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re: Should sponsors be able to hide comments on their posts?
Dian raises excellent points. Individuals and sponsors with ...
re: What are some side project suggestions?
Full emacs localization.
re: Do you buy domains for personal or side projects?
Yes. I decided to move out of gmail (that I used for personal...
re: What harmful habits do developers pick up over time?
Bring their laptop home.
re: Where do you think ethics in tech is falling short?
Ethics is a moral value. "Tech" is a tool. It's like asking w...
re: Could Apple Be Forced to Reduce App Store Fees?
My bet is that Apple will totally ignore the issue during the...
re: Could Apple Be Forced to Reduce App Store Fees?
I'm not a Hey customer, so I really have no opinion on the is...
re: Could Apple Be Forced to Reduce App Store Fees?
Basecamp is a 57 employees company that makes probably north ...
re: Could Apple Be Forced to Reduce App Store Fees?
I just read the discussion on Tech Crunch and basically what ...
re: Perfect height
Thank you ! Right now, the "book" is hosted here savannah.non...
re: How to be anti-racist , according to Black folks who work in tech
Thank you Jen. Last night I watched John Oliver's "Last Week...
re: How much coffee do you drink?
It depends on how much I want to grind. I only take beans. So...
re: Late beginner
Cool stuff :) I wish I were where you are now :)
re: Code is Political
As written above, people who remain silent are enablers. They...
re: Code is Political
Thank you for bringing front the elephant in the room :) Tha...
re: Computer Science vs Software Engineering
My idea about CS and linguistics was more about what vision o...
re: Computer Science vs Software Engineering
Orthogonal, but I'd love to see linguistics in CS. To see if ...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
This is the fancy view I took the other day... And this is...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
Nice setting ! I have a bookshelf under the stairs !!! But th...
re: I'm really fucking scared for earth; here's why:
Calin, it's normal to be scared. Just don't let that overcome...
re: Why No Modern Programming Language Should Have a 'Character' Data Type
You wrote: "This 2-byte, fixed-width encoding, "UTF-16"" But ...
re: Which game are you playing right now?
Texas Hold'em poker with pokerth pokerth.net
re: What's your wifi's name?
I have a "genesis" at home and a "万国の労働者よ!団結せよ" on my phone...
re: Secure free web conferencing ?
Done ! Thank you !
re: My laptop is 8 years old
My experience is that Apple hardware is pretty impressive. I ...
re: Should I ask for a raise?
Yes. Make sure you understand the stakes and the company situ...
re: Tell me about your first email address
I was 25 I think. The provider was micronet.fr. I was on Wind...
re: What was your win this week?
I created a cool FB page for my french teaching "business" ...
re: What are the hardest parts about working from home?
Worrying to have to pay the office rent when it's not used ...
re: What are the hardest parts about working from home?
The solution could be to agree with the team that there is ...
re: GitHub is now free for teams
Github is the market leader in the field, right ? So doing ...
re: What was your win this week?
I magically transformed 1 kg of flour into pretty good fres...
re: Secure free web conferencing ?
TeamTalk 5 Conferencing System bearware.dk/?page_id=327
re: Why is there no 'once' block in programming?
Lisp is the second oldest computer language still used in p...
re: How do *you* pronounce sudo?
For some reason half-French (su) half-English (do). in IPA ...
re: Why is there no 'once' block in programming?
Why don't you try to implement one in Lisp and see how that...
re: Secure free web conferencing ?
It looks like there is something: matrix.org/blog/2020/04/...
re: Panic attack ?
And don't do as I do: keep forgetting that there is this (a...
re: Are you coding more in your spare time due to COVID—19?
Much less. I can't seem to be able to focus on work. All th...
re: I feel worthless when I'm unproductive
Yes. It does. And instead of calling that meditation, just ...
re: I feel worthless when I'm unproductive
The only way out is to sit and meditate. First try 2-3 min...
re: 📈 I've open-sourced a simple Coronavirus (COVID-19) dashboard (React + Chart.js + BootstrapTable)
It would be nice to have the spread right along side the co...
re: 'And/Or' gate programming concept.
Indeed :-) but that not an "AND/OR" gate, that's an OR gate...
re: 'And/Or' gate programming concept.
Your truth table looks like the OR truth table: en.wikipedi...
re: What was your win this week?
or read books, or take a walk, or play chess on a real boar...
re: What was your win this week?
People coming from the Schengen area will need to be quaran...
re: Learning German
The only issue I have is between Spanish and Italian. I'll ...
re: Learning German
That's really nice ! After I read your first post I went b...
re: What is helpful, if you want to help
Regarding 2. (caveat: amateur experience, not pro) I unders...
re: AppleScript Observations
Plus, it looks like all the various applications "dictionar...
re: Linux Essentials: The Singular Six
cp to make sure that before I rm something I have a backup ...
re: Markdown to Pages format conversion
Are you aware of the textutil command ? For some reason it ...
re: AppleScript Observations
I'm a big Applescript fan myself, except that once you've w...
re: Which licence do you use for your open source projects?
GPL all the time. Because I don't see a good use case wher...
re: Nevertheless, I Coded: Life after "I just don't want to be a software developer anymore"
Thank you for that post. And yes, structural problems that ...
re: Ben++
The Assimil method is pretty thorough, for any language.
re: Solving my own problem with Software
Also, 1 pound is very roughly 1/2 kg
re: An Open Letter To My Younger Self Who Lost Her Way In The Coding Journey
Very nice post. I should probably reflect on my younger sel...
re: What effect is the Coronavirus having on your work life and personal life?
I hope you and your family manage to deal with the racism, ...
re: What effect is the Coronavirus having on your work life and personal life?
Also it is getting cheaper because less people are travelli...
re: What's on your reading list and why?
Ansi Common Lisp The Elisp Reference
re: Daily Challenge #195 - No Zeroes for Heroes
elisp (defun noZeroz (n) (if (equal n 0) ...
re: How I Do More by Being Lazy, Impatient, and Over-Confident
Very interesting post. Thank you for the writeup !
re: How I Do More by Being Lazy, Impatient, and Over-Confident
Could you fix the wrapping ? It makes it very difficult to ...
re: Get Started Writing Scheme
I found this article fascinating: paulgraham.com/rootsofli...
re: 25+ Free Productivity Tools for Developers
I totally get your point. The best productivity tool is tu...
re: 25+ Free Productivity Tools for Developers
I've grown weary of those magical lists of any arbitrary nu...
re: 25+ Free Productivity Tools for Developers
The list is weird. You say pretty much that being productiv...
re: How do you handle unproductive days at work?
Walk around in the office, get a cup of your favorite bever...
re: A Tool to Write Simple Notes
(org) Capture in emacs ?
re: What are you going to do if/when your position gets automated?
Which also means that humans have little to do in the "indu...
re: What are you going to do if/when your position gets automated?
I just read an article where AI is being fed the work of St...
re: What to do if my current workplace doesn't allow me to do what I want in my free time?
There are labor offices in your area that are here to help ...
re: What are you going to do if/when your position gets automated?
It is already. I'm growing potatoes, but not fast enough.
re: Daily Challenge #177 - Supersize Me
emacs lisp is shorter than common lisp (no need to "extract...
re: Daily Challenge #177 - Supersize Me
common lisp (defun superSize (n) (car (list (parse-integer...
re: What was your win this week?
Understanding what prime numbers have to do with cryptograp...
re: Prime numbers, debriefed
It's the first time I get to undertstand the relationship b...
re: Git blameless?
git annotate seems to be an alias for git blame
re: 3 Things That'll Help You Learn Any New (Programming) Language
Cat, those are questions I ask myself every day. And more s...
re: Has your job impacted your physical health?
Eyesight loss, severe neck and back pains, depression. Wor...
re: To Code, or Not to Code on Vacation: That is My Question
Then don't call that a vacation ! Call that a tranquil remo...
re: Starting Over
Let me start over. It would be a false start if it were a ...
re: How I Set Up Git Aliases on Bash
I guess common text editors have git integration that inclu...
re: Starting Over
Life is full of things that you call "false" starts. But yo...
re: & nbsp ; stands for "non-breaking space" 🤯
and & is for & which actually sometimes happen...
re: Will you write code after you retire? How will your relationship with our craft change?
:-) That was half a joke. I've retired from being an insti...
re: Will you write code after you retire? How will your relationship with our craft change?
But the concept of "retiring" in interesting. Considering w...
re: Will you write code after you retire? How will your relationship with our craft change?
I've retired at 30, and I'm currently working only to have ...
re: The New Years Resolution That Changed My Career
Thank you for sharing. There is plenty of technical chat o...
re: What's your personal productivity software stack?
• emacs and org-mode to capture anything I need to capture ...
re: What was your win this week?
Finally getting to understand how to cleanly insert content...
re: Word bugs in software documentation and how to fix them
A company called Druide in Canada has a professional spelli...
re: Why you need to learn to write a sorting algorithm
And is the "best they can get" for an entry level a person ...
re: What was your win this week?
A document I wrote was linked to on reddit. That sparked 2...
re: I'm working on a guide for developers who want to blog, but don't know where to start. What questions should I answer?
Maybe the question you ask is what should indeed be in your...
re: Adventures in Tech Land, Season 2
Well, I'm in front of a computer everyday, so I might as we...
re: Adventures in Tech Land, Season 2
No, I really mean #10000, that's about 30 years. Pretty muc...
re: What's wrong with tech companies re. unions ?
It doesn't look like that for Kickstarter as presented in D...
re: What's wrong with tech companies re. unions ?
Yes, and I don't get it that this "new" tech culture, inclu...
re: What's wrong with tech companies re. unions ?
Just read the Gizmodo article you linked to... "there are ...
re: What's wrong with tech companies re. unions ?
Ah, I see. I missed that part in the Current Affairs articl...
re: What's wrong with tech companies re. unions ?
Thank you Dian. Would you mind clarifying what's "happened ...
re: How do you keep good posture while sitting?
Unless you need to sit, stay in bed. If you need to sit, ge...
re: How Do You Decide When To Get Your Next Computer?
Extend your machine until you can't (SSD, ram, etc.) and sa...
re: Do you feel comfortable learning in your own language or do you prefer English? (For non English-native speakers)
French, and I prefer to learn with the best documentation, ...
re: What was your win this week?
2nd day of the kendo seminar I co-organized with a friend i...
re: Explain The Pros & Cons of OSS Like I'm Five
There is a non-theoretical pro of having good community sup...
re: Explain The Pros & Cons of OSS Like I'm Five
That's not a "Cons", that's very much a "Pro". Because it's...
re: What was your win this week?
On vacation until August 24 :) We reached the south of Fra...
re: What are your computer’s specs? Which specs are particularly important to you?
The spec which is not a spec is how long will I be able to ...
re: What was your win this week?
Second meeting with my (hopefully) future thesis director i...
re: What’s the best vacation you’ve ever had?
3 weeks in Lebanon, in 1998, shortly after the end of the c...
re: Is this burn out?
Yes it does and as Ryland G wrote, it feels like depression...
re: On freedom and privacy
The latest attempt at a privacy centered internet by Tim Be...
re: On freedom and privacy
Data trading based companies know a lot about us, but we do...
re: The point of freedom
No, it is not simple. Human societies thrive on the premise...
re: Tips for fun and productive conferencing
Indeed :) I don't have a mobile phone so I try to stick to ...
re: How Prepared Are We Now For an (Attacking) Alien Invasion?
We just watched Ender's Game at home... Talk about miscommu...
re: What do you currently want to learn, but can't find good material about?
How to keep sane while freelancing, taking care of 2 teenag...
re: Tips for fun and productive conferencing
I think live tweeting is a waste of attention. You'll be di...
re: What was your win this week?
I'm slowly managing to take less pink pills, but it's scary...
re: What's your most re-watchable movie?
Kung Fu Hustle is excellent :)
re: What's your most re-watchable movie?
A Fish Called Wanda
re: How do you build camaraderie with a fully remote team?
One on one talks. IRL dinners when possible (like once ever...
re: Case Study: Taking back control of my inbox with an indie product
If you just want to take a look around new services, why no...
re: What are your thoughts on the whole 10x engineer viral discussion?
I was watching "Take your pills" last night: npr.org/2018/...
re: What sport/physical activity would you recommend to someone who's not super sporty by nature?
Walking, a lot.
re: Which computer era would have been the most exciting to take part in?
the one before the computers.
re: Job offer from the W3C
I guess that's a question to the W3C staff :)
re: Job offer from the W3C
And by the way, totally shameless plug :) ... w3.org/blog/I...
re: What was the most over-hyped software movement?
blockchain
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
I read Shusaku Endo a lot when I was back in France. He wri...
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
I've been in Japan for 23 years and I never tried the test....
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
Maybe it's time to take your think about that ?
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
Which level are you aiming for ?
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
Going back to France from the 30th of July to the 24th of A...
re: Why do programmers like the winter?
omg
re: What have been the broken promises of computer technology?
Well, yes and no. More like "until someone decided that al...
re: What have been the broken promises of computer technology?
Such an increase in productivity that we should have ended ...
re: Raspberry Pi 4 Goes On Sale: “This is a comprehensive upgrade”
Who needs a Macbook Pro when there is the Raspi 4 ? :)
re: What do you think about the idea that "there should be only one way of doing a thing" in programming languages?
If that were the case, all computer problems would have bee...
re: Some US prisons are banning books on coding
Think of it that way: When you find an issue in your code,...
re: Some US prisons are banning books on coding
Is there evidence that prisons improve society in any posit...
re: Some US prisons are banning books on coding
Prisons should not exist in the first place.
re: What do you think about the idea that "there should be only one way of doing a thing" in programming languages?
How is it different from "there is only one way to say some...
re: Is CSS Hard?
No. Not hard at all. Hard to master, just like anything, th...
re: Discussing the launch of Libra, "A new global currency"
What's wrong with government ? Last time I checked they wer...
re: Discussing the launch of Libra, "A new global currency"
Is there anything that this thing solves that is really a p...
re: Discussing the launch of Libra, "A new global currency"
No. The whole principle of capitalism is that selfish profi...
re: What do you want to be when you grow up?
a truck driver, on international lines.
re: What's the best software for collaborating on a slide deck?
What are the tools that you are currently using ?
re: What's your work-from-home outfit?
Do you mean that working from home means leaving your bed ?...
re: What's the best career advice you can give in ten words or less?
Enjoy it, or quit !
re: Why Most Developers Fear CSS
Jeg må ikke frygte. Frygt dræber sindet. Frygt er dødens fo...
re: What was your win this week?
Found time to go to the chiropractor (although we call them...
re: Why Most Developers Fear CSS
It looks like most of the fears are based on lack of knowle...
re: Understanding Linux Permissions
the "x" letter stand for "eXecute", not the "e" letter :)
re: Project Euler #7 - 10001st prime
Peter, I was actually glad that you started that thread, I ha...
re: What are you "old enough to remember" in software development?
Kitchen black and white TV plugged to my zx81 and to a tape...
re: How do you limit or avoid procrastination?
Does it look like you have a social media issue ?
re: Project Euler #7 - 10001st prime
@peter I think it is asked on the Project Euler page that so...
re: What are you reading right now?
雪の練習生 by 多和田葉子, a Japanese author who've lived in Germany f...
re: How is the global software dev ecosystem changing with remote work becoming more mainstream?
Not really answering the question but anything that drastic...
re: Which editor do you use when opening files like .bash_profile, etc?
It depends on the mood. I have an "edit" alias to TextEdit ...
re: Is it necessary to learn touch typing?
If the point is to type faster, then no. Download a typing ...
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I got my first big (co-)translation published. I...
re: Hacktivism in the 2019 Political Landscape: An infosec consultant's response to Reuters' piece on Beto O'Rourke
I answered your first question in my first reply to your co...
re: Hacktivism in the 2019 Political Landscape: An infosec consultant's response to Reuters' piece on Beto O'Rourke
Here is a summary of my points: • Everything in tech is pol...
re: Hacktivism in the 2019 Political Landscape: An infosec consultant's response to Reuters' piece on Beto O'Rourke
No, it doesn't because there are conflicting interests that...
re: What's the last piece of software that you paid money for?
BBedit because it is still easier to do batch regexp jobs t...
re: Hacktivism in the 2019 Political Landscape: An infosec consultant's response to Reuters' piece on Beto O'Rourke
But the collective "we" that you use as a rhetorical tool i...
re: Hacktivism in the 2019 Political Landscape: An infosec consultant's response to Reuters' piece on Beto O'Rourke
I think it is important to not confuse open-source which is...
re: Hacktivism in the 2019 Political Landscape: An infosec consultant's response to Reuters' piece on Beto O'Rourke
I'm sorry if using the word "tech" made what I wrote unclea...
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I... delivered a job for the coming G20 in Osaka...
re: Hacktivism in the 2019 Political Landscape: An infosec consultant's response to Reuters' piece on Beto O'Rourke
I understand your take, but 1) everything we do in tech is ...
re: Nevertheless, Lindsey Coded
I am so glad that there are more and more people like you o...
re: How I Gained 65,000 Twitter Followers In One Year
Modern twitter interfaces are such that the number of follo...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience?
In HS we had a non graphing programmable Casio FX82 which ...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience?
The first program I remember writing was for graphing equat...
re: What was your win this week?
Good luck !
re: How do you talk about code quality with management/clients?
How do you define code quality ?
re: What was your win this week?
It looks like it works fine now. Thank you for checking !
re: What was your win this week?
Did you teach about accessibility ?
re: What was your win this week?
The minions are cute :) I got an error when I clicked on my...
re: What was your win this week?
Honestly, the danse floor is way more fun than the gym :)
re: What was your win this week?
Did you experience the snowfall because you moved to a snow...
re: What was your win this week?
Wow ! Have you tried intensive walking ?
re: What was your win this week?
That is soo cool ! This year we only had 1 day of thin snow...
re: What was your win this week?
There are so many weeks where that's the only thing I can d...
re: What was your win this week?
This week, I hand wrote an RSS feed for my github pages, I ...
re: Imposter Syndrome in Diagrams
If you count 4h a day of focused study/practice and 5 days ...
re: can someone briefly explain about wikitionary pages-articles.xml ?
What is it that you don't understand ?
re: Imposter Syndrome in Diagrams
I think the "10000 hours" thing has been debunked. And I li...
re: How should my team use Git for this specific project?
If git is not part of the team general workflow, there will...
re: How should my team use Git for this specific project?
If it's not broke, don't fix it ? Although there are proba...
re: I used Bootstrap too often and I wonder how can I write good CSS without it?
And read literally anything from Rachel Andrew. rachelandre...
re: Non-computer based hobbies?
You're based in Indianapolis ! There is a good kendo club t...
re: I used Bootstrap too often and I wonder how can I write good CSS without it?
There are at least 2 things you can do: 100dayscss.com an...
re: I can't make up my mind about Twitter lately
As Ben wrote above, you can't automate authenticity, but yo...
re: I can't make up my mind about Twitter lately
Unless you write a lot in your blog, why not just handwrite...
re: Sh*tpost: can we stop saying "syntactic sugar"?
Hi jen ! My understanding of syntactic sugar is that such c...
re: Do the developer's rights exist?
Right to form a union.
re: What do you do while waiting for tests to finish running?
Check my rss reader and forget that I had tests running...
re: What should production CSS look like? Share your layout-to-web workflow
Which, considering the sausage aspect, perfectly described ...
re: My Productivity Boosters — A random collection of tricks and tools — What are yours?
I use a lot of applescript to automate workflows too.
re: Lightning Fast Terminal File Manager
The language you choose to adopt makes you either look like...
re: What was your last dev related Google Search?
There are plenty of features missing in DuckDuckGo, the mai...
re: What was your last dev related Google Search?
Have you tried flex ?
re: What was your last dev related Google Search?
I don't use Google, I use duckduckgo.com duckduckgo.com T...
re: Dealing with copyright infringement and plagiarism
I was on the opposite side of a copyright infringement issu...
re: First post, picolisp script
Have you found a way to make it nicer yet ?
re: I need a break
Thank you Jason :) You're right. It's the holiday season s...
re: Firefox 64 drops RSS support, thoughts?
netNewsWire, the alpha version on Mac. with 300+ feeds.
re: I need a break
It feels more like life burnout here :-)
re: I choose self-learning!
Your site "brendazam.com" does not seem to work from here.
re: The new MacBook Pros are overpriced
You mention in the discussion that the 2015 MBPs are the be...
re: Have you seen the new "Very Important Pinned Issues" feature on Github?
For one, Github is not free software, it is not even open s...
re: Have you seen the new "Very Important Pinned Issues" feature on Github?
Free software is not about a specific development process, ...
re: Have you seen the new "Very Important Pinned Issues" feature on Github?
The more I think about Microsoft acquisition of Github, the...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
I worked hard this week, rewriting my html template "system...
re: thank u, next: an introduction to linked lists
Funny because I just started a thread on help.gnu.emacs bec...
re: Open Source Contributions
Thank you very much for this very clear article. I would l...
re: Keep learning, should you invest your own time?
Everything has been said, but when I read the article from ...
re: Do you know of any effective Blockchain use cases?
Well, that's the trick, your argument about utility is that...
re: Do you know of any effective Blockchain use cases?
No, I say that currencies are backed by a central authority...
re: Do you know of any effective Blockchain use cases?
Please google "GPU price hike bitcoin". The bitcoin block ...
re: Do you know of any effective Blockchain use cases?
But you just confirmed that power is required to back up BC...
re: Do you know of any effective Blockchain use cases?
Well, it is infinitely less valuable, because "currencies" ...
re: Do you know of any effective Blockchain use cases?
I'm not sure bitcoin solves a problem that was unsolvable b...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
Day 28-29-30... brandelune.github.io
re: The beginning of a great adventure
Day 16 (CSS magic) / Day 17 (Lots of meta stuff) brandelun...
re: Can it be done to make a server with an old computer just to upload my website?
Dian is correct. Connectivity is important, but self-servin...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
Day 12: "Math", Day 13: "Practice" (with a memo on ) brand...
re: Remember phonebooks?
The Minitel service that we had in France was probably the ...
re: Would you willingly participate in creating a product like these?
You wrote: "The problem with these movement is not that the...
re: Would you willingly participate in creating a product like these?
The problem is that 1) such theories have been debunked a l...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
Day 9: "Dreams", 10: "BBQ" and 11: "Birthday", plus an addi...
re: Scraping DEV with Common Lisp
Lovely :)
re: Why is your preferred programming language your go-to?
Applescript and emacs lisp... I seem to be an outlier here ...
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