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Learning APL is like learning to program all over again; just so alien

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Possibly the nerdiest argument I've ever heard is claiming that #haskell programmers should stop calling <*> the "TIE fighter" and start calling it the "TIE advanced".

I love it!

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These "but commutes are good actually!" articles are really cheesing me off. They all boil down to people enjoying dedicated break time where they have no work or personal responsibilities. You don't need a commute for that, you need boundaries.

Who needs a new season of Black Mirror when we have Apple’s WWDC keynote?

@Jkp Oh, is that so up north? Places are busy here in the lowlands but it seems to be mostly locals. Suppose holidaying in a city is not the best choice right now, so that makes sense

Surprised the Tories haven’t come up with a campaign for people to holiday domestically this summer. Would boost our tourism industry, would prevent the inevitable anger at the changing international rules, and I would have thought they’d want to encourage some sense of national unity being the “conservative and unionist party”, and all…

Stumbled across this introduction to APL from 1975; awesome little video. Wish there was a way for me to get some hands-on experience with computers of that era youtube.com/watch?v=_DTpQ4Kk2w

Cold welding is basically the same thing as stacking portions of lasagna

If a project requires any two of the following, then I think it should be implemented in a programming language that has a good static type checker. No ifs, no buts.
* Involves more than 1 developer
* Involves more than 1 file
* Involves more than 1 month

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I've been reading up on algebraic effects (e.g., of the sort in eff-lang.org/ )

In terms of programming paradigms, first with "functional programming" and now with "effective programming" … someone sure has a knack for coming up with names that make everyone else sound bad

("No, I prefer to write non-functional and non-effective code" (!))

How come I have to authorise an online payment through the monzo app but there’s no such thing when making purchases over the phone? Like, it’s convenient given I’m currently using said device as a phone but I’ve really come to rely on that feature for piece of mind

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I feel really inspired by the words of people like Jonathan Blow and Drew Devault but I just have no idea how to apply their ethos to the react-based SPA I have to build at work. It seems their advice is just to run away from such things, but that’s not particularly helpful.

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TIL the .amazon TLD is owned by Amazon, the company, and is not available to the native people of, you know, the world’s largest rainforest.

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"We didn't tell McDonalds, 'You need to figure out how to feed schoolchildren'—we had schools do it. The way to fix the problem of connecting people is to focus on local orgs &amp; governments with incentives to connect them, not by asking Comcast to solve it."youtube.com/watch?v=rl8_F3TVwv

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my friend who teaches kids, just schooled me on tentacles vs arms

Feeling like an experienced professional as I foresee complications in different design decisions whilst on a morning walk

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