No, AI is not taking away software engineers’ jobs

After being sent a stupid article written by a tech-illiterate churnalist about how some washed up businessman with no computer experience claims “AI is going to take away the jobs of software engineers” for the nth time, I am writing this blog post which you can send to anyone peddling this theory.

This is why AI will not take away the jobs of programmers and software engineers.

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My board computer science project(s)

I have been busy this year due to my board exams.

These are the projects I made for the practical of computer science. We only had to make one, but I didn’t like the first one I made (the wikipedia game) as it used object oriented programming which I don’t know yet and would not have been able to answer questions of (it was part of the boilerplate code I used from the official documentation). So I ended up using a system wide ad-blocker I had half-completed last year and reformatted it till it looked good and got it printed out.

A cross platform system-wide ad blocker:

A game where you have to move from a given wikipedia article to another using only the links in the articles:

The Best FOSS Apps for Android

There are few occasions where I download a FOSS (Free and Open Source) Android app, and go, ‘Wow, this is a really well-made app!’ For some reason, most FOSS apps on Android are usually never comparable to their proprietary counterparts. Some or the other feature never works, or some feature always glitches out for some reason, or it needs 5 additional apps to installed for some or the other feature to work, or certain features need proprietary blobs or libraries.

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Kali Linux Discord “Hackers” are Fake…

So here’s the situation. This kid on Discord with a Hackerman profile picture is telling you that they are going to “hack your IP address” and “DDOS your Wi-Fi router” using Kali Linux or Parrot OS or something. They might even send you a screenshot of some sort of “hacking command”. And you are now thinking, “wo my gad thees person is going to yack me what do I do nau???????” You don’t need to do anything, except maybe laugh at them. Because – and I want to make this very clear – They. Are. Lying. They CAN’T hack you – the people at your ISP, or Internet Service Provider, are way smarter than 14 year old kids, and YOU ARE SECURE – as long as you haven’t given them any serious personal information, like usernames or passwords or OTPs or something. If you have, change it. Right now. GO! And with that out of the way, let’s get onto the details.

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Improve your GNOME experience (Step up your GNOME)

Its been a bit of a long-time-no-see because my school has been keeping me busy.

This is the script of the video of the same name I uploaded on YouTube, Odysee and PeerTube instance Tchncs.

Now, unlike XFCE, GNOME is a very tight-knit and well-integrated experience, with all the apps following a common design style, but that also means GNOME is far more difficult to customize as much as what XFCE and KDE, for example, offer. GNOME’s approach towards making a DE seems to be ‘We are making something we like, if you like it, good, but if you don’t, we don’t care’. The thing is that this generally seems to be working. GNOME is currently one of the most polished and well-integrated desktop environments present, and it has a huge community of people who like it. I myself really like its workflow and don’t really do that many changes to the default settings. (Oh, and by the way, I am using the default GNOME installation on Debian using the gnome metapackage.) So today I am going to talk about Stepping up your GNOME. (*laughter sound effects*)

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Google is taking over the world. Is it too late to stop them?

Look, I tried to be positive in the title. However, there probably is no positive take on this, except maybe, “Google is taking over the world, but we may be able to slow this down by conducting a massive boycott of their services and getting all the countries to do some extreme legislation”, which is both unwieldy and impractical.

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