Dave Chappelle’s Betrayal
Chappelle argues this makes me "too sensitive, too brittle"; I just think I have better things to do than watch a standup set that could just as well have been a Fox News special
Woe be it to the next engineer caught in the double bind where there will be consequences if they don’t work quickly enough and there will be consequences if they don’t conform to a process that slows them down so much that they can’t get their work done quickly enough.
A Modest Proposal for software development
The thing that finally condemns the entire “baseball” idea, however is this: even with all these improvements, the game is no fun at all.
We tried baseball, and it didn’t work.
Invading Iraq and Afghanistan, dropping iron fragmentation bombs on villages and towns, kidnapping, torturing and imprisoning tens of thousands of people, using drones to sow terror from the skies, resurrected the discredited radical jihadists and was a potent recruiting tool in the fight against U.S. and NATO forces. We were the best thing that ever happened to the Taliban and al Qaeda.
This is one hell of a wild ride.
Samsel is the second Kansas lawmaker to be arrested this year.
The fact of the matter is this: We have absolutely no idea. The real tragedy? It’s such a specific problem, there’s only one website in history that could have provided an answer
I hate that this actually works
Media, which until recently was known as Tongji Healthcare Group Inc., is up 626% year-to-date as of yesterday’s close, possibly because people confuse it with Clubhouse the app.
This entire article is amazing. Thanks to John Leen for sharing with me.
They were momentarily stymied, but they had already filled out all the paperwork; what were they going to do, not arrest him?
A more accurate but perhaps less flattering claim would be that my Honda Odyssey can travel at the fastest speed Virgin Hyperloop has yet attained, and with four times as many people riding in it.
The great masses of Americans cling so desperately to their own imagined versions of things like freedom of religion and right to bear arms because those are the only freedoms they can claim without deceiving themselves to have. If those are taken away they would be forced to recognize how truly un-free in any useful sense they are. If people are unable to find work that pays a sufficient amount to cover life's necessities and to live in a manner and place of their choosing, then all of their many intangible rights and freedoms guaranteed by law provide only a superficial – important, but superficial nonetheless – freedom. We are free, in short, to do whatever we can afford, which, in the majority of cases, is to say "Not much."
Reminds me of Apex quite a bit (although note quite the same timescale). Interesting observations of why keeping legacy logic working is essential.
In the Emacs world (and in many other domains, some of which we’ll explore below), when they make an API obsolete, they are basically saying: “You really shouldn’t use this approach, because even though it works, it suffers from various deficiencies which we enumerate here. But in the end it’s your call.”
Carrying out a payment with Visa requires about 0.002 kilowatt-hours; the same payment with bitcoin uses up 906 kilowatt-hours, more than half a million times as much, and enough to power a two-person household for about three months.
TeX was invented to typeset a book. No plural.
To describe this man as an American hero requires ignoring the immense suffering for which he was personally responsible, both on and off the battlefield. It requires ignoring his participation in the industry of human bondage, his betrayal of his country in defense of that institution, the battlefields scattered with the lifeless bodies of men who followed his orders and those they killed, his hostility toward the rights of the freedmen and his indifference to his own students waging a campaign of terror against the newly emancipated. It requires reducing the sum of human virtue to a sense of decorum and the ability to convey gravitas in a gray uniform.
"banning Nazis might actually work so we can't do it" is a fun take
Twitter hasn’t taken the same aggressive approach to white supremacist content because the collateral accounts that are impacted can, in some instances, be Republican politicians.
Sick literary review burn.
Thou shalt not bypass the intent of the configured security settings
Like Oppenheimer, Twitter was so obsessed with splitting the atom they never stopped to think what we’d do with it.
Focus on the problem first, not the solution. Don’t pick any tool until you have fully understood what you are trying to achieve or solve. Don’t give up solving the actual problem and make it all about learning and using the shinny new tech
The reactionary right scream for a rugged and manly authenticity because they are the most domesticated people in existence. They wilt in horror at a few kids in hoodies or a few students who don’t approve of what they have to say because a lifetime of bourgeois morality and the comforts of a life built on imperial superprofits have made them biddable, tail-wagging, snarling but tamed.
Excellent writeup of the technical details behind the lastpass security scare. Especially crazy: "foo.bar can be made to resolve with a <form> element with a child <input> element with name=bar."
This got taken down because of a comically frivolous legal threat, which of course means it's worth a read.
It’s this awful catch-22, where recognizing the true nature of the problem actually hinders the ability to overcome.
If you're only going to read one "inside the mind of Trump" article this election, this is the one to go with.
Well worth reading. Fascinating story of both the history of BART and world class civic participation.
Give to givers. Take time to give to folks who give, be cautious of people who always take.
There's quite a bit in this post I don't fully agree with, but it's core points certainly have some level of validity. Scrum does have some very bad attributes for a product company, especially if you see scrum as an immutable system and don't subject the process to the same iterative improvement you expect from code.
Presented without comment other than to look up the scaled agile framework before looking at this.
The single best article I've seen on unit testing. Its all too rare for these to explain why instead of just telling you what to do.
Worth a read even if you're already doing TDD
The best digestible counterpoint to "Facebook does it, we can too!"
If you build managed packages on salesforce this is a seriously awesome concept for loose coupling.
It might be basic but the virtues of good tests are all too often forgotten. Maybe a mnemonic will help. Can't hurt.