why must one say "unfortunately i will be unavailable because (personal vacation or smth)". i don't think it it's unfortunate. i am very happy for u.
how about "fortunately, i am unavailable next week and will not have to capitalism for four days as I spent time with my family :), schedule me some time later"
I saw this link in my feed earlier in the weekend and have been reading it off and on since: https://write.as/economic-networks/introduction-to-economic-networks
I can’t find the original post, so can’t give credit. It’s a quite thorough assessment of alternative economic models (I.e., other than capitalism). I am not an economist, and not in love with capitalism though I do benefit considerably from it, as well as from limited elements of socialism that exist (fire fighting, roads, etc). I am a pragmatist, though, and most of these alternative ideals fall apart when considering how they would work writ large. I’ve not seen the obvious challenges with an alternative to capitalism hit head on, like the link above does.
Note, I think, at the end of the day, people are the problem and will crap up any -ism we conceive of. I remain skeptical, but I do aspire for humanity to get to the Star Trek level of existence some day, and that will require us jumping the chasm at some point.
Perhaps the hangup I have is the interface between an alternative model and capitalism (the articles above to speak to this a bit). It occurs to me that there has to be some radical disruption to the status quo to enable such a change - something like significantly energy positive nuclear fusion, or a catastrophe that dramatically reduces human population, or maybe colonizing another planet.
In any event, this is how I’m choosing to spend my insomnia energy tonight.
okay, cohost, ello and whatnot - but, don't let it sap your wanting to build yourself a personal website.
these platforms are not-anti software, they're anti-other-platforms, they want to be the one platform. So take inspiration from that, and build your own website, use syndication standards if you need, and say fuck platforms.
Looks like adding full failover capabilities to the last remaining piece of the overengineered regex engine will require a negative number of lines of code. \o/
Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!
I wrote up a very short post about Solar Protocol and LIMITS 22: http://retrace.club/~mycorrhiza/posts/20220623_limits_solar_protocol/
Hat tip to Watt Humphrey for teaching me (posthumously) that for maximum development productivity, the first step after writing code should be reviewing it myself (even before attempting compilation).
Many errors can be caught thus, _and these come with a free understanding of the problem_ (compared to when the C++ compiler spews forth a few pages of general template unhappiness).
And I learn to recognize problematic patterns, so they are avoided right from the start the next time.
One of the coolest things I've hacked together as a sort of side project the last few weeks is a property-based test for POSIX filesystems, which uses a simple in-memory model of mv, cat, etc to verify the safety of a real filesystem:
And here's an example bug it found in lazyfs--the original 1,998 ops it took to find, and the shrunk 5-op minimal reproducing case:
Die Stadt Ulm zeigt, wie man es so richtig voll verkackt und Ehrenamt und Engagement zerstört.
Man könnte sich freuen und unterstützen. Man kann natürlich auch den Freiwilligen, mit deren Arbeit man sich brüstet, ihren Namen klauen und sie rausschmeißen.
oh fuck yes ; floppotron v3 just got announced
this is not a drill
(if you are wondering wtf a 'floppotron' is, click the link ; its kid friendly
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