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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

@ClosedGL Feature creep, web standards that are now impossible to commit to from the ground up, entire JavaScript interpreters supporting every single feature of the language, HTML & CSS rendering engines, IPC implementation, Multi-Processing, Web APIs and much, much more. The complexity is impossible to grasp on your own. It's a culmination of 25+ years of work. It's basically insane and yet very necessary. No wonder it takes hours to compile...

@nahuelwexd Advanced features exist in any application. The application itself should be usable without them. I see no problem adding in advanced features for people who can make efficient use of them. This way, both types of users are satisfied.

@redeagle I wouldn't be so cynical. This wasn't really meant to attack anyone, just to share my opinion around why so many people seem to be struggling with Gnome. I'm amazed at how good it is considering that the developers are essentially volunteers. Doxing them doesn't help anyone, it's just petty.

@wizzwizz4 I can definitely agree with you on those usability aspects, however I've been using Gnome 2 and personally seen the shift to Gnome 3 all the way back in 2011, and in my experience RAM and/or CPU has never been of issue to me, and continues to be a non-issue. The core desktop really doesn't use that many resources. Unless you want to claim that 500MiB of RAM is too much and I'm open to hearing your experience.

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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