Excellent article on why you should not work for a megacorp as a software developer/engineer: https://drewdevault.com/2021/01/01/Megacorps-are-not-your-dream-job.html
#introductions I'm Leafy, 15, he/him, autistic. I'm a big computer nerd and I love Linux and the FOSS community, I wanna learn programming soon since I don't know much about it yet. I'm a very chill type of guy and I'm willing to make new friends.
@bpepple @zeab well, while it's clear that Google has the money, Mozilla's executives are making over 1M dollars anually, yet they decided to cut the projects that helped them to improve their browser instead of reducing executive salaries.
500M dollars is a good amount of money. To begin with, if what makes you important and relevant is a browser, you just don't fire the R&D team considering that the web is a fast pace enviroment.
good idea from jbay808 on HN
Maybe instead of hard-coding these preferences in the search engine, or having it try to guess for you based on your search history, you can opt-in to download and apply such lists of ranking modifiers to your user profile. Those lists would be maintained by 3rd parties and users, just like eg. adblock blacklists and whitelists. For example, Python devs might maintain a list of search terms and associated urls that get boosted, including stack exchange and their own docs. "Learn python" tutorials would recommend you set up your search preferences for efficient python work, just like they recommend you set up the rest of your workflow. Japanese python devs might have their own list that boosts the official python docs and also whatever the popular local equivalent of stackexchange is in Japan, which gets recommended by the Japanese tutorials. People really into 3D printing can compile their own list for 3D printing hobbyists. You can apply and remove any number of these to your profile at a time.
Why are people complaining about the speed of #firefox ?
I use it and have no issue. Is it just issues with web development speed wise?
Just chilling looking at the beautiful view of Jupiter
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