This was originally written as a comment to a private message, but I'm OK with sharing it more widely.
He speaks to me his audience. And he knows his audience extremely well.
There is this myth of the small but extremely competent developers in the Apple ecosystem, making a living creating these beautiful applications that had been tuned to perfection over the years. The idea that the saviours of great software is now sweeping in on a landscape that has until now been a barren land of hunter gatherers, showing a glimpse of the promised land is an extremely alluring story to tell his audience.
I have to to admit, I'm actually impressed (and a bit jealous) of how well he's curated his content and the stories he tells. He's done it so well that many of his posts is nothing but a quote from some article and him just adding a single word. The reader fills in the rest themselves and nods in agreement.
It's actually quite brilliant.
Me? Well, here I am writing comments on the Fediverse that are longer than would fit in a standard Mastodon post, and sometimes I get a few boosts. If I get 5 I've gone viral. 😎
Boost this if you ever had to manage naming your computer files using only eight characters, plus the three character extension.
some examples of problems with integers https://jvns.ca/blog/2023/01/18/examples-of-problems-with-integers/
När Polarforskningsrådet skulle uppföra den svenska basen Wasa behövde man ju ansöka om erforderliga medel. Ansökan fick bakläxa på en punkt: De hade inte angett den fastighet där byggnaden skulle uppföras. Invändningen att Antarktis aldrig delats upp i fastigheter föll för döva öron. Då skrev man helt enkelt ”Antarktis 1:1” i det avsedda fältet. Varefter ansökan omedelbart gick igenom och pengarna betalades ut.
I don't know much about US politics, but there is something hilarious about this thing.
OK, language weirdness question.
Someone recently said:
"I just about caught the train."
Did they catch it or not? Perhaps it depends whether you think of English as (one of) your first language(s).
As always, if you're happy to do so I'd be grateful if you'd boost for reach, and to get beyond my circle of followers.
🎧 Nytt avsnitt av Kompilator ute! 🎧
Vad har en grottmänniska, The Beatles och staplar med böcker gemensamt? De är alla med på listan när Bartek gör en tillbakablick över 2022 och minns ljusglimtar som sken litet extra mycket.
🦀📕 All chapters of my book, Rust Atomics and Locks, are now freely available online: https://marabos.nl/atomics/
Not a caterpillar - On a frosty May morning, a group of European Bee-eaters perched on a branch gave the impression of a caterpillar at first glance. The vibrant colours of their feathers, with shades of green, blue, and yellow, seemed to blend together and create a fluffy, caterpillar-like appearance. It's also a winning image in Adult Category of European Wild Wonders photo competition, November 2011. José Luis Rodríguez
This is fantastic, love it! 😻
"Next year, 2023, will be my thirtieth year of Linux on the desktop, and the thirtieth year of being told it’s not possible to use Linux on the desktop, or to only use Linux on the desktop. Some of the people telling me this weren’t born when I started using Linux on the desktop."
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