My personal journey from MIT to GPL
piping random scripts from the internet into bash is the worst way of installing things. imagine if there was an operating system where this was the main way of installing things, and people just googled the program name, clicked the first link, and ran an executable file with admin permissions. imagine that
"Heh, remember iframes?" you chuckle to yourself, reminiscing, "remember those?"
Your coworker looks at you with a quizzical look. "Iframes? We still use those all over the site."
You glance at the calendar. It is 2006.
"Oh-Oh no.." You stammer.
"Anyway, it looks like we're gonna have to take those transparent PNGs off the homepage," your coworker continues, "it looks like internet explorer doesn't support them."
You would scream, but only bonzi buddy would hear
I'm not one to rage on things and usually try to stay in the positive side of opinion-based tech stuff BUT:
Please, advertising people and youtubers, stop selling VPNs as privacy solutions!!!!! They're not and can't be. At best they mitigate tracking when used well, at worst they increase tracking by encouraging reckless behavior.
How do you get into "the zone"?
We all have that process through which we can reach our best thinking, the one we hold sacred. Or maybe you're still experimenting, what are you on now? What works for you?
Boost for more diverse answers :)
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