Lad reverse engineers a newfangled web game (krunker) and finds wasm and rust:
so apparently "y2k20" problems are a thing
Interesting to see what people think will make a change and what *actually* does! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-reduces-our-personal-co2-footprint-we-have-clue-frank-bilstein/
Today in "Ideas that you've thought about and someone else actually made because of course someone did": Unlimited Google Drive storage by splitting binary files into base64
Google has announced that all new Chromebook devices will be Linux ready
It's nice to see Mastodon continuing to innovate. I know there's a tradeoff between federation compatibility and speed of innovation, but it makes me more hopeful for Mastodon's future to see all this progress in the project itself: https://mastodon.social/@Mastodon/102044107301737664
Nice, the Calibre "I am perfectly capable of maintaining python 2 myself" debacle seems to be in the past - good recent progress on the Python 3 port!
Trio developer on Kenneth Reitz (some drama)
Every time I see the Hacker Ethic praised without critically challenging its shortcomings, I have to think of "Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic" by Allison Parrish and wish it was more popular. You can read the transcript here http://opentranscripts.org/transcript/programming-forgetting-new-hacker-ethic/
"allowing the demon to devour you is a dangerous proposition, but it's worth the risk".
i'm literally dying. someone has used GPT-2 to build a neural net generated text-based dungeon game.