In-reply-to > What it boils down to for me is this:

As a side, helpful note, you can buy the book on hardcover or paperback formats too. Amazon has it in both formats. The book might be available from other sources too, not just from Amazon—though I haven’t checked.


#46hhcuq
In-reply-to > https://dominikbraun.io/blog/the-difference-between-go-and-rust 👈 Came across this article almost by accident -- Well worth the read 👌

As poorly written as the response was, I agree. The reason I share it and found the eyele interesting was because of the aspect of the history of the two languages why they were developed and how they have different goals.


#74xsn4a
In-reply-to > Microsoft is to acquire Activision Blizzard. I understand Blizzard had/has problems of their own, but this is an absolute horrible news for gamers everywhere. Like, the worse nightmare. It will give Microsoft a monopoly status on gaming.

@fastidious Yeah this is terrible news. Why isn’t Microsoft being sued for anti-trust here? 🤔


#qfibyqq
In-reply-to > If this has an impact on ad blocking—and my quick read of it is kind of telling me it does—this has to be very worrisome to all of us. The lawsuit seeks to "dictate that the HTML language used to render a website page should be protected under copyright law—effectively making it illegal for any technology or any consumer to alter a website page appearance." Oh boy.

@homer Looks like the court case was won – HTML is safe. But yeah oh boy indeed 🤦‍♂️


#bfq7sbq
In-reply-to > Now @fastidious dug up this fucking fantastic article on the Global Positioning System. Holy shit my friends, this is the mooooooooooost awesome explanation on GPS I've ever come across. Forget about everything you're about to do today, and take some time to read and enjoy the brilliant illustrations of said article instead. It will really, really, really, really, really blow your mind. If you can't tell already, I'm totally amazed. And I'm not even half way through yet. It's sooo cool on so many levels. There's heaps of brilliant things to discover. Explore yourself and enjoy, you won't regret it, I will promise you. Now, stop looking at my trash I publish and have a read by this true genius instead! https://ciechanow.ski/gps/

@lyse is not kidding. Bartosz almost writes with an ELI5 approach. The choice of font (Lato), the choice of colours, the line height, the interactive illustrations, as @lyse points out, the site’s design, they all help conveying the message clearly, and with excellent taste to boot. But don’t stop at this article. He has more equally amazing. A heads up, JS is required. But, oh, so worth it!


#vud3cda

“I fucking cannot stand it at all that all nuclear power plants do is boil water. The history of humanity is nothing but boiling water. In the future there will be new ways to boil water and that’s it. Fuck it.” — Origin unknown, most likely some XChan somewhere.


#dfm7wnq

Now @fastidious dug up this fucking fantastic article on the Global Positioning System. Holy shit my friends, this is the mooooooooooost awesome explanation on GPS I’ve ever come across. Forget about everything you’re about to do today, and take some time to read and enjoy the brilliant illustrations of said article instead. It will really, really, really, really, really blow your mind. If you can’t tell already, I’m totally amazed. And I’m not even half way through yet. It’s sooo cool on so many levels. There’s heaps of brilliant things to discover. Explore yourself and enjoy, you won’t regret it, I will promise you. Now, stop looking at my trash I publish and have a read by this true genius instead! https://ciechanow.ski/gps/


#k2aypma
In-reply-to > @xavavu “I knit a scarf once” — that’s a feat! To someone who has zero knitting skills (me!) that’s certainly something. I would be boasting about it with anyone I meet. “Hey, nice meeting you! Just so you know, I knit a scarf once!” I would say, whilst putting my nose up a little.

@xavavu now tell us the truth. Did you ever expected to get this much attention out of a single tag line? Isn’t it amazing how simple things often catches someone attention, and then spawn a life of their own? For what is worth, your scarf lives on! And this will be my last twt relating to this scarf. Maybe.


#sjfgrhq
In-reply-to > @xavavu “I knit a scarf once” — that’s a feat! To someone who has zero knitting skills (me!) that’s certainly something. I would be boasting about it with anyone I meet. “Hey, nice meeting you! Just so you know, I knit a scarf once!” I would say, whilst putting my nose up a little.

@prologic Never took a pic. Ended up giving it to someone who lived in a colder place. Turns out I didn’t have much use for it in Southern California.


#fttkmya
In-reply-to > @lyse take a look at https://charm.sh/. I saw it a while ago in Hacker News, and yesterday it popped around here on a twt from Maya too. Look at Bubble Tea specifically.

@fastidious Hehe! ;-) Well, the result looked promising indeed, that also instantly hooked me in the beginning. However, scrolling was quite laggy I have to say. The “let me render one giant string” referes the the View() string method, that controls how the UI looks like. For my taste that’s not the way I want to build TUI applications. I prefer the, hm, not sure, what’s it really called, so let’s call it “widget based rendering” where I declare my layout by nesting the available widgets so they take care of themselves.


#iwpf5ja
In-reply-to > @eaplmx your new avatar reminds me of the Chihuahua dog from the early 1990's Taco Bell advertisements, "Yo quiero Taco Bell". Warning, a very low rendering quality YouTube video. Yet, funny and still worth seeing. 😂

So 90s! Nice memory…
If you like Marketing, look for the book ‘The end of publicity as we know it’ (2000, I think), it talks about that campaign.


#lqponsq
In-reply-to > I am somewhat tempted to rewrite jenny in Rust. 😈

Alright, this one appears to be better:

https://crates.io/crates/ureq

It’s still much heavier than I was hoping for, but I can’t spot any transitive dependencies in there which are complete nonsense.

The sad truth is, HTTP is heavy. All this stuff has to be implemented somehow, if you want to be compliant. And TLS has to be implemented as well. 😮‍💨


#tx7k5cq
In-reply-to > https://dominikbraun.io/blog/the-difference-between-go-and-rust 👈 Came across this article almost by accident -- Well worth the read 👌

@lyse I completely agree. The “response” came across as something someone wanted to quickly write to post it somewhere for those 15 minutes of fame. The substance is on the original article.


#ewejdla
In-reply-to > https://dominikbraun.io/blog/the-difference-between-go-and-rust 👈 Came across this article almost by accident -- Well worth the read 👌

@prologic @movq The original article is heaps better than the response I have to say. Very interesting and I agree. Some things in Go are just half-assed.

The dependency hell is one major pain which got me again today. I wanted to find out why or how a certain dependency got pulled in, so I parsed the go mod graph output and filtered for just that dependency branch in question. Turns out, that there are many branches and all but one don’t even track back to the main software itself. What the hell? Where are the other dependencies (sometimes only differing in version) coming from? It doesn’t make any sense to me at all. They look like they got pulled out of thin air. Need to research further tomorrow.


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In-reply-to > I’ll have a nice bowl of salad now and go watch another episode of Forbrydelsen 👌 📺

@movq interesting, never—until now—heard of it, but that’s not unusual. I checked and it came to the US last year, under the name “The Killing” and it is on Amazon Prime, to which I happen to subscribe. Adding it to my list, thanks!


#bffotla
In-reply-to > Microsoft is to acquire Activision Blizzard. I understand Blizzard had/has problems of their own, but this is an absolute horrible news for gamers everywhere. Like, the worse nightmare. It will give Microsoft a monopoly status on gaming.

@fastidious 😩 I’m not into gaming anymore, but don’t they already have enough power … Yeah, yeah, I know the answer to that question.


#6x5555a
In-reply-to > Microsoft is to acquire Activision Blizzard. I understand Blizzard had/has problems of their own, but this is an absolute horrible news for gamers everywhere. Like, the worse nightmare. It will give Microsoft a monopoly status on gaming.

It has the potential to impact negatively console players, that is PlayStation users. Since Microsoft has its own console, I am foreseeing current Blizzard games on PS will become ‘second class citizens’, and may eventually disappear. As someone who has played Blizzard games for 21 years, this is the end of an era.


#ukmr34q
In-reply-to > "Fun" day at work today. It seems a recent critical update to Microsoft Windows servers (physical and virtual) is causing a few of our AD controllers to be on a boot loop. That, of course, is affecting many other services. Yup, one of those Mondays. Oh, wait, it is Tuesday already!

@eaplmx well, the consolation for me is this (and I might sound a bit selfish next): I don’t manage Microsoft Windows servers, someone else’s does. So, though impacted, it is not directly my problem. LOL. Also, Friday is one day closer already. Yeehaw!


#wdv6lua

Starting my day over here… Meetings with old acquaintances, classes, working on Image processing and going with my wife to the supermarket if you wonder.
Seems like a fun day #letsSee


#okr2wsq
In-reply-to > "Fun" day at work today. It seems a recent critical update to Microsoft Windows servers (physical and virtual) is causing a few of our AD controllers to be on a boot loop. That, of course, is affecting many other services. Yup, one of those Mondays. Oh, wait, it is Tuesday already!

@fastidious good luck!… Usually Mondays for me are the rollercoaster of everything not done by the weekend and pushing people to work again, so…


#4z73cxa

If this has an impact on ad blocking—and my quick read of it is kind of telling me it does—this has to be very worrisome to all of us. The lawsuit seeks to “dictate that the HTML language used to render a website page should be protected under copyright law—effectively making it illegal for any technology or any consumer to alter a website page appearance.” Oh boy.


#zlwz76a
In-reply-to > "Fun" day at work today. It seems a recent critical update to Microsoft Windows servers (physical and virtual) is causing a few of our AD controllers to be on a boot loop. That, of course, is affecting many other services. Yup, one of those Mondays. Oh, wait, it is Tuesday already!

@fastidious xD Mientras yo


#yhhufvq

“Fun” day at work today. It seems a recent critical update to Microsoft Windows servers (physical and virtual) is causing a few of our AD controllers to be on a boot loop. That, of course, is affecting many other services. Yup, one of those Mondays. Oh, wait, it is Tuesday already!


#7iu46aq
In-reply-to > one of the difficulties of digital goods is the perceived value. Why is so simple to spend 2 USD (or equivalent) on a coffee and so hard to do it on a book/game/app? Our minds play tricks when we can't touch something. (For instance, in the current debate with the NFT nobody understands anything).

and what I’m explaining is that giving you a product protecting the interests of the consumer ‘might’ go against the interests of the producer (that usually is money)


#g2pchkq
In-reply-to > one of the difficulties of digital goods is the perceived value. Why is so simple to spend 2 USD (or equivalent) on a coffee and so hard to do it on a book/game/app? Our minds play tricks when we can't touch something. (For instance, in the current debate with the NFT nobody understands anything).

@fastidious I know, they (author/publisher) are not interested in giving a “non-privacy eroding garbage” in exchange for @prologic ’s money

In some other regions, money is an issue. I don’t see it here.


#76l4zsa
In-reply-to > one of the difficulties of digital goods is the perceived value. Why is so simple to spend 2 USD (or equivalent) on a coffee and so hard to do it on a book/game/app? Our minds play tricks when we can't touch something. (For instance, in the current debate with the NFT nobody understands anything).

@eaplmx it is not the money @prologic is concerned about, it is the fact that to get a book with DRM you need to use a service provided by a company, which he considers “privacy eroding garbage”. He doesn’t have a problem spending money. He wants to spend it; he just wants a PDF for his money. That, sadly, isn’t an option.


#k4uppdq
In-reply-to > The thing that always gets me though is the "excuse" and the "few spoil it for the many". I don't actually agree with you that many many many many many would give the thing they themselves worked hard to save up money for to purchase away to any random tom dick and/or harry. Why would I?

@thecanine I understand, but I do not go online looking for pirated books (nor software), and I doubt @prologic would doubting whether or not this that you described happened. Your twt re-affirmed my previous reply.


#tshhmdq