I would personally like to apologize for the antispam movement of the late 90s and early 00s. We did more harm than good. Nothing we did reduced the amount of spam significantly, and we created the centralization of email, where not only does your personal email belong to a monopolist, but to have an email newsletter, you must hire another monopolist to send it.
Happy New Year Mastodon! I wrote about the books I read this year: http://occasionallycogent.com/2018/01/01/books_of_2017.html
Yay, hit 112 WPM on my Keyboardio Model 01 yesterday (using 10fastfingers.com). Finally past my old best-ever on my normal keyboard (108 wpm). It is amazing how much the Model 01 helps typing...feels like it’s guiding your fingers to the right places & molds to your hands.
Ugh. Vice. Libertarians. Bleh.
"Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain" https://hackernoon.com/ten-years-in-nobody-has-come-up-with-a-use-case-for-blockchain-ee98c180100
Our twins are four months old today, and holidays are approaching, and I thought it would be a good idea to give a little something to someone who could use it. This coming Sunday, I'll buy the "Be a Coder" bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/books/be-a-coder-books) to someone who needs, and wants it.
If you'd like to have it, or know someone who would, and you (or them) can't buy it, contact me. Either via DM, or e-mail at email@example.com.
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I ran in to a very annoying problem with passing Transit data from Clojure to things written in other languages -- turns out Transit has a caching feature that is kind of a pain to disable http://occasionallycogent.com/2017/12/21/clojure_transit_hacks.html
So looking forward to see these in the wild. More #Kaleidoscope powered keyboards <3!
"""While i usually don't like diverting from upstream defaults, something
that automagically loads unwanted add-ons isn't right, so i'm making an
Woof, that stupid promo extension was a bad decision from Mozilla...I disabled Studies and opted out of analytics. They are going to have to do a *lot* to earn the trust they had back.
I think the challenge is taking people used to centralized models, used to dystopia, used to outrage and revolt and irony, and placing them in something almost revoltingly sincere. It’s so difficult. They get used to the only fleeting release from despair being attention.
Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce that I have founded a VR game studio, in collaboration with luminous beings who appear above my bed at night. For the forseeable future I'm going to be working on making ~~something incredible~~ for VR fulltime.
I hope that I am able to show you something incredible.
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