• Mariano Guerra

    Mariano Guerra

    3 years ago
    weird workarounds I do: when I want to copy something but removing format I paste it on the address bar of a new tab and copy it again. When I want to spell check something where there's no spell checker, I have a dummy page with a textarea where I can paste it to use the browser's spell checker. Do you have some workarounds like that?
    Mariano Guerra
    stevekrouse
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  • shalabh

    shalabh

    3 years ago
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    Garth Goldwater

    3 years ago
    @stevekrouse i know you have a long history with block languages—this youtube maniac wrote a drone controller and then an inexplicable drone/web game in scratch:

    https://youtu.be/bZDE6I5B9-E

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    Doug Moen

    3 years ago
    "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." -- Buckminster Fuller
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    Doug Moen

    2 years ago
    Every programming language consists of two parts: a basic set of given things, and mechanisms for defining new things in terms of existing things. These mechanisms are called "abstraction mechanisms". Abstraction mechanisms allow you to replace repetitive, boilerplate code with a definition of a named entity, and multiple references to this entity. They allow you to disentangle two separate concerns that are initially tightly entangled with each other in the code. This allows you to maintain the two design elements independently of one another. Once disentangled, each of the resulting entities can be reused in multiple contexts. The quest for better abstraction mechanisms is the engine that drives programming language evolution. -- me, in 2012
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    Dan Cook
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    Garth Goldwater

    2 years ago
    what’s everyone’s favorite place to get a domain name registered? i’m currently using namecheap but wondering about others
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    dev

    2 years ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiiWzJE0fEA

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    alltom
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  • Edward de Jong / Beads Project

    Edward de Jong / Beads Project

    2 years ago
    Okay folks, i just spent the weekend coding a version of little kid's Lumberjack game that was programmed in React/Typescript (playable game at https://lumber-jack.netlify.com/). I did a high-fidelity clone of the React version in my Beads language, and published the results. The Beads version is here on GitHub (https://github.com/magicmouse/beads-examples/tree/master/Example%20-%20Lumberjack). Although the source code is comparable, the reduçtion in the number of source files from 13 to 1 is favorable, and the reduction of external API's referenced directly or indirectly from 1300 to 13 is 100:1 reduction in terms of dependencies. A big part of the problem with programming especially in the JS world is the horrible tangled web of interdependencies, which makes interchangeable parts impossible in the JS/framework space IMHO. If you have your own favorite language, why not try making the game yourself, the original React version has all the art and sound effect assets you would need already created. And if there are any lurkers on this group that would like to try Beads out please message me.
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    comma
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  • Kartik Agaram

    Kartik Agaram

    2 years ago
    Random shower thought about hierarchical directories. Not as extreme as many ideas here, but still seems radical to a Unix weenie like myself. https://mastodon.social/@akkartik/102893835264728821
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  • Daniel Garcia

    Daniel Garcia

    2 years ago
    Would love to hear any comments. Does anyone think is a good idea having a programming language/environment composed of these parts?
    Daniel Garcia
    alltom
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