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Silly me. Laptops never felt like real computers to me. Call me old-fashioned or just dumb, I don't care. I want a sturdy desktop. A *place* for my mind to flow towards programming and other technical stuff.
I feel I understand you. Desktop computers have a kind of physicality that makes them more reliable, a sturdiness akin to a good old-fashioned workshop tool, like a vise, or a sledgehammer. Even if most of it is just a projection, there's a mental comfort in feeling confident in its tool-like hardiness that a flimsy laptop cannot provide.
I think I'm done with smartphones. Were I able to script stuff on them they'd be useful but I don't need an ad dongle stuck in my pocker. Soon to be back to Nokia 105. Hopefully.
I have an ad free experience on my Android smartphone. iOS is horrible.
I don't use apps unless they are paid. Ads on social are inescapable but you don't have to use those either. I tried the light phone (2) and enjoyed the first day or 2 with it, but honestly a phone without GPS or the internet is kinda useless. Everyone communicates with links, images, videos, articles, locations now more than ever. I don't really want to talk on the phone anyways. If anything I want a mobile device that can't make phone calls, not the other way around.
Finding up to date info to properly install Python on macOS is a nightmare. Homebrew seems like a nice route but it's hard to find and make sense of their indication about 'unversioned symlinks' e.g. naked 'python', 'pip', etc as opposed to 'python3', etc. The symlinks are actually installed in an odd directory (/usr/local/opt/python/libexec/bin). So I had to add this weird directory to my path.
Opinion: "pip install jupyterlab" > "brew install jupyterlab"
Who decided on the default colors of emacs? Of ACME? When? Why? It's history! It would also tell something about the trend of thought that led to these choices. Personal preference? Ergonomics studies? Some agreement over a crowd? Evolved over some community and generations?, etc
M-x org-insert-times TAB... TAB... Nothing. What was that command already. 30s later: M-x org-insert-time-stamp. Very annoying. Maybe should I just define the command as an alias and be done with it... Or do so and add a motivated "pull request"...
I'm not sure I'm using this website properly but I couldn't find TFM to R(ead) it so I beg your pardon. In the meantime, it's nice to have a place to jot down some ideas in case someone would ever be interested.
Let's gather and make/hack stuff for a better computing world. There's so much to fix in here/out there!
Regarding isocpp "Contracts design" proposal (p0380r1), I wonder why we need names for expects/ensures/assert. The conditions' could be expressed *just* before an opening brace, *just* after, or somewhere else and that would mean respectively: precondition, postcondition, or assertion. (I'm not sure what's the grammar impact of this suggestion, though.) On a side note, this would make the otherwise empty brace-lines more meaningful :)
"Union directories are one of the most widely used organizational features of the Plan 9 name space. For instance, the directory/bin is built as a union of /$cpu type/bin (program binaries), /rc/bin (shell scripts), and perhaps more directories provided by the user. This construction makes the shell$PATH variable unnecessary." (
I did not know that. This might help me play with plan9 more... HolyC is really cool, too. The system Terry Davis built in TempleOS is fascinating. HolyC is JIT, and I think can be rebuilt and executed in place. It's a bastard language for sure; somehow it reminds me of a shell language but actually compiled and statically typed. Why is this not a more commonplace way to design a modern operating system? There's a lot of cruft from Unix left around, it's horrible. Zalgo!
Please,, make your keyboards firmware open.
What would happen the day Subreply ceases to run? Would the users get a chance to backup? How about getting a git interface to our subs?
I need to safely annotate the (meaningful) webpages I read. I'm sure addons exist to that purpose but, so far, I've only been impressed by how heavy and clunky they are. That is how they "were", years ago. I should give them a second try.
How little power would a modern 486 demand? Not much at all, according to Joe Zbiciak!
Just dd'ed Plan9's ISO to a USB key... That thing actually boots and runs!
How did you get away without a name in your profile? Should I have registered earlier to get that privilege?