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I’ve just created an official fediverse account for Geary announcements: @geary

Feel free to follow that if you're just looking for Geary news and not my cool links and commentary. ;)

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Going to just leave this here, because frankly, everyone deserves to see this lovely bike.

“By building our cooperative upon these principles, supplemented by our politics and dedication to social and economic justice, worker-owners at tech coops are able to shape our own deeply rewarding careers in technology, unrestricted by the constraints and bitter compromises that characterize more traditional careers in the industry.”

— Worker Coops: A Better Way to Make a Living in Tech modelviewculture.com/pieces/wo

I'm writing a bog-standard Unicode tokeniser to replace the crap one SQLite ships, and I'm wondering why I'm wasting my life writing C code again.

In the same vein of the old post I re-tooted, is there a Rust guru out there that can tell me if:

* Decent ICU bindings or equivalent Unicode normalisation, case folding and word-break analysis exists for Rust? (the latter being key)
* Decent SQLite FTS5 custom tokeniser bindings or equivalent exist for Rust?

Surely the only reason to learn C these days is to port existing C code to Rust?

Glade not being maintained by GTK developers seems a lot like not wanting to eat your own dogfood.

But to be fair, I'd never want to maintain an app written in C either.

Why demonstrate the CSV parser parsing a string literal or filesystem stream when you can generate the CSV using your fancy (otherwise useless) CSV generator and hook it up in a way that's incompatible for the common use case?

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The use of test cases as "API documentation" that doesn't show how to use the module for common bog-standard use cases, and instead brings in other unrelated CSV modules to conflate the example is particularly *chef kiss*

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The Node CSV modules are really examples of how to write documentation that makes it much more difficult to to understand an API.

tfw you realise you'd rather install a .net based web app than a php one since there's just a whole class of problems (mostly security problems) that go away if you do...

Any suggestions for a headless media server & nas I can install on Debian Bullseye? I finally got my @PINE64 RockPro64 NAS build finished and installed using the offical Debian installer... and I now I find out Kodi doesn't run headless :/

Would be interesting to know of the 8600 people who have died in Georgia, USA from COVID so far, how many would have voted for Trump. I'd bet more than half.

Might finally have all the moving parts required to get this NAS on the road:

* ARM board? Check.
* NAS case? Check.
* PSU? Check.
* Two SSDs for mirroring? Check.
* Kernel support? Check.
* Debian Installer support? Check.
* TTL UART serial to USB cable? Check.
* Arcane vendor-specific ARM boot requirements? Check.
* Out of date wiki page? Check.
* Contradictory forum posts? Check.
* Sportsball-related public holiday: Check.
* Coffee? Check.

From now on I'm never buying another laptop without being able to actually try out its trackpad first, or at least see a video of someone using it.

Passé: Never look into the private lives of your favourite bands lest they turn out to be dicks

Arrivée: Never subscribe to the mailing lists of your favourite softwares lest the developers turn out to be dicks

Ah a new WebKitGTK release, another chance to play everyone's favourite high-stakes guessing game "will the web process crash with gstreamer1.0-vaapi installed?"

Followed of course by everyone's favourite parlour game "how to debug a web process crash".

;)

Tech people are the problem with the Internet:

“By and large, technically skilled hackers wrapped themselves in the glow of their terminals the way politicians wrap themselves up in their country’s flags. They mostly ignored the forces of industrialization re-centralizing the Internet and turning it into massive digital strip malls like Facebook.”

— The Internet was always anarchist, so anarchists must learn to become responsible for operating it c4ss.org/content/53593

Tech bro being a tech bro 

This is pretty funny coming from the guy who re-invented NIH syndrome.

“Apple granted the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire in #Seattle this summer, according to court documents.”

businessinsider.com/apple-fbi-

#Privacy

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