Just getting into lock picking and picked my first real (non-training) lock πŸŽ‰πŸ”“

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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.

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The universe is a simulation. Wizards were hackers exploiting vulns, but most of the really good vulns have been patched now, so we don't see much big magic anymore

Rust, rant 

@sotolf I absolutely agree, which is what has me feeling so conflicted about these thoughts

Rust, rant 

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]

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Rust, rant 

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]

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I love being a part of a community that enjoys making shit for free.

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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 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

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"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it."

-- B. Kernighan

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It feels disrespectful to have someone ask to remove copyleft from a library I've contributed to so they can use it in a proprietary program. Wtf do you think the original author chose the GPL for?

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It's amazing what developers managed to get out of the old consoles, I'm starting to get convinced that restriction really can get the best out of people. The kind of experiences they managed to milk out of 4.19 MhZ and 16 KiB memory of the gameboy for example is mindblowing.

@sotneStatue I remember being in highschool when they released this feature and doing the same. I was so shocked it was actually something Snapchat enabled by default... It wasn't long after that I deleted it from my phone

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How to fix the world's divisive chaos: Stop spending so much fucking time on social media and actually do something constructive.

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I think nihilism got an undeserved bad rep, yeah ultimately life is meaningless and nothing has value, but then we put value to the things that are important to us, to those who are important to us, which is what I think most people are doing anyway.

@sotolf personally I'm also of the view that freewill doesn't exist (should've put "freedom" in quotes 😝). But yea this is really sticking with me. I tend to put more and more pressure on myself and struggle to relax and enjoy the moment. This seems like such a good way to be more chilled out because in the end (as you're saying) it's all for no larger purpose πŸ‘Œ

@sotolf I really love this view. I sounds more like it gives us the freedom to choose what's important to us πŸ’―

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Pic of Theo found somewhere on the Internet. Amazing T-shirt.

"Intel i80666 pentagram
runs hotter than hell"

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I feel like builds fail more frequently if you actively watch their log output.

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