Sorry About Computer

They were supposed to make things easier

Be careful when reversing #unicode strings. You may be surprised…

>>> s = "Welcome in 🇬🇧”
>>> s[::-1]
'🇧🇬 ni emocleW'

(thanks @piskvor for the inspiration!)

— Daily Python Tip (@python_tip) August 6, 2018

ask me how my day is going

— the computational metaphor (@ztellman) August 11, 2018

I thought this was a joke.

It wasn't a joke.

— Hector Martin (@marcan42) June 19, 2018

how and why would you even build a system that behaved like this

— Jeff Facebook (@vogon) June 19, 2018

Javascript and the blockchain: The gift that keeps on giving

You keep using the word 'fsync', I do not think it means what you think it means... If you manage data on Linux, you don't want to miss this popcorn worthy debugging on the #Postgres hackers list:

— xzilla (@robtreat2) April 2, 2018

Do I even want to know why Debian has a security update for beep(1) today?

— Andreⓐ (@puellavulnerata) April 3, 2018

My slides for tomorrow: I have ~5 minutes to explain to an audience for a class on "Blockchain" at Berkeley why it is total bullshit. I didn't go easy.

— Nicholas Weaver (@ncweaver) April 1, 2018

Load-bearing optimization, n.

A performance-related change (for example adding a cache) that accidentally becomes required for correctness

— David Smith (@Catfish_Man) May 24, 2016

Tonight I was using my iPhone to airplay a March Madness game to our Apple TV. When I misplaced my phone, I used my Apple Watch to ping it. The ping noise played through the Apple TV… Thanks a lot 🙄

"Hey Alex why are you so hard on American railways?"

— Alex Forrest 🚉 (@380kmh) March 21, 2018

*Halved* render time with @appleseedhq on a particular scene using OSL (Windows, VS 2015, exception handling enabled) by replacing `float4() {}` by C++11's `float4() = default` in OIIO. The former disabled __forceinline, among other things. Details:

— François Beaune (@franzbeaune) March 16, 2018

The long tail of fixing Meltdown and Spectre

It's just a cube, how hard could it be
A texture mapped cube, except the textures are all wrong