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Hi there!

I've been on the fediverse since 2018, but recently moved into, so I guess it's time for a new !

I'm a developer from , the . I love , , @reproducible_builds, maintain a @notion and help organize @mch2021. I'm part of @hack42 and work on for Lightbend.

Looking forward to meeting all you creative people! Feel free to get in touch, both public and private.

I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for LaTeX formatting.

I recently found out about 'textext', an plugin to embed rendered snippets in your document:

Packaged it for :

PLDI is a conference where Very Serious Academics discuss the cutting edge of programming language design and implementation.

They have a theme song.

And it is SO GOOD on every level.

(yes, this was sparked by the BaseCamp thing - but I haven't followed that closely, so there is probably more to that story. I just picked out this one aspect that I've seen pretty often before and find fascinating)

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It fascinates me how, for many people, the word 'politics' seems to mean "opinions I don't agree with".

I actually don't know of a satisfying definition either - the dictionary one doesn't really seem to cut it.

When people call to "keep politics out of X" (which seems to happen somewhat regularly, and not just in tech circles), I kinda understand the sentiment - but all to often it is accompanied by the opinion of the author on the topic. Some seem to honestly not see the contradiction.

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The funny thing is that we were looking at bottles for bottling out future mead/beer and turns out that it's cheaper to buy a beer with a good looking glass bottle at the grocery store, drink the beer and keep the bottle than to buy an empty bottle. So that's what we'll do! Reduce, reuse, recycle I guess.

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I’m trying to find the computer with the hugest uptime. So far the Voyager space probes are the best I can find (44 years) but I bet there’s some mainframe out there that has been chugging-along since before 1977.

Today, I described someone's reaction online as 'emotional', meaning that in a positive way ('from-the-heart', genuine, engaged).

Later I realized that this person may be a woman, and women commonly get called 'emotional' in a negative way (unreliable, irrational). So, this might have been painful, even if not intended.


(this person might not even have read my post, but still... anyway, updating it)

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progress # Want to see how far along that cp is? Just run progress and it will show you the progress of a running GNU coreutils program on Linux. Check man page for more possibilities.

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'Jail' and 'Prison' are synonyms. But 'Jailer' and 'Prisoner' are antonyms.

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I wonder how much classified machine intelligence went into creating the IARPA logo because seriously that's one impressive logo

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Crypto miners are killing free CI. CI providers like GitLab, TravisCI, and Shippable are all worsening or shutting down their free tiers due to cryptocurrency mining attacks.

When you report a bug in a compiler and the language designer fixes it within days

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"Tegendraads", the temporary exhibition with Corrie de Boer and Semna van Ooy, lasts until June 12th, 2021.

(Not a #Dutch speaker? Make sure to enable the English subtitles for the video)

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FLOSS accessibility (-) 

When I first got into FLOSS, over two decades ago, getting into programming and becoming a contributor was hard.

While much has changed, and some things have become easier, unfortunately some things have not and are still hard.

The naive solutions to that problem (which typically come down to "People Should Just Do As I Say") are just that, naive.

I'm not sure what direction the solution lies. I'm sure we should not stop trying, though.

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FLOSS accessibility (-) 

One of the great potential advantages of is that it can support special interest groups, such as the people needing particular features: when a proprietary vendor decides this group is not worth investing in, you are out of luck. With FLOSS, ideally, all it takes is one contributor who cares to implement those features.

It's sad we don't seem to live up to that promise - yet?

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Greetings, everyone! 🌱
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We'd love to get in contact with anyone interested in open source, commons, seeds, organic agriculture and agrobiodiversity. See you soon! 🥦

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.