A chaotic week in the shop: recovering from laptop and backup failure, being filmed for some promo material, and getting on with guitars in between:
developers having powerful development hardware is actively harmful to usable software existing
there is literally an order of magnitude of power difference between the machines many developers use to create their software and the machines that their users will have - and that's assuming the users have brand new (but average) hardware
today's developers write software pretending that there will always be infinite resources, because the computers we have *let* them do that without consequences
This morning, Boris Johnson has switched off the UK’s representative democracy because he doesn’t like what it tells him. And he’s going to ignore the law over a no-deal Brexit. I thought Brexit had already destroyed our standing in the world; turns out we can go lower. #StopTheCoup
A week in the shop: lots of making dust on the guitars in progress, and fixing some Fusion 360 issues I hit along the way.
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(For those of us in companies already working for public good, you don't have to walk out all day in a traditional strike, there are other ways to support)
A week out the shop: attending and presenting at Wuthering Bytes, thoughts on comminty, and learning KiCAD for PCB design.
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