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Don't fetishize the engineering ethos of megacorps like Google. Not just because they work at 1000x the scale you are, but just generally because their approach to software engineering SUCKS and is optimized to efficiently utilize 10,000 engineers rather than to efficiently produce good software

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Imagine walking into a restaurant to find that everyone has forks stabbed into their legs. Some people have 5 or 10 forks, some have as much as 20 or 30 forks stuck in their legs. They eat meager meals, and when they finish, they stab their fork into their leg.

Everyone in this room looks up to the elite table of 4 or 5 morbidly obese people engorging themselves on huge amounts of food. They have several hundred forks each stabbed all over their body. Everyone wants to be like them, and stab a few forks into their legs in the hope of getting to eat from the firehose the elite table is consuming at an astonishing pace.

As I slowly back out of the restaurant, everyone there looks at me like I'm insane. My progress is slowed by people outside eagerly pushing their way into the restaurant. I make a break for it.

Anyway, this is how I feel when I look at the community which has been built around Docker and related tools like k8s, bazel, etc.

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"When I picture it in my head I think of the early web as more of a library. Over time it has transitioned into a shopping mall." - chris_f (via HN)

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@p capitalism hacked our brains to make normal people okay with taking advantage of others

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@RussSharek @librelounge As a producer I'm looking for two very specific things:

1. I'm looking for someone who has done something difficult. This doesn't have to be technical, it can be art, but they have to have created something.

2. I'm looking for someone who can explore the thing they're doing by contextualizing it, or by going very deep into it.

We've had some amazing guests that fit this criteria, and those are the best shows. They're also the hardest shows to make.

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Solutions to existing software problems cause more layers of solutions to the problems of the former solutions. It only gets worse.

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We really need a FOSS search engine with, and this is important: its own in-house, FOSS crawler

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foss bros: "sharing software is good!"

foss bros when they find out about the glimpse fork: "this is stolen software!!!!!"

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Can we for once take the brave step of making specs which are NOT arbitrarily extensible and just deal with their one problem properly and tell anyone with a slightly different problem to get fucked please thanks bye

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A real effort considering connotations in programming laguage was made with RbHint. It is a Ruby static code analyzer and code formatter and a fork of Rubocop, to reframe away from police-oriented language. They still need help with this task. @coding and @zee are involved.
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More here: github.com/zspencer/rbhint

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all existing project management software suffers from the same misconceptions:

- projects end
- "done" is binary instead of a spectrum
- "done" is the same as "successful"
- "done" is a one-way street
- priorities are absolute instead of relative
- tasks are the only things worth tracking, notes/concepts go somewhere else
- project structures are acyclic

I could go on forever

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