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Ok but like these are actually some galaxy brain questions about the origins of mathematics

Trying to explain what "API" and "server" can mean in different contexts to folks can be really hard, especially if they haven't gotten a ton of computing fundamentals and only know certain very specific definitions, e.g. API == the API presented by an HTTP server, server == some black box that we talk to on the Web.

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oh my GOSH I hate all the overloaded terms used on the Web 😭

When you see an interesting job posting... but they hit you with the "Modern C++" πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜·πŸ˜΄

HAHAHAHA LET'S GO crossbeam is the goat

Come on please I just want to store function pointers in a hashmap is that too much to ask 😭

It's been a really informative couple of days working on my Gemini server! The spec is really small and pretty easy to understand thankfully. I've also been learning a good bit about networking and TCP, which will come in handy in my networking class this semester I'm sure :D

I'm not quite as pessimistic as this article, but I think it does raise a LOT of very important points. If Mozilla can't even make a new browser work, what hope do the rest of us have??

Lessons learned:
1. check your CDN if you're having SSL issues! Our cert was completely fine but Cloudflare was redirecting our https requests back to http. Make sure your CDN is cooperating!
2. Namecheap has *really* good support. The representatives were super helpful via chat and took their time explaining issues. Big props to them!

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Holy moly after about 2 hours in the fighting chair I finally got the WordPress site I manage serving https 😌

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@alcinnz Alright, thanks!

I'm thinking somebody does need to start an actual new desktop browser. Either based on Servo or a completely new engine. Unfortunately, it's going to be necessary to maintain some level of compatibility with the "modern" Web or it will never see broad adoption... I don't think Firefox is under desperate threat quite yet, but we need redundancy. Anyway, that's just a tangent. Your projects are certainly steps in the right direction!

Holy cow remapping caps lock to escape really does change the vim game completely

about the special UNIX devices, /dev/full, /dev/random, and /dev/zero

If you write make sure you're running `cargo clean` every once in a while... it took my Hemingway directory from nearly 4GB to 1.3MB 😲

Wahoo I have resurrected an old 2-switch macropad I had laying around! Debugging firmware is fun :)

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My ideal (and probably impossible) future of tech is a world where everyone (or every household and business) owns their own server(s) (maybe colocated?) that runs all their stuff, like document sharing, IoT/"smart" devices, social networking, Web caching and searching, etc. etc. and everything is federated so everyone can still interact with each other.

There are things we can do to make this more feasible, but I don't expect it to happen easily or anytime soon.

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The Cabal

This is a server created by Jahziel Villasana (aka hapax). He's not sure what he's going to use it for yet...