Why Do Most Programming Books/Tutorials Suck?

Posted on Mon 29 March 2021 in Programming

I legit cannot get my brain wrapped around modern JavaScript. For some reason, Perl sits well with me, but not JavaScript. Even C just works in my brain, as I’ve looked through both Applications Programming In ANSI C (which I received today in the mail) and Effective C (from …


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Texpander

Posted on Mon 29 March 2021 in Linux

So, as a Mac OS X user, one of the tools I fell in love with was TextExpander. Of course, they’ve shifted gears since I purchaed my copy for Snow Leopard through a software bundle, and I likely wouldn’t buy it today. But that functionality, to easily put …


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Why does RustLang evangelism always come off as marketing?

Posted on Sun 28 March 2021 in Programming

So, this isn’t a dig at RustLang’s community, so much as it’s an obsevation. But why do RustLang’s fans always come off as marketers when they talk about the language? I’ll even give an example: “Would Rust secure cURL?”, by… “Tim”. That’s all they …


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Liberating”

Posted on Sun 28 March 2021 in Personal

Last night, I ended up collapsing in bed for about 12 hours, not waking up until about 10:30 this morning. I got up, found a message on my phone to take a phone charger to one of my partners on their last day of work (they’re moving up …


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Lighting my workspace

Posted on Sat 27 March 2021 in Personal

Today, I did at least one little task to help deal with the crap on my mind. I went out and got the second light I needed for my desk, and the extension cable to plug both of them in with. They’re basically little clip lights that use spotlight-style …


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The FOSS Community, Anxiety, and Social Hell

Posted on Fri 26 March 2021 in Opinion

I was going to write a little about my efforts to get into more advanced shell scripting. I’d recently gotten a copy of the O’Reilly Media sed & awk book to help in that endeavor. But… The last few days have been mentally wearing on me. To the point …


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Getting Worse

Posted on Fri 26 March 2021 in Opinion

This whole Stallman Civil War thing is getting out of hand. People are going to extremes to cherry-pick whatever they can find negative about the opposing side’s members, while completely ignoring or defending their allies. And this is happing on both sides, not just one. And even worse, those …


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exa VS ls

Posted on Thu 25 March 2021 in Linux

So, I just checked through and read some posts in my RSS reader, and the awesome Mike Stone wrote about using exa instead of ls.

I’ve used exa in the past, back when I was running Ubuntu, and it’s not a bad replacement for the classic unix LiSt …


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The Gitlab debacle

Posted on Thu 25 March 2021 in Opinion

So, today I learned about the debacle surrounding Gitlab back in 2019. The dev behind the app, Thomas, recieved a lot of hate for momentarily blocking Gab users from using Fedilab, but then recending that block because he wanted to remain neutral due to his own beliefs. All hell broke …


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Blogging is far more satisfying

Posted on Thu 25 March 2021 in Opinion

I find I much prefer blogging for getting my thoughts out into the open. It’s much more satisfying to put enough information onto a page to give those thoughts context, rather than trying to fight tiny character limits from social media. And when I do just need a small …


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