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Anthony Cowley
Functional roboticist.
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Anthony Cowley 6h
Replying to @leithaus
Shared memory with atomics and waits is something, no? (Not rhetorical.)
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Anthony Cowley 6h
Replying to @lambdageek
There’s a useful maxim: proving anything about your code catches a lot of bugs. The differences between Rust and Haskell make the cross appeal remarkable, but I think it is partly due to that. Rust lang and tool dev seems healthier, so people who like good tools take a look.
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Anthony Cowley 7h
Replying to @TravisMWhitaker
It’s pretty interesting how explaining the lack of continued popularity for every cross-platform thing is sort of political, sort of aesthetic, sort of technical. I’m just eager to stop being tempted to compile to JS!
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Anthony Cowley 14h
Upgrading dependency chains that you don't want to care about is an incredible drag.
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Anthony Cowley 15h
Replying to @TravisMWhitaker
Ack, I knew that phrase was a landmine before I finished typing it! I do think it's a useful informal handle, but you're right and make an important point.
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Anthony Cowley 15h
Replying to @dysinger
I always get this mental derp when I have a positive reaction to someone I meet, think I should try to have that effect on others, then realize it's just because they have a quick smile.
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Anthony Cowley 15h
This is *terrific* news! The promise of a portable assembly language has been dangled in front of devs for ages, and WASM is really starting to deliver.
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Anthony Cowley Oct 24
Your journey with him has truly been inspiring on every front.
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Anthony Cowley Oct 24
Replying to @mstk
I agree with Traverse being better meme fodder, but Monad definitely earned its headlines via the way Haskell grew IO. That transition was amazing, but it meant that “You need to know monads for Hello World” wasn’t entirely off target.
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raichoo Oct 24
They: "Imperative programming let's me know exactly in which order things get executed!" Modern CPUs:
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Parker Higgins Oct 23
Holy cow, the RIAA has gotten youtube-dl taken off Github. DMCA notice:
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Anthony Cowley Oct 23
Replying to @grhmc @perforce
Who versions the version keepers? Nixpkgs. Nixpkgs versions everybody.
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Anthony Cowley Oct 22
Replying to @aaronmblevin
Chopin prelude Op. 28 as played by Ashkenazy. The timing of the setup for the climactic bit just after 2 minutes makes my breath catch and my brain flop. It’s surreal how potent it is.
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Anthony Cowley Oct 22
The schism between a few prominent personalities in emacs dev and its wider developer community is incredible.
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Anthony Cowley Oct 22
Replying to @ReinH
I get the appeal for the executive team to raise a huge amount of money with which to pay themselves, but what’s the story with the investors? Is there some kind of tax thing? (He said, knowing that there always is.)
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Anthony Cowley Oct 22
Replying to @mattoflambda
People complain that tech stack listings are counterproductive because your new hires will need to learn your stuff regardless, but a job listing including a tech stack like that is really useful for would-be applicants.
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Anthony Cowley Oct 22
Replying to @hdgarrood
Yes! Like how in Sunshine there are lots of save points, running out of lives isn’t the end of the world, etc. It’s far from perfect, but I think those are positive steps.
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Anthony Cowley Oct 22
Replying to @hdgarrood
Oh, I realize this may have come across as a complaint about kids or something, but I meant quite the reverse: new games are so much better in so many ways! I love how removing rough edges once thought essential makes most games better.
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Anthony Cowley Oct 22
Replying to @hdgarrood
Take solace in the fact that people older than you get the reverse feeling when playing Super Mario Sunshine! I was playing it with my son and kept gushing over all the ways it's nice to the player.
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Anthony Cowley Oct 21
Computer performance is a maze: two 10th gen i7 CPUs, but the one with fewer cores and slower clock has a 20% gaming advantage with an eGPU!
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