Concerns of young protesters are justified
The world's youth have begun to persistently demonstrate for the protection of the climate and other foundations of human well-being.
Very long list of signatories (pdf):
Lightweight Static Guarantees http://okmij.org/ftp/Computation/lightweight-static-guarantees.html
At some point I'll have to ask for my money back...
Researchers discover new security flaw in all modern Intel processors:
X : Do you have any thoughts on climate change.
Me : La La La
X : You don't agree with it?
Me : Quite the opposite. I worked in the industry in the 1990s when we had a chance.
X : What should we do?
Me : Apologise to your kids. Beg forgiveness from grandkids.
X : Is that it?
Do you earn more than 32,400USD a year?
If you do, you are the 1%. In my latest article, I give examples of ballpark ecological accounting to determine how you can offset your negative impacts on the world: carbon emissions, animal cruelty, water scarcity, waste management, and loss of biodiversity.
We can change things.
#2180 "Spreadsheets" Show more
My brother once asked me if there was a function to produce a calendar grid from a list of dates in Google Sheets. I replied with a single-cell formula that took in a list of dates and outputted a calendar. It used SEQUENCE(), REGEXMATCH(), and a double-nested ARRAYFORMULA(), and it locked up the browser for 15 seconds every time it ran. I think he learned a lot about asking me things.
Random link from the archives: https://medium.com/p/the-ubi-already-exists-for-the-1-d3a49fad0580 originally posted Thu Sep 6 07:19:36 EDT 2018
Wrote a blog post about my experience with software at work: https://geemili.xyz/blog/software-experience/
@drwho I see http as a fundamentally pull protocol, not a push one. If I'm visiting a website in a client that doesn't support images, I'm not blocking images, I'm simply not requesting them, same with all the tracking garbage. It's a misnomer to call it "blocking", I'm just not asking for them. To pretend that that's some kind of hackery and breaking the website, is disingenuous at best, as there's nothing in the way that the web works that requires websites to be packaged in a certain way.
The single biggest factor preventing FOSS from having broader social impact is not any technical issue, it's the social and humanities labor needed to make software comprehensible to non-technical people, to explain its value clearly, and to seek out the unfilled gaps where it could be more useful to more people. Esoteric software that is highly useful to only a few people can still contribute to that mission, but it does so indirectly.