Excellent discussion of how REPL programming enables you to write code incrementally, going beyond what you can do with e.g. ipython or ghci.
a frustration with myself and my education is that I spent years trying to answer the question of why software systems struggle with basic shit like this. now I think the answer, more than anything else, is capitalism. there is not really any incentive to build systems that interoperate with your competitor, so very little resources are dedicated to that. but interoperation is crucial to building robust usable systems, so you end up building deficient stuff because the market demands it.
I made a browser extension that changes the word “billionaire” to “oligarch” and, well, it’s about as perfect as I was hoping.
The original source of this article is lost (deleted tweet), but I still want to share this: https://www.datagubbe.se/fleeting/
I didn't know Clive Sinclair.
I do know what he accomplished.
He broke the cost barrier to entry to a new world. For $99 in 1981 you could have a personal computer kit that allowed you to write code in BASIC... for $149 you could buy the finished computer. This connected to a TV, and a casette deck, and you had not just a learning platform, but one with what would become THE hacker aesthetic.
You could have a $1300 Apple, or this... frankly, looking back... i'm glad I couldn't afford the Apple... this was so much better.
1.5 million of the ZX81 were sold. I had one.
The more hackers I speak to sinceClive's passing, the more I realize how many hackers were born because of his computers. Clive's devices launched thousands of us, and changed the whole world.
I think Clive knew how important those little black boxes with the membrane keyboards were, but I don't know that he knew how big the ripples would be.
My first computer, and people like Weld Pond's too... the L0pht existed because of Sinclair's machine... hackers.town as well.
From there, the impacts are well documented...
Rest well Sir, you earned it. We'll aspire to titanic things too, and take it from here.
The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can https://tilvids.com/videos/watch/6649b364-0b00-4038-b2fa-9280152e732a
While a lot of people decided to set a header to opt-out from FLOC tracking for their users, I decided to embrace it and let people make up their own mind.
For those interested in the banner, here are the implementation details:
It's kept simple and efficient. It'll only show up, when your browser implements the API. Enjoy!
Well, this is both fascinating and terrifying: https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.07805
This is honestly like turning the crank on a meat grinder backwards and having that work so well that that cows just mosey out of it under their own power. It is astounding.
Welcome to the world wild web. I am sure every browser engine has such rules baked in somehow. In German, I would call this „Notwehr“. 😉
This whole file, wow https://github.com/WebKit/WebKit/blob/31b77296cf6d85c40313812d9f65a003cf41f440/Source/WebCore/page/Quirks.cpp
return true; https://twitter.com/jordwalke/status/1355681285717385217
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