Weird pathology among authors of perf tools where they dump unusable microoptimization issues on open source projects. The highlight a few years ago was UChicago studying responses. Their ERB was weirdly fine with experimenting on maintainers with zero pre/post disclosure.

And then occasionally the GNU/Attitude leaps from "harmless superiority complex" way up to "so let's define heresy and discuss how the wages of sin is death", which is less charming.

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I'm still enjoying my tinkering with guix, but occasionally I'm slayed by the GNU/Attitude where they present a bizarre limitation as perfectly normal, why, even preferable and morally superior.

Almost two years ago I reported a bug to Nix: the manual's first "hello world" package wasn't even valid syntax. The bug is still open.

Tinkering with Guix. Exact same same first example, worked on the first try. That was nice.

A friend of mine heard a paleta cart during Chicago's lockdown... it's a trap!

Shoutout to Luke's meatless tuna sandwich. Never change, Chicago cuisine.

yo dawg I heard you like ads so I put an ad chatbot on an ad popup on an ad footer on an ad column so you can drive engagement metrics

Steam updated the library UI for the first time in 10ish years to add advertisements but not fix tiny fonts on hidpi displays. It already had two different ad notification systems, but I guess a third moves the numbers more than readability. :(

I'm pretty used to computers screwing this up. The truly annoying thing was the TransUnion phone agent incorrectly instructing me in how my name is spelled. And, of course, I don't have the option to not deal with these libelous pricks.

This is basically my approach to programming. Prob ~1 book a month, ~3 talks/week, ~7 articles/day since 2001, then books only for the 10 prior years. No special aptitude, just lots of time and practice.

Yay, my motorcycle started this year (last year was a bit of a project).

When you're so busy providing tools to spammers to the point that you have to pre-emptively ignore abuse reports (instead of, say, fixing the product), yeah, you're a spammer.

"It worked or it didn't, and it's one of the two, but you don't really care which, right?"

Never change, YouTube recommendations. (New incognito session for this.)

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