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So after a brief research #Flutter doesn't seem that reactive, specifically, in terms of animation and navigation/routing. There is a huge potential to fix it, though. Maybe I'll get to work on that in my spare time.
#Flutter dart flutter

Yeah, sounds like a nice contribution I could make. But I'll need to go part time first, not sure when that would happen.

That's the worst thing about work. One of my acquaintances here recently got a new job with 12 hour shifts.




#Dart is nice.
https://dartpad.dartlang.org/7c7128074dddf4ce26a9fdf7bc1c2353
It has a #reactive library (RxDart) and with #Flutter (Android, iOS) you can make fully native reactive apps. It allows literally embedding streams in widget space, unlike React Native.

Fast, reactive, truly crossplatform, pleasant to deal with. I threw away React Native in favor of this and got much less headache.
#Dart #reactive #Flutter mobile development
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Fun fact from popular science. Consider these statements:
1. Everything is predetermined, therefore no free will.
2. Bell's equation fail, therefore non-determinism (in the broad sense).
3. Actually, since Bell's equation fails, it might very well be the case that quantum physics imply free will (or even the existence of God).

The fun fact is that nothing of this is true. Determinism is doing just fine (at least outside of physics, i. e. in the broad sense). It doesn't actually contradict free will, provided that your definition of free will is not insane. And the third one is of course just outright headassery.

Bell's equation assumes locality but that doesn't have to hold. E.g. the pilot wave theory is fully deterministic even though it uses the same math as the Copenhagen interpretation.
Also how come determinism doesn't contradict free will?

Well that depends on your definition of free will so it's more like deciding which definition makes more sense. To me, free will means the mental capability to choose from a set of foreseeable outcomes and the ability to actualise the intent. Both the intent and the outcome may be predetermined but the choice still happens. Saying that determinism contradicts free will is a bit like saying that emotions aren't real because technically it's just brain chemistry. Also, everything is not real, because it's just physics all the way down.
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I see. It's just free will is usually discussed as something non-deterministic. There're even absurd formulations like that because we can't know everything thanks to the uncertainty principle therefore free will😀 Last year I read an article on meditation and enlightenment and one of the commenters really really didn't like the idea of letting go of the illusion of self (as something other than just a bunch of particles).



Hate the fact that making cool things is hard. Imagine you don't like your text editor / operating system / whole internet and make a new better one overnight. Hell, I'd make my own literally everything if I could. I'd spend eternity doing it. But no, everything takes at least 10 years, and I only got one life to spend collaborating with people I can't control. Sorry to pollute the public space with this but I'm just really annoyed and I don't know how to deal with it.
frustration

Imagine you don’t like your text editor / operating system / whole internet
Oh yeah. Text editors don't even make sense most of the time because you are typically dealing with highly structured data so a structural editor would make more sense. Also stuff like source code is just a serialization of some graphs so a graph editor would work better.
everything takes at least 10 years
I've been working on a rather conceptually simple technology that has to do with dataflow programming, 10 years in the making I'm still not done (but close). I remember Alan Kay saying that breakthrough tech typically requires 7-10 years and given the mess we're in only a breakthrough tech can save us.
Sorry to pollute the public space with this but I’m just really annoyed and I don’t know how to deal with it.
I think you're far from being the only one. I keep seeing stuff like this from time to time, which ranges from complaints/rants (example) to actua... show more

I dunno. I'm too busy with my day job right now to even properly think about it. Maybe in a couple of years I'll go with some part-time at-home kind of thing and actually start doing something.

I'm really interested into p2p stuff though. Already imagining my government not allowing me to host a server or buy a vps without providing cryptokeys. Not that I have the slightest idea of how it works, but I think there's job for everyone. Maybe make a better Sculltebutt or something.



Speaking of which, I've recently discovered #scuttlebutt and recognized that as a perfect opportunity to protect myself from Russian government acting all creepy recently. So I joined the #scuttleverse through #tor (not like it was necessary, just to make sure it works) and decided to set up a pub for me and my friends in case we experience network outages or privacy violation. Unfortunately, it didn't work, even though the program is distributed as a mere Docker container! Also, one of the clients fails with an error. That's a meh, but I'm doing my best to quit being a whiny bitch and properly reproduce the issues to send a report to the developers. Hope it works out.

@Kirill Valyavin Patchwork and Patchbay both are clients written for "electron" which is a closed source web browser. I call it closed source since npm always downloads the binary, instead of compiling. That allows the electron devs make the compilation process absolutely awful, and nobody notices.

As for what I got blocked for, you seriously think they had the decency to tell me? All I know is the list of people who blocked me started growing like crazy at one point, even though I wasn't even posting anything controversial. I guess maybe people were warning each other about this unsuccessful male who is therefore dangerous to be around? To be fair, I have the executive functions of a retarded ferret, so what I think is a good idea to say could easily push me past the moral event horizon of thin-skinned people who've never known unhappiness or hopeless failure.

Yeah, it's less weird than Mastodon. I could actually comprehend the code of ssb. It just is really hard to wrap my head around pull-streams. I can't figure out how to go 99 posts back in a stream, without parsing 99 posts every time. Without a way to seek to a post, I don't know how to create a filtered index without replicating the posts.

I don't know much about the Mastodon push policy.



I'm so SICK of stuff not working. When I dreamed of being a programmer as a child, it never occurred to me that writing the actual code is going to be the easiest, least time-consuming, and generally fun part. Now it feels like I am betrayed by my dream. Because whatever I'm trying to do, I keep running into weird issues, not covered by documentation, not answered on StackOverflow, not heard of by professionals I talk with. It's just too much of a headache to keep trying to fix what other people broke. All fun and games when you're just screwing around, exploring cool things you like. But say you need to get the job done? Nah.
frustration programming software
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What I do is try to educate others on what a scam "compilation not guaranteed" is. That doesn't help me program better, but maybe it'd help some third party prioritize having working compliation instructions, so I would have one less mess to deal with. It's honestly not very effective though, so I dunno.

My current approach is to install a minimalist OS like OpenBSD, install as few packages as I can and compile the rest myself (while still trying to use as little as possible). Opensource fans like to talk about how everything is open to inspection/modification, 'many eyes', etc while in reality lots of critical software is effectively closed source because it requires too much effort to analyze or modify in a nontrivial way and there's no infrastructure to make it easier. In the future I plan to write a very small highly integrated OS for a small number of SBC platforms.
It’s just too much of a headache to keep trying to fix what other people broke.
Not least because they just keep breaking it and if you criticize them they'll tell you that patches are welcome, you ungrateful fuck. There's an article documenting problems with the FreeBSD developer culture, I showed it to a FreeBSD fan a couple of years ago (in I2P, so he was at least somewhat interested in security), he just shrugged i... show more

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