i've heard that wearing glasses could start an addiction! 😭 I never knew! I got my first taste of eyesight at 11 and it just got worse and worse and now the first thing I do in the morning is put on my glasses! I get terrible migraines and blurred vision and severe vertigo when I try to quit. Glasses, not even once!
This looks like a cool project.
"The Open Book aims to be a simple device that anyone with a soldering iron can build for themselves. The Open Book should be comprehensible: the reader should be able to look at it and understand, at least in broad strokes, how it works. It should be extensible, so that a reader with different needs can write code and add accessories that make the book work for them."
There are lots of problems that aren't solvable with pipeable Unix tools that need to be compiled specifically (opinion)
And problems that should be simple enough without using a bullying exclusionist "I'm smart" language (opinion)
I... I feel both approaches are wrong
Either can produce code that is undocumented, unmaintained, misunderstood, and left as a SO answer
You should never let Junior devs maintain that they're an XYZ language programmer. Always evaluate the right tool for each job!
So, SourceHut is not hosted in anyone's cloud. I own all of the hardware outright and colocate most of it in a local datacenter.
I just built a new server for git.sr.ht, and boy is she a beat. It cost me about $5.5K as a one-time upfront cost, and now I just pay for power, bandwidth, and space, which runs about $650/mo for *all* of my servers (10+).
Ran back of the napkin numbers with AWS's price estimator for a server of equivalent specs, and without even considering bandwidth usage it'd cost me almost TEN GRAND PER MONTH to host JUST that server alone on AWS.
AWS is how techbro startups pile up and BURN their investor money.
Tutorial makers be like "Okay welcome to my course on tuning hyper parameters of Support Vector Machines for sequential classification. First of all we're gonna use a format called JSON, which you can parse with this really nifty library called Pandas. I've also prepared a script for this course so if you know how to run a python script go ahead and run that and then we're pretty much done"
WHAAAATTT THE FFFFUUUUCCCCCCK
"Our analysis of more than two hundred samples of pay data provided by DoorDash workers across the country finds that DoorDash pays the average worker an astonishingly low $1.45/hour, after accounting for the costs of mileage and additional payroll taxes borne by independent contractors. Nearly a third of jobs actually pay less than $0 after accounting for these basic expenses."
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