Fictional school: Yesler-Richmond University School of Philosophy (Y.R.U.)

“The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.” -Tom Cargill (from The Jargon File)

"There is a growing cultural trend towards a wholesale avoidance of anything that requires concerted, prolonged thought."

Someone is going to commit a private key to the repository sooner or later. Configure `.gitignore` before that happens.

I keep getting emails from sales lead firms, claiming they were "looking at [my company's] website" and thought we'd be interested in new ways to find clients.

(Un)fortunately, that also shows they're lying, since our website clearly indicates we work on our OWN projects.

Despite its name, "Double-Precision" doesn't store numbers more stores numbers with more decimal places, and at a cost of TWICE the memory. Do you really need that for your casual decimal numbers?

Evil ways to troll a Python developer #42:


Yes, it really does what you expect.

Well, it's happened. I'm now the quintessential author haunting coffee shops. (Not that I have any complaints about this.)

Do you read Sneeze Magazine?

Why yes, I just got the latest ISS-SHOO!

When Ubuntu 20.04 drops, I plan to give another try. Hopefully they sorted whatever weirdness caused that non-starter hashing glitch I got before.

I deleted my years ago, and I found that all the breathless fears of "you'll lose touch with people!" is crap. Everyone in my life worth maintaining contact with discovered they still knew how to use phones, email, and text messaging.


We've said it before and we'll say it again: while we encourage you to , if you haven't done that yet, please opt into every privacy-focused setting offered. walks you through how to do this on desktop and mobile:


"There's a compounding of uncertainty: Your estimates are based on someone else's estimates." -Jed Burgess (from "Dreaming in Code" by Scott Rosenberg)

Proprietary file formats are ALWAYS unethical. Any software that requires users to pay to be able to access their *own data* is ransomware. , , and are three major violators here, and should thus always be avoided.

(1) Purchase ebook.
(2) Download ebook.
(3) Discover you can't read ebook because you dared to use Linux
(4) Remember what a blight and is on the face of the earth.

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Generalistic and moderated instance.