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Jonathan Briggs
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#GCC's -march=native is a nice idea.

But using it as a default flag in source code distributions? Please take that idea, fold it up real small and burn it with fire.

It ruins VM migrations. Simply copying a binary from one #Linux machine to another becomes fraught with risk. It is just a really bad idea all around.
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Heh heh heh .
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Grunt. Just as weird and arcane as Make, but with more braces and commas.
I guess someone just had to reinvent the wheel for their own amusement because they only know one programming language: Javascript.
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This looks really useful:
http://libpipeline.nongnu.org/
libpipeline - pipeline manipulation library. Summary. libpipeline is a C library for manipulating pipelines of subprocesses in a flexible and convenient way. It is available in at least the following operating systems: Arch Linux · Debian (as of wheezy); Dragora GNU/Linux · Fedora (as of 16) ...
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I am again amazed at how dumb computer builders can be.
Take Prime95 and Intel Skylake. It uses new instruction sets that put a lot of heat on the FPU. So, lower that overclock right?
No, their advice is to not run Prime95.
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I've read that xdg-app is coming to #Linux.

Soon we will all envy Windows and their 15 GB WinSXS directory.
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Hey #webdevelopers, I want to ask you to STOP USING LOADER DIVs!

What is up with you? What are you THINKING?

The effect is hardly worth it on simple pages. Most web browsers already have a 1/4 or 1/2 second delay before page render.

The main effect it has had is making the use of NoScript annoying, and leading me to write rules to hide preload DIVs.

Is it something in your tools that is adding these things automatically? Well, CUT IT OUT.

Your Javascript is not actually all that important.

And while you're at it try telling your tools to stop adding !important to your CSS styles. Is it important? Really? No, not really.
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So in games like D&D you have scary monsters like a Lich or a Dracolich which are all decayed to bones, etc.

Octopus are supposed to be quite smart. Now lets imagine an octopus wizard that becomes a lich.

Since he has no skeleton what does he end up looking like?
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So the Fedora 23 beta seems to work OK.

Most of the things I don't like are the fault of #Gnome. As usual.

For example, that "clutter" in the file manager sidebar was important information about what USB disks I had plugged in. And they replaced it with what, Google Drive links? And I notice that as "clutter" my phone still shows up there. Really, they couldn't make room for a couple more drives? I have a 4K screen, the file manager sidebar is only 1/3rd full!

And the Software application continues to be disgusting. Oh sure, the app itself works pretty well. But actually using it for updates forces a system reboot. When instead of hacking in a reboot, developers should have fixed whatever useless crap can't handle a live update. So continuing to use sudo dnf upgrade from the terminal.
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I would agree professional designers aren't a panacea and can/do fail. Designing for widely disparate groups of users is a challenge. Even large, well-funded, companies like Microsoft struggle with this.

What other things are being discussed?
All I find is "lack of proper design". Maybe, it really isn't the design, but the dissemination/user education of the new UX workflows and the changing/removal of existing workflows. IDK. They has to be people who study and understand these things.

Unity and GNOME 3 seem to have the same type of press/reception with each new release...switch to Mint or Cinnamon or whatever.

Additionally, removing/changing common workflow things like date-time format customization, launcher placement, files directory tree locations, etc. seem to get the most negative feedback.

How involved is Red Hat with the GNOME 3 UX design?


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"Never use a simple SQL statement when you could import an ORM library and write 5 fancy class definitions."
  -- apparent philosophy of unnamed coworkers
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I program computers and solve fun problems.
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  • zvelo, Inc.
    Software Development Engineer, 2010 - present
  • eSoft, Inc.
    Software Development Engineer, 2000 - 2010
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Greenwood Village, CO
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Boulder, CO - Fairfield, CA - Phoenix, AZ
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(720) 897-2113 x107, +1 (720) 897-8113
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8350 E. Crescent Pkwy. Ste 450 Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Computer Science, 1993 - 1994
  • Union College
    1995 - 1996
  • DeVry University
    Computer Information Systems, 1997 - 1998
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Jon Briggs, Zan Lynx
This is a late review. Some time in 2012 I brought my 2005 WRX STI in for a 125,000 mile service. The mechanics told me it needed replacement boots on the front CV joints. I had that double-checked and it turns out they were liars. The boots were fine. I had the rest of the work done at Flatirons Subaru in Boulder. They have never done me wrong. And the boots were still in good shape when I did a trade-in for a new STI in Boulder. I am going to be giving this AutoNation another shot with my 2013 Subaru. Maybe they have improved.
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I come here with friends about once a month and love it every time. Sure, sometimes they have a problem and you get dry bread sticks or slow service. But in my experience it is almost always a good night.
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I love the Efrain burrito. The green chili is hot and tasty. On the downside, the wait to get a table is awful and I don't think they have enough wait staff.
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