyes?

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: occasionallycogent.com/2017/12

A short recap of what I've been up to in #Kaleidoscope land lately: asylum.madhouse-project.org/bl.

Includes topics such as suspend/resume, boot protocol support in #keyboard #firmware, mouse keys and #FreeBSD. And a few other things too.

Trying to make a complicated mobile website work properly on Mobile Safari is giving me uncomfortable flashbacks to hacking around IE issues. πŸ’’

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.

@tim I'm UTC-5:00, but my timeline is always pretty quiet...I don't follow many people and I think most of them are in Europe.

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: twitter.com/quince/status/9339