#introduction Howdy! I'm Hapax (aka Jahziel). Very broad interests include:
- Systems programming
- Self-improvement (think *Atomic Habits* stuff)
- Exercise (running, weights)
Stuff I'm getting into/thinking about lately:
- How to change the computing industry's approach to building successful businesses
- How to stop crypto from taking over the world
- Better notetaking (Diving deep into Obsidian)
- mechanical keyboards
- music (guitar and singing mainly)
Let's connect! 💾
We're glad to share the Servo project roadmap for 2023: https://servo.org/blog/2023/02/03/servo-2023-roadmap/
Let's work together to achieve these goals.
The carbon footprint of NFTs on Ethereum wasn’t looking great before The Merge, but it was nothing compared to on-chain Bitcoin NFTs
Yesterday Bitcoin mining company Luxor mined the largest block ever, containing almost exactly 4MB of data. Only 63 transactions could fit into the block, as the NFT used up the rest of the available space
The carbon footprint: ~888 metric tons of CO2, equivalent to the per passenger carbon footprint of taking a flight from New York to Tokyo and back - 466 times
They're far more accessible than RPis, and more powerful (I think?), you can get Linux on them fairly easily iirc... Might need to buy a couple and try it out 👀
Facebook/Meta laid off 11,000 people and now is doing 40 BILLION in stock buybacks. None of these companies care about cost cutting, they saw an opportunity to suppress wages without any criticism and they took it. https://www.cnbc.com/2023/02/01/facebook-parent-meta-announces-40-billion-stock-buyback.html
I made dalgona coffee this morning! One of the few times I've made a recipe from YouTube that turned out pretty much exactly like the video #coffee
honestly I have walk myself back from leaving computers behind to become a fisherman pretty much every day
interesting! Related thought: can Google/Alphabet be sued for being a browser monopoly?
smol shell scripts like this may be my favorite type of program
Here's an organizational hack I've used a few times which I think more people should try: run your own personal engineering blog inside your organization
You can use it as a place to write about projects you are working on, share TILs about how things work internally, and occasionally informally advocate for larger changes you'd like to make
Crucially: don't ask for permission to do this! Find some existing system you can cram it into and just start writing
Excel is not a spreadsheet. Excel is a full-featured virtual machine running a smalltalk-inspired REPL whose display layer happens to resemble a spreadsheet.
Something like a third of the world’s money goes through Excel every single day, and the reason you don’t think Excel is a Real Programming Language is because if we admitted that, we’d have to admit that most of the most important software in the world was written by underpaid women in pink collar jobs, and we can’t have that.