Me: Don't you love <popular-service>? It's so convenient.
Fediverse: No, they steal your data and stuff! Use <federated-alternative>.
Me: Okay... Where do I sign up?
Fediverse: It's not that simple because first you need to find an instance and then host your docker image but use a green host or self-host just don't use <popular-service> for pete's sake and once that's done....
If you read a single #covid-19 article today, please look at this. Specially if you live in 🇳🇱 📈 https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html
US history, anti-black violence
Reading #TheCultOfTheConstitution by Mary Anne Franks, which taught me about Pennsylvania Hall, a building to hold discussions between black abolitionists and women. It was burned in 1838 by an angry mob four days after it opened. This bit of history new to anyone else?
Overheard on #irc:
> user1: The hand sanitizer at my local microbrewery smells like something tasty to drink. I don't plan to try, but... > user2: git push first
@sir ...and may I suggest a second most important: "If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in." (Edsger Dijkstra)
the year is 2050. GTK is still preparing the move to version 4, and has collaborated with the FBI to assassinate anyone who mentions the filepicker thumbnail bug. qt stil has an open source version, but it requires you to have create an account with a valid email address and physical address, and limits applications to only containing one window.
microsoft is still "transitioning away from winforms" to the Multiversal Windows Platform, For Real You Guys, We're Doing It Platform. iOS desktop (formerly macOS) has deprecated all system widgets in favour of the cloud. google has created an artificial intelligence to randomly create and deprecate new GUI frameworks, rendering it essentially impossible for anybody but them to create android apps with "native GUIs".
the only usable framework is electron, but everybody hates it because bloat.
as people struggle to find a desktop ui framework that hasn't been bogged down into uselessness by licensing issues or lack of features, a saviour emerges from the heavens: java swing
On the internet, everyone knows you're a cat — and that's totally okay.