Me: "Oh no I'm really behind on the work on my thesis"
Also me:

I tried out booting @elementary yesterday. Surprised by how many things worked:


✅ Hardware power off

✅ Networking

✅ Font rendering

✅ Scrolling

Things not working:

💀 Ugly grub/terminal boot in tiny font (probably fixable)

💀 Multitouch gestures (maybe fixable)

💀 Stuttering/tearing rendering and delays in menu pop-out etc

Of course I didn’t test many many things (palm rejection, high ram usage performance, suspend/resume, video playback, Bluetooth, external screens, ...).

In principle I really like what some libre OSes are doing (looking at you @elementary); building services and reusable components for common things like email etc, much like Apple does with iOS. I think having one language, one SDK, and components for all the cool stuff has enabled rapid development of apps on mobile and to some lesser extent on the Mac.

Highly recommend this talk from a conference I went to. Basically it discusses the numbers on how programming is moving (it’s very open source), and how the pipeline works (it’s a firehose, and it doesn’t). The focus is towards industry and education, but this has implications for FLOSS as well.

uspol, bathroom issues 

uspol, bathroom issues 

Thesis defence 

Gender identity questioning 

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One day, the inventor of USB will die.

They will try to lower his casket into the grave.

It won't fit.

They'll have to raise it out, turn it around, and lower it in the opposite way.

Then it will go in.

Cartoon gun violence, anti-alt right, Pepe 

Cartoon gun violence, anti-alt right, Pepe 


Cory Doctorow on drugs 

Is there a solution to scrape your (instance's) feed for links?

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“A decentralised movement about returning freedoms to individuals can't also be about elevating a single individual to near-magical status. Heroes will always end up letting us down. We fix that by removing the need for heroes in the first place, not attempting to find increasingly perfect heroes.”

Important exception: the new Watch, which is a real thing and looks like an incredible feat of engineering.

My bias against linear algebra saves me from almost all new tech hype. Exhibits A, B:

Apple: "we made a phone with a literally physics-defying computatinal camera"
Me: "...using linear algebra. *yawn*"

Apple: "...we also made this processor one gazillion times faster"
Me: " multiplying matrices."




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