One reason I love #Fosstodon (and the majority of the #Fediverse) is because most of the people here may disagree strongly with my thoughts, but more often than not people stay fairly respectable. I can call many of you (with whom I completely disagree on a very basic level) colleagues and friends. There is virtually no love-loss because of a disagreement.
It gives me hope for the future of humanity that there are so many polar opposites being excellent to each other!
On Supply and Demand
Here is a new little essay by yours truly analyzing supply and demand as a natural law of human psychology and natural economics.
Yay! How boring could it possibly be?
Markets Not Capitalism
So I am doing a podcast now. I think I will read this books and do a podcast on the ideas behind it. Anyone know where I can find an EPUB version of it?
Agoristic economics really interests me right now. I have heard of it, but I haven't really looked into it.
Oh this is a fun article! Found it on lobste.rs
Thank you to the folks who willing helped me get on that site. 😃
FossPay looks interesting.
It has been a rough few days to say the least!
Any Richard M. Stallman fans out there? Did you know that there's a package for #GNU/#Linux called 'vrms' (virtual Richard M. Stallman) to check to see what non-free packages exist on your system?
Rust Language, and Why C/C++ Will Never Die
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Dang, there's a lot more #C love than I thought there would be. Usually my timeline is full of people trying to talk me out of using C.
I am working my way through 'The C Programming Language' and I am beginning to realize this this langauge may have been written for my brain.
I know there are a lot of haters, but #C is very readable and clear with its purpose and I really like that.
Do one thing and do it well. I also like that. 😃
Principles for C programming: https://drewdevault.com/2017/03/15/How-I-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-C.html
Holy crap, I just found my new favorite Static Site Generator... easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
This is probably the easiest thing I have ever done... and it is written in bash so I can actually modify things and understand what I did wrong. :) That is a huge plus!
"Whenever I've needed to really strap in and work lately, I've found myself returning to a small rotation of City Pop playlists—inoffensive '70s and '80s-ish soft disco from Japan that has since been adopted as cool by the SoundCloud vaporwave kids, like Birkenstocks and not having sex."
Akira, The Linux Design Tool
Akira is about giving the freedom to designers who want to use Open Source.
So #lbry is a really cool project that I haven't looked at for a while. I think they deserve another look. They aren't just for video, they are for all types of creators! How neat is that? And it is decentralized, which is also cool.
Anyone out there using lbry full time?
Look at this! A Gameboy-ish like thing! I love it! I want one!
Just applied for 11 different IT and Technical Writing jobs... why do so many of these jobs require security clearance? I have a Secret SC, but most of them need Top Secret... why is so much sensitive data being handled by companies in Indiana? 😃😃😃
Just listened to @brandon latest podcast on the importance of on-boarding new employees. https://linuxliaison.org/the-importance-of-an-onboarding-process-liaisonx-ep-022/
Highly recommended, both because for the interesting details about the technical side of enterprise on-boarding *and* because it helps me remember that some people get a lot of value out of the "here's how it all works" training/orientation that I always *hate*. (And hate the "here's a couple of things to do; let me know if you have any questions" on-boarding process that I love.)
A summary of migration attitudes I've seen on the 'net:
Python 2->3: It's too complicated and what I have works just fine.
IPv4->IPv6: It's too complicated and what I have works just fine.
init->systemd: OMG this new stuff is the best thing ever and anyone who doesn't like it is just afraid of change.
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