Switching from twitter, so here's a(n) #introduction
Hi! I'm a high school student from Chicago. Right now I spend most of my free time developing tools to give more kids from around the city an opportunity to learn to code. I'm super into good design and improving human interactions, so most of my projects are web-based.
Other things I enjoy: philosophy, electronic music, functional programming, biking.
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/ is one of the best examples of good graphic design that I've ever seen.
I wanted to dislike this, but it's actually really neat.
> Git History
> Quickly browse the history of any GitHub file:
> Replace github.com with github.githistory.xyz in any file url
> There's no step two
There's also CLI client that works with local git repos.
What do you use to make music? That's one area where there's a surprisingly small amount of FOSS. I've found plenty of trackers (like SunVox), but those are often limiting and have a steep learning curve.
My friend uses GarageBand + Audacity, which seems like an interesting combo if you're on MacOS.
Electron is not crossplatform Show more
any more than software that runs in a VMWare virtual appliance is crossplatform. It's not even significantly lighter weight than doing that.
Taking your platform with you doesn't make your software crossplatform.
"Facebook has run a program to collect intimate user data from paid volunteers for the past three years, according to a new report. TechCrunch reported that the company has been paying people ages 13 to 25 as much as $20 month in exchange for installing an app called Facebook Research on iOS or Android, which monitors their phone and web activity and sends it back to Facebook."
How many times do we need to say #deletefacebook?
That reminds me of the biggest "dumb, but it works" hack I've ever heard of. The USSR had a televised talent contest and wanted everyone to vote on their favourite performers. But the phone system wasn't up to the task, so they had people turn their lights on to signal approval, and off to signal disapproval. Then the power company measured demand to judge the winners.
World: Google, you are so smart, impartial, and benevolent, please write all our protocols and standards.
Google: Oh yeah, btw, we don’t think you should be able to protect yourself from being tracked on our browser.
Google to break uBlock Origin on Chromium.
I like Vue, OCaml, and teaching people how to code.
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