I know this is a super garbage question, but what tech stack should I be using to make a web app?
I'm looking for... (in this order)
1) code simplicity / I want to maintain as little code as possible
2) some sort of existing webapp that uses it (there are SO many frameworks with basically 0 users)
I can pick up any language / framework quickly, so that isn't an issue.
This is unrelated but it feels like it shouldn't be.
If you think about it, *everything* can be described as moving things from one place to another. Electricity is moving electrons, feelings are the moving of electrons or certain molecules from one place to another in your body, etc.
You can't (really) have a "change" that doesn't involve matter physically moving in some capacity.
Unless every eligible voter gets a keypair, and voting is done through some form of anonymous-yet-verifiable scheme, voting should be done on paper. Computers don't actually work when you need them to.
(Even that has it's own set of problems, like finding a place to securely store keys, keys effectively being a national ID card which some people don't like, how to prevent someone from phishing votes, etc etc. Basically, just use paper.)
"A major problem with the current voting paradigm is that the voting machines are privately owned. What kind of sense does it make for our voting infrastructure to be privately owned? This is insane because every time someone wants to inspect voting machines to ensure the results of an election, they’re rejected on the grounds that the software is proprietary."
- @zmitchell on lobste.rs
this is professional-looking now, it used to be a random github repository with some files in it
This was pretty cool but is currently discontinued (it needs a maintainer).
It's basically a media player that stores *metadata* about music, and then figures out where to play it from based on the best possible linked source. (So if you like a song but can only find it on YouTube, but then later buy a FLAC from Bandcamp or whatever, then it will automatically switch over to that one.)
Basically, no lockin to a single music service.
Been living in a cloud of butterflies for the last few days. They fly around people (and don’t land or do anything annoying to humans) and look really cool.
I’d take a picture but it’s really hard to capture the feeling with one. I’m estimating somewhere around 1000 butterflies/min through a given square kilometer of space.
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