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Wheeee a 15MB scp copy that transferred at 128.2KB/s this morning now does so at 2.2Mb/s. So much better.

TIL if you're running a virtualised FreeBSD server with a virtio NIC you really want hw.vtnet.csum_disable=1 in /boot/loader.conf

Before: 917 Kbits/sec
After: 47.1 Mbits/sec

The new estimated release frequency of podcasts in Overcast 5 is one of those delightful little features that's not essential but so nice when it's there.

Man, you know how #lisp gets called "the programmable programming language"?

Turns out you can write Lisp's backquote operator in #rust:

If "null" was C's billion-dollar mistake, then the macro system might have been its ten-billion-dollar mistake, for making everyone else avoid macros for the next 40 years.

Read this. This article pretty summarizes what I see every day. And when I criticize it, half of the audience doesn't understand my point. They are simply to young and grew up with smart phones and fast lines.

"Software disenchantment": via

Finally got around to finishing my ISO build of Arch Linux, which boots right to AttractMode front-end, and also auto-mounts another USB drive by label to read configs/roms from. Works well, makes updates easy as hell.

The hardware accelerated Alacritty terminal emulator has seen its 0.2 release. This release adds scrollback support and some impressive performance gains.

I've been testing the scrollback branch on FreeBSD and Linux for a couple of weeks now and it's been rock solid.

Linus Torvalds introspection(!) + Show more

Programming help request (OpenGL, Rust) Show more

Apple news Show more

So yes. I wrote about what browser diversity REALLY means and why only having one browser is not the wonderland of API support we dream of:

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