So, I'm going back to have a big, proper workstation under my desk. My laptop's battery failed last week and I realized that I haven't used it for any "portable" computing anyway. I am not a fan of multi-monitor setups and it always felt like a waste to have such a nice-but-small screen from the laptop closed and put aside out of the way.
After a few weeks of back-and-forth, Stripe reinstated my account that I was using to connect with the Github Sponsors project.
The reason they gave to canceling was the account was used in activities related to cryptocurrency - when the truth is that I am asking for sponsorships to work on Hub20, my cryptocurrency payment gateway project.
At least they put it back and admitted the error, but man if this is not a terrific example of why crypto is needed in the first place.
Everyday life in Germany - dull, gray, culturally and morally bankrupt, how hard they make it hard for individuals to take chances and prosper - makes me always dream of spend more time and invest in Brazil.
Hear news from Brazil, and all I can feel is the desperation in feeling how that country is *never* going to change. So much potential, all of it wasted.
Then I buy more crypto and talk to the wife about the possibility of moving to some island on the Mediterranean.
I knew that Moxie was full of shit after I read his infamous "ecosystem is moving" piece, and this sort of threw me away from Signal.
Reading https://drewdevault.com/2018/08/08/Signal.html, made me realize *how* full of shit the man is. Refusing to release signal clients on F-Droid? Outright shutting down any attempt at federation? Not releasing the server code for months? How can anyone take him seriously ?
Few things tell me more about the decline of America than checking HackerNews and realizing how much it changed.
The place supposed to be flooding with non-conformists and individuals who want to challenge the status quo, reduced to a forum with discussions about whether we should just stick with the convenience with of subjugating to Apple/Google or if we should ask for Government to come and save us from ourselves.
Any message in the contrary gets downvoted to oblivion.
@testrjo what happens if I send you a message here? :D
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Like, that's the opposite of social! It fosters the opposite of a human connection. Instead of relating to the person it constantly suggests that you only engage with topics. What's so sad is that so many people are totally acclimated to this. They act like topics instead of people, and bring this attitude with them even off of social media.
When was the last time you asked someone to tell you about themselves and they just listed out things they like? Even I do this.
It's weird how quickly we can adopt tooling that change our expectations about development processes even though it is mostly for aesthetics. Python's "black" let's me put code absolutely anywhere without thinking about it. Just save it and let it reformat it.
Manages to make a good criticism of Capt Marvel without falling into the cheap (though deserved) jab at woke culture.
Yeah, you can call Decimal.normalize(), but then you need to be special-casing your formatting code which is just stupid.
15+ years working with Python and most of the issues I would run into were either my fault (not understanding a concept) or an inherit limitation of the platform , i.e, if you want really fast code or rely on good parallelism, you are not going to have a good time.
Today though I think I hit the first thing that truly disappointed me: try formatting a Decimal number in a way that it prints only the significant digits. You can not. `:g` works for floats, but not Decimals.
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