What every software engineer should know about search https://scribe.rip/p/what-every-software-engineer-should-know-about-search-27d1df99f80d
If the only execution environment a user is offered is a single managed one, then the two processes of:
2. "compiler development"
MUST be able to take place WITHIN this single managed environment - not outside it - if the user is to have any kind of freedom to modify and trust their personal computational environment.
I keep repeating this because it seems both necessarily true, and yet so often forgotten by developers who have special dev rights.
I would love for us to have some kind of universal "trusted persistent storage" where you could store very simple object-type structures where each object is guaranteed to meet some contract/type/criteria/function. Preferably in as simple and general a way as possible.
Filesystems don't get us this. Databases sort of do but they're chunky and very hard to update the schema. "Object databases" tried to do this but failed - I think embedded too much code.
@vriska There's a time and place for them, videos can get across the sort of implicit knowledge that would get lost in a write-up or outright not make it in (it's *obvious* how to do Y, so I'll just focus on X_Z)
Several-minute tutorials on singular tasks that end up being "How to click a button" can absolutely get fucked though
But why am I surprised? It’s not like the pirates didn’t first invite me to speak at the European Parliament and then, when they learned what I was going to say, tried to censor me.
(Hint: they failed and the result is below.)
Being a pirate in 2021: waaah, we can’t get Disney+ in our country!
How the mighty have fallen.
Holy shit. OpenInsulin successfully formulated a non-proprietary version of insulin and they are ready to scale production! 👀
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Romain Frequency aka Electrosexual uploaded this gem:
"For fans of the film, Decoder, here is a shared cinematic universe of Derek Jarman’s 1983 Super-8mm collaborative short, Pirate Tape. Re-coded at the corrected speed, it stars William S. Burroughs & FM Einheit with sound by Psychic TV, who at that time featured: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Peter Christopherson (Sleazy of COIL), Geoffrey Nigel Laurence Rushton (Jhonn Balance of COIL), Alex Fergusson (of Alternative TV), John Gosling (of Zos Kia), and Paula P-Orridge."
hey have you heard that the IPCC released a new report of critical importance on August 9, 2021, and you wanted to read it but it's a bunch of fucking PDF files and that's not working out for you?
WELL COOL cause i extracted all the text for you and put it in per-chapter HTML files and I also dug up the actual long descriptions of the future scenarios they use throughout the report without explaining them for SOME REASON???
anyway here you go
i say a limited capacity because the way it works on the typewriter is there's a separate key for the "word extension" glyph. it works but its not terribly interesting. the same is true of Unicode, where there's a code point (U+0640 ARABIC TATWEEL) which plays the same role.
compare that to the jaw dropping beauty of Ottoman maps that use the elasticity of the script to make labels of things cover and follow the thing they label. digital text rendering cant really do this...
Collapse informatics is software engineering taking advantage of today's abundance in computing power to prepare for a future in which current infrastructures have collapsed.
IT generalist, dabbling A/V artist and programmer by trade.
Mostly into Human/Computer Interaction, systems and the "mind".
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