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Did you know that "toot" sounds just like Russian word for "here"?

I'm Alexander Batischev a.k.a. Minoru; you might've seen me on GitHub: github.com/Minoru I've been dabbling in functional programming for 7 years now. Mostly Haskell, but interested to learn from other languages as well. Hobbies for when I'm AFK: reading, cycling, pretending to learn how to draw.

Toot!

Previous look of rust-lang.org was much, much better. The current one is so colourful it's confusing. Constant switching between dark and light backgrounds makes it harder to skim (because it turns into a flicker). Complex, non-linear layout with columns makes it harder still. Sudden font size change in "Rust in production" section serves no purpose and only worsens the situation.

folk, how do I give this feedback to the team responsible for the website? Just email them?

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Wrote another report about porting to : blog.debiania.in.ua/posts/2018

This one is about the logger class (yes, it does explain why we didn't use the `log` crate). The porting process was pretty uneventful, save for one interesting mistake I made. More on that in the post ;)

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Happy 20th Birthday to the International Space Station!

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"Genie, can you give me a superpower?"
"Only one: that all fiction you consume becomes true."
"That sounds great, give- Wait, all fiction?"
"All."
"I could not give up so much."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Just finished reading/playing ncase.me/remember/ It's an interactive, um, thing about spaced repetition, which is a way to commit things to memory. As a long-time user, I vouch for this introduction.

As in his other works, the author takes a very light, playful approach to the topic.

Try it, it's worth your 20 minutes.

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woke up in the middle of the night with the epiphany that I should deem all my sorry, unfinished, abandoned projects as “practice” & now feelin liberated af

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Кто-то паникует, когда случайно запускает vim... А я паникую, когда запускается nano. Только недавно освоил выход из этого редактора, но все-равно -- осадочек остался. :)

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The map is not the territory.

World Mercator Projection with True Size Country Added
Source: ow.ly/9VUw30mzr7S
#Waps #World

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Are there a lot of #Debian developers and maintinars in the fediverse? (I.e, DD and DM)

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when the boss tells us to deprioritize fixing tech debt "so we can ship more product features"

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plantuml is a reasonably nice tool if one needs to make UML diagrams.

Wrote a post about some mistakes I made and problems we ran into while porting to : blog.debiania.in.ua/posts/2018

The porting is far from over yet (we're 3% Rust, 93% C++ at the moment), so many more posts to come!

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Oh look. Spam to an email address that only boingboing has.

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#introductions
Hi this is going to be an official account for FOSDEM.org in the future #patience-please #Free #Libre #Open-source

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Today's lesson: Medium is bad. They've suspended our account and blocked access to all our published stories for bogus reasons and with only 12 hours notice.

I finally published that 2018 report I promised: blog.debiania.in.ua/posts/2018

It's in Russian, but the gist of it is: the contest was a great fun, we're 67th out of 107 which is better than our average, and we even had a shot at lighting round this time (lightning is a solution within the first 24 hours).

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