@maxdeviant Yeah, those are all partially centralized. Fully decentralized is usually so inefficient it ends up becoming a sticking point (see: bitcoin)
But I like the model of "friends are all on a server somewhere, and servers can communicate in some way if they want". No one company or government or whatever is in control, but it's not massively inefficient, either.
Today I learned something new about my automatic movement mechanical watch.
I didn't wear it much yesterday cause I was out doing yardwork. When I woke up this morning it had completely stopped.
I meant to wind it, but I got caught up in things and forgot.
I just glanced down at my wrist and noticed it was working again!
So TIL my watch can restart itself from a complete stop completely from wrist motion 😄
Finished another post, an argument against using 'dumb' config formats (e.g. YAML/JSON) and for using real programming languages instead. This realization has relieved me from lots of frustration!
Also lots of related links about configuration languages!
This weekend has been... interesting.
Read all about it in the latest issue of Errata Exist: https://buttondown.email/maxdeviant/archive/windows-woes/
Start all of your commands with a comma (2009)
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You know I'm very pushy when it comes to journaling, but it's something that if you have not yet tried might really help you when you feel like you've lost your focus or creative spirit.
Understanding your own cycles of stamina might help you plan better, and might offer some comfort, by reminding you that it eventually comes back.
This morning I watched a talk on type-driven development with Idris and now I'm building Idris from source
I recently had an interaction with a coworker who didn’t understand polymorphism, so I wrote this primer on polymorphism in response:
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