Bryan Lunduke (ex-MSFT) on the bizarre and alarming presence of Microsoft at #SCALE16x: http://lunduke.com/2018/03/10/microsoft-headlined-a-major-linux-conference/
"[E]verybody just downloads precompiled binaries from random websites... Docker...[f]eels like downloading Windows shareware in the 90s" https://www.vitavonni.de/blog/201503/2015031201-the-sad-state-of-sysadmin-in-the-age-of-containers.html "we live in an age where people install npm packages like they’re popping pain killers" https://hackernoon.com/im-harvesting-credit-card-numbers-and-passwords-from-your-site-here-s-how-9a8cb347c5b5 #node #docker #webscale
Nice article on getting desktop manager goodies without the bloat in the #EXWM #Emacs window manager by Tory Anderson: http://tech.toryanderson.com/2018/03/10/command-line-solutions-to-laptop-functions/
Every Android app I've ever written inevitably breaks because of some Android version update. And yet the Space Jam website from 1996 still works fine: https://www.warnerbros.com/archive/spacejam/movie/jam.htm
Recently learned about #GNU #Guile integration in GNU Make 4.0. Some neat examples from Georgi Valkov: https://github.com/gvalkov/gnu-make-toolkit/blob/master/toolkit.mk Keen on trying this out.
Remember when we'd talk on topic-focused message boards? Flame wars got heated, but rarely spilled over.
If you dared, you could also visit the off-topic boards, at the risk of seeing people at their worst.
Social media dispenses with topics. It's ALL the off-topic boards now.
"I was in the infantry and conducted many missions using information "curated" by various intelligence organizations... this is an extremely dangerous thing for domestic law enforcement to be using... We should be fighting tooth and nail against companies with access to mountains of metadata like Facebook and Google."