The Linux Kernel Mailing List has decades of discussion, debates, compromises. The Linux Kernel git repository is a tapestry full of various contributors telling the stories of their works.
At least Jobs, Gates, Musk you have the excuse of intentional corporate obfuscation of the man in front of the curtain versus the one behind it with a giant palace staff.
@Taweret Eternal mood
Linus may have built the original kernel prototype on a personal "pilgrimage". But it's not that initial prototype that made it into millions of machines, it's the teamwork of thousands of direct and indirect contributors since that prototype.
That's not even counting the Minix and Unix shoulders Linus stood upon.
@dansup It me. Most nights.
@picklemaddierix Adam would hopefully by then have found a family that was not abusive nor insane and adopt their last name as his own instead of the name of his abuser?
@kara It's feedback I keep giving the Windows Insider program every couple years.
There was a weird half conversation I had at BUILD that HoloLens and AR forced a weird multi-year initiative to entirely rewrite the Windows window manager to better understand SPACE and user wishes where things feel like they should open. I got the impression there were a few tiling WM fans involved in the building process and it would never be a default, but maybe an option if they convince managers. Hope 🤞🏾
@kara Tablet Mode. It's stupid you can no longer enable it with more than one monitor connected. That was nice in 8.
@sinvega Nice. I keep telling people I'd pay for YouTube Premium if it permanently disabled recommendations and AutoPlay
Star trek Show more
RESPECTABLE REDSHIRT LADY: Did you use protection?
IDIOT REDSHIRTDAD: I'm not worried about it, we're scheduled to transport down to the planet in an hour anyway. It'll filter out any pathogens.
DR. CRUSHER [off screen]: HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU IDIOTS THAT FETUSES DON'T COUNT AS BLOODBORN PATHOGENS DURING TRANSPORT?!
Software security sigh Show more
A person asked why a simple HTTP(S) PUT endpoint that took old password and new password to change a password might be susceptible to replay attacks.
What's to replay?! What's to replay?! This is like Remedial Web Security 101. This is why we can't have nice things and software security will forever be a sad joke.
Never could get the hang of Thursdays Show more
Started the day off right with what seems to be a minor head cold or maybe ear infection. Made the construction outside my bedroom this morning that much louder sounding and "pleasant".
Also I forgot to put my watch on this morning due to all that. Nobody look at my left arm, it's more naked than usual, and I'm sorry and weirdly self-conscious about it.
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@chucker UWP has am HTML/CSS/JS stack since the beginning, and VS is good for building web apps, so "zero place" isn't entirely true.
This is why I believe the counter-rumor about Edge is really not that Edge is dying, but that some nontechnical journalists telephone gamed news that Microsoft is building new Electron host as Windows and/or UWP platform service.
@doolbneerg I also realize that Fetlife exists. None of them quite have that "I just upgraded my Angelfire site to a LiveJournal somehow hosted on MySpace" vibe that made Tumblr ~special.
@Taweret @apLundell @bgcarlisle Yeah, it's on the list of episodes I try to repress. Though I recall it fonder than the terrible VOY ep where some "de-evolve" at Warp 10, utterly proving that stupid sci-fi trope should be left dead and buried in the 90s right alongside the Super Mario Brothers movie.
Professional software developer. Unsuccessful nonfailure writer and game designer.
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.