I've been in and around tech since the early 1980s thanks to Input magazine and a BBC B. I'm not a language zealot and love learning new languages or about new problems to solve.
I took a detour through Theoretical Physics and am currently working towards a Master's in Philosophy.
I'm a Software Eng Manager at a well-known tech company as a day job, I maintain Google Benchmark, and I create and fail to finish too many software projects.
nice to meet you all!
for anyone following along with my beebem (on unix) adventures. there's a cmake branch on https://github.com/dominichamon/beebem which is a WIP.
patches welcome.. currently fighting with `configuration_file`.
just pushed the latest update to https://github.com/dominichamon/beebem
compiling clean with warnings as errors, and a load of include fixups. all the same features, just compiling cleaner :)
why yes, i did just get permission from David Eggleston to host beebem for UNIX on my github.
i plan to do some work on it, mostly to support retropie builds (!) but also any other improvements i can think of. contributions welcome!
Good time to remind everyone how stupidly close we are to Kessler syndrome: a runaway chain of collsions in orbit. This real-time plot, using real data, really hits it home: http://astriacss03.tacc.utexas.edu/ui/min.html
How many close encounters do you see less than 1km in the next few minutes? 1km might not sound close, but remember, everything in orbit is travelling at several km per SECOND. That is terrifyingly close. Every few minutes.
But sure, keep launching Starlinks.
Ok, I now have permission to talk about this project in full and in public. I'm working with Alan Kay to build six replicas* of a Xerox PARC Alto display for use in a museum exhibit**. Visitors will see a real Alto and then walk over to one of the replicas to futz with Smalltalk '78***.
Here's a nice writeup of a different project that rejuvenated an actual Alto.
Fuck apps i hate apps nobody wants apps they want to do a certain task
You don't want Waze you want to be able to navigate, let's have one maps thing where Waze can be a provider of directions y'know!!
You don't want Spotify you want to play your music so maybe Spotify can be one of the streaming providers for your music
Maybe signal and discord and matrix and sms and fuckin whatever else can all be message providers and you'd only have to go to one place for each activity
Bring back scopes motherfuckers!!!!!!
me: mentions I'm running a new service
security researcher: favourites the post
me: disables the service, removes the DNS A record, burns the server.
A new book has just been published on using Go for DevOps. It's written by an old friend of mine who knows a thing or two about both.
so i have been shrieking about this for years but: chiropractic "medicine" is BUNK SCIENCE made up by a scam artist that can paralyze you. if i had gone to a chiro (like people were telling me to) when i had a herniated disc, this would have happened to me. anyways https://people.com/health/georgia-college-graduate-paralyzed-chiropractor-visit-family-says/
look at the baby galaxies! and the lensing! look at it!
GCC Rust Approved by GCC Steering Committee
software engineering manager at $tech_company. actually autistic. ex-physicist. maintainer of a C++ microbenchmark library.
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