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git was not designed for the average web dev writing Ruby and Node on their Macbook Pros in some silicon valley startup. It was literally written by, and for, kernel hackers. The git CLI is amazing, but it requires the user to actually know how their computer works. If you don't grok it, that says a lot about you as a developer.

@gcupc I know. I'm lopping in Electron as another symptom of the same problem.

@gcupc it's part of the same problem, imo. It's because most JS devs don't know shit else that they latch on to awful tools like Electron.

@ntk A majority of the JavaScript community. I'm talking about JavaScript here. The problem with the things that bolt on is that they're all mostly made by JavaScript people and live in an ecosystem made by JavaScript people.

@ntk I think all PHP code lands squarely in the dogshit pile. Has little to do with JS. I also never said that JS people are a majority of the software community.

Shitty software exists elsewhere. I've encountered software I could describe as dogshit, shit, bad, meh, good, and elegant. JavaScript has all of these, just like every other technology. Except, everywhere else, the average lies somewhere around "bad", and the JavaScript average is somewhere between dogshit and shit.

The crux of the problem with JavaScript is two fold. First, it's a shit language. It enjoys popularity only because it's what web browsers use. Second, there's a huge group of people who have only ever done web development or who have only ever written non-trivial software in JavaScript. These people make up the *majority* of the community and the software that comes out of it reflects that. JavaScript users have learned very little from the past 30 years of software engineering lessons learned.

Ditching Anthy for mozc.

おはよう日本!私は気分でチャットです :)

@RAOF it's *much* less common, especially among novice users

@RAOF also, the world is bigger than Windows and Linux 😉

@RAOF the exact entry vector of WannaCry is unknown afaik, but it's likely related to behaviors that are common among Windows users and largely absent among Linux users (i.e. frequently installing software through side channels instead of trusted software from your repositories)

Is it in poor taste to make fun of Windows users if anything they could use to respond is encrypted by malware Show more

@shpuld check out the tags:
Artist: 3L
Album: ココロバイブレーション
Title: 月齢11.3のキャンドルマジック

Perhaps the underlying nature of the universe is to quietly increase complexity every time we come closer to figuring it out


>Do you recommend runit

Yes, but it's the lesser of many evils

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#WannaCry shows the frailty of a global system dependent on a single proprietary point of failure--@Windows. https://u.fsf.org/27f

aerc is starting to look really good. Most of the fundamentals are in place and now the work is just in the details and polish.