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12:03 AM
@bjb568 Why not just write assembly?
 
@AlexisKing I would if I had time. I like procedural stuff.
 
@bjb568 It’s interesting, undoubtably. I used to make SMW romhacks, and I learned SNES 65c816 ASM. Fascinating stuff! But software is about writing and using abstractions—the more watertight the better—and not about building everything yourself. After all, where do you stop? The operating system? The kernel? The microcode? The CPU itself? Software has seen great leaps in productivity due to better tools; learn from others’ mistakes, but do not tear down everything in kneejerk horror.
 
You stop when you have to. It would be great if I had the time to design the universe and set the physical constants, then put each atom together, then get around to programming an OS and finally an application on top of it…
 
I admire your devotion to reductionism. Have you considered academia?
 
!!/location
 
12:11 AM
@Undo teward/Aurora
@Undo ArtOfCode/EC2
 
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Software has seen great leaps in productivity due to better hardware
 
user202362
used to be cute little program sitting on a slow machine
 
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now it's large, obese program sitting on a fast machine
 
!!/location
 
@Undo ArtOfCode/EC2
@Undo teward/Aurora
 
12:20 AM
o.O
 
@AlexisKing Yeah, but meh.
 
@bjb568 Why meh? (Serious question, I’m curious.)
 
Doesn't seem as exciting as going out into the real world. Lots of bureaucracy and school interests misaligned with yours.
 
Yeah, I get that. But it’d give you a chance to explore at least some of those things, while industry probably won’t.
Reinventing not just the wheel but the material the wheel is made from is not great engineering, but it can be interesting research.
 
user315433
It can also be phdcomics
 
12:35 AM
:D
 
could this user be removed
 
Plan:
Step 1: Profit
Step 2: Explore
Step 0: ???
This is great.
 
1:17 AM
christ
so with passport.js once you've authenticated somebody, how do you actually check if they're logged in later?
 
I haven’t the foggiest idea. Have you tried Rails? :P
 
1:33 AM
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@JasonC It's not that hard to make your own auth, especially if you're just using OAuth.
You can copy DD's code, there's both password-based and OAuth.
 
Christ
Passport's isAuthenticated() is completely undocumented.
Why... really...
It's like the entire point of the library.
@bjb568 I'm never asking you a question again.
It'd be simpler just to roll my own bjb.
Less dependencies.
 
1:51 AM
I hear you can even pick them up from your local pet store. The only downside is that they’ll probably pee on your carpet.
 
I've got the first line of rolling your own bjb:
if( ! jQuery) {
console.log("Needs more jQuery");
} else {
console.log("Cat Pictures");
}
 
Impossible! @bjb would never use jQuery.
 
2:18 AM
@JamesENL It's not enough. It should be:
function needsMoreJQuery () { return needsMoreJQuery(); }
 
Callbacks all the way down
 
It's almost as if there's a website for that phenomenon.
 
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2:35 AM
> Sixteen years after launching Joel on Software, it’s now running on WordPress. joelonsoftware.com/2016/12/09/rip-citydeskpic.twitter.com/jkXTLeIA7Q -- Joel Spolsky at 6:20 PM - 8 Dec 2016
 
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> I’ll probably throw up some things here that I’ve written anyway, like internal documents from Fog Creek and Stack Overflow.
 
4:06 AM
Just a random fleeting thought, but I find the following a REALLY interesting, good illustration of the importance of choosing the correct stack exchange site on which to ask a question:
This:
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Q: What does it mean "Software can replace hardware"?

Gabriele ScarlattiStudying beginners course on hardware/software interface and operating systems, Often come up the topic of if it would be better to replace some hardware parts with software and viceversa. I can't make the connection. I know it's little bit off topic, but here it's still the place with most compe...

And, this:
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Q: What is meant by the phrase “Software can replace hardware”?

Gabriele ScarlattiStudying beginners course on hardware/software interface and operating systems, often come up the topic of if it would be better to replace some hardware parts with software and vice-versa. I can't make the connection.

And of course the S.O. copy of the question will rightfully end up deleted. But in the meantime, it serves as a very interesting, excellent illustration (in my opinion).
 
4:27 AM
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4:59 AM
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5:16 AM
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6:30 AM
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7:00 AM
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8:26 AM
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49k messages for Smokey in Tavern, 4% of overall messages. Nice. :)
Shog for example got only 17.3k, which are 1%
 
8:43 AM
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8:53 AM
@Shog9 Flammable hair spray + pocket lighter is missing too.
(before someone gets worried, while I indeed just pinged Shog, I pinged Shog with a message about burning up stuff, so I am pretty sure he will appreciate)
 
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9:35 AM
quick question - does anyone use h264ify on youtube?
 
10:30 AM
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11:59 AM
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12:34 PM
status: room too empty
emergency procedure initiated.
now, if only I can find a pair of glasses to put on this sack of rice here, we can have Bart replacement too.
 
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@Telkitty I will call this new species the "Two Shelled Turquoise"
 
user202362
double shelled*
 
If it is "Two Headed Ogre" instead of "Double Headed Ogre", my turquoise shall be named "Two Shelled"
:P
 
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12:51 PM
you just reminded me... wasn't Dreams beta supposed to start by the end of 2016?
 
user202362
took the video a few hours ago
 
1:32 PM
hisses Youtube
 
 
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3:16 PM
To: the one that though defaulting "remember password" to yes in Visual Studio TFS login prompt was a good idea
Subject: Grrrrrrrrrrrr
 
3:37 PM
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4:23 PM
Good morning, room 89.
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Q: Bookshelf/Bookshelf-modelbase problems adding functions and accessing base in extend

Jason CI'm trying to learn Bookshelf.js. I'm using bookshelf-modelbase to help with models, and I'm using password-hash-and-salt to help with storing passwords in the database. At the moment I'm trying to add a function to set a user's password, using password-hash-and-salt to generate a string that is...

I suck. Any of you bookshelf people know how to do this ^^^?
 
5:00 PM
Today's xkcd comic (UI Change):
 
 
2 hours later…
7:23 PM
@JasonC no, but nice self-answer
 
8:09 PM
I've got hap hap happy, feet!
 
@zaq That's got to be a difficult venue for a speaker. Until the very end, it sounded like the audience was ignoring him. The stage setup (fire pits?) seems designed to distract people.
 
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8:52 PM
 
9:07 PM
@zaq hah, you wish. We just doodled on profile pics today as a Friday Fun thing. We'd never be so careless.
also, what hats?
see? I clearly have no hat in my profile here
 
 
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11:51 PM
@_@
 
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rooms: 13, but none of them are listed?
 

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