TIL: Don't start an electron-based program while you are compiling a large C++ project with 16 threads while you have only 32 GB of RAM that are almost full.
This is how I learned I didn't set up swap on this computer. Everything froze, music began to stutter, playing fragments in a loop, then it stopped.
After 20 sec laptop came to life again. dmesg says "Killed process ... (electron)".
Best case: Don't use electron-anything. Ever.
Software was a mistake...
EU-Parlament bevorzugt in Zukunft Open-Source-Software
@daniel_bohrer the advantage of perl is that gzip compressing it does not make the code less legible
Money Quote: "Aber wir schaffen doch auch die Feuerwehr nicht ab, nur weil sie vielleicht mal zu spät zu einem Brand kommt."
Stimmt. Nur schreddert die halt nicht alle Akten sobald jemand nachfragt wie das denn passieren konnte.
Zoom acquired Keybase today.
Keybase helped me to identify a trend in the software industry: using a pretty UI to cover up the disruption of an open ecosystem with a closed, centralized replacement. Keybase seemed cool on the face of it - making encryption easier is a laudible goal, and PGP certainly could use the improvement. But, thanks to Keybase, now I ask different questions upfront.
Beware the Keybase formula:
1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded
Google memories (1/x)
y'all going to laugh, but I really believed it. I drank the kool-aid. this was the mid-00s, a tech company with a motto "don't be evil" still felt daring rather than cringe – for an alienated techie like past me, at least; my politically aware friends tried to warn me; but I didn't realise that Google leveraged its fine-tuned advertising machinery also for recruiting, and I swallowed the whole thing.
Getting massive headlines from the mainstream "tech press" about how they're bringing Linux GUI apps to #Windows, as if that somehow served anyone else but #Microsoft trying to compel developers not to leave their platform.
Fortunately, WSL2 is still a massive pile of crap, so good luck with that.
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