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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 ...
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 ...
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: Which game are you playing right now?
my version of poker.el in emacs. github.com/brandelune/poke...
re: How I Gained 42,000 Twitter Followers In 8 Months
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: Starting a game "company" to focus on fun projects
It's a fun book and it's also pretty dense.
re: Starting a game "company" to focus on fun projects
Learning to program by actually programming games: "Land of...
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 ...
re: What Are We Saying When We Say 'Professional'?
A friend told me, "if you charge for what you do, you are a...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
Day 8: "BBQ" brandelune.github.io/1118/1118.html 100daysof...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
Day 7: "Brother in law" brandelune.github.io/1117/1117.html...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
Day 6: "Just enough wine" brandelune.github.io/1116/1116.h...
re: How fast do you code?
And the other bottleneck is how expressive is the language ...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
100DaysOfCode Day 5 "Islands" brandelune.github.io/1115/11...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
Day 4 "I am your father" brandelune.github.io/1114/1114.htm...
re: What are some alternatives to the word "type"?
kind / group / family / variety ...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
Day 3: brandelune.github.io/1113/1113.html "The three day ...
re: Seriously, periodically do brew cleanup.
I have an alias for "dailybrew": brew update && br...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
Day 2: brandelune.github.io/1112/1112.html
re: Top 43 Programming Languages: When and How to Use Them
I'm surprised to see Lisp dialects considered "difficult to...
re: Waking up and staying awake and focused
Basically, if you fall asleep, it is because you're tired, ...
re: The beginning of a great adventure
J'espère bien ! :)
re: Tests !!! Please !!!
Ok, that makes sense. Thank you.
re: Tests !!! Please !!!
Thank you very much for the pointers !
re: Tests !!! Please !!!
You answered why write a test. Which I do understand. My q...
re: How did linguistics influence programming?
I was reading about emacs lisp today and found this: "Ruby...
re: If it's Saturday and you won't be coding again until Monday, how do you get your mind off your current work?
or catch up on work I did not do because I was reading dev....
re: If it's Saturday and you won't be coding again until Monday, how do you get your mind off your current work?
I get lost in my emacs settings file...
re: How did linguistics influence programming?
I totally agree with you. I'm a failed mathematician and an...
re: Failing IT education
In all the CS/CL books I bought I never found a "test" chap...
re: How did linguistics influence programming?
Thank you for the reply. I did not suggest that natural la...
re: How did linguistics influence programming?
English and Japanese share the concept of "subject" "object...
re: The Depression and Anxiety Paradox
I think more people than we think are "wired" like you desc...
re: Getting started with code mindfulness exercises
For context too, I've done (and I'm still doing) my share o...
re: Getting started with code mindfulness exercises
Well, I really apologize for the "friend" vs "business part...
re: Getting started with code mindfulness exercises
Tell your friend business partner to come to Japan and abso...
re: What do you to wind down after a weekday?
Wow, I was not aware NYC had so many ferry lines. My ferry ...
re: What do you to wind down after a weekday?
Where does that ferry go ?
re: Restarting web design ? after 20 years.
Thank you for the links ! I think I'm in love with the new ...
re: Restarting web design ? after 20 years.
Thank you for the advice. Now, with the evolution of JS as...
re: Negative Impacts of Withholding Form Labels
Thank you very much for the reply. I'll definitely check th...
re: Negative Impacts of Withholding Form Labels
@Lindsey did you have the time to give that a thought ? Do ...
re: What do you to wind down after a weekday?
There is a small land plot that I can use on an island 30mn...
re: Negative Impacts of Withholding Form Labels
I just checked my "Web Design in a Nutshell" from 1999 (pap...
re: Breaking up with my mouse (Mac edition)
Somebody mentioned Cheatsheet here. I tried it and I'm find...
re: What good habits are you trying to adopt?
Got to bed early, wake up early...
re: Set up My Computer with Me!
github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask "A CLI workflow for the ...
re: People, feeds, newsletters to follow
I use rss feeds for all the blogs I find on my path. I coll...
re: Do you consider reading books a must?
Yes. And the best way to do that it to spend a full day in ...
re: How's your Hacktoberfest progress?
Thank you ! :)
re: How's your Hacktoberfest progress?
Sorry if I missed something, but what is hacktoberfest ? :)
re: How to keep writing?
Writing has to be fun. If you don't have fun then stop thin...
re: Start-up v Corporate, which do you prefer?
No need to be snarky. One huge stride that I see in David's...
re: Start-up v Corporate, which do you prefer?
Definitely, and there is lots of knowledge that is lost tod...
re: Start-up v Corporate, which do you prefer?
Think of the time it took the world to realize the Earth wa...
re: Start-up v Corporate, which do you prefer?
No, it's very different. He seems very concerned about maxi...
re: Start-up v Corporate, which do you prefer?
Check Dian Fay's comment. Worker owned cooperatives.
re: The fine line between being lazy and challenging yourself
Take at least 20mn a day to learn development. 20mn may see...
re: Tim Berners-Lee, Solid, and the arrival of the Web 3.0
I think the reference to Russians and China is hugely disin...
re: DOES CSS4 EXIST?
CSS Snapshot 2017: w3.org/TR/CSS/ It is really fascinating...
re: Open a file in your editor of choice
Yes, doing that from Terminal is is totally possible. It's ...
re: Discuss: Favorite Non-Tech Hobby / Activity
I practice kendo, I started 30 years ago in Paris and that'...
re: No mojave on this machine
I think I would have moved to Linux a while ago weren't it ...
re: Free vs. Proprietary software
I bought Coda this year. Before realizing that it did not c...
re: After decade(s) I am giving DuckDuck a Go as Default Search Engine.
I've done that a while ago, when it was not as efficient an...
re: Ideas for 'Blog More' challenge #CNC2018
I have too little knowledge of the technologies involved to...
re: My 5 late ideas for the 'Blog More' challenge on CNC2018
2/3/4 would be excellent. We need more information about ho...
re: Help me validate blog ideas!
I'd be interested in the github/portfolio and chrystal foot...
re: More blogging about automating localization on Mac
Ok, I think I'l be working on the following 3 items: expl...
re: More blogging about automating localization on Mac
Well, my "OmegaT starter" is more like a starter script tha...
re: Here are my 5 Blog ideas for the 'Blog More' challenge on CNC2018.
Development tools discussions are helpful even if the devel...
re: My 5 ideas for the 'Blog More' challenge on CNC2018
\4. and 5. are the ones I could use pretty much right away....
re: Welcome Thread - v8
Hello, I am Jean-Christophe Helary. Living in Japan, countr...
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