"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
I've written my one blog post for the year! It's a thought experiment: could people run their own email/blog server off their home internet connection? (Answer: probably not worth it.) http://joshsharp.com.au/blog/thought-experiment-home-email-server.html
I gave Phoenix (the Elixir framework) another go today. I don't know much Elixir, and I tried to keep an open mind, because different to how I'm used to is not necessarily bad. But I gave up again. I just wanted to set some fields on my models to be not nullable. Eventually I found someone mention the syntax for it in an issue about something else, so I was able to do it, but I never found it in the docs. Guess I've been spoiled by Django's docs.
The Left Hand of Darkness
le guin fills this icy planet with life and myth and familiar human spirits and specters, those of ambition and authority, compassion and faith, patience and prejudice. she’s so good at worldbuilding!
it’s striking how many of her settings are anarchic in nature: driven by custom more than law, possessed of loose and interlocking authorities. she infuses the world with nuance, granting even Winter’s desolation a mystic vibrancy.
No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.
Code witch in Melbourne, AU. Half of Hello Code. Talking about code and the overthrow of capitalism, patriarchy, borders, and other bad ideas.
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