The growth of command-line options: 1979-2017

I stumbled upon an article (https://danluu.com/cli-complexity/), that explores the dramatic growth of the number of command line options in most popular Unix commands between 1979 and 2017 and explains why […]

When I was going to Worldometer’s coronavirus page, it would redirect me to some stupid scam web site saying “you made 5 billionth search”. It happened only one one of […]

TL;DR: Python type cast looks like an assertion: # Python x = expression_returning_Base assert isinstance(x, Derived) This corresponds to Java or C# // Java Derived x = (Derived)expression_returning_Base; In languages […]

"Register" is a new "buy"?

I needed an IRC client for Windows, and mIRC came up in searches as #1 recommended. It said something about “registration” during the installation, but I ignored assuming that registration […]

When a host directory is mounted into a docker container, how are file permissions handled? Docker copies files permissions from the host to the container verbatim, inluding numeric user ids. […]