People who have been able to enjoy the entire pie for years will see being asked for a slice as oppression.
"try it on a different web browser" is the web app equivalent of "you're using mac? oh, trying using the windows version"
If Donald Knuth started a conference on innovations in typesetting, he could invite people to give...
... TᴱX talks.
I am so sorry
Read this. This article pretty summarizes what I see every day. And when I criticize it, half of the audience doesn't understand my point. They are simply to young and grew up with smart phones and fast lines.
"Software disenchantment": http://tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/ via email@example.com
Saw somebody call a hedgehog an "ouch mouse" yesterday and I think it's great
boost if u are are impressed that Bear found the perfect resting place for his tiny little nose
Elon Musk sued by cave rescuer he called a "child rapist" then dared to sue https://boingboing.net/2018/09/17/elon-musk-sued-by-cave-rescuer.html
Elon Musk gets mad at assembly line safety function and headbutts car https://boingboing.net/2018/08/31/mad-musk-tesla-ceo-headbutted.html #nottheonion
It's time for one of my all time favorite memes again
Linux, codes of conduct (-) Show more
While we're talking FOSS cultural patterns, one we should work to stamp out forever is "It's hard to use, which I like because it keeps people out". That attitude is born partly of Linus' mentality all these years and it has to go. The leftist imperative for free software is that *nobody* deserves to have their computing experience controlled by corporations.
The Skyrim OST vinyl by iam8bit is a work of art.
this is a picture of Betty Jean Jennings (left) and Fran Bilas in front of the ENIAC computer.
alongside a team of four other women, they invented such minor programming concepts as "subroutines" and "recursive nesting"
(LAYPERSON'S NOTE: this is sarcasm. these techniques are fundamental to programming.)
this is Betty Holberton. she invented the concept of breakpoints for debugging. ever heard of her? you probably haven't, because our field sucks ass and constantly erases its own history.
femdom: wanting to be dominated by a female
wisdom: wanting to be dominated by a wizard
if you're having trouble visualizing the recursive centaur i've made this helpful reference
The recursive centaur: half horse, half recursive centaur
on free software/capitalism Show more
"If you take the core tenets of free software to their logical conclusion, you end up with a desire to reverse all kinds of commodification by transforming property rights in their entirety. As a result, today’s open source communities have the potential to serve as gateways to a more radical politics… that pushes for the decommodification of not just information but also the material resources needed to sustain the production of information."
I write bugs for a living, pretty cool eh? .be [fr/en]
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.