“If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.”
I am stupid. But I work. Therefore I am not stupid?.... 🤔
In all reality though this describes every software stack I’ve ever configured and deployed.
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I don't want websites and the companies that own them to manipulate me into staying longer. I don't want them actively attempting to exploit weaknesses in my brain. I don't want to be controlled.
I just want to have interests. And I just want to live a humble life. And I want to make sure that those around me are happy and healthy.
This "value"-hungry network of companies have to be stopped.
It makes me wonder if the language itself is too complex. Not in terms of the learning curve, but in understanding the ramifications of each design decision you make, and how they affect the codebase, and the project more broadly. What makes me sad is that this line of thought destroys my confidence in Rust, or at least in my ability to use it as a tool. That if I had to write some critical code 'in anger' that I would be better off reaching for Go or Java rather than for Rust. [2/2]
I started learning Rust at the end of 2016. And even today there are many aspects I really value and enjoy, from reading and writing the language, to the community, tooling, philosophy, and design decisions. After all this time though I still find myself struggling to 'write Rust in anger'. When it comes down to the wire. When there's business at stake. When you just need to deliver some tangible value from the software you put out there. I keep finding Rust getting in the way. [1/2]
Feelings about timelines
On mastodon/fosstodon, I feel free, rested, relaxed, and I leave timeline feeling smarter.
I don't feel anything towards twitter, it feels dead to me, except for specific #s there is nothing there to see
I hate LinkedIn, feels fake to me, poor people have to show off to get a job or to keep a job
I despise facebook (deleted several years ago), I literally felt the algorithm plays with my head at these days I had facebook
Never used Instagram