In-reply-to » Speaking of programming languages, I’m so glad that I’ve spent so much time doing C and a little bit of Assembler over the years. It’s the perfect foundation for my recently acquired retrocomputing hobby. 😅 You can target basically any platform with C – DOS, OS/2, Windows NT, UNIX, … Had I gone all-in on Java (as University and employers nudged me to in the mid-2000’s), I probably wouldn’t have this skill set now. 🤔

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Oh, absolutely. Doing crazy stuff is fun every now and then, but there’s no need to be masochistic. 😆

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In-reply-to » The 26°C humidity was through the roof and we just barely escaped the thunderstorm on our stroll. Only the adjacent rain hit us hard. Black clouds caught up on us and we decided to take cover at a barn. Not even a minute later it started to rain cats and dogs for ten minutes straight. Holy crap, that was cool to watch. :-) Also, the smell of rain was just beautiful.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yikes, true! The hail covered road looks super sick. I’m very glad living in my area.

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In-reply-to » Speaking of programming languages, I’m so glad that I’ve spent so much time doing C and a little bit of Assembler over the years. It’s the perfect foundation for my recently acquired retrocomputing hobby. 😅 You can target basically any platform with C – DOS, OS/2, Windows NT, UNIX, … Had I gone all-in on Java (as University and employers nudged me to in the mid-2000’s), I probably wouldn’t have this skill set now. 🤔

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Having juggled all the low level bits makes one also appreciate higher level languages. At least that’s my own experience.

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In-reply-to » Speaking of programming languages, I’m so glad that I’ve spent so much time doing C and a little bit of Assembler over the years. It’s the perfect foundation for my recently acquired retrocomputing hobby. 😅 You can target basically any platform with C – DOS, OS/2, Windows NT, UNIX, … Had I gone all-in on Java (as University and employers nudged me to in the mid-2000’s), I probably wouldn’t have this skill set now. 🤔

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I don’t think you couldn’t have made a better choice myself 👌

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Speaking of programming languages, I’m so glad that I’ve spent so much time doing C and a little bit of Assembler over the years. It’s the perfect foundation for my recently acquired retrocomputing hobby. 😅 You can target basically any platform with C – DOS, OS/2, Windows NT, UNIX, … Had I gone all-in on Java (as University and employers nudged me to in the mid-2000’s), I probably wouldn’t have this skill set now. 🤔

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In-reply-to » I spent 18 months rebuilding my algorithmic trading platform in Rust. I’m filled with regret. | by Austin Starks | Jun, 2024 | Medium

@prologic@twtxt.net Rust just isn’t the best tool for every job, even though that’s what the “cult” around it wants to make you believe.

I’m surprised that the article doesn’t talk about the ecosystem and the large number of dependencies that you usually pull in. 🤔 Maybe the author is already used to that.

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In-reply-to » The 26°C humidity was through the roof and we just barely escaped the thunderstorm on our stroll. Only the adjacent rain hit us hard. Black clouds caught up on us and we decided to take cover at a barn. Not even a minute later it started to rain cats and dogs for ten minutes straight. Holy crap, that was cool to watch. :-) Also, the smell of rain was just beautiful.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org

Yeah, we’re quite lucky with this very, very wet summer this year.

… unless you’re living in one of those areas with severe weather: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/unwetter-sturm-hagel-100.html 😅😱

We had some lovely 15°C this morning, too. Now at 20°C. Let’s hope it stays that way for a while.

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There’s a new interesting regression in yarnd that’s cropped up that results in a " /> at the end of uploaded/links images. I’m not able to figure this bug out yet 😢

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In-reply-to » By the way, @xuu, it looks like you're running an old, buggy version of yarnd, that duplicates twts in the feed on edit.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Yeah he is 😭

2024-07-12T16:52:12-06:00	(#4nlm4ca) Here has been north of 38C all week. Its pretty ick. I would love a bit of rain to cool down.
2024-07-12T16:52:12-06:00	(#4nlm4ca) Here has been north of 38C all week. Its pretty ick. I would love a bit of rain to cool down.

I think it’s invisible to users of yarnd because of the way the cache works 🤣

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In-reply-to » The 26°C humidity was through the roof and we just barely escaped the thunderstorm on our stroll. Only the adjacent rain hit us hard. Black clouds caught up on us and we decided to take cover at a barn. Not even a minute later it started to rain cats and dogs for ten minutes straight. Holy crap, that was cool to watch. :-) Also, the smell of rain was just beautiful.

@xuu@txt.sour.is @bender@twtxt.net Yeah, we’re quite lucky with this very, very wet summer this year. It’s supposed to be just 21°C today, good hiking conditions. Some nice 16°C to cool off the house right now, I love it. Tomorrow, temps are rising again, though.

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In-reply-to » The 26°C humidity was through the roof and we just barely escaped the thunderstorm on our stroll. Only the adjacent rain hit us hard. Black clouds caught up on us and we decided to take cover at a barn. Not even a minute later it started to rain cats and dogs for ten minutes straight. Holy crap, that was cool to watch. :-) Also, the smell of rain was just beautiful.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org ah, 26°C! Not even overnight, nor early in the morning we get that cool! Full of envy mate. Full of envy.

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In-reply-to » The 26°C humidity was through the roof and we just barely escaped the thunderstorm on our stroll. Only the adjacent rain hit us hard. Black clouds caught up on us and we decided to take cover at a barn. Not even a minute later it started to rain cats and dogs for ten minutes straight. Holy crap, that was cool to watch. :-) Also, the smell of rain was just beautiful.

Here has been north of 38C all week. Its pretty ick. I would love a bit of rain to cool down.

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The 26°C humidity was through the roof and we just barely escaped the thunderstorm on our stroll. Only the adjacent rain hit us hard. Black clouds caught up on us and we decided to take cover at a barn. Not even a minute later it started to rain cats and dogs for ten minutes straight. Holy crap, that was cool to watch. :-) Also, the smell of rain was just beautiful.

We then decided to continue our return in the light drizzle. But it then got much heavier again and we got completely soaked. With the wet t-shirt and the wind it actually felt rather cold. I anticipated to get rained on, so I left my camera at home. Plenty of paths turned into brook landscapes, several centimeter deep creeks ran down the hilly trails. Quite fascinating. :-)

The sunset a few minutes ago wasn’t too bad:

Sunset

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking about a new term I've come across whilst reading a book. It's called "Complexity Budget" and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

This is the whole point of this Yarn where I’m trying to figure out with y’all to see if there might possibly be a way to formally measure and manage complexity, budget of a software, system or organization.

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking about a new term I've come across whilst reading a book. It's called "Complexity Budget" and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

This article is worth reading: https://htmx.org/essays/complexity-budget/

Unfortunately, it doesn’t go into any concrete specifics or any formal ASOS of measuring and managing complexity budget.

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hmm, yeah, hmm, I’m not sure. 😅 It all appears very subjective to me. Is 2k lines of code a lot or not?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de well that depends on what this 2000 lines of coat does right does the 2000 lines of code basically amount to a linear set of instructions with no branching? Or is that 2000 lines of Covid include lots of conditional branching that make understanding what the program does, difficult and hard to maintain?

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In-reply-to » how can we concretely think about "Complexity Budget" and define it in terms that can be leveraged and used to control the complexity of software dns ystems?

@eapl.me@eapl.me Cool! 👌 I shall have to have a look into these. If you’ve read both before, perhaps you can share short excerpts or your own thoughts and experiences?

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In-reply-to » @prologic Or maybe people do have a good intuitive understanding of complexity and they’re just way too overconfident all the time. 🤔 Is that what you’re getting at? That the “complexity budget” could be a good tool to break this behavior? 🤔

@movq@www.uninformativ.de That’s what I’m implying yea! 👌 if we can figure out how to measure complexity, we can figure out how to control complexity and thereby keep software systems and even organizations more simple and easier to manage potentially even more cost-effective.

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking about a new term I've come across whilst reading a book. It's called "Complexity Budget" and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

@prologic@twtxt.net Or maybe people do have a good intuitive understanding of complexity and they’re just way too overconfident all the time. 🤔 Is that what you’re getting at? That the “complexity budget” could be a good tool to break this behavior? 🤔

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking about a new term I've come across whilst reading a book. It's called "Complexity Budget" and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

@prologic@twtxt.net Hmm, yeah, hmm, I’m not sure. 😅 It all appears very subjective to me. Is 2k lines of code a lot or not?

I mean, I’m all for reducing complexity. 😅 I just have a hard time defining it and arguing about it. What I call “too complex”, others might think of as “just fine”. 🤔

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking about a new term I've come across whilst reading a book. It's called "Complexity Budget" and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

how can we concretely think about “Complexity Budget” and define it in terms that can be leveraged and used to control the complexity of software dns ystems?

Not exactly on “Complexity”, more on UX, although I use this book as a reading material for design courses, on how finally the user receives all that complexity with tragic consecuences:
https://www.tragicdesign.com

And on that “complexity” that the user doesn’t see, usually I go with “Software Architecture: The Hard Parts”
https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/software-architecture-the/9781492086888/

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In-reply-to » Oh, this is interesting! Reading the Crafting Interpreters book, I came across a table of exit codes in FreeBSD.

@prologic@twtxt.net Your message got a bit mangled up I reckon, not sure if I understand it. I don’t find these lists hard to read. The question is more, which of the standards do you follow? I doubt that another package really helps a lot. I mean, one can just use the codes already if one wanted to.

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In-reply-to » Whataburger App Becomes Unlikely Power Outage Map After Houston Hurricane An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Fast-food chain Whataburger's app has gone viral in the wake of Hurricane Beryl, which left around 1.8 million utility customers in Houston, Texas without power. Hundreds of thousands of those people may remain without power for days as Houston anticipates a heat wave, wit ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net clever use of someone else’s app with an up density in stores in an area.

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Whataburger App Becomes Unlikely Power Outage Map After Houston Hurricane
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Fast-food chain Whataburger’s app has gone viral in the wake of Hurricane Beryl, which left around 1.8 million utility customers in Houston, Texas without power. Hundreds of thousands of those people may remain without power for days as Houston anticipates a heat wave, wit … ⌘ Read more

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking about a new term I've come across whilst reading a book. It's called "Complexity Budget" and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

@movq@www.uninformativ.de but surely it doesn’t just come down to an individuals understanding of a piece of software right? I mean, complexity comes from many different things for example, the number of components the number of sub-systems, lines of code, the number of abstractions, even the complexity of those abstractions., etc..

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In-reply-to » FTC Study Finds 'Dark Patterns' Used By a Majority of Subscription Apps and Websites The U.S. FTC, along with two other international consumer protection networks, announced on Thursday the results of a study into the use of "dark patterns" -- or manipulative design techniques -- that can put users' privacy at risk or push them to buy products or services or take other actions they otherwise ... ⌘ Read more

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The new report published Thursday dives into the many types of dark patterns like sneaking, obstruction, nagging, forced action, social proof and others. Sneaking was among the most common dark patterns encountered in the study, referring to the inability to turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions during the sign-up and purchase process. Eighty-one percent of sites and apps studied used this technique to ensure their subscriptions were renewed automatically. In 70% of cases, the subscription providers didn’t provide information on how to cancel a subscription, and 67% failed to provide the date by which a consumer needed to cancel in order to not be charged again

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In-reply-to » 'Girls In Tech' Closes Its Doors After 17 Years An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: The Girls in Tech nonprofit women's tech community is closing its doors after 17 years, according to a newsletter from founder Adriana Gascoigne. Gascoigne said the decision was made with "sadness and devastation" and was not made lightly. "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Girls in Tech will be closing its doo ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net this is a bit sad to see girls in tech shutdown and close its doors. 😢 did they run out of money? Or did something else drive this decision? 🤔

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking about a new term I've come across whilst reading a book. It's called "Complexity Budget" and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

@prologic@twtxt.net This talk is pretty good, slightly tangential but I like it for this topic
https://youtu.be/F87PtAoJNtg

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FTC Study Finds ‘Dark Patterns’ Used By a Majority of Subscription Apps and Websites
The U.S. FTC, along with two other international consumer protection networks, announced on Thursday the results of a study into the use of “dark patterns” – or manipulative design techniques – that can put users’ privacy at risk or push them to buy products or services or take other actions they otherwise … ⌘ Read more

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‘Girls In Tech’ Closes Its Doors After 17 Years
An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: The Girls in Tech nonprofit women’s tech community is closing its doors after 17 years, according to a newsletter from founder Adriana Gascoigne. Gascoigne said the decision was made with “sadness and devastation” and was not made lightly. “It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Girls in Tech will be closing its doo … ⌘ Read more

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