India is No Longer India

Aatish Taseer writes: By the time I was an adult, the urban elites and the “heart of the nation” had lost the means to communicate. The elites lived in a state of gated comfort, oblivious to the hard realities of Indian life—poverty and unemployment, of course, but also urban ruin and environmental degradation. The schools […]

The Secret Life of Cows

https://deterministic.space/secret-life-of-cows.html TIL that you can use Rust’s Cow for representing a type that can either be borrowed or owned. This can be useful when you want to, for example, return either a static string (&’static str) or a dynamically generated owned string (String) from a function.

Perpendicular

Years ago, when going outside was legal and I still believed in Pitchfork scores, I started a music blog with a couple of friends. We eventually shut it down because reasons, but thankfully The Wayback Machine managed to capture a few snapshots. Here it is in all its glory, minus the CSS and media.

People Sure Have Opinions About Programming Languages

From Lobsters: Say something nice about a programming language you dislike From Lobsters: Say something you dislike about a programming language you love From Lobsters: What are some niche features you’d like to see in more languages? From /r/ProgrammingLanguages: What are some niche features you’d like to see in more languages? From /r/programming: What are […]