Put together my first #arduino project today. A simple digital clock. My first taster of C++ (albeit a very narrowed down and simplified version of it).
Just started using #exercism and I have to say, I am loving it so far. What a brilliant project! Getting specific, tailored feedback from a mentor whilst working through (what I find to be) well pitched coding challenges is brilliant. I'm doing the #rust track, and finding it's a great way to familiarise myself with the language in a structured way.
Anybody getting started with #arduino (as I am), I highly recommend ignoring the IDE and just going straight to their CLI tool. Works a dream!
I experienced installing an app I co-wrote on my phone yesterday, for the first time. The feeling of excitement at trying out my own creation 'for real' lasted for a few seconds, as all those minor finishing details we hadn't clocked before suddenly jump out as needing attention. I guess that's all just part of the development process!
How to opt out of Google's FLoC with Nginx:
add_header Permissions-Policy "interest-cohort=()";
Add this inside every server block, and reload Nginx.
More on FLoC and this workaround: https://spreadprivacy.com/block-floc-with-duckduckgo/
The question is: which would be most beneficial? (Neither, probably, considering I'm a still a newbie programmer) This is not about employability, more about which would teach (and challenge) me more.
I really find myself drawn towards the more declarative/functional way, but also want to get confident with at least one systems level lang.
Thinking long-term hosting of a static website. Wondering what people think about the 'serverless' CDN model of Netlify versus a good bog standard VPS.
Just for clarity, I use my VPS for many other things besides hosting a static site - so this is mainly a question of whether the pros of Netlify (or similar) outweigh the pros of a DIY VPS for developing, deploying and serving static websites