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The problem with computer literacy classes is that they don’t teach computer literacy, they teach consumerism.

@oak this makes me think of how a lot of discourse instances feel such as lines or the scsynth group (two that I hang out in occassionally).

@aynish yeah that's a good list of downsides :) I guess a fork wouldn't really address the first one.

@aynish that has been my thought too since the beginning... lately, I've been trying to investigate why I think it's bad (besides it's particularly capitalist origin).

what do people generally think of the Brave browser?

nearly every time I load up a Rust file in vim these days it is telling me there is a new version of rust-analyzer available and if I want to update. I really love that.

really love refactoring using TypeScript

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hey, the metropolitan museum of art has a register of books they've published that're now out of print that you can download for free

most of em are about art, archeology, architecture, fashion or history and you can find em here: metmuseum.org/art/metpublicati

why python why? why no multi-line lambdas? :(

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A Studio Ghibli gif that describes me? Oh, that’s INCREDIBLY easy

anyone got some favorite functional programming design-pattern resources?

is it me or does debugging in node.js still suck pretty hard?

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@dec certainly not the direction we are going at the moment but I think worth re-considering again and maybe a more radical approach to "web as platform." I'm not so convinced about the idea of statically rendering sites. I like having a more low-level type of approach.

@dec yeah, I'm seeing a lot of frameworks that are basically replacements for the current methods but I'm thinking about if avoiding the double duty of the dom as visual representation as well as semantic structure is actually the best approach. there are shadows of the nightmare Flash era of course. if the DOM remains as the data structure then one could start from accessibility but also avoid the terrible performance of the browsers' rendering engines.

also... Dart. I'm already working across way too many different languages on production code. not sure I really want Dart in the mix.

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i guess this is the idea with flutter but flutter just leaves accessibilty in the dust (and therefore no possibilities for a low-res text only version of a site)

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maybe the web future is in solving the accessibility issue with canvas rendering and leaning much heavier on websssembly. efficient code in the browser but still semantically tagged data behind it. anyone know any good tooling for approaches to this so far?

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something happened when I let go of the cynical parts of me.

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