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Links from my inbox November 13 2022

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{TEXT("Notepad++"), QuoteParams::rapid, true, SC_CP_UTF8, L_TEXT, TEXT("The creation of Notepad++ is due to my need for a decent editor to edit the source code of Notepad++")},
{TEXT("Notepad++ #1"), QuoteParams::rapid, true, SC_CP_UTF8, L_TEXT, TEXT("I hate reading other people's code.\nSo I wrote mine, made it as open source project, and watch others suffer.")},
{TEXT("Notepad++ #2"), QuoteParams::rapid, true, SC_CP_UTF8, L_TEXT, TEXT("Good programmers use Notepad++ to code.\nExtreme programmers use MS Word to code, in Comic Sans, center aligned.")},
{TEXT("Notepad++ #3"), QuoteParams::rapid, true, SC_CP_UTF8, L_TEXT, TEXT("The best things in life are free.\nNotepad++ is free.\nSo Notepad++ is the best.\n")},
{TEXT("Richard Stallman"), QuoteParams::rapid, true, SC_CP_UTF8, L_TEXT, TEXT("If I'm the Father of Open Source, it was conceived through artificial insemination using stolen sperm without my knowledge or consent.")},
{TEXT("Martin Golding"), QuoteParams::rapid, true, SC_CP_UTF8, L_TEXT, TEXT("Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.")},
{TEXT("L. Peter Deutsch"), QuoteParams::slow, false, SC_CP_UTF8, L_TEXT, TEXT("To iterate is human, to recurse divine.")},
{TEXT("Seymour Cray"), QuoteParams::rapid, true, SC_CP_UTF8, L_TEXT, TEXT("The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it's too late.")},
{TEXT("Brian Kernighan"), QuoteParams::rapid, true, SC_CP_UTF8, L_TEXT, TEXT("Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.")},



I’m an idiot. And git is hard. A lot of places use a rebase-based Git workflow, and I’ve made git less hard with a set of handy aliases. Put these in your ~/.gitconfig and turn git into an actually less painful command line tool to use.



  • 2022-11-13 Java Programming for Kids

    This book is not only for kids! This is just a good-written, illustrated guide on writing your first Java application.


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  • 2022-11-11 HTTrack Website Copier - Free Software Offline Browser GNU GPL Offline web!

    HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.

    It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site's relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the "mirrored" website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.


Man, you will be remembered

A discussion on Hacker News

2022-11-09 GitHub stars won't pay your rent

How to be a successful open-source developer and how not to make any money!

For later

  • 2022-11-13 Social isolation and the brain in the pandemic era Nature Human Behaviour

    Intense sociality has been a catalyst for human culture and civilization, and our social relationships at a personal level play a pivotal role in our health and well-being. These relationships are, however, sensitive to the time we invest in them. To understand how and why this should be, we first outline the evolutionary background in primate sociality from which our human social world has emerged. We then review defining features of that human sociality, putting forward a framework within which one can understand the consequences of mass social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, including mental health deterioration, stress, sleep disturbance and substance misuse. We outline recent research on the neural basis of prolonged social isolation, highlighting especially higher-order neural circuits such as the default mode network. Our survey of studies covers the negative effects of prolonged social deprivation and the multifaceted drivers of day-to-day pandemic experiences.

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