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Giving this a spin again, whatever the future of general purpose social media may be.
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@pganssle GrapheneOS has this feature and I'd love if it would become a general part of AOSP.
It allows you to choose which contacts to share, or just pretend you don't have any.
Back from #Iran, and busy processing #photos. Working on #Kashan atm, struck by the elegance of the Agha Bozorg Masjid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agha_Bozorg_Mosque?wprov=sfla1
While parts of it date back 700 years, it was mostly constructed in the 1700s, and is noted for its bare domes and symmetry.
A wrote a thing over at Tidelift about supply chain security and #FOSS maintenance: https://blog.tidelift.com/not-all-open-source-work-is-equal
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I just wanted to visualize a waveform, randomly searched for "audacity like online", not expecting much... and by god, they did it. The maniacs.
This also explains a bunch of "technical debt".
A pattern that repeats throughout my almost 20 year career (I old) is an engineer finds a bug that requires a non-trivial effort to fix systemically.
They make a local change to avoid (not fix) the bug.
Why? Because they don't have time. They can't take time. They don't feel like they can justify it to their manager. Maybe they're worried they won't hit an OKR.
This happens a lot with less experienced engineers but I find myself doing it.
I think a significant amount of organizational dysfunction (like the reading time in meetings thing) is easily explainable by people being overworked.
People aren't prepping for the meeting ahead of time so you move the prep into the meeting.
Why aren't people prepping? A totally reasonable explanation is that they've got 5 of these meetings this week plus a sprint full of coding work plus they're on call.
@jerub RFC 3339 is stricter than the subset of ISO 8601 that most people talk about, because it is only a datetime format and requires a time zone.
As far as I can tell there is no standard that describes the subset of ISO8601 that people actually care about.
Did you know that ISO 8601 is a very large standard that describes more than a single date and time format?
It describes periods, repetitions, many different syntax of describing years, week-of-year, day-of-year, seasons, quarters, semesters, trimesters.
It's mostly unknown because the standards are paywalled: you can't just read ISO 8601 without paying ISO money.
Most of the time, when people refer to ISO 8601, they mean the subset that is described in RFC 3339.
I realize it's very evocative but I kind of hate the term "hallucinate" when talking about AI. When humans hallucinate, it's cognitive apparatus coming unmoored from sensory input. Something different is happening in the brain and in the sense organs when hallucinations are occurring than when one is accurately apprehending the world. But LLMs _only_ hallucinate. They do not have sense organs. The lies they generate are not, in their internal mechanisms, any different from the truths.
Oh wow, is it finally gonna happen? A public(ish), ubiquitous instant payment system? Here?? https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/other20230315a.htm
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