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People say this place is a street.
But they behave like it's their living room.
While in reality, it's a soapbox on the main square.

Meanwhile all I wanted is a watercooler.

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Theory:
1. Reinvent a square wheel
2. Understand what's so hard about making wheels
3. Observe how a round wheel someone invented a while ago performs better than your square one.
4. Appreciate the brilliant and simple solutions to all wheel design issues that a round wheel implements.
5. Throw away your square wheel.

Practice:
1. Reinvent a square wheel
2. Push it to production

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>We've just released Steam Audio 4.0.0, which is a major update to Steam Audio. This release includes new features and an updated API that is more flexible than previous releases. Because this is a major update, the version numbering we used so far was no longer sufficient: we have updated from 2.0-beta.20 (the previous release) to 4.0.0 (the next available integer).

>next available integer

LOL

Emoji are meant to convey non-verbal information through text. Please do not use them as a substitute for verbal information (words).
Also, please don't inject them in the middle of a sentence.

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japan producing more western fantasy genre work than "the west" due to games emulating western fantasy 20 years ago is the sort of stuff I'd expect to read in a Neal Stephenson book

not real life
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TIL

1. us congress recently passed a law to make it illegal for ISPs to charge an equipment fee on hardware that you already own, yay

2. at&t fiber-to-the-home evades this by placing secret authentication keys into their otherwise standard combo wifi router + ont (fiber modem).

so you ahem, could, wink, use your own equipment, but the service won't work when you do 🤢

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ok guys i need your help with something :pepestudy:

i may have started working on my selfhosted livestreaming / movienight platform again, and i’m thinking about screwing web browsers and just building a native client app to get fancy stuff like a player that doesn’t suck, softsubs, more codecs, good (optional) p2p, etc.

do you think you and your friends / community would generally be willing to download something to join a stream, or is that too much to ask in ‘21?

(boosting encouraged :boost_ok:, i’d really like to get more people’s views on this)

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This took a bit longer than I had anticipated, but I can now finally announce a "secret" project I've been working on for a while:

Ncdu 2: Less hungry and more Ziggy.
dev.yorhel.nl/doc/ncdu2

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@wolf480pl @256 sidenote: I do kinda wish llvmpipe scaled up to more cores so we could software render games on a threadripper for luls
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at some point, system administration seems to tend to devolve to just finding which tmux tab has the commands i want to run in the history and up-arrowing to them, maybe changing a value

Are Mellanox ConnetctX-2 or Chelsio S320E-CR any good?

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I just had to hit Tab 13 times to get from the username field to the password field. 🤯
If you build websites, please don't forget to check the Tab-sequence on a site and in forms. Some users rely on this. #a11y #accessibility

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--no-install-recommends is your friend in Debian/Ubuntu
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do you plan to buy the "framework" laptop? if yes, why, and if no, why not? i'm extremely curious.

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I like appliances that are just two wires and a heating element. There's not much to break, no drm, no shitty app.

Is Bitcoin network the most expensive clock in the world?

What do you do with an MPEG-4 Part-2 video that you want to archive? Keep the format, or reencode with sth more space-efficient?

I'm silently hoping that someone will look through the outliers of the bot's logs...

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has a new customer portal. Instead of a slightly limited help wizard, now they have a stupid chatterbot which doesn't even understand when you call it a stupid bot...

I wanted to share my feedback about how the new website is slow and wastes a ton of space, but neither the new website nor the old one has any way of submitting asynchronous feedback. Best you can get is wait for a live chat with a support person, none of which are available right now...

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you may recall me shilling PV panels on my parents' house
dad just forwarded me the invoice for electricity for the first half of 2021, where as you may recall we had four people spending a ton of time on video calls and computers, and the invoice is 25 bucks, basically all just constant per-month fees, nothing to pay in the per-kWh categories

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