environmental impact of container tech
I haven't seen anyone seriously study the environmental impact of continuous integration and the redundant steps of containerised workflows. like, it feels pretty likely that it's at least a nontrivial impact.
the standard in tech nowadays is to download and build everything from scratch when you make a change, such that even a small non-code change can result in upwards of an hour of computing work.
like, for example, at work we use Circle CI, and the standard plugin (Circle calls them Orbs) for Node.js will manually download and extract a copy of Node every single time a container is launched. this makes them all prone to supply-side attacks, requires huge infra on the servers that host the Node builds that also cannot go down without impacting code changes made by loads of people, but is extremely wasteful and probably has a measurable carbon footprint.
I personally don't have the ability at my current job to properly examine and fix this waste, but I hope that at least someone in tech seriously takes a look and figures out a way to at least improve things. at minimum, I feel like open-source projects not bound by deadlines and profit margins should try and reduce waste in their CI pipelines.
$ help rent (sorry 😣)
Hey all. I know I ask for help a lot but this month is gonna be a big hard.
It’s no secret that I’m visiting my girlfriend at the end of the month, but currently I just don’t have enough money to be able to pay rent that is due while I’ll be with her.
I’ve tried to save up money for this trip, but between using a paycheck made this month to pay for rent the month before, and purchasing necessities and groceries this month, I just will not be making enough.
$350 = goal
like, I get why it's asking, and I'd rather have the choice than not,
it's still funny to me
Apparently, the reason the NHS contact tracing app fell over on my fairphone was because some e users got very concerned about their ~privacy~ so the solution that e came up with was to silently kill the app I was relying on.
My best friend has cancer and I thought I would get exposure notifications which is slightly more life and death than privacy fantasies of fossbros.
They ~silently~ disabled the entire covid thing. I am so livid. This was supposed to be better than google, but in this case they've showed way less sense and responsibility
Death of a community member
Oh fuck, Anna Harren (garblefart on Twitter, used to hang out over here for a while too, been struggling with cancer and the fallout thereof for a few years now) died this morning :(
I only talked with her once or twice on social media but she seemed like a rad person. If any of youse were friends with her, I'm so very sorry :(
yes, that is all I think about
managed to get most food out uncharred, but the burnt smell is not great
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