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He doesn't see any need to reinvent the wheel with build tools, though: "Go, therefore, and make"

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@zacchiro i can't find the original source any more, but i think somebody made this for me


As was pointed out in our previous post, the root cause of approximately 70% of security vulnerabilities that Microsoft fixes and assigns a CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) are due to memory safety issues.

Actually, the C in CVE stands for C.

If you had the authority to choose the programming language to use at work, what would you choose? Jesus answered that, saying: "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore"

I only ever played Monkey Island 1, 2, and Tales. I just listened to a podcast that said Curse is mostly good, so I picked it up. Looking forward to it! It sounds like Escape is bad, though.

@Gargron The issue isn't that anyone's being forced to use an app. Folks are worried that this might signal design changes to the rest of the software that would kill the one feature Mastodon has to offer communities (the local timeline).

And if it's literally named Mastodon and promoted as the official app, you can't ignore the knock-on effects of folks signing up to smaller instances like mine with it. The #1 question that I get from new users is "how do I find folks to follow?" and as a small special-interest server that already has a curated community, the answer is always going the be the local timeline, because that's where folks with the same interest show up.

I won't be able to give that answer any more and it will 100% hurt new user retention to tell them they have to uninstall the official app and use a different one.

I think it's an interesting gamble, and I more-or-less agree with your reasoning about the federated timeline (though I'm specifically thinking about its use for harassment), but local is great and you're not the only person affected by your decisions.

I think @gargron is making a big mistake here by signaling his intent to phase out the local timeline :

Besides debates about what "diverse" means, it's taking away a major incentive for people to start and maintain an instance.

Starting an instance to host a community is appealing to some people.

Starting an instance to do free IT for a distributed server farm of homogeneous instances seems like a hard sell.

imagining songs that are about their own genres (e.g. "I Love Rock & Roll," "It Don't Mean A Thing," etc.) covered in different genres

Also writing a blog post about yet another reason that 20-year-old software development methodologies are correct.

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Is it just me or does the official Mastodon for iPhone not have the Local timeline?

I forked metatext to remove the Federated timeline, but I *did* want to keep the Local one.

If you want to know about my personality, most of my coworkers are building hackathon projects with bleeding-edge technologies, and I'm updating my local Node and related dependencies to the latest patch release.

Me asking the person who asked if we're open to outsourcing if *they* are open to outsourcing:

"We're overclocking Apple TVs" is a phrase you'd *only* hear at Big Nerd Ranch.

Just posted some job postings on Slacks I'm a part of, so looking forward to the DMs from folks asking if the restrictions I listed are really not restrictions after all.


Just to give a trivial counterargument, almost every white American who "doesn't see color" sees color when there are a few Black teenage boys walking on the side of the road.

I'm so tired that I just had the thought "I'm not a hipster: I'm not hipster enough."

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