Be it food, housing, or the Web — you better don't know how it's made:
- knowing how the food is prepared, I don't want to eat it
- knowing how the houses are constructed, I don't want to stay in there
- knowing how the Web is written, I don't want to use it; at all
But I likely still will… — It is just one huge UGH. Fuck!
"As long as support is not widespread, most web developers avoid using #XHTML that is not #HTML-compatible, so advantages of #XML such as namespaces, faster parsing and smaller-footprint browsers do not benefit the user."
Should exclaim "late-stage capitalism", maybe?
@amiloradovsky same for me. For software documentation I tend to read enough linearly until I get an idea of the basic concepts. Then I start with a minimal base and play around from there.
I generally try to build some incarnation of the end goal I want to achieve, and then look up the relevant parts in the documentation that I need for each given part of the problem.
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At least with the technical stuff, I often find it more satisfactory, to just take an original document (paper, specification, reference, etc.) and read/skim the introduction, proceeding to the parts I'm mostly interested in ATM. Than "linearly" read various tutorials and other derived, presumably "simplified" (i.e. "dumbed down"), explanations.
It's mostly like relying on a wrappers vs. bare bones.
On the other hand, with math I often need "bridges". — Why so?
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There are 10 kinds of programmers:
- those who can't stand typing errors, distracting them from Real Work™
- those who can't stand trivial errors, e.g. due to a typo, going unnoticed
By the way, if you don't get the joke about 10, you're likely the former.
@saper I'll happily provide the LaTeX sources along with the PDF. If they want .doc, they aren't people I'm willing to work with, no matter how serious or professional they may otherwise be.
I understand why they may want .docs, but it also tells me that we are fundamentally, and incompatibly different, and as such, shouldn't waste each others time.
(Been there, done that, tried to work with one such agent - don't want to ever again.)
Once in a while the Palmer webcam zooms way in on some chunk of the antarctic landscape. This one's particularly nice.
TIL There’s a robot that can take your plant into the sunlight or back to shade as needed. It can also do a dance when it’s time to water the plant and even play with you
How very #Cyberpunk
Liberapay is in trouble, here's our blog post that explains the situation and what you should do if you're one of our 2000 active users: https://medium.com/liberapay-blog/liberapay-is-in-trouble-b58b40714d82
Should #Logarion's repository be split into multiple sub-repositories?
just when i thought update notes couldn't get any worse...
But #Rust's (linear) type-system, and how they managed to get much of the benefits of GC without actually having one, is still a mystery for me.
The #move #semantics sounds easy and obvious, but something is missing: can't be that simple…
P.S. #C++11 also kind-of supports it, AFAIK, but that is not the best illustration anyways.