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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: 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.


Previous look of 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 :

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?"
"I could not give up so much."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Just finished reading/playing 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
#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 :

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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Hi this is going to be an official account for 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:

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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