As a programmer, it’s a hundred times more important to not over-engineer than to “avoid tech debt”.
You will have to refactor and throw away code in the future one way or the other because it’s impossible to know what requirements you may have.
The less code you have, the easier it is to replace.
It didn’t take Amazon too long to find something evil to do with their purchase of Ring https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/06/police-offer-amazon-ring-free-exchange-access/592243/
So @firstname.lastname@example.org retaliated against employees for organizing and is doubling down on it.
@lynnesbian also Phantasy Star Online (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasy_Star_Online), which more than justified the cost of the BBA.
@Alamantus Yup. I'm also slogging through the spec.
@jalcine That's fantastic...thanks for linking to that!
@email@example.com @soy Or stuff like "logs are usually in /var/log, config in /etc, and also check dmesg and journalctl".
@jalcine hey, they finally added some actual cleanup commands for us.
"Do your part" energy conservation plans, like turning lights off when you leave the room, are great for your energy bill, but their job as part of "lowering carbon footprints" is to deflect from the big corporations that actually use the vast majority of the power.
For example, the average US stand-alone home uses ~11,000 kWh per year.
The VERY MOST EFFICIENT roadside LED billboard uses ~61,000 kWh per year. That number rises to ~323,000 kWh at the top end.
it feels like trying to push two same pole magnets together, and if you're not dead on and constantly making adjustments, you just get shot the hell off to the side and have to start again from the beginning.
systems developer for necsys at the mit media lab. masshole. he/him.
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