1. 0

    Great, now you have one more system to maintain.

    1. 4

      In my opinion, quite the opposite. I’ll give a concrete example:

      I had my own setup for experimenting with the Nim language, including the tool chain, editors, shell configuration, etc. I had to maintain this for two different systems (macOS and Linux), including different shell semantics, package managers, binary cross compilation and testing. Now I only have to maintain a single container which I can use in both environments. With the added benefit of immutability (ie changes to my “real” system don’t interfere with my sandbox).

    1. 1

      Trying to get my workflow containerised so this is very cool. Thanks!

      1. 2

        Bold move posting to lobste.rs and not using pushover :)

        1. 4

          I’m a fair and impartial tyrant.

          1. 1

            I hope it didn’t come through as an endorsement for Pushbullet… :) I’ll update it to include Pushover4j (the setup is very similar anyway).

          1. 2

            That has to be the only mildly good-looking academic web page on the Internet.

            1. 6

              I’ve never found them bad. They convey what they do, well. No extra BS, just content.

              Styling should be up the the browser’s user in an ideal world, based on hints and context.

              1. 1

                haha why is it that academics tend to have the most 90s-ish webpages?

                1. 7

                  Some people care about information and don’t get off on screwing with CSS and Javascript all day. Especially if they started hacking before hacking was a synonym for screwing with web apps.