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The “Learn About Linux” tear-away posters in the engineering department bulletins at UC Berkeley are the only ones with nothing torn away. Oof.

I wonder if I could use BSD for schoolwork if I went here... because Berkeley.

I keep going full circle with web frameworks. I liked Rails and Laravel because I can develop things really fast, but they're also super complex (and Laravel is better for large companies where money isn't really an issue, all the really magical stuff in the ecosystem is subscription-based).

Then again I also liked the various Go, Rust, and Python web frameworks for being simple and pretty fast (especially Go).

Agh

Why are the JVM based frameworks benchmarking faster than Go and even C++ frameworks? (on techempower)

I'd rather not look directly at the Java but if these frameworks are actually better I'd consider writing Kotlin.

MySQL deleted all my packages last week. Not too big of an issue since I'm installing them as I need them, but it's mildly annoying.

github.com/nikhiljha/craftsoci

The project was an invite-only survival Minecraft server (like the old days). I was getting too many requests to whitelist people so I let people do it themselves.

It also has a Kotlin component that runs as a plugin to the actual gameserver and verifies logins against the API.

I decided to use Rails for my web project instead of Go or Elixir and I’m super happy with that decision.

It’s setup in a way such that normal programming intuition can’t carry me (Rails seemingly automagically picks the right function to call based on what I name it...) so it’s frustrating at first but this is definitely the easiest way to make web applications.

I wouldn't even mind if it was $19.99 or something ridiculous like that. Why doesn't this exist :(

The year is 2019. There are still *zero* iOS notes apps that are end to end encrypted and let you draw things (i.e. aren't text only).

Did fosstodon get more popular recently? The local timeline is f a s t.

I think this is a good use of monopoly power, but having a monopoly manage everything doesn't sound like it will end well...

Now I'm me, and Apple's marketing department is legendary, but I'm pretty sure the biggest mistake Apple made was not pricing the monitor at $5999 and just including the stand.

People who thought $5000 is overpriced would think $6000 is overpriced, but then no one could make fun of them for releasing a $1000 monitor stand.

I'm writing a decently-sized project in golang. Initially I picked it just to make the desktop portion of the project, but I think I want to write the backend in Go now too. 🤔

I'm never going to get around to using Elixir/Phoenix.

When rm -rf takes 3 hours to delete 2GB of files... 🤔

The default install colors are light grey on light grey though. I have good vision and it was still hard to read.

The Ubuntu Server install works really well now. It even offers to get your SSH Public Keys from GitHub so you don't need to enable password SSH > copy id > disable it again.

Also, the default shell has pretty colors, the default wallpapers look nice, Anandtech routinely rates it as the most performant Linux, and the battery life is as good (if not better than) Fedora.

Weird candidate for "most usable Linux out of the box" - Clear Linux.

I had only one issue with setup making it twice as good as Fedora (two issues). As of an hour ago, they fixed that one issue I had, so now it's infinity% better.

I think I've said this before but I love the shared/dockless electric scooters idea and really want it to succeed.

It really sucks that people are destroying the scooters and throwing them in rivers :(

I think I'm going to try Clear Linux as a desktop OS. My laptop is basically all Intel (WiFi, CPU, GPU) so it should work well. 🤔

I just tried the Magic Leap. You have to look down to see things and it’s like wearing sunglasses indoors but it ran smoothly, the controller was decent, and the computer pack was lightweight.

Solid 5/10

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