There should be a global 'awareness' week for developers. For a week reduce your RAM to 2 GB, disable all cores except 2, downscale your resolution to 1366x768 and cap your internet at 1 Mbps (or less for mobile developers)...
Maybe, just maybe we will start to have less crappy, bloated software.
@gamehawk Indeed. And what's more, modern computers have more *L1 cache* than my first machine. I've run entire operating-systems plus userland tools that would fit in L1. Persistent storage of yore would find contemporary L2 cache spacious in comparison. Your "you're low on storage with only 1GB free" doesn't scare me, phone.
My phone: "You're running low on storage: 1.00 GB available."
Me: "MY FIRST COMPUTER HAD 4K RAM AND NO PERSISTENT STORAGE I THINK YOU CAN GET BY WITH A FREAKING GIG"
this is brilliant Elon Musk Submarit game 😂
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multiply it by tens to factor in the sheer amount of idents
you get Vendor Lock-In™
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Windows driver writing is quite impossible around these parts
For a new display driver, you must read over a hundred pages' worth of docs full of idents which accomplish nothing you need
You simply need to set the display up to a new display mode and tell apps about it before you set it. What could go wrong!
Well, Microsoft has the answer: everything! It always goes wrong, even after you do it right.
"We become suspicious if people haven't lived a life on social media", says an advisor at a Norwegian recruitment agency.
So if I care about my online footprint, that's suspicious behaviour? This pretty much amounts to saying that having strong opinions about privacy makes you an undesirable candidate.
Does this mean that I'm fucked if I delete my LinkedIn account? I still have one, but I'm considering to delete it.
This is extremely creepy, and nobody seems to notice that.
Hey, Liberapay's payment processor is throwing them out, which means there will be disruption to Liberapay's service in the next week or so (which means that Mutant Standard's Liberapay will be disrupted).
Here's the news and what you should do if you're a Liberapay donor:
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In one month, streaming services at Twitter will be removed. This would break third party clients and induce vendor lock-in. (Well, induce *more* of it.)
For those of you who have Twitter: Now's your time to take action.
Get Twitter to acknowledge this situation (and maybe get your followers to join the Fediverse. ;p)