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Now this won't be popular but C style languages have irritated me since the 80s. Probably something to do with being taught that the future of programming (I also dislike the word "coding" for similar reasons) would involve natural language and a specification of the problem rather than the solution.
In line with that (puts on 2nd asbestos suit) more "verbose" languages (e.g. COBOL or later, VB!) seemed to make sense and I never fully understood people's reaction that something was "too verbose."
However, when a conversation involves how to space punctuation marks, I think the point is made for me!
Autocomplete/intellisense has made me less concerned about brevity but when I was coding in the 1980s and 1990s I found it helpful that C and C++ didn't saddle me with a bunch of redundant text to wear down my fingers with.
55" 4k QLED monitor
Ryzen 7 16-hw threads with NVMe and 32GB of RAM
A custom built, convenient solderless hardware development platform I built specially for ESP32 boards, sitting under a brilliant little led magnifying lamp
wired up via USB to my desk mounted backlit 11 port USB3x powered hub
Interfacing with a backlit gaming keyboard just to keep a little ambient desk lighting even at 6am like now when it's otherwise dark here.
It's finally everything I could have wanted - a computer I can't keep up with, a screen with more real estate than i even really need, where everything is as crisp as it is on my phone, complimented by a work desk where I can quickly wire up USB powered IoT widgets that I can actually see to build without bifocals - All the hardware above working brilliantly in tandem to give me a marvelous experience.
I'm such a nerd that I get thrilled by something like this but oh well.
My development lair is complete.
I'm sure I'll find ways to improve on it eventually, but right now it's more than I could have hoped for. The last time I remember feeling that way about my dev environment was when I went from being a couch surfing teenager hacking on whatever i had available to working at the Microsoft corporate monster where I had a fancy professional workstation - a paycheck with a reliable place to sleep at night - and someone else to worry about IT.
I remember reading a review back in the day and my PC could probably run it at lowest settings.
The requirements were so high it hurt its popularity, but then it became a meme and people are still talking about it
Nice setup! I suppose it's only natural that we are all (well, most of us) working on hardware that gets better every year.
Personally, I have nothing at all to complain about with an off-the-shelf tower (only upgrade being SSD) connected to twin 27 inch monitors. It's definitely the best system spec-wise I've ever had and best of all, it's the quietest system I've ever had. This is complemented with a 6 y/o laptop also with pretty good specs that I should be able to get another 5-6 years out of.
IMHO, hardware improvements have plateaued to the point that even 10 y/o systems are still 'good enough' for most people. 20 years ago my desktop/laptop replacement cycle was around 2 years and now it's at least 10 years.
"Go forth into the source" - Neal Morse
"Hope is contagious"
Yeah, this machine for me is intended as a 10 year device. My last "monitor" purchase was a 1080p 55" I got secondhand - in 2016** but I tend to throw about $1500 at a mid-high level system every 10 years, not counting the monitor, which usually gets upgraded independently, depending on a variety of separate factors that have nothing to do with the cpu.
** I prefer secondhand or display model large TVs because these things *often* fail 3-6 months in if they're going to fail, and maybe 1/3 of them I've encountered do. There's nothing I despise quite like trying to yank a 55" widget off of a wall to take it back to store, much less try to return it to an online retailer. I'd rather pay, even full price for a used one that will be good for another 10 years because it lasted the first year.
How far away are you sitting from your screen ? This seems to be ... huge.
/edit : how is windows management done with such a monitor ? Can you split it as if you had two monitors ? When you maximize a window, does it take automatically half the screen or the total screen surface ?
According to Google.
I got an email saying one of my passwords was compromised in a non-Google data breach.
Apparently Google has this password check, which I ran to see which account was hacked (of course I double checked if it was really Google's!).
My compromised password was for http://localhost:8080.
Thanks, but I think it's pretty safe to ignore
Well I just checked, and I can get into localhost pretty easily myself, so I'd change the password if I was you ...
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