seven nines sounds fancy and shit but you only get three seconds to yourself every year at that rate. you deserve better. we all deserve better. say no to seven nines.
> empty the prisons
> take power from the police and give it to the neighbourhoods that they terrorise.
> end the forever wars and all other forms of imperialism.
> tax the rich until they're impoverished.
Nostalgia inducing thread exploring Duke Nukem design and engine quirks.
Did you ever notice that the theater in level 1 of Duke Nukem 3D has a big hallway off the lobby, and when you go through there, it's a bathroom? Just the one.
It's a doorless unisex public bathroom with urinals. Weird.
@KekunPlazas Nice work, congrats! I'm just getting my first libhandy app up & running and I'm very impressed with the entire ecosystem.
@cwebber It also seems to be completely sold out! I'll try looking for a copy in local bookstores, but I'm not very optimistic.
@cwebber Huh, I completely missed this coming out. Sounds like a spiritual successor to SICP, which I'm currently rereading. Off to order my copy!
So, I may have been living under a rock, but I just recently realized that actual UEFI bootloaders exist for the Raspberry Pi 3 & 4! That's exciting - I was never really a fan of ready-made images, and here I am GRUB-booting vanilla Debian testing on my Pi 3!
Info for my rock-dwelling comrades:
Heyyyy it's released! https://github.com/jepsen-io/maelstrom is a distributed systems learning tool: a workbench where you can write your own "distributed" systems in any language, using JSON messages via STDIN/STDOUT. Wanna write a gossip system in Perl? A transactional KV store in bash? Maelstrom will run it, show you how messages flow through the system, and verify key safety properties.
I'm very much a novice when it comes to all things DIY electronics, but I've had a soldering iron in my hands once or twice in life. :)
My interests, in no particular order: physics, programming (esp. API design), music (esp. weird), left-leaning politics.
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