The past couple of days I spent quite some time to install a pandoc filter on #Ubuntu 20.04. The filter is not packaged and must be compiled. Problem is: packaged software available for Ubuntu is old, e.g. haskell-stack is from 2018, whereas pandoc itself is from 2019.
I bump into issues like this every now and then. It is great to have all that software packaged for you, but in most cases it is rather old.
 Segmentation fault. Core dumped.
 R is dying a slow death, but we already knew that. So is Ruby. Good
 Successful both as a simple systems language and the go-to for data science, Python will soon become the most used language in the world.
 New SlashData survey is out, personal takeaways and wild predictions in this thread.
Watched this documentary series the past few weeks. Almost fourty years old but still very relevant, it is now an historical document in itself. Highly recommended.
Delete Chrome. Now.
Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.
They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.
If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.
Things are not as bad as portrayed here, but these concerns certainly resonate. #rust
Amazing something like this published by @Microsoft@twitter.com.
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