is dependent on their cloud service. It's really stupid their app can't control the roomba locally over wi-fi or Bluetooth, and sends commands via someone else's computer in North Virginia.

It's entirely my fault. I've looked at the specs: more inches diagonally than the old one. Higher res than the old one. Clearly superior! What could go wrong?

I should have looked at the physical screen height.

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I've made a mistake of buying an ultrawide monitor. It turns out to be a buzzword for half-height monitors. Seriously, it doesn't feel wide. It feels cramped vertically.

I've adopted a cat! Now I have an offline source of cat photos :)

Slowness of file system on Windows is astounding. I have an SSD that can do gigabytes of I/O per second, even in small blocks. And yet, moving a directory of small files in Windows can slow down to kilobytes per second.

And I don't even have an antivirus, specifically because they make this terrible situation even worse.

No, Ogg is the container. The codec is called Vorbis' Monster, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Vorbis' Monster.

Excellent article. Shows how to design an async trait in , given its limitations around generics and lifetimes:

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A someone who grew up with 8-bit computers, the capability of microcontrollers that can be purchased for literally just a few dollars blows me away when I think about it.

My mini review of as someone who doesn't like to micromanage computers:

+ It has installed on my NVMe + NVidia PC, unlike most other distros
- PackageManager UI is weird with it's "Apply transaction" thing, but works.
+ Nice that CLI auto-installs missing things
- NetworkManager eats 100% CPU all the time
- It goes to sleep even though I set all power-saving to off?
- I don't see an easy way (not "edit obscure config files") way to remap Caps Lock to Ctrl (must-have for ex-macOS user)

If you post "You can't eat a soup with a fork" in a forum:

> Of course you can! Easy. Just freeze it. If you don't know basics of refrigeration, nobody can help you.


> Soups don't exist. It's an imaginary problem made-up by spoon fanboys.

A million compilations done so far.

`rg '#\[stable'` of rustc source code finds all feature flags names ever used, with Rust versions when they became stable, which helped identify exact MSRV with fewer compile failures.

I've also used -Z no-index-update option to reduce network usage (enabled on stable with the forbidden env var that shall not be named).

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I'm trying to compile every version of every crate with every rustc version. Just a few million compilations to do.

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"when i was a kid id write capital E’s with as many of those little horizontal lines as possible and id call them ladder E’s and adults fucking hated them"

I really strongly recommend investing in a microphone. You'll automatically sound more professional than everyone else with their tinny laptop mic.

Good lighting helps more than a better webcam. You don't need professional studio lights or overpriced ring lights. Just 2-3 well-placed lamps (watch tutorials!) will make a huge difference.

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For work having a good-quality microphone and camera is equivalent of dressing nicely to work.

If you wouldn't wear torn rags to the office, you shouldn't use a webcam that makes you look like you live under a bridge.

For every App Store app that brings more than $1mil/year in revenue, 's cut is enough to hire a dedicated person to spend their full time watching that one app for scammy behavior.

And yet, there are multi-million-dollar scams in the . Evidently nobody at Apple checked the reviews or the scammy subscription offer. The richest company in the world just didn't care to do it.

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