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: https://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.
Previous look of https://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.
#Rust folk, how do I give this feedback to the team responsible for the website? Just email them?
git-annex user's survey now live! http://git-annex-survey.branchable.com/polls/2018/
Wrote another report about porting #Newsboat to #Rust: https://blog.debiania.in.ua/posts/2018-11-24-porting-our-logger-to-rust.html
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 ;)
Just finished reading/playing https://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 #Anki 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.
Are there a lot of #Debian developers and maintinars in the fediverse? (I.e, DD and DM)
Wrote a post about some mistakes I made and problems we ran into while porting #Newsboat to #Rust: https://blog.debiania.in.ua/posts/2018-11-05-how-not-to-start-a-rust-rewrite.html
The porting is far from over yet (we're 3% Rust, 93% C++ at the moment), so many more posts to come!
I finally published that #ICFPC 2018 report I promised: https://blog.debiania.in.ua/posts/2018-10-28-icfpc-2018.html
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).
functional.cafe is an instance for people interested in functional programming and languages.