[-] catastrophicblues 1 points 6 days ago

It’s likely transpiring and not compiling, so it’s a lot easier than it seems. Source: made a language that adds features to Python and transpiles to valid Python.

[-] catastrophicblues 30 points 1 month ago

Apparently the dumbest one ever

[-] catastrophicblues 25 points 2 months ago

Borked your bootloader already? You’re a true Linux user lol. You’ll eventually learn to not do that (and back up regularly).

Good choice with Fedora! I love dnf and the choices Fedora makes overall.

submitted 3 months ago by catastrophicblues to c/privacy

I use Instagram as the one social media platform that all my friends are on, plus I sometimes watch reels to kill time. However, as a privacy-conscious person, this is obviously not great for privacy. Is there, then, any good reason to still abstain from using WhatsApp?

submitted 3 months ago by catastrophicblues to c/[email protected]

I accidentally discovered that both "cd ..." and "..." work, and moreover, I can add more dots to go back further! I'm using zsh on iTerm2 on macOS. I'm pretty sure this isn't a cd feature. Is this specific to zsh or iTerm2? Are there other cool features I just never knew existed??

I'm so excited about an extra dot right now.

[-] catastrophicblues 69 points 6 months ago

That’s nightmare fuel

[-] catastrophicblues 23 points 7 months ago

Yawn. Tell me when he actually gets convicted and sentenced.

[-] catastrophicblues 32 points 7 months ago

As always, Firefox steps up against stupid website behavior.

submitted 7 months ago by catastrophicblues to c/[email protected]

What do you think about this regulation? I personally feel it’s a step in the right direction towards regulating AI use, but think it could be stricter.

[-] catastrophicblues 28 points 7 months ago

It’s useful for short term renting. I’m interning and it’s stupid hard to find a 3 month lease.

submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by catastrophicblues to c/[email protected]

Over the two months I've been here, I went to 25 cafés recommended on r/AskNYC and r/nyc. These are my opinions. The reviews are based solely on the espresso and the pour over/drip.

  • La Cabra (East Village): 5/5. La Cabra has the best coffee in New York. The espresso is incredibly smooth while delivering on the tasting notes, and the pour over was equally fantastic. This place also had great service, I’d add (but that does not factor into my rating). There’s a theme here: cafés that have a PUQpress (a $1k automatic tamper) seem to brew great espresso (which is not to imply it’s because of the PUQpress).
  • St Kilda Coffee (Hell’s Kitchen): 5/5. St Kilda has extraordinary coffee, both drip and espresso. And for the prices, it’s incredible value. For $12 + tip, I got an espresso, a drip, and a flat white–and all of them were fantastic. The Brazil drip from Traffic Coffee in Montréal with notes of strawberry and watermelon was particularly good and I highly recommend it!
  • Coffee Project (East Village): 5/5. Absolutely extraordinary cups and roasts. If you’re looking for a treat that’s not the usual chocolatey notes, this place boasts coffee with notes of kiwi, passionfruit, and much, much more.
  • Culture Espresso (Garment District): 5/5. Culture has very zingy coffee, it’s a pleasant surprise. The espresso is particularly enjoyable, and the drip had notes of lemon. By preference, I don’t like lemon notes in my coffee, but that doesn’t make the coffee bad.
  • Sweetleaf Coffee Roasters (Hunters Point, Queens): 4.5/5. Sweetleaf has a very approachable, delicious espresso and a nice drip that’s great to sip while working. Sweetleaf is excellent to spend alone time or work at (although I wouldn’t take audio calls here) with its views and WiFi. While you’re here, try the strawberry iced tea too.
  • Suited (Financial District): 4.5/5. The coffee at Suited is all about balance. While there is some acidity, it’s mild; there is some sweetness, but it’s not overpowering. There is, of course, a distinct lack of bitterness. This makes Suited’s cups extraordinary to drink while working. Suited also uses the DE1 to make their pour overs, something I only recently learned Scott Rao was working on. The espresso felt a bit watery, even though I’m told it was pulled at a roughly 1:2 ratio.
  • East One Coffee Roasters (Chelsea): 4.5/5. East One would’ve been a 5, if it weren’t for the bar set by the above cafés. The espresso is quite unique in its flavor profile, and the drip was well-extracted. It’s not your typical cherry notes, but it’s also not super exotic like the ones at Coffee Project. The frustrating thing here though is that the notes listed on their bags are not very helpful–one bag listed “starfruit, genmaicha, conversant”, and I was not closer to understanding what to expect.
  • Kaffe 1668 (Tribeca): 4.5/5. I love this recommendation! The espresso was very fruity and super enjoyable. I’ve been told the iced mocha is great, and I believe it based on that flavor profile. I got the Chely pour over, which was very unique. I got lots of green grape and fresh pear, with a little earthiness in the back. Overall, a very unique taste profile. This place also does lots of breakfast foods, so it’s a fantastic way to start your day.
  • Third Rail Coffee (Greeenwich Village): 4.5/5. Third Rail has a very balanced espresso and a good pour over–if a little hollow. It’s a great place to grab a coffee before walking in Washington Square Park.
  • Abraço (East Village): 4.5/5. This is not the place you go to sit down and work–it’s far too noisy for that. However, their espresso itself is delicious and fruity. Interestingly, they offer both a piccolo latte and a cortado (cafés will typically pick one). If I had to nit, the finish on the espresso isn’t the smoothest, but the flavor itself is great.
  • Ninth Street Espresso (East Village): 4.5/5. There’s a good way to do boring, chocolate notes in coffee, and Ninth Street has it figured out. If you’re into chocolate and cocoa notes, there’s no better place. On the specific day I went, both the espresso and the drip used the same Brazilian coffee (and shocker, they tasted very similar), and both were very well-brewed cups. Relative to other cafés, this is quieter, and a good place to work.
  • Little Collins (Midtown East): 4.5/5. Little Collins had a great single-origin espresso, and it was served with a biscotti that paired very well. The pour over was also served with the biscotti, oddly, but I’m not complaining. With tons of florals, the pour over was exactly as advertised, if ever so slightly weak for my taste.
  • Think Coffee (SoHo): 4/5. Think has good espreso and pour over (which was slightly overextracted), but the real highlight here is the sandwiches. Grab one of those and a milk beverage, and you’ll have a good time. It is tricky to find a seat here, though, so don’t go in expecting to work.
  • Maman (Upper West Side): 4/5. Maman had a super approachable, fruity espresso. However, the drip was cold, which is rather unacceptable.
  • Black Fox (Chelsea): 4/5. Black Fox has extraordinary espresso with strong red apple notes. Unfortunately, their pour over is not as good, and was a bit overextracted. Definitely visit for the espresso, though.
  • Devocion (Flatiron): 4/5. Devocion limits themselves to Colombian coffee, which can go either way depending on your preference. Both the pour over and the espresso are good, but they’re definitely a little more expensive than they’re worth.
  • Plowshares Coffee Roasters (Upper West Side): 4/5. Plowshares has solid coffee and a surprisingly good drip. The espresso was a medium roast, which is darker than I prefer; that said, it was well-extracted. The barista was super knowledgeable too, which is always a plus.
  • Irving Farm (Upper West Side): 3.5/5. This is the quintessential NYC café: a fruity espresso that’s a touch harsh, and a roasty drip whose main notes are toast.
  • Ground Support (SoHo): 3.5/5. Ground Support’s coffee is on the darker side for both drip and espresso, and as such the drip is roasty with no real origin characteristics, and the espresso has generic chocolate notes.
  • Everyman Espresso (East Village): 3.5/5. Everyman lacks in variety: both the espresso and the drip used “The Original” by Black & White Roasters. As such, you get a generally well-extracted, if boring, cup of coffee–but sometimes boring is good.
  • Laughing Man Coffee Co. (Tribeca): 3/5. Laughing Man is a sprawling space with a lot of seating. The drip is pretty good–a crowd pleasing, medium roast that has mild acidity and notes of toast. The espresso has more fruit to it, but also more bitterness (which seems to come from the roast level as opposed to brewing technique).
  • Joe Coffee (Upper West Side): 2.5/5. Meh. The espresso had notes of dark chocolate and some roastiness, and the drip was also a darker roast with no real discernable profile.
  • Espresso 77 (Jackson Heights, Queens): 2.5/5. Espresso 77 has coffee that’s just good enough that you won’t complain. It’s…fine, but that’s as much as you can say about the place.
  • Bluestone Lane (Tribeca): 2/5. Bluestone Lane just did not seem to get it right for black coffee drinks. Both the espresso and pour over had rather significant levels of bitterness. The espresso’s fruity notes quickly get masked by this bitterness, making it a pretty bad experience.
  • Coffee Project (West Village): 1/5. On the other end of the spectrum from the East Village location was this rare find, with the worst coffee I’ve ever had (and I’m not exaggerating). With delightful notes of ashtray, ashtray and (surprise) even more ashtray, this location served me the worst iced pour over I’ve ever had, all for the bargain of $10.50 + tax. I don’t know if this was a one-off blunder, if this location is always this bad, or if I had a lucky experience at the other location, but I’m not finding out by going here again.
[-] catastrophicblues 43 points 7 months ago

As anti-Google as I am, this just looks like a bug, honestly.

[-] catastrophicblues 30 points 7 months ago

Let me offer a rebuttal. The fact that this playbook even exists and is well-known is a cause for concern. Yes, Microsoft’s campaign wasn’t very successful, but that doesn’t mean Meta won’t try or learn from Microsoft’s mistakes. I ask: is the probability of this happening non-zero, and if so, is it lower than you’re comfortable with? For me, and many others here, that answer is no.

Moreover, this is a greater problem: Meta is well-known and has practically infinite marketing budget. They can spin their app as the de facto, causing many people to lose control of their data. By association, some people will blame the Fediverse and not Meta. Defederating signals that we are not willing to participate with them and tells potential Fediverse users that they will not be able to engage with us—and whatever they decide, we cannot impact more.

The crux of my argument is risk management. Defederated is a conservative measure to prevent possible issues in the future.

[-] catastrophicblues 37 points 7 months ago

TIL I have little bugs on my skin :(

[-] catastrophicblues 37 points 7 months ago

Your what tabs now?

[-] catastrophicblues 34 points 8 months ago

It’ll take time. I think eventually we’ll have enough knowledge on Reddit alternatives like Lemmy where we can add “lemmy” to our search strings instead of “reddit”.

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