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I just discovered "remind" and Roaring Penguin Software.
I love the sections on Microsoft and Apple:

Similarly, I am having really odd issues with networking with both the musl and glibc versions of Void. Most of the time when I boot up my networking just doesn't work. Occasionally it does. I have done full reinstalls, made sure I've configured my ethernet before install, actually used my ethernet while installing to update packages; but in the final system it's about 80/20 (against) for ethernet actually working.

I must be doing something wrong, but Void musl just doesn't work on my laptop. There were a bunch of things, but the main one seems to be installing packages with xbps resulting in symlinks to missing files so things just don't work as expected.
Specifically this happened with libnettle and emacs.

One year later: Nope, I still really dislike using an Apple laptop, even just for work stuff.

@ink_slinger @thurloat I know quite a few folks from Nova Scotia, most who fondly remember it.
Perhaps generalizing across the entirety of the east coast is disingenuous?
Hmm. Hmm. ...

@ink_slinger That is all something to think about!
~$600/mo for electricity sounds crazy, but it is the east coast, so they all have 10,000sq.ft. homes, right? :-)
Also considering retirement in a place where treatment of the aging and elderly is not good seems like a poor fit... Hmm, I will have to do some research. Not just for the east coast, either, but in general for where to live.
Good things to think about! Thanks! I would have totally missed these.

@tty A coworker of mine is in Stockholm right now, also enjoying the contrast. Coincidence! :-D

@ink_slinger I literally know nothing about this.
I'm not worried about jobs because I'm fortunate enough to have a job where I can work remotely... and with the plan I have in mind I would be thinking more about retirement anyway, rather than having to continue working to make ends meet.

Any idea what the teaching situation is like over there?

What's wrong with the health care situation?

@ink_slinger I think about this too. I really doubt I'd get bored, though.
The biggest thing holding me back is family ties - and that's a *huge* thing.
I'm not even just thinking of PEI, though; anywhere on the east coast seems super affordable compared to Vancouver.
Maybe in another ten years we'll ship out and retire. :-D

I am really enjoying runit! (As opposed to systemd.)

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RIP Swift Hummingbird

We should all be very hesitant to back "" projects primarily developed + funded by a single for-profit organization.

Not enough interest & profits for the company? project canned.

I'm sure the actual devs had the best intentions, and loved the project. Unfortunately, their brains are being directed to more profitable solutions, time and again.

What's going to happen when it's a project you've adopted?

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@GrooveStomp yeah, i was just thinking about failure cases and i just. stop. stop doing this

@soft_chomps Even I wasn't aware of the multitude of ways this is bad. I found a few:




I can't find it now, but I thought I had come across a demo that used Javascript to change what you were copying.

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a lot of open source things have the installation done by curling a script right into sudo bash and i would like to raise a formal protest against that sort of thing

I've decided to more whole-heartedly give this a go.

I found BurntSushi's article on Error Handling in Rust to be an *excellent* refresher: It has some issues, but it's one of the best guides I've worked through in regards to Rust.

Meanwhile I'm going through The Rust Programming Language again:
Very slow going, but I'm going to stick with it.

This is still true, 2 months later. :-)