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tommorris
    I really like this blind test of audio quality. I can mostly tell a 320 kbps MP3 from a 128 kbps MP3, but the difference between 320 kbps and lossless is pretty meaningless for most people. That self-proclaimed audiophiles still reject blind testing is pr…
    myfreeweb
      @tommorris Broccoli is an excellent node build tool. Great performance (incremental builds) and API design (passing around filesystem trees)
      myfreeweb
        [x] [unrelenting.technology] Apparently, Xft doesn’t have multiple font support built-in. (At least st does it manually, checking every character’s presence in the selected fonts.) It’s not a lot of code, but… really? Pretty much every app needs this.
        myfreeweb
          [x] [unrelenting.technology] Goodbye Greenqloud, hello DigitalOcean. Goodbye nginx, hello 443d. Now you can access this website using HTTP/2 over IPv6!
          myfreeweb
            @zei yep. 2013 Ultimate is 10GB, 2015 Community is 7GB. Multiple versions of tons of stuff I'll never use included in both… This is ridiculous.
            myfreeweb
              [x] [unrelenting.technology] A fresh install of Visual Studio 2015 RC w/o any optional things is 7 GB. Seven. Gigabytes. Why. (also, “close VS to reduce the probability of required restart” is a lie, it required a restart anyway)
              myfreeweb
                @flashblu I don't think I've checked what happens when you aren't signed in initially, but I don't think that should make any difference… Maybe there's a bug in passport…
                myfreeweb
                  @jws Smalltalk (which is what Sandi has been using for countless years befriends o before Ruby became a thing) really is completely different from procedural languages. Everything is messaging, NO special syntax for control flow.
                  myfreeweb
                    @amy I've heard that the Apple Watch software is slow, it loads every app from the phone or something…?
                    myfreeweb
                      [x] [unrelenting.technology] Opened Flickr, started removing old OAuth tokens… Wow, it’s very nostalgic. Anyone remember ping.fm? chi.mp? thismoment.com? Windows Mobile 6? And more recently, Everpix?
                      tommorris
                        I rediscovered James Clark’s excellent anti-XML Schema email yesterday. It’s a thing of beauty. There really is no justification for XML Schema. If you want to smash your head against the desk repeatedly and contemplate genocide, XML Schema is the format …
                        myfreeweb
                          Pushed Antigravity 1.4.0 with Material Design to the Play Store (and GitHub [github.com], of course.)
                          myfreeweb
                            [x] [unrelenting.technology] The best way to measure a new programming language’s growth: make an HTTP client library when there’s none & watch it get stars and pull requests :-)
                            feedrobot
                              Everyone back up your subscriptions! Feedrobot is probably going down ~soon. Heroku's free tier will only run 12 hours a day: http://notes.ericjiang.com/posts/881 :-( Feedrobot's source code will always be available: https://github.com/myfreeweb/feedrobot
                              myfreeweb
                                @aurynn wow, isn't everyone already on keybase?
                                myfreeweb
                                  [x] [unrelenting.technology] My favorite thing about Haskell: how the type system helps with fundamental changes. I’ve changed the data structure from Maybe to lists in microformats2-types, and then changing microformats2-parser and sweetroll was a very quick and simple “see th…
                                  stevestreza
                                    ADN circa 2015 would be a lot better if IFTTT were cut off.