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Max Krieger maxkrieger

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Always Already Programming

Everyone who interacts with computers has in important ways always already been programming them.

Every time you make a folder or rename a file on your computer, the actions you take through moving your mouse and clicking on buttons, translate into text-based commands or scripts which eventually translate into binary.

Why are the common conceptions of what a programmer and user is so divorced from each other? The distinction between programmer and user is reinforced and maintained by a tech industry that benefits from a population rendered computationally passive. If we accept and adopt the role of less agency, we then make it harder for ourselves to come into more agency.

We've unpacked the "user" a little, now let's look at the "programmer." When a programmer is writing javascript, they are using prewritten, packaged functions and variables in order to carry out the actions they want their code to do. In this way, the programmer is also the user. Why is using pre-made sc

wtaysom /
Last active May 5, 2021
A Review of Paul Graham's Bel, Chris Granger's Eve, and a Silly VR Rant

Hello Friends,

This elf begging to climb onto the web for Christmas began as a personal email, a review of Paul Graham's little Lisp Bel. He sprouted arms, legs, and in gingerstyle ran away. Arms for symbols, legs for conses: these primitives are the mark a Lisp — even more so than the parenthesis. What do we get when we remove these foundation stones: naming and pairing?

No pairs. No cons. No structure. Unordered. Chaos. Eve, a beautifully incomplete aspect oriented triple store. No need for legs when you can effortlessly transport to your destination. Lazy. Pure. Here and now, a retrospective.

No symbols. No names. No variables. Combinators. Forth. No need for arms when you can effortlessly push and pop your stack. No words. A world without words. Virtual worlds. Virtual reality. Space. Time. Motion. Action. Kinetic Programming, a proposal.

I apologize in advance. Checking my pocketwatch, I see I haven't t

phryneas / default.nix
Created Dec 12, 2018 — forked from ottidmes/default.nix
VS Code Live Share extension
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# Baseed on previous attempts of others:
{ lib, vscode-utils, autoPatchelfHook, bash, file, makeWrapper, dotnet-sdk
, curl, gcc, icu, libkrb5, libsecret, libunwind, libX11, lttng-ust, openssl, utillinux, zlib
, enableDiagnosticsWorkaround ? false, gccStdenv
with lib;
rauchg /
Last active Jan 30, 2022
vasanthk / System
Last active Jun 30, 2022
System Design Cheatsheet
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System Design Cheatsheet

Picking the right architecture = Picking the right battles + Managing trade-offs

Basic Steps

  1. Clarify and agree on the scope of the system
  • User cases (description of sequences of events that, taken together, lead to a system doing something useful)
    • Who is going to use it?
    • How are they going to use it?
thiloplanz /
Last active Jun 25, 2022
Zero-knowledge databases

Zero knowledge databases

The idea

The idea is to provide a database as a service to end users in such a way that no one except the user herself can access the data, not even the hosting provider or the database administrator.


  • A privacy- and/or security-conscious user will have more trust in such a setup.
  • The service provider cannot be coerced to release the data they were trusted with, and he cannot be held responsible for the content he is storing.
kottenator / simple-pagination.js
Created Jul 13, 2015
Simple pagination algorithm
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// Implementation in ES6
function pagination(c, m) {
var current = c,
last = m,
delta = 2,
left = current - delta,
right = current + delta + 1,
range = [],
rangeWithDots = [],
jsdf / ReactNativeRefreshableListView.js
Last active Mar 19, 2022
React Native pull down to refresh ListView
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// for an updated version see
var React = require('react-native')
var {
} = React
brock /
Last active Jun 29, 2022
Complete Node Reinstall. I've moved this to a repo at
# node-reinstall
# credit:
## program version
## path prefix
garyharan / _mixins.scss
Created May 5, 2011
Useful scss mixins (rounded corners, gradients, text-field, button)
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@mixin box-shadow($top, $left, $blur, $color, $inset: false) {
@if $inset {
-webkit-box-shadow:inset $top $left $blur $color;
-moz-box-shadow:inset $top $left $blur $color;
box-shadow:inset $top $left $blur $color;
} @else {
-webkit-box-shadow: $top $left $blur $color;
-moz-box-shadow: $top $left $blur $color;
box-shadow: $top $left $blur $color;