GeekNights Monday - Software Libraries

Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss software libraries. Most of you are probably too old to remember DLL Hell, but you probably don't want to be proving how square roots are calculated just to calculate them in your program. In the news, Amazon has had multiple outages, the log4j zero-day is a nightmare, and VR is edging into the mainstream with its first real consumer maturity milestone.

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I fell you about the car issues. I took mine in to get a scheduled oil changed and now need to wait on parts to get my front breaks fixed. Also the trend with modern cars is to let the computer take care of it and allow you to not do anything repair wise so no idea what the plan is if I need to replace the current car.

DO THE GENJI SHOW BEFORE THE END OF JANUARY NO MATTER WHAT

yes fuck that is a complete sentence, annoying forum software

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Also to follow up on lamp gate the electronics community is having a field day with that video. Here is another example of it.

My favorite dependency story is the left pad debacle.

npn left pad chaos

tl;dr: a user wrote a very basic function that got imported into a bunch of JavaScript project, got mad at NPN so he removed his code; and broke the internet.