Why must I become so unbelievably tired right before my workout? It's like I hadn't slept in 48 hours. Wtf body?

re: autotools rant 

Run wc -l on a configure script sometime. Go ahead. All that useless and mostly obsolete code and all you wanted to do was build an app. And most of the tests will never be relevant to anyone. As if someone's gonna try to run your program or library on a Cray running Unicos or something.

If you're bringing in libtool, it brings in more worthless tests, like checking if a fortran 77 compiler exists on my system, and then checking if any of my nonexistent f77 compilers support -g.

It got flack in the 80's for doing this, and it should sure as hell get flack today.

This is not to mention that autotools is so horrible, almost everyone just copies and pastes around a configure.ac they found somewhere, tweaking it to their needs. And when things go wrong, it's often spectacularly bad and notoriously hard to debug, because debugging M4 is a damned near impossible chore.

It allows you to pretend to be portable whilst not actually solving the problem of portability.

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While I'm not a pagan myself, I really enjoy the company of pagans and reading things they write.

RT @jonnymorris1973@twitter.com:

20 years ago Douglas Adams died. This made a lot of people very upset and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

I spent 5 days straight working on various (non-work) projects using only my PineBook Pro with Manjaro. It's an amazingly capable little machine, especially for the price.

It's a little flaky around suspend/resume and display management, but not intolerably so -- you just have to be a bit mindful of how you ask it to do those things

The battery life is obscene (in a good way): streaming Spotify from inside Firefox under Plasma while coding -- and so heavily using browsers, editors, compilers, etc. -- pulled a solid 8 hours before I felt like I really couldn't risk not plugging in.

Running in my very own "minimal mode" (Fluxbox, radios off, popping wifi on only to do research/mail checks/etc.) and I put in a solid 13 hours without hitting a wall. Might have gone longer!

Open hardware laptop MNT Reform now available in both DIY (starting at €899!) and assembled + many customization options in our store: shop.mntmn.com/products/mnt-re

Things that annoys me #1746: Meetings cancelled less than an hour before you're prepared to attend them. For early morning meetings, cancellations that arrive before you are even awake.

What if we started making scroll bars that were like easily visible again

**Ransomware Finally Came for the One Thing Americans Care About: Gas Prices**

"Locking down IT systems for hospitals, universities, non-profits, and local governments barely register. But raise gas prices a few cents? Now you've done it."


#news #bot

BTW: the other day I opened a buymeacoffee account because you know... I have to eat and all that...

If you like my content or my code or anything I do, you can buy me a kebab or something


Syntactic Unification Is Easy - Witch of Light: web.archive.org/web/2020030607

Ternary Computer Architectures - Vega Carlson @ University of Nebraska; linked to by Opinionated Guides: opguides.info/posts/ternarylog

Nothing quite like pulling and reinstalling Ethernet cable on a device mounted 12mm away from 2-phase 240V. Fun! Exciting! Adventurous!

COBOL - Built to Last

In this sense, COBOL and its scapegoating show us an important aspect of high tech that few in Silicon Valley, or in government, seem to understand. Older systems have value, and constantly building new technological systems for short-term profit at the expense of existing infrastructure is not progress. In fact, it is among the most regressive paths a society can take.


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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.