A List of Licenses which Respect OUR Freedom! Fuck the FSF!
(dm me if you know of any to add to this list, particularly ones which extend different licenses, like the Apache 2.0 License or the LGPL)
“Hey why don’t you talk that much?”
Swish, swish 😉
does anyone remember the days when you would boot up a computer, press the button labelled "teleport goat" four times and your computer would just teleport four goats
nowadays there are so many layers of abstraction and unnecessary calls to web microservices in the cloud that you'd be lucky if you could teleport a single goat in a fortnight
computer hardware might be getting more powerful over time, but that means nothing if the software is immediately taking every performance improvement and losing twice as much speed as it would have gained
it routinely takes my computer ten to twenty seconds before I can take a screenshot after I press the print screen button. is my computer slow? nope. is it doing something more useful than it used to? nope, snipping tool could start up instantly and take all kinds of wacky screenshots
or another example: the cloud. if you haven't interacted with "the cloud" as a developer, imagine if the shitshow that is the Google Stadia were applied to absolutely every part of a business
do cloud servers provide more flexibility than running things on "bare metal"? barely, if at all. are they more expensive and much slower? yes. very yes
software is definitely getting more complicated. is it getting better?
there's a reason JSON beat XML, and it seems we're doomed to re-learn that lesson over and over until humanity dies out
you could probably rip out 50-70% of the code running on any computer and not have any noticeable differences apart from the computer being significantly more responsive to user input, using less power, and crashing less
computers suck, and it's entirely possible to have them not suck this bad because they used to suck less than they do now
Far more people are societaly "normal" in some ways ("I like hanging out in Starbucks"), objectively but not culturally acknowledged normal in some ways ("I have terrible anxiety"), and outliers in others ("Also, I draw as my big hobby").
What I'm about to suggest is that you should let your freak flag fly *because it was never actually freaky*. The only reason not to be full on kigurumi-wearin'-furry-Gay-leftist-whatever, is playing normie to keep your day job.
Listening to a podcast explaining use of natural language processing to analyze the difference between what the Federal Reserve says and what they mean, and I’m listening to them describe how Science Shows that the speech patterns I associate with autistic traits (including my own) is evidence of dishonesty and that their analysis is accurate in ways a polygraph never was.
Failure of people to understand that “accurate in aggregate” is useless for “specific event” is distressing.