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Gitlab is not willing to make a team around federation
  • Right.. well clearly I have clicked all the links, and read all the things, and I still don't understand it. "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

    So assume in good faith, assume I have absolutely no idea what the problem even is due of my own stupidity. So ELI5 and give a synopsis of the problem.

  • Gitlab is not willing to make a team around federation
  • Did you stop reading or are you intentionally trying to phrase it as if the universities won’t do anything? [...]
    It doesn’t seem like you’re even trying to make a good faith argument.

    My first sentence and first 4 words are "So what’s stopping them?". So did you stop reading before that - or what are you even arguing about, and where is your 'good faith'? You're arguing about meta-nonsense without answering

    What’s stopping them? What do they even need from "federation" or "ActivityPub" to just build this?

  • They did not reply.
  • Hmm, I'm thinking - We should place a bunch properties and just name them something like "${username}" - "${password}" and variations of that, and see we can "find/replace" cross-site script them into sending their bots details

  • Gitlab is not willing to make a team around federation
  • So what's stopping them? Universities have internship programs and internal projects. In a university team of 4 people doing projects, 63x4 252 students could be assigned to a project to build this.

    But

    The french open science committee (CoSO) is indeed interested in the ActivityPub implementation in GitLab

    Good phrasing. They are "interested in the ActivityPub implementation" not "interested in the implementing ActivityPub" - so who gives a shit what a bunch of universities are interested in

  • How random are TOTP codes? – Terence Eden’s Blog
  • Pretty cool to show that sample size matters a lot during testing...

    Sample size = 10: "There's 20% 8! WTF, should be 10%"
    Sample size = 10k+: "Oh wait nevermind"

  • 8 versions of UUID and when to use them
  • base63? I'd guess you'd mean base64?

    Anyways, doesn't that fuck with performance?

    I'm using this in production: RT.Comb - That still generates GUIDs, but generates them sequential over time. Gives you both the benefits of sequential ids, and also the benefits of sequential keys. I haven't had any issues or collisions with that

  • 8 versions of UUID and when to use them
  • Yea, should have been V-00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000008 instead

  • Open Source 'Eclipse Theia IDE' Exits Beta to Challenge Visual Studio Code -- Visual Studio Magazine
  • Before clicking the link and reading the article I was thinking.. "Why would you put 'Eclipse' in the name? Don't they know that like 10 years ago there used to be this horrible IDE for Java called Eclipse?"

    Then opening the link...

    Some seven years in the making, the Eclipse Foundation's Theia IDE project is now generally available

    image info

  • Coomitter be like
  • git reset head~9
    git add -A
    git commit -am 'Rebased lol'
    git push -f
    
  • Explaining software development methods by flying to Mars
  • Cowboy Programming:

    PO: Hey we want to go to Mars
    - 3 weeks of silence -
    Developer: Hey I'm there, where are you?

  • Icebreaker Discussion - Dealing with ableism - What works and what doesn't?
  • Fair-ish, but it's still just a public channel - even if you were invited into it.

    Like you can right click a channel -> "Change Notifications" -> Nothing. Then @Channel or @Here or even @'th3raid0r' just stops working. And then mute the channel. Not more notifications from the channel. So that's not totally unignorable yet

    You can leave a channel, but yea, that triggers a channel notification saying that you've left.

    But yea, I don't know to which degree they were 'hunting you down'. At some point it's seems fine to put your foot down.

    I put my foot down on that one - called the initiative ableist right in their “party” channel. And stated that if my participation was an issue, then I’d like to request non-participation as a reasonable accomodation for my autism.

    I probably would have approached that a bit differently though - on one hand, less hostile, like of name calling them an "ableist" -
    And on the other hand, even less compliant and requesting to not participate. I wouldn't really phrase it as a request. If you've been ignoring them so far, and they DM you, wait half an hour to respond and just somewhat politely decline and say "yea, I'm not gonna do that." - and then continue to ignore them some more. By requesting it and asking for accommodations you're already way too far into accepting it as your problem

    As long as it's becoming loads of work for them to even get close to anything compliant, the more likely they'll just give up on it

  • All popular IDEs (and most apps) seem stuck in a single-monitor paradigm. When are we going to get an IDE that sets the bar for working with multiple monitors? For inspiration, look at multi-monitor
  • Hmm, maybe I misunderstand what you want to do - but that works fine for me (on windows) - (are you on a different OS)?

    Otherwise, try installing Powertoys - that comes with FancyZones and gives you more control over how window snapping should work.

    and different tool windows run when debugging so I have to reposition the pane boundary’s again whenever switching between run/design time.

    Also isn't this a one-time-activity? Once you've put them in place, for me it remembers where it should be. Otherwise, I suppose in visual studio you can also manually save the layout (Window -> Save Window Layout) and then restore it again later (Window -> Apply Window Layout)

  • What do you think of this explanation of why not going Open Source?
  • We have seen time and again, especially on Android, that whenever a moderately-popular app goes open-source, it is immediately picked up by unscrupulous developers. They download the source, add obnoxious ads [...]. tracking code [...]. Finally, they publish it to the Play Store

    This is a pretty bad argument, especially when you're specifically talking about Android. Android APKs are extremely easy to just download from closed-source, decompile them, and add new things or overwrite existing things.

    The argument makes more sense for things that are harder to decompile and recompile

  • Old timers know
  • Yea, I wasn't saying it's always bad in every scenario - but we used to have this kinda deployment in a professional company. It's pretty bad if this is still how you're doing it like this in an enterprise scenarios.

    But for a personal project, it's alrightish. But yea, there are easier setups. For example configuring an automated deployed from Github/Gitlab. You can check out other peoples' deployment config, since all that stuff is part of the repos, in the .github folder. So probably all you have to do is find a project that's similar to yours, like "static file upload for an sftp" - and copypaste the script to your own repo.

    (for example: a script that publishes a website to github pages)

  • Icebreaker Discussion - Dealing with ableism - What works and what doesn't?
  • I used to behave like this, and it's not very helpful, and usually turns it into an argument. Just silently ignoring it works much better.

    I put my foot down on that one - called the initiative ableist right in their “party” channel. And stated that if my participation was an issue, then I’d like to request non-participation as a reasonable accomodation for my autism.

    In your example - marketing sends a message on slack to post something on LinkedIn. You can:

    • Just do it
    • Just not do it
    • Not do it and be (very) vocal about not be willing to do it

    Picking the last option and complain is probably the worst thing you can do. You just open a can of worms, and - especially if you do it in a public channel - you put them in a position where have to be defensive or explain themselves.

    Basically instead of taking what they say at face value "this is what you must do" - as a real concept - so "therefor you must defend yourself and try to get out of "doing what you must do"" by complaining against it - take a step back before even considering that is really something you must really do. It's not. So just don't do it... but don't throw it in their faces that you're not gonna do it. Haha

    Like 99% of these things - if you just silently ignore them, they'll just go away without a fuss.

    It's not your problem if you don't do it, so not even worth trying to argue over. It's their problem. And if they think it's a big problem enough they'll probably send some more reminders in public first - like "We see not a lot of people have posted on LinkedIn! Please do, it's very important." - still just ignore it. If at some point they start DMing you about it, that's about the right time to put your foot down and directly tell them you're not going to do it

  • All popular IDEs (and most apps) seem stuck in a single-monitor paradigm. When are we going to get an IDE that sets the bar for working with multiple monitors? For inspiration, look at multi-monitor
  • What kinda "multi-monitor" features are you looking for?

    I usually use Visual Studio (the real one, not VSCode) - and their multi-monitor support seems fine to me. You can drag out any window component and put them somewhere else in a different screen. And when you drag things somewhere else, you can still snap them back together, so it's really just 2 windows again, not just loose floating boxes.

  • Old timers know
  • I suppose in the days of 'Cloud Hosting' a lot of people (hopefully) don't just randomly upload new files (manually) on a server anymore.

    Even if you still just use normal servers that behave like this, a better practice would be to have a build server that creates builds, like whenever you check code into the Main branch, it'll create a deploy for the server, and you deploy it from there - instead of compiling locally, opening filezilla and doing an upload.

    If you're using 'Cloud Hosting' - for example AWS - If you use VMs or bare metal - you'd maybe create Elastic Beanstalk images and upload a new Application or Machine Image as a new version, and deploy that in a more managed way. Or if you're using Docker, you just upload a new Docker image into a Docker registry and deploy those.

  • New Linux malware is controlled through emojis sent from Discord
  • I would assume this just relies on the Discord API being read by the bot - and not on having a local discord installed...

  • Codingame - Summer Challenge 2024 - Olymbits - Bot Programming Challenge
  • Hmm, well the first round(s) are doable for beginners. If you want to get into programming, these kinda games are a good way to start, since you're getting visual feedback of what your bot is actually doing.

    And you can participate in loads of languages, so you can pick anything that you're somewhat familiar with.

    However, once you're getting into higher rounds, ranks, and leagues, you'll be playing against other peoples' bots. So obviously if you have 0 experience it'll be way harder to beat people with loads of experience, that understand which algorithms are suitable etc.

    But I'd say go ahead and try it out. Its free. Maybe it turns out to be too difficult, maybe you'll manage.

  • Codingame - Summer Challenge 2024 - Olymbits - Bot Programming Challenge

    www.codingame.com Coding Games and Programming Challenges to Code Better

    CodinGame is a challenge-based training platform for programmers where you can play with the hottest programming topics. Solve games, code AI bots, learn from your peers, have fun.

    Coding Games and Programming Challenges to Code Better

    I started this challenge and it's pretty fun.

    • First round: Program a runner to jump over hurdles
    • Second round: Program runners to jump over hurdles. Problem here is that 4 games are running at the same time, and you can only give 1 input every game-loop that'll go to all 4 games
    • Third round: 4 different games are being played at the same time, and you have to give an input that'll be for all 4 of them every game-loop

    They have this graphical interface that'll actually show what your character is doing, which makes it more interesting than just a "code-only" leetcode or adventofcode challenge

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    CodinGame - Spring Challenge 2024 by Fiverr

    www.codingame.com Coding Games and Programming Challenges to Code Better

    CodinGame is a challenge-based training platform for programmers where you can play with the hottest programming topics. Solve games, code AI bots, learn from your peers, have fun.

    Coding Games and Programming Challenges to Code Better
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    "Inside Kingmakers" - Technical interview about their game and tech

    Youtube Description:

    With an incredible trailer that came out of nowhere, marrying RTS elements with third-person modern vs medieval combat, Kingmakers has gone on to become one of the most eagerly anticipated games of 2024... and Digital Foundry has an exclusive interview with the developers. What tech is Kingmakers using? How does it work? How many enemies will you do battle with and what's the level of AI in play? Find out here as John Linneman discusses the game with developer Redemption Road.

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    Not sure if this fits the usual /c/gamedev content, but I thought it was really interesting - it's an interview with 4 devs, and they go pretty deep into the tech of how they're building this game, and how they're managing to have 4000 knights running around at the same time

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    Add Support for mlmym on programming.dev

    Hey there,

    I was using https://mlmym.org/programming.dev/ to browse programming.dev because I don't really like the default Lemmy UI. However, as of today https://mlmym.org just redirects to this gist: https://gist.github.com/rystaf/4d591ffdcbaab1c49efa406885efd814.

    When checking both https://old.lemmy.world and https://lemmy.world - they both resolve to the same IPs - So it seems like the intended use for this UI is not use it though https://mlmym.org anymore, but for the instances to host it themselves under the ".old." subdomain. In a similar way reddit is doing.

    As for how it would look, have a look at https://old.lemmy.world - and probably enable dark mode in the settings.

    Was hoping programming.dev would consider supporting this UI as well, under old.programming.dev - It makes the transition from Reddit to Lemmy a lot easier

    You can find the repo of it over here: https://github.com/rystaf/mlmym

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    Banned from Reddit after posting John Oliver

    Context:

    /r/ProgrammerHumor/ closed for a couple of days, then - "because mods have to listen to the community or otherwise they get replaced by more /u/Spez compliant mods" opened up again, and held a voting which new rules to enforce. The sub opened up with the new rule allTitlesMustBeCamelCase.

    I made the first post about 15 minutes after the sub re-opened (because I'm in their discord, I was aware it opened up again, it wasn't announced yet, I think) - and of course I just make a shit-post about John Oliver since it's the /r/pics (and a bunch of other) subreddits way to protesting the API changes.

    It wasn't even that good of a post to be honest, it got temporary taken down by the subs' mods since they mentioned "it's only anecdotally related [to programmer humor]" - but after messaging them explaining the context they put it back up. So it's basically approved by the moderators of the subreddit. And not against the content policy of the sub

    It got like 3k upvotes in about an hour, so I got a message from some bot that I was on the frontpage of /all/ as well. At the end of the day it had 13.5k upvotes

    About 48 hours later I got an automated message:

    > Your account has been permanently suspended for breaking the rules. > This account is permanently suspended due to violations of Reddit's content policy

    I posted an "appeal" basically just asking "Lol you banned me for posting John Oliver?"

    And the only response I got was:

    > Thanks for submitting an appeal to the Reddit admin team. We have reviewed your request and unfortunately, your appeal will not be granted and your suspension will remain in place. > For future reference, we recommend you to familiarize yourself with Reddit's Content Policy. > -Reddit Admin Team > This is an automated message; responses will not be received by Reddit admins.

    I posted another "appeal" yesterday asking "Could you clarify which Content Policy rule I broke?" To which they haven't responded yet.

    It's the only post I made in the last 2 weeks, so there wasn't any other reason to suddenly ban me besides this post...

    My reddit account was 12 years old at this point. I was going to leave anyways because the Reddit client I use (sync) already announced it would be shutting down June 30 - so I don't care that much that they banned me - just though it was a pretty weird approach from the Reddit Admins to start banning people for getting John Oliver on the front-page

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