🌸 Wed, Jan 17, 2024 🌸

What I have learned over years of software engineering is that if you think it’s impossible, it will happen tomorrow, guaranteed. So now I am thinking everything is possible; nothing happens.


🌸 Wed, Jan 17, 2024 🌸

Windows 95 had multiple releases, or patches on them, one of which was called OSR2. It still had a lot of bugs and crashes; it was a minefield of bugs. Over time, you just learned how not to step on the mines. There was a joke circulating: How to fix all the bugs in OSR2 with a c…


🌸 Wed, Jan 17, 2024 🌸

I like UTF-8; I think it is a good standard. It has some drawbacks, for example, it is expensive to calculate the number of characters in the string, but I think it has more pros.


🌸 Wed, Jan 17, 2024 🌸

I really like how KDE does taskbar buttons; the way I configured them, they don’t have any brainsβ€”it is all manual, and they don’t group. I can’t figure out how to do the same on Windows. If I open two Visual Studios, they stick to each other, and I even can’t swap them.


🌸 Tue, Jan 16, 2024 🌸

I use ChatGPT daily, and while it is often mediocre and produces poor code, I continue to use it to build my skills so that when the technology improves, I will be ready to hit the ground running. It reminds me of the story with Pixar - the founder made a short 3D animated movie …


🌸 Tue, Jan 16, 2024 🌸

Any productivity metrics software engineers would be able to game; they are smart people. This is why the number of lines of code, the number of commits, anything is useless. What you need is a manager who is a good software engineer. That manager would be able to recognize the t…


🌸 Tue, Jan 16, 2024 🌸

There are some solitary experiments, like 50 days alone. And people suffering a lot. I feel like I would have so much fun being alone. I don’t know; 50 days sure, no problem; maybe 100.


🌸 Tue, Jan 16, 2024 🌸

Quite often I am thinking about time and consciousness. The more I think about it, the less I understand. Why are we as humans experiencing time? Why is our consciousness like a needle on a record player tracking the timeline? I have no idea. Do we have consciousness, does time e…


🌸 Mon, Jan 15, 2024 🌸

What I noticed that has changed on YouTube is a lot of recycled videos. YouTubers ride on the success of other successful YouTubers. For example, when I want to see the original Casey Neistat video, YouTube is just filled with analyses as to why he is successful, interviews, and …


🌸 Sun, Jan 14, 2024 🌸

Tesla is a darn good car, but it’s just a darn good car. Nothing more, nothing less. Self-driving - bullshit, even autopilot - bullshit. I use autopilot to have a sip of water or stretch. It is that bad.


🌸 Sun, Jan 14, 2024 🌸

What brokers break and why is it in the past tense? Singers sing songs, and they are not sungers.


🌸 Sat, Jan 13, 2024 🌸

Spoiler alert: Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father. Hehehe


🌸 Sat, Jan 13, 2024 🌸

omg


🌸 Sat, Jan 13, 2024 🌸

Back in the day, I did not speak English very well; I did not know what a garbage disposal was called. And it broke, so I went to the apartment management and said, ‘The trash disintegrator is broken.’ πŸ˜‚


🌸 Sat, Jan 13, 2024 🌸

There is a lot of controversy around the famous Donald Knuth quote “Premature optimization is the root of all evil.” Honestly, I do not understand why. People say it is taken out of context, but I think the quote is perfectly concise. It aligns with my philosophy:

  • First make …

🌸 Sat, Jan 13, 2024 🌸

Steam’s requirement to credit AI reminds me of the time when people were crediting computers in music albums.


🌸 Fri, Jan 12, 2024 🌸

I wonder why software engineers do not have unions? Individualistic personality?


🌸 Fri, Jan 12, 2024 🌸

If your Battle.net stopped working (hangs on the authentication stage) under Lutris, you need to add an environment variable WINE_SIMULATE_WRITECOPY=1.

Arrow next to the Play button β†’ Configure β†’ System Options β†’ Environment variables β†’ Add the following:

Key: WINE_SI…


🌸 Thu, Jan 11, 2024 🌸

I just learned about ABBA Voyage. My jaw is dropped; Hatsune Miku feels like last century.

https://abbavoyage.com/


🌸 Thu, Jan 11, 2024 🌸

I am thinking if I need to do something extra to get the traction on my Twitter and YouTube; I have some ideas, and it will take time to implement. Would it be nuts to work on two side projects?


🌸 Thu, Jan 11, 2024 🌸

We do not have any official rules for how long we allow to say Happy New Year. So I am thinking to say to people Happy New Year all year along. 😜


🌸 Wed, Jan 10, 2024 🌸

I have some noisy construction at home, and in the office, we have some viruses circulating. I went to the beach, and I cannot see anything on my laptop; switching everything to white schema. I think I’ll stay on white from now.


🌸 Wed, Jan 10, 2024 🌸

I’ve got it: companies avoid using buzzwords because they are emotionally loaded and may repel people or give the wrong impression. I call what I do a metaverse, and people immediately Zuck! cryptocurrency! and so on, which has nothing to do with it. So I pivoted: “I am making be…


🌸 Tue, Jan 9, 2024 🌸

If you want to have good mental health, you have to be a dot because a dot has 0 dimensions. πŸ₯


🌸 Tue, Jan 9, 2024 🌸

ChatGPT refuses to make the picture of Mickey Mouse, even though I insisted that it is in the public domain starting in 2024.


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