Is there a block list used here on functional.cafe? It seems that avatars aren't properly federated, at least from shitposter.club users.
Daily reminder that emacs is crap.
I updated some fonts and my emacs started hanging on almost every GUI operation. Remembering the ancient wisdom that "when in doubt and don't know what's going on, use strace", I found that emacs basically goes into a font checking loop every time I hit a button. No, it doesn't even try to open that font. Just checks that it is there. Removing the font fixed the issue, but I really have to ask.
WHAT THE ETERNAL UNHOLY FUCK IS EVEN GOING ON HERE?
"I can tell you upfront, [blockchain]’s a bizarre journey to nowhere. I’ve never seen so much incomprehensible jargon to describe so little. I’ve never seen so much bloated bombast fall so flat on closer inspection. And I’ve never seen so many people searching so hard for a problem to go with their solution."
There's a tiny bug in my haskell hacker news bot. I could fix it in less than 5 minutes, but I don't really want to.
So if you want to fix it, I'll send you the equivalent of a nice dinner in bitcoin. Could be fun if you're learning Haskell or interested in it.
Message me if interested. NO PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMERS/HIGHLY EXPERIENCED HASKELLERS
We need to talk about the unholy abomination that is GHCJS.
First, it's basically a separate platform. Some things that work in regular Haskell code don't work there. Most of hackage doesn't even compile for GHCJS.
Second, GHCJS is all but abandoned at the moment. The last version is based on GHC 8.6.4. Stack dropped support for GHCJS recently, and the only build platform that supports GHCJS is reflex-platform. Which is based on Nix. Which is it's very own separate and a very huge can of worms.
Third, GHCJS often produces very suboptimal code. Sure, if you have a CRUD app, things will probably work. But if you wanna make something impressive, you probably should go some place else. And trying to profile and optimize this ungodly thing is a mix of black magic and perverse necrophilia.
New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s Secure Enclave chip
I have a serious question.
How come being able to do anything and everything in #Emacs, including viewing web pages, playing music, browsing files, writing emails and messages, and yes, writing code, is considered a technical marvel by many, but the very same thing about web browsers is heavily frowned upon?
Because effectively emacs is a web browser from the 70s.
Crap! I really suck at typing today.
WIth this in mind, I'm gonna push to get rid of Nix build code in one of hour projects. Or at least make it a second-class citizen.
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