Digital Books wear out faster than Physical Books
is why we need libraries to own digital books:
This honestly keeps happening to me, I dread how much work something is going to be and when I successfully coerce myself into looking at it, it turns out to not be that bad at all.
I am dead, I can’t believe this AI intro text I just got. If you thumb through it, there are all the usual suspects like breadth-first search and probability.
Then you open the first chapter and it goes HARD on the current state of things.
Then it’s back to mathematical notation like nothing happened.
For #projects today: sqlite-diffable
I really like keeping data in a git repository. This turns out to work great for anything less than a GB or so, and it's by far the quickest way I've found to get a version history of how data changes over time
Since I also like storing data in SQLite, I built an experimental little tool to dump a SQLite database out in an easy-to-diff format (even easier than a SQL dump itself), ready to commit to git:
Jumping onto the #projects train. Not exactly a project but a tip that comes in handy often.
Day to day I'm often working with a slew of #Docker containers, occasionally I'll wish I had exposed a port on it earlier.
In this case it was a production instance that entered a failure state which was intermittent and we've been unable to reproduce it. Restarting to open the port is out.
Using some socat magic you can force open a port:
There's good news, though.
A rough alliance of new tools are selling something better at a *cultural* level.
Astro, Enhance, 11ty, Lit, FAST, Stencil, Solid, Qwik, and even Remix and Preact are all angling to catch folks when they fall, and present teams with a better tradeoff space, even if the tech looks very similar.
The difference is narrative and cultural, and those aspects can't be overstated.
@fil Oh hello! Great to see more Observable folks over here.
Your notebooks are always a super interesting rabbit hole to fall now.
Yes true. Algo's on corporate Social Media optimize for engagement, max. time of eyeballs seeing ads. Influencers and controversy are good tools that help.
On fedi things are more tailored to you, your uniquely social graph organically shaped to match your interests. It's not a filter bubble as you see boosts of everyone you follow and can roam the various timelines, etc.
On fedi social fabric you're an organic gardener, on Social Media you're an addict being broadcasted to
@Gargron Hmm, yes and no. When you move somewhere, you live by the rules of the new place. Yes, you can bring your culture. But if people are fleeing a toxic culture, does _anybody_ want them to replicate that here?
My corner of mastodon says "use CWs liberally" and I'm happy to adapt to that simple request. I've been putting subject lines in emails for decades now, it's really not a big deal.
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