I noticed an annoying pattern in articles and conversations about software development: Telling people that things are hard.
Concurrency is hard. Use X library or refrain from using it at all.
Naming is hard. So don't feel bad.
Recursion is hard. So don't use it.
Security is hard. Leave that to the "experts", hire a consultant.
X is hard, don't try to do X, just leave it to the experts or use Y and stay where you are.
I don't like these types of statements, I think they discourage developers to grow.
Maybe the more positive alternative is: "X is hard, so I should be aware of my limits, tread carefully and request help when I need it".
Though in a lot of cases I think the statement itself is hollow and is best left out of the conversation.
Thunderbird is planning a major redesign and this is what it looks like --> https://www.omglinux.com/major-thunderbird-redesign-early-look/
rant about mastodon
I know Mastodon isnt Twitter, but i see more and more twitterish behaviour on Mastodon. A few years ago of bullying Will Wheaton, naming and spreading fake info, and now i saw doxxing of the conservative judges (a very new low).
Maybe you cant agree with something or someone, but dont be the same as them.
Ever since the new matrix app #cinny was released in the #ubports app store, my life has drastically improved. I didn't realize how much I missed having a good, sleek looking instant messaging app in my pocket.
And I even have whatsapp and telegram all in the same app, through my element home subscription!
Using a real linux phone as daily driver recently got a whole lot comfyer :)
Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!
Have had so many moments during the past weeks where I had to work on school stuff and thought ”I would have loved to do this other thing right now, but I can't do it now or later because school”. Time to make a list and do all of them 😁
“I think the vast majority of developers still debug using print() statements”
Gmail will block all third party mail clients starting from June: http://www.pmail.com/newsflash.htm
That is, unless they pay $4500 minimum for an audit :D
Stop using gmail and enabling their monopolistic practices, if you already haven't.
AAAH I've been referred from one person to the next at uni trying to get my FSF copyright papers signed. Who'd have thought that the hardest part of contributing to free software is getting your university to allow you to assign copyright to the FSF... 😩 Copyright for work that has not even been done for a course or during school time!!
I will admit that I'm terrible when it comes to navigating bureaucracy, but there should be a more obvious way to do this.