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    1. Foone reverse engineering SkiFree, one function at a time

      @foone: OKAY SKIFREEThis is a game originally from 1991, developed by Chris Pirih, and included on one of the Windows Entertainment Packs. There's a modern 32bit version by the original developer, on the official site:https://t.co/Yoj7PDmkcV pic.twitter.com/ETQa1wdqqR

      8 votes
    2. Python Loops for JSON

      How the heck do these work? I've cobbled together the script below for my bot (using Limnoria) to return the F1 standings in a line. Right now it returns the first value perfectly, but I can't...

      How the heck do these work? I've cobbled together the script below for my bot (using Limnoria) to return the F1 standings in a line. Right now it returns the first value perfectly, but I can't figure out the loop to get the other drivers at all.

      The script
      import supybot.utils as utils
      from supybot.commands import *
      import supybot.plugins as plugins
      import supybot.ircutils as ircutils
      import supybot.callbacks as callbacks
      import supybot.ircmsgs as ircmsgs
      import requests
      import os
      import collections
      import json
      
      try:
          from supybot.i18n import PluginInternationalization
      
          _ = PluginInternationalization("F1")
      except ImportError:
          _ = lambda x: x
      
      
      class F1(callbacks.Plugin):
          """Uses API to retrieve information"""
      
          threaded = True
      
          def f1(self, irc, msg, args):
              """
              F1 Standings
              """
      
              channel = msg.args[0]
              data = requests.get("https://ergast.com/api/f1/2022/driverStandings.json")
              data = json.loads(data.content)["MRData"]["StandingsTable"]["StandingsLists"][0]["DriverStandings"][0]
      
              name = data["Driver"]["code"]
              position = data["positionText"].zfill(2)
              points = data["points"]
      
              output = ", ".join(['\x0306\x02' + name + '\x0303' + " [" + position + ", "+ points + "]"])
              irc.reply(output)
      
          result = wrap(f1)
      
      Class = F1
      

      The output should be

      VER [1, 125], LEC [2, 116], PER [3, 110], RUS [4, 84], SAI [5, 83], HAM [6, 50], NOR [7, 48], BOT [8, 40], OCO [9, 30], MAG [10, 15], RIC [11, 11], TSU [12, 11], ALO [13, 10], GAS [14, 6], VET [15, 5], ALB [16, 3], STR [17, 2], ZHO [18, 1], MSC [19, 0], HUL [20, 0], LAT [21, 0]
      

      ...but it only returns VER [1, 125]

      I'm in that state where I can read the stuff, but when I put it together, it doesn't always work.

      Final script
      # this accepts @champ or @constructor with an optional year
      # and also @gp with an optional race number for the current season
      
      
      import supybot.utils as utils
      from supybot.commands import *
      import supybot.plugins as plugins
      import supybot.ircutils as ircutils
      import supybot.callbacks as callbacks
      import supybot.ircmsgs as ircmsgs
      import requests
      import os
      import collections
      import json
      
      try:
          from supybot.i18n import PluginInternationalization
      
          _ = PluginInternationalization("F1")
      except ImportError:
          _ = lambda x: x
      
      
      class F1(callbacks.Plugin):
          """Uses API to retrieve information"""
      
          threaded = True
      
          def champ(self, irc, msg, args, year):
              """<year>
              Call standings by year
              F1 Standings
              """
      
              data = requests.get("https://ergast.com/api/f1/current/driverStandings.json")
              if year:
                  data = requests.get(
                      "https://ergast.com/api/f1/%s/driverStandings.json" % (year)
                  )
              driver_standings = json.loads(data.content)["MRData"]["StandingsTable"][
                  "StandingsLists"
              ][0]["DriverStandings"]
              string_segments = []
      
              for driver in driver_standings:
                  name = driver["Driver"]["code"]
                  position = driver["positionText"]
                  points = driver["points"]
                  string_segments.append(f"\x035{name}\x0F {points}")
      
              irc.reply(", ".join(string_segments))
      
          champ = wrap(champ, [optional("int")])
      
          def gp(self, irc, msg, args, race):
              """<year>
              Call standings by year
              F1 Standings
              """
      
              data = requests.get("https://ergast.com/api/f1/current/last/results.json")
              if race:
                  data = requests.get(
                      "https://ergast.com/api/f1/current/%s/results.json" % (race)
                  )
              driver_result = json.loads(data.content)["MRData"]["RaceTable"]["Races"][0][
                  "Results"
              ]
              string_segments = []
      
              for driver in driver_result:
                  name = driver["Driver"]["code"]
                  position = driver["positionText"]
                  points = driver["points"]
                  string_segments.append(f"{position} \x035{name}\x0F {points}")
      
              irc.reply(", ".join(string_segments))
      
          gp = wrap(gp, [optional("int")])
      
          def constructor(self, irc, msg, args, year):
              """<year>
              Call standings by year
              F1 Standings
              """
      
              data = requests.get(
                  "https://ergast.com/api/f1/current/constructorStandings.json"
              )
              if year:
                  data = requests.get(
                      "https://ergast.com/api/f1/current/constructorStandings.json" % (year)
                  )
              driver_result = json.loads(data.content)["MRData"]["StandingsTable"][
                  "StandingsLists"
              ][0]["ConstructorStandings"]
              string_segments = []
      
              for driver in driver_result:
                  name = driver["Constructor"]["name"]
                  position = driver["positionText"]
                  points = driver["points"]
                  string_segments.append(f"{position} \x035{name}\x0F {points}")
      
              irc.reply(", ".join(string_segments))
      
          constructor = wrap(constructor, [optional("int")])
      
      
      Class = F1
      
      3 votes
    3. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

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      6 votes
    4. Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads. Don't forget to format your code using the triple...

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads.

      Don't forget to format your code using the triple backticks or tildes:

      Here is my schema:
      
      ```sql
      CREATE TABLE article_to_warehouse (
        article_id   INTEGER
      , warehouse_id INTEGER
      )
      ;
      ```
      
      How do I add a `UNIQUE` constraint?
      
      4 votes
    5. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's interesting about it? Are you having trouble with anything?

      4 votes
    6. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's interesting about it? Are you having trouble with anything?

      9 votes
    7. Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads. Don't forget to format your code using the triple...

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads.

      Don't forget to format your code using the triple backticks or tildes:

      Here is my schema:
      
      ```sql
      CREATE TABLE article_to_warehouse (
        article_id   INTEGER
      , warehouse_id INTEGER
      )
      ;
      ```
      
      How do I add a `UNIQUE` constraint?
      
      5 votes
    8. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's interesting about it? Are you having trouble with anything?

      8 votes
    9. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

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      8 votes
    10. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

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      13 votes
    11. Looking for >1Gb/s networking hardware

      I recently got my home internet upgraded to 10 Gb/s. I currently have the following hardware: 10 Gb/s fiber modem (from the ISP) 1 Gb/s ASUS combo router/AP/switch (needs replacement) 2.5 Gb/s 4...

      I recently got my home internet upgraded to 10 Gb/s. I currently have the following hardware:

      • 10 Gb/s fiber modem (from the ISP)
      • 1 Gb/s ASUS combo router/AP/switch (needs replacement)
      • 2.5 Gb/s 4 port switch (not currently in use)
      • 5 Gb/s USB C ethernet adapter

      My ASUS router is the bottleneck in my current setup. My actual internet speeds are more in the 2-5 Gb/s range when plugged directly into the modem. So I'd be happy if I can get 2.5 Gb/s hardware between my laptops and the modem. That makes my existing ASUS router the bottleneck and in need of replacement. Is there a good, relatively cheap, standalone router (no switch or AP) I can build/buy that supports >1Gb/s speeds? Or is there a good all-in-one solution that isn't way too expensive? I'd honestly prefer to have different components each doing just one job.

      I already tried hooking the switch into the modem directly to see what happens. Under that configuration only one device plugged into the switch has internet access.

      12 votes
    12. Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads. Don't forget to format your code using the triple...

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads.

      Don't forget to format your code using the triple backticks or tildes:

      Here is my schema:
      
      ```sql
      CREATE TABLE article_to_warehouse (
        article_id   INTEGER
      , warehouse_id INTEGER
      )
      ;
      ```
      
      How do I add a `UNIQUE` constraint?
      
      5 votes
    13. Looking for a Simple WYSIWYG Editor for my Blog

      I'm going to be building a simple blog for myself. Partially I just want something really simple and customizable, and also it will be a fun little programming project. I'll be using PHP and mySQL...

      I'm going to be building a simple blog for myself.

      Partially I just want something really simple and customizable, and also it will be a fun little programming project.

      I'll be using PHP and mySQL for the backend. I won't be using any sort of framework as it shouldn't be necessary for a very simple blog. I'm fairly comfortable with JavaScript.

      What I'm imagining is some sort of JavaScript library I can just download, link to my html and then turn a textarea into a simple wysiwyg editor. It could be as simple as a markdown editor or something with a little more features.

      It has to be free. Open source would be a plus.

      If anyone has any recommendations or advice I would be very grateful. Thanks!

      5 votes
    14. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

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      7 votes
    15. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

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      4 votes
    16. Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads. Don't forget to format your code using the triple...

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads.

      Don't forget to format your code using the triple backticks or tildes:

      Here is my schema:
      
      ```sql
      CREATE TABLE article_to_warehouse (
        article_id   INTEGER
      , warehouse_id INTEGER
      )
      ;
      ```
      
      How do I add a `UNIQUE` constraint?
      
      4 votes
    17. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's interesting about it? Are you having trouble with anything?

      6 votes
    18. Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads. Don't forget to format your code using the triple...

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads.

      Don't forget to format your code using the triple backticks or tildes:

      Here is my schema:
      
      ```sql
      CREATE TABLE article_to_warehouse (
        article_id   INTEGER
      , warehouse_id INTEGER
      )
      ;
      ```
      
      How do I add a `UNIQUE` constraint?
      
      3 votes
    19. Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads. Don't forget to format your code using the triple...

      General Programming Q&A thread! Ask any questions about programming, answer the questions of other users, or post suggestions for future threads.

      Don't forget to format your code using the triple backticks or tildes:

      Here is my schema:
      
      ```sql
      CREATE TABLE article_to_warehouse (
        article_id   INTEGER
      , warehouse_id INTEGER
      )
      ;
      ```
      
      How do I add a `UNIQUE` constraint?
      
      5 votes
    20. Interest in a 0-downtime managed Postgres migration tool?

      I recently discovered how much of a hassle it is to migrate off of Heroku Postgres. Both to keep the user from screwing themselves and as a vendor lock-in mechanism there's no possibility of...

      I recently discovered how much of a hassle it is to migrate off of Heroku Postgres. Both to keep the user from screwing themselves and as a vendor lock-in mechanism there's no possibility of running an external replica for your Heroku Postgres database. Unless I'm missing something (after a bunch of Googling) it seems like there is a market gap for a tool that allows for a seamless migration away from a Postgres DB that won't allow for replicas.

      I imagine that, given some constraints on what queries you allow on your database, you could proxy connections to a managed Postgres database while feeding them simultaneously to a new database. Starting from a snapshot of the old database one could catch the new database up to a live state of the old database and then swap over all connections to the new one.

      Does such a proxy already exist? I'd love to know as I could use it. If not it might be fun to build and a good side-project.

      4 votes
    21. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

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      5 votes
    22. What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

      This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's...

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      10 votes
    23. Trying to become a junior developer in Brazil is an uphill battle

      They ask for years of experience, skills that no Jr would know since, well, it is a Jr and the process to apply for jobs are surreal. Thousands of tests, interviews that goes nowhere and lots of...

      They ask for years of experience, skills that no Jr would know since, well, it is a Jr and the process to apply for jobs are surreal. Thousands of tests, interviews that goes nowhere and lots of ghosting. And the pay is not that good. No wonder after 2 or 3 years of experience a lot of develpers starts working for companies outside of Brazil.

      Last one to contact me sent me a test to do it in 1 week. I went above and beyond and learned a lot of things. Before this, i had some small projects in Go and Python. Now i needed to learn Docker, tests, github actions, Postgresql and other things. Not everything was mandatory, but i did my best and did it all. I finished in 5 days since i have a day job.

      Here is the result: https://github.com/crdpa/conservice

      Showing the data in the browser was not necessary, but i think it was a nice touch and well made. If this does not land me a job as a junior developer i don't know what else could.

      I'm glad i already have a job in another area, but me and my SO are separated by a 4 hour drive and i'm tired. I want to work from home to be near her and our dog. Paying rent in two places is becoming a burden.

      I would be happy if you guys could test the application i made. It only needs docker.

      And do you guys have any tips from now on?

      7 votes
    24. The SerenityOS browser now passes the Acid3 test

      @Andreas Kling: The SerenityOS Browser now passes the Acid3 test! 🥳🐞🌍AFAIK we're the first new open source browser to reach this milestone since the test originally came out.This has been a team effort over the last couple of weeks, and I'm so proud of everyone who contributed! 🤓❤️ pic.twitter.com/Vw8GkHWSaj

      8 votes