Today I used xxd, which I never knew existed. I wonder how many command line utilities must exist that I don't know about and will probably never use.

Scala project goals:

Make something as straightforward and easy to use as this.

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Starting porting my time tracker over to Scala this weekend. Time for the third iteration.

I wish there was a way to visualize runtime flows. Be able to watch a request hit an api and see exactly where it goes, what the values are at certain points etc. Something like runtime debugging visualization. Does this exist and I just don't know about it?

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Deleting code is one of the most satisfying things in software development.

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“‎When all think alike, then no one is thinking.”

― Walter Lippmann

Working on a new feature in Metals where you can auto implement all the abstract methods in concrete class at one time.

This has led to innumerable errors, vulnerabilities, and system crashes, which have probably caused a billion dollars of pain and damage in the last forty years.

-- Tony Hoare

I call it my billion-dollar mistake. It was the invention of the null reference in 1965. At that time, I was designing the first comprehensive type system for references in an object oriented language (ALGOL W). My goal was to ensure that all use of references should be absolutely safe, with checking performed automatically by the compiler. But I couldn't resist the temptation to put in a null reference, simply because it was so easy to implement... pt1

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Cellular automata architecture (from a paper by Christopher Langton)

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If you mute or block someone, is there really no way to not see their posts when others you follow boost their posts?

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