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In my spare time, I’m studying #wingchun kung-fu, I'm learning to play #drums, #guitar, and #piano, I'm learning to speak #French, I run several miles each week, and I watch lots of #classicfilms (#filmnoir and #scifi). I like listening to #jazz and drony #ambient music.
Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers
What is omitted : ALL Google searches are *already* linked to strong identifiers (accounts and/or phone numbers). This time it is just impossible to pretend it won't be used for massive social control, intimidation and repression.
This is what #Google is about though, as its core business model is mass-surveillance.
At some point in the last few years, we have:
) Viewed you through a scrying pool and/or mirror
) Crafted a double of you from blood and willpower and used it to manipulate your moods and actions and/or
) Sunk into a dark liquid pool, then rose again to the surface but the surface was your eyes, through which we saw all you saw, thought as you thought, as intimate as breath.
Due to new legislation, now we have to ask:
Can we keep doing all that?
I literally want to choke out my iOS dev coworkers on a regular basis. They refer to the ‘X’ in every Apple product as ‘X’ and not “10”.
iOS 12 is our most iOS 12 ever.
The petulant reactions from some of the Linux/open-source community over what Linus Torvalds himself said about his own dickish behaviour and that of the community writ large isn't surprising at all.
I expected It to happen. It serves as a reminder that no matter what you do and no matter what *they* tell you, they're unwilling to change and unreasonable to boot.
God damn I've really had enough of this handwringing over Linux finally adopting a CoC. Unfollowed a couple people who post otherwise interesting stuff over it.
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Man, it takes next to nothing to flip me from feeling really great at what I do, to feeling like a complete sham at the moment.
If you work with remote colleagues: check up on them semi-regularly.
It's easy to fall into a pattern of feeling that your work isn't helping anyone, or providing value.
#3 Atari 800 (1979)
An extremely pleasingly friendly yet futuristic design. Those yellow keys!
@thomasfuchs No list of computer aesthetics would be complete without the Pixar Image Computer.
Getting excited for this week's episode... we get to talk about The Thin Man!
Also, the number of gifs of William Powell and Myrna Loy kissing in this movie is much higher than I would have thought and I've seen the movie.
Before Linus, there was Dijkstra. The norm of equating technically proficiency with hostile arrogance has been part of CS since the start. Sad thing is, there are devs out there who feel, deep down, that you lose technical merit when you go soft. It’s such an unhealthy mindset.
Programming is frustrating, but it is for all of us. Why add onto that frustration by berating your colleagues?
So thoughts on today:
Whether or not Linus follows through with his reflection and finds a way to improve himself and make up for three decades of being hostile and regressive, I’m excited about the ripple effect of these things on the broader open source community.
👏 to this. My wife, mother, and mother in law are all primary school teachers. And I can tell you: the “school teachers have it easy because they finish work at 3 and get 12 weeks holiday a year” line is so utterly ignorant, it’s laughable.
In light of Dave Sharma’s comments about teachers working 3/4 of a full time job, it seems timely to share these calculations I did about my workload in 2014. #auspol https://lindamciver.wordpre…
Linux (!) just joined Apple, Microsoft, and Google in adopting the code of conduct I created, Contributor Covenant.
I love that the default Emacs scratch buffer text got into Mario Golf (GBC) somehow. I wonder if this was a mis-copy-and-paste from a developer, or if it was another case of a compiler taking random memory contents and using them for padding in the ROM...
Senior software developer. Used to be really smart.
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