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And The 10X programmer didn't realize it had gone down.


The 10x programmer is already more stackoverflow than human.


The 10x Programmer is Sentient StackOverflow


All jokes aside, THIS is the exact reason I will happily inject a neuralink into my brain.


When the 10X does eventually go to sleep, stackoverflow will throw a run-time exception.


i ain't a 10X, more like .1X but i still did not notice it, useless for me i guess lol i only check a certain post that has been closed about programmer productivity ...lol


As the implementer of this still admin only because it's kind of unfinished feature, I knew that the answers would appear in random order no matter what order I input them. So "all of the above" wasn't really in the cards. 😵


Unclear right now if it's a bug or feature. It helps ensure the poll is less biased.

I remember reading a comment on Twitter a while ago that the third option (of four) seemed to regularly have a higher count than the rest, even (or especially?) on nonsense polls.

So, the idea of randomizing them to lower bias makes sense. I'd call it a feature. 😄

Maybe, when finished, the poll could have a way to add that option with a flag and always render them at the bottom of the list.


Both? Must really like packages. 🤔

Edit: Oh sorry that would run yarn, I misread.


You forgot "Gross indifference".

Not that Stack Overflow and assorted Stack Exchanges aren't useful, but whatever happened to stretching one's brain and hitting sources of official documentation? Or is this just me being an old curmudgeon? #GetOffMyLawn



You can always download StackOverflow documentation for offline use with Dash (macOS)

Quite useful when traveling or when your internet goes out!

You can also download official docsets for offline use in both Dash and Zeal(linux/Windows) but there is no feature parity for SO Offline in Dash/Zeal unfortunately.


I wish people moved towards a distributed network where offline reading is a given. ZeroNet got that thing right.


I’m very fond of making this available with dev.to, it's much more feasible for us than others because we built for CDN-oriented distribution from day one, so an extra layer at the absolute edge wouldn’t be a dramatic leap.

Still an undertaking though.

Offlining an application can be quite huge. The biggest thing is cache invalidation. I was mostly scared about updating content when I was doing this sort of thing at work.

Add opaque responses, storage quotas, inter-operation with the main thread, multiple tabs, and so on, and it turns out that making an offline PWA is quite an undertaking.

Oh yes, I couldn’t agree more. Even our modest service worker integrations have been iffy thus far.

But I still feel like it’s a pretty interesting pursuit.


Sometimes I hack SO and take it down so that I can go get lunch.


I contemplate the meaning of life, whilst begging the computer gods for help.

this also reminds me of a joke "How did they build stackoverflow... before stackoverflow?"


Change this and test, change that and test, change and test....


Well I should thank You for writing that awesome article about John Wick and 10x devs 😁. I can't get it out of my head (in a good way heheh).


But where do stackoverflow devs go when they have a question 🤯


Probably stackoverflow but since that is down in this scenario... slack group?


I question my ability to code. As an experienced dev, I lean on stackoverflow for validation more than I do for actual answers.


That's true. Often it's part of my workflow no matter how much I need it. It's just part of the process no matter what.


I honestly spend most of my time on MDN. It's friendly and usually correct and no one berates you for browsing it's contents. ;D


... Go on MDN instead.

But it's good that SO is basically almost never offline. Kudos to them!

(By the way, the dark theme doesn't quite work when hovering over the options. I might make a PR for that 🤔)


End of the day, it's another website. Hosting. Bad things happen. I would really love to see few more choices, like go elsewhere for help, and to be funny may be, add an option as call 911, NASA, CIA.

Jokes apart, all in a serious situation, I would then lean on Google entirely for another source of help. Possibly MSDN for my needs.


I spend orders of magnitude more time moderating stack exchange than consuming content on it. I rarely look up things there, as most of the time I can get what I want by just looking it up in a reference like MDN, or just directly in the spec for thing I'm working with.

Shoutouts to Ecma for providing their specs for free to the public, unlike ISO.


I just ask a stackoverflow dev to zip me their local instance and run it on localhost duh


It’s that website google always takes you to. Someone asks a question and there are answers..


oh and I just checked stack overflow to make sure its online.


Panic, what would I be without this wonderful community?
NOTHING! That's what. I wouldn't be as amazing at programming if it weren't for all of you!
(Also how did you make that poll?)


Other: read the source vendor/language API docs.


getting away from the problem gives me a new point of view and getting some fresh air is always healthy


Where is "Endlessly crying in a fetal position denying the existence of God"?


Don't Panic!! Just ask why Stack Overflow is offline on Stack Overflow!!


Stack Overflow is offline: A good opportunity to relax and have lunch or a cup of coffee


Or use Google Cached result to browse Stack Overflow responses. Or search Stack Overflow data dump index using ES on my local machine.


There's always some alternatives, however I do find myself often at SO and questioning my ability to code, so I should just go grab lunch right?


Go back to google and hope it can track down one of those wonderful SO “mirrors”


I thought about how can they fix the problem without StackOverflow.


When Stack Overflow Goes Offline...
I contact them directly via do-not-reply@stackoverflow.com


On a serious note, I will just continue researching what-ever I am looking for. I cannot just admit that I am 100% dependent on StackOverflow.


I usually switch to another non-code related task. I just said "let's organize the next month to-do's" and after that I'm going to check dev.to


Search with google and find that every link I try to get to is blocked by the corporate firewall!

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