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IT snark 

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aphorism 

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pretentious speech 

pretentious speech 

It is quite funny that many people I know can't make a google or a telegram account because their phone numbers used to belong to someone else. Whoever came up with using phones for any kind of verification is either an evil marketing overlord or just a dumb asshole.

It seems there's a lot of interest in continuing work on Guile Emacs, since it keeps coming up on Reddit and Hacker News and everyone is lamenting the fact that there are too few Scheme hackers and they don't seem to be interested in the project. (Someone even offered to fund it.)

Right now I'm seriously considering starting a revival project. Is anyone here interested in such a venture?


@guile @emacs @scheme

If you want the Linux-circa-2004 experience back, just try Linux on ARM!

* everything compiles slowly
* distro-hopping to find better hardware support
* oops, you need proprietary drivers for that
* forum posts hold the authoritative documentation *and* code for your distro

:D

A law of software quality 

@amiloradovsky Yeah. I worked at a major company that converted its desktop client from native, cross-platform C++, to web (using CEF.) Development did not speed up, even though they could hire a lot of web developers, and grow the team to ~10 times the size. The performance of the new client was and is abysmal. @charlag @estoricru

management, duh 

management, duh 

esoteric, IT 

Let's make a video of my project and share it with the world! How hard could it be?

*Your 10+ year old laptop can't record your project at reasonable frame rate.* Alright, I have full control of the rendering, I'll integrate a video encoder into my project and encode the frames directly. Let's try libtheora, how hard could it be?

*Theora uses a different color space, and conversion rules are specified from it to RGB not the other way around, so you need to solve a set of linear equations*
I learnt how to solve a set of linear equations at school, it was a lot of fun, but alas I vowed to never do homework again. Also solving them and then hard-coding my solution would make it difficult to verify against the original specification, therefore I'll essentially duplicate the specification in code, and then write a program that would solve the equations at compile time and embed the solutions wherever the conversion is necessary.

Why is everything so hard? -_-

*Can't you just use your ~5 year old desktop instead?*
... NO!

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