Really appreciating this Destiny 2 patch postmortem. This is a kind of operational writeup that I’m really not used to seeing in game services. Honestly, many tech companies aren’t this transparent either. reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/co

And needless to say, to the engineers involved in this!

Convenient proxy factory bean superclass for proxy factory beans that create only singletons.

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"Scrumptious! If you're using Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or Netscape Navigator 3.0, then you'll never look at the web the same way again. It's got live news and a hot interface. Not for the weak of heart or slow of access, but if you've got a Pentium 100, or a PowerPC or above, and a Java enabled browser, you're gonna love it."

Recently spotted someone with a file named :wq in a git repository.

In further proof that all software is fake, I just ran into a C program that failed to compile because invalid syntax was hidden behind an ifdef that the author’s computer presumably never hits.

Just learned about C2Rust, a tool that translates C99-compatible C source code into Rust. c2rust.com

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Huh - Arknights is the first app I’ve seen so far that uses “sign in with Apple”.

Success! We're now running from a much larger disk. I still have maintenance to do later but it shouldn't be very user-visible.

In approximately 15-30 minutes, I'll be taking digipres.club down for a brief migration in order to get us some more storage. If all goes well, you won't even notice that anything happened.

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I'm looking for anyone who'd be willing to be interviewed or have a chat about their experiences of using technology in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s as part of a project to document the growth and change in that time.

Please drop me a reply or DM if you're interested.

Who am I looking for? Software people, gamers, enthusiasts, fellow nerds... anyone who used and/or loved technology around the start of the PC boom and birth of the WWW around the world.

Something I irrationally miss about older media: being able to tell how much data is there just by looking at it.

I can look at the bottom of a CD or the top of a record and see how much is on it; an SD card is just an SD card. Bytes don’t weigh a thing.

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I want this aesthetic as a PC case.

My co-workers say that buying an old receiver and modding it in to a PC case is a bad idea.

It actually finished! It took in the region of 72-80 hours total.

For those wondering about the infamous disc - here it is. You can see the security ring, the bastard himself, clearly visible just outside of the inner ring. The region on either side of that ligher-coloured ring contains valid data in a single data track.

The rip has now been running for maybe 40 hours, and has spent most of that chugging through only about 2000 sectors. Hoping I break through the protection ring soon.

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