Logitech is discontinuing the Harmony line; they say they'll continue to support it "as long as people are using it" (which seems unlikely to me, I see no reason I won't be using mine in a decade or more). I wish I could find the hope that they would open the protocols and firmware when they finally abandon it, but we all know how that will go.
I haven't tried it yet; found at https://retrocomputingforum.com/t/pdp-8-history-and-operation-and-thoughts-of-focal-versus-forth/1436/26?u=elb .
To be clear, this isn't the only reason I'm disappointed. It's just so ... big an complicated. I've had a few times lately where there's some issue I'm trying to solve, and I just can't figure out why it's not working, and there are too many / too confusing of moving parts. Like I used to be able to mount the NFS with krb5p from my NAS and now I can't, and as far as I know nothing changed. Why? Magic, I guess. (That might be FreeBSD's fault? Probably Kerberos.)
I'm pretty disappointed in #Linux lately (have I complained about this recently?). I remember the 90s when it was a pain to get things running (but it was SO much better than the competition that it was warranted), but I've been spoiled by totally fantastic environments Just Working for a couple of decades now. Yet then comes along something like this: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/-/issues/1084
I mean, I think it's TECHNICALLY #Intel's fault, but nonetheless it's my Linux laptop and environment that's painful.
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OK, so ... Loading a file in the #keybase filesystem in my #emacs takes FOR EVER. The culprit is projectile, because emacs -Q is fast and emacs -Q after loading projectile is slow. Adding /keybase to vc-ignore-dir-regexp doesn't seem to fix it.
Any suggestions on how I can find out what part of projectile is so slow, and how to fix it?
There have to be like ... three or four orders of magnitude more #C developers than rust developers out there.
I mean, I understand what they're saying, and I don't entirely disagree, but it sure does seem early for that claim.
Another #golang violation of the principle of least surprise:
In a function returning (byte, bool), this is legal:
value, ok := data[key]
return value, ok
This, however, fails to compile with "not enough arguments to return":
"Smart" switches are annoying. You can't do a regular dumb light switch off too fast. Well, I mean, you probably can in the sense that at some point it will experience catastrophic failure, but it's not going to just not switch off because it didn't notice you toggled it. Yet I frequently have to double flip my kitchen light because I hit it too fast. So annoying. (I think it's a GE, it's momentary both ways.)
#TIL The 555 timer can implement arbitrary digital logic. http://www.pmonta.com/555-contest/logic/logic.html Now someone needs to implement a RISC-V ("risk five") CPU with 555 chips and call it RISC-VVV ("risk five five five"). 🤣 #electronics
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