Completely legitimate and law-abiding uses for a VPN #4839: when your web host blocks your IP address because you've written a (cough) unoptimised script that they think is a spam-bot, just change your IP address and save all that time apologising to tech support!
I like automatic dependency resolution, but I also miss the days when you could compile some code on a computer without internet access and it wouldn't cause the compiler to crash horribly with an unintelligable error because why wouldn't you be online, you heathen?
When looking for information on the web, I like to play "People or PageRank?". Basically, if it reads like the Book of Armaments from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it was probably written by an SEO professional.
Yet another paywalled standard. I'm sorry, but if you're developing rules, that influence people's lives, then people have to be able to find out what those rules are, for free - including during development.
Many fellow programmers will be familiar with the now-viral lists of "things about names programmers shouldn't assume" and "things about dates programmers shouldn't assume". Now, much closer to my heart, this blog tells us what not to assume about maps! solutionspace.blog/2022/06/18/map…
I feel like 50% of my timeline consists of original tweets, and then the other 50% consists of retweets of quote-tweets of those tweets where the quote-tweet is just a single-word superlative and the retweet is by the author of the original tweet.
Sick of people calling everything in crypto a Ponzi scheme. Some crypto projects are pump and dump schemes, while others are pyramid schemes. Others are just standard issue fraud. Others are just middlemen skimming of the top. Stop glossing over the diversity in the industry.
To my fellow @Raspberry_Pi fans... The PiHut have Pi 4s in stock as part of kits, not mentioned on rpilocator (probably why the scalpers haven't bought them all). They even have the 8GB model in stock with a power supply, HDMI cable, case and SD card for £100 (1GB for £60).
So Southampton didn't win the City of Culture thing. I wonder if it was the bloke who walks down my road daily screaming random swear words into the air, the bloke I saw on Sunday pissing up the side of a building on the Avenue in broad daylight, or the bloke I saw a while back who stopped to finish his lager in the middle of a zebra crossing before stumbling and disappearing into a bush that ruined it for us?
As an… – employee in tech I want… – Everything abbreviated, even when the abbreviation itself takes longer to say than the original, before you even account for the fact that you have to say the original thing for clarification so that… – I can save time
For reasons too dull to list, I'm spending the evening going through Apache logs. The mischievious nerd in me is very happy to learn that my ISP, Dreamhost, seems to be responding to Log4J attacks with a 418 ("I'm a teapot") error.
This morning, a bunch of council JCBs started digging up my road. Shortly after they started work, I and all of my neighbours lost their internet connection. I'm not saying correlation is causation, but it's a good start...
Do you know what old people often find stressful and upsetting? It’s car parks where you can only pay by using an app or a credit card. Quite a lot of old people don’t carry the latter (yes, really) and they have no idea what an app is. (1/9)
People who talk during films at the cinema: you're not just ruining the bit you're yapping over - the constant anticipation of you talking again ruins the rest. Statistically speaking a cinema talker will definitely be reading this. Belt up you fanny.
A tip for fellow @Raspberry_Pi fans... quite a few places have kits which include a Pi among other stuff (PSU, SD card, etc). So if you need a Pi, try and grab one of those. It costs more, obviously, but at least you're not funding scalpers. CPC currently have Pi 4 kits in stock.