I don't understand the argument against GPL. Why would you allow corporations to use your work without giving back? Permissive licenses make no sense.

Dušan :arch: :gnome: :neovim: boosted

It's that time of the year again. Time to remind people that they should not buy anything tomorrow. Black Friday is a total scam to promote consumerism. Instead, celebrate Buy Nothing Day in protest.


Dušan :arch: :gnome: :neovim: boosted

I just want you guys to know that the multiple *years* I've had my music on Spotify and iTunes have still made me less money than the first two weeks of the same albums on Bandcamp.

Please support artists directly if you can.

The bar for entry into webdev has been consistently raising over the past few years. It's insane what's expected of beginners.

Recruiters are constantly asking for so many different technologies at once you could make an entire IT department out of them.

They want you to know both application development and application deployment. Be familiar with at least three different databases and/or cache stores, know your way around docker, shell scripting, possibly kubernetes as well.

This is madness

Gnome is very opinionated, but their opinions make a lot of sense. Gnome is not a traditional desktop by any means, but it doesn't try to be one. Learn the Gnome way of doing things and it'll be the best desktop you've ever used. The worst thing you can do is try to force it to be a traditional desktop. Don't. You'll just have to fight with it.

Can we all agree that electron is bad and not use it? Like, why is it that developers seem to think that it's okay to cram an entire web browser into their program just to build a desktop app? This madness has to stop.

Is (insert project name here) still alive? A staggering amount of people seem to miss the fact that software can, indeed, be completed. The fact that the repository hasn't received an X amount of commits in a Y amount of time doesn't necessarily mean the project is dead.


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