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John Jacobsen optimizes a program by rewriting it in Common Lisp and can improve the speed by 300x:

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Calling out to the Mastodon community again: famous @fdroidorg Repomaker is looking for a new maintainer (and contributors). Should be familiar with F-Droid, Python, Django.

Please help keeping it alive!

Volunteers go to – others please boost, as usual 😉 Thanks!

#helpWanted #callingOut

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Eigentlich ist's ja nix neues, dass die Union wild nach Überwachung schreit, wenn es eine Gewalttat gab. Aber in diesem Fall macht es mich besonders wütend. Warum? Weil so viele wichtige Dinge weiterhin unterbleiben. Weil die Nazis in Polizei und Bundeswehr weiter ungestört sind.

Ron Jeffries dials up self-organization and to twelve:

A lot here is about putting more emphasis on the team taking responsibility for everything, not only for coding and testing. The problem is that some people just are not interested in these things at all and are happy to just code away. On the flip-side of the article, technical quality is not in focus at all.

To me, this doesn't sound like it's solving the issues with a lot of agile implementations.

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Wir sind erschüttert und wütend über den rechtsextremen Terroranschlag in Halle.
Wütend werden wir, weil dieselben Menschen in Politik und Medien, die bei der Normalisierung von #Menschenverachtung weggesehen oder mitgemacht haben, …

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Latest uBlock Origin Update Rejected from the Chrome Web Store. No time like the present to switch to Firefox.

ClojureD's call for proposals for the 2020 edition is open until end of October, cf.

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What is your motivation for contributing _in your free time_ to ?


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if you say you adhere to the unix philosophy but use two in one shampoo you're a fake

group hate 

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There has been some drama unfolding over at #StackExchange. If you are unaware of the details (I was until yesterday) but want to find out more, here are some links. The situation was triggered by firing a moderator, supposedly for repeated CoC violations.

Functional Dependencies Considered Harmful - One Man Think Tank

Ralf proposes to cleanly separate "logic" from "integration" code. I think this is useful but to me the distinction is often not very obvious. Also, in a bigger code base "my code" and "third party code" pretty soon becomes a very useless distinction. Maybe a more helpful distinction could be to consider the differences that the onion / clean architecture makes?

An article from 2000 on cargo cult software engineering that reads like it was written yesterday:

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You know why all the old software people liked IRC?

Because when you wanted to ask a question in some channel you'd never been to before, you didn't have to spend 10 minutes going through forms to set up account usernames & passwords and unsubscribing from newsletters and alerts like you have to today with the damn web forum software you think is so great.

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