On a whim, I bought "Eastern European Folk Tunes for Accordion" because the reviews were good, and now here I am listening to the few versions I can find of an obscure Albanian folk tune apparently about a women whose fiancé got kicked by a horse and died. (Though I can't find a full translation.)
The tunes are an interesting challenge. Some are pretty simple, but it takes a few listens before they start making sense.
Based on the docs, Rust's numeric libraries consist mostly of hundreds of trait implementations. How do people figure out what to use?
I'm used to Go where you don't know or care about all the interfaces that a type might satisfy, but you do see all its methods, which is what you really need anyway.
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Folks, what Facebook supposedly did wrong this time is normally called "having an API". Being able to use software from different companies together can be done badly, but isn't inherently a bad thing.
I expect that next week, the New York Times will report that Google is terrible because Gmail supports IMAP, and therefore other companies might be able to read your email if you connect up their software. Horrors!
Modest proposal: Yonatan Zunger should be the next Google CEO.
Software tends to gets more complicated over time, and starting over with a new language will only go so far because standards.
I wonder if they assign articles like this in computer science classes? Getting some perspective on why building good software is hard seems at least as important as learning a new programming language.
It’s not okay to pretend your software is open source
What is the definition of free/open source software?
Someone should write a story about a future where everyone is a celebrity but the reporters and fans are all bots. (The bots were originally invented by a rogue adtech firm but took a life of their own.) They read and analyze everything you post, take and share photos, and gossip about you. On the bright side, they buy all your old stuff when you don't want it anymore.
I started working on "Taking a FLOSS project from small to large" based on the results of that poll and struggled to differentiate it from this article:
I think I'll scrap this and do the MMU article instead.
Former Googler, novice accordionist
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