Hey Europeans, there's a European citizens initiative going round right now for universal/unconditional basic income.
The deadline has just been extended to the start of May.
Be cool if you signed it!
Looks like the Dunning-Kruger Effect might be a mirage of numbers. Fascinating. https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/critical-thinking/dunning-kruger-effect-probably-not-real
May I please get 2 followers to copy and re-post this tweet? I'm trying to demonstrate that someone is always listening.
116-123 (UK & Ireland)
Just two. Any two. Copy, not retweet.
ICYMI: That grumpy BSD guy: RFC7505 Means Yes, Your Domain Can Refuse to Handle Mail. Please Leave Us a TXT If You Do. https://bsdly.blogspot.com/2021/02/rfc7505-means-yes-your-domain-can.html with thanks to @thorsheim for a flash reminder of that actually useful RFC
Do you know anyone browsing web with unusual hardware and/or operating system? Out of the usual Windows/Linux/Android/iOS scope? Please point them here:
If you don't speak gopher: http://hracka.org/~logout/phlog/2021-02-13_my_little_user_agent_database.txt
"Making of" screenshot attached.
(Boosting the post will help.)
> Google also [redacted] of non-AMP ads by giving them artificial one-second delays in order to give Google AMP a [redacted][…] which Google uses to turn around and denigrate header bidding for being too slow.
So Google's been committing not just treachery, but active sabotage of the Web.
[ANN] EmacsConf 2020 videos are out!
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You can check out https://emacsconf.org/2020/talks/ to find the videos,
Q&A, links, and notes for each talk.
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I.ve been trying to recall a really neat list of suggestion for performance improvement but can't find any reference, so hoping someone here will know and kindly share it back. The list started with something like:
1- Don't do it
2- If you must do it, do it only once
Note it's not Michael Jackson's quote discouraging newbies (which seems to be the only reference I can find anywhere). Any help is appreciated!
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- Just delete large chunks code as long as it compiles
- The code you get to delete is terrible, so you'll sleep better afterwards
- Can be seen as payback for all of the bad code you've written during the day
Some doctors even recommend it!
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That statement was made at a time when "optimization" meant what we today would call micro-optimization, such as rewriting a function in asm to improve perf or doing a branch-less comparison.
99% of what we today call "optimization" was back then simply "how you write software" so the statement lost it's meaning.
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...also the #pinetab early adopters version can be used with postmarketOS now, and the installation instructions were updated: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PineTab_(pine64-pinetab)#Installation
"Challenged to write about a single Unicode character, I chose the humble asterisk." Fascinating read about its origins, uses, designs, and technological applications.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko