Tools I Use (October 2021)

Critiques

Firefox

Mozilla has been slowly, inexplicably trying to kill Firefox for some odd reason. The latest fiasco (sponsored, “relevant” ads in the address bar) is pretty much the point at which I draw the line. I’ll likely be switching to ungoogled chromium or brave or something soon.

Neovim

I’ve very much been enjoying my use of i3. So much so, that I’ve actually been replacing Firefox tabs with i3 tabs, with some success.

Which brings me to terminal-based editors. Aside from Kakoune (which I don’t find to be pleasant to use), most of them reside solely in one terminal instance. This contrasts with my use of i3 as my window manager, and results in another layer of layout management I have to keep track of, which is annoying. I may end up switching back to Emacs for this reason, but ultimately I would love to end up writing my own editor / environment.

Programming Language Despair

Lately I have been feeling a bit of a despair in terms of choosing programming languages for projects. There are several things that I would like out of my language of choice:

Some languages I’ve considered:

Rust

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Bad:

Haskell

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Bad:

Zig

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C++

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C

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Published on 2021-10-08