@sir one of my favourite talks is called Narcissistic Design by Stuart Halloway and he mentions using tests as a way expand the contract by inventing a bunch of ways to use it for which it was never intended. It's a great way to over-engineer without getting in trouble because nobody questions you for writing tests.
@Wolf480pl I believe it logs a warning or error or something to the journal when running daemon-reload or whatever.
<insert joke about plans for Arthur Dent's house being demolished being “on display” in a locked cabinet in the basement of city hall>
@sir this happened to me. I contacted their support and they removed the suspension. Apparently it's automatic triggered by registrations from uncommon domain names. Because spam or something. It's quite annoying.
@kline Either I guess. I don't know much about the languages, but they've seemed cool when I've glanced at them. Unsatisfying libraries can be a real bummer; that's a gripe I have with Rust.
Do you use Elixir? Isn't it the new hotness?
@kline Do you know if this is true for elixir also?
Sean Carroll's podcast is full of good conversations about interesting subjects. This one particularly so to me & this audience.
I grew up hearing from people (like Eben Moglen) about the importance of free software and federated networks for our freedom and privacy. But, since then, I've gotten the impression that normal people don't care. They don't worry or think about their relationship to the operators of the networks. Hearing these ideas come up in a more current form is refreshing.
Sean Carroll hosted a very interesting interview with Cory Doctorow about technology, federation, law, socialization, and information.
I thought it was quite interesting.
It's 78 minutes long; you can find it at https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2019/10/21/69-cory-doctorow-on-technology-monopoly-and-the-future-of-the-internet/
@sir Python doctests are kinda cool. Good ones double as examples to explain to users what a function does.
But it's real easy to write bad tests especially if you're compelled to in order to meet some coverage goal.
@kline Pokemon Go really changed.
I wrote a blag post about the dumb & convoluted way I run Mastodon with systemd's portable services.
If you read it, then my mom won't be the only person to read my blag before the next drive fails and my website is down for another week.
Valve hires KWin core developer Roman Gilg for gaming-related XServer and KWin improvements. Roman seems to have a ton of cool projects in the pipeline, and this makes me happy. #KDE
@kline was it mostly flat at least?
I made a little timer thing in rust that runs in a browser with WebAssembly.
See it here: https://timer.froghat.ca/
Project link: https://gitlab.com/sqwishy/super-serious-timer-business
@sir It looks like your desk has an adjustable height. Do you do anything in particular to keep your desktop from getting too far from the peripherals when you raise your desk? Like long cables or putting the machine higher up off the floor?
I keep my tower on the desk right now but sometimes it (and then the entire desk) vibrates and it's really difficult reading a vibrating monitor. ._.
This is a super cool mastodon instance for super cool people only.