The release of Windows 95 is closer in history to the original arcade release of Pong than it is to today.
This is an important piece. I'm glad that it's out there. If you are even vaguely interested in games, you should probably read this https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/9/20903139/indie-game-developers-creators-money-funding
Ongoing pet peeve:
software that is project-based
the project file or folder does not include all the source files needed to build the end result
if you move the workspace folders which contain the project and the source files, the software can't find the source files anymore
they're still in the same relative locations
the project file stores ABSOLUTE PATHS instead of RELATIVE PATHS.
...and also it won't let you browse for the files -- so even if you know where they are, you have to manually reassemble the project. You've basically lost all your work.
This Is Stupid.
Do Not Do This.
hot software dev take
huge open-source development frameworks and programming languages sponsored by massive tech corporations should be anathema regardless of the licensing and/or non-profit structures set up to administer the framework or language.
they're not doing anyone any favors but themselves. guaranteed.
> For future reference, whenever a techbro talks about “disrupting an industry,” they mean: “replicating an already existing industry, but subsidizing it heavily with venture capital, and externalizing its costs at the expense of the public or potential workers by circumventing consumer-, worker- or public-protection laws in order to hopefully undercut the competition long enough to bring about regulatory capture.”
Wow my post-vaccination flu-lite symptoms are a lot worse than usual this year. Just my luck I’d have a job interview scheduled for today. (It was scheduled after I got the shot and involves a remote conference with Australia so rescheduling would be inconvenient.)
Guess I’m gonna be subsisting on albuterol and chicken soup today.
So with that said! If you are able to, PLEASE get a flu shot, even if you think it “gives you the flu” (it doesn’t, it just gives a preview of the symptoms you’ll be missing out on), because that helps to protect people who can’t get the vaccine but are high-risk. Herd immunity is important!
blizzard and corporate politics (-)
Welp glad I'm not really doin any blizzard stuff at the moment because it looks like blizzard suspended a top level competitor, rescinded all his prize money, and banned him for a year for vocally supporting the protests in Hong Kong after a tournament win. They also apparently fired both the sportscasters who had no idea he was gonna say anything about it and didn't cut his mic.
but fucky overwatch though~
This episode of Twilight Zone is more relevant than ever. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brain_Center_at_Whipple%27s
I shouldn’t be so amazed by the amenities of this train but here I am, amazed
OMG while approaching the seattle station I found out how it is that almost all the seats were facing forward on this train instead of having half and half be forward and backwards despite the train not going through a turn station: THEY PIVOT AROUND
They can RECONFIGURE THE SEATS BASED ON DIRECTION OF TRAVEL
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