Being a good developer isn’t about writing good code. It’s about making tools that improve people’s lives without compromising their rights, freedom, and safety.

@aral In an ideal world we'd do both. But today most in the industry do neither.

Even more dangerous are the devs out there that write technically good code to produce bad software... software that focuses primarily on false goals like scalability, centralisation / consolidation, monetisation.

Give me hobbyist's spaghetti code that doesn't scale past my PC over some super clever app from Big Tech that ties me to a corporate data centre and commoditises my data any day.

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@msh @aral This right here! My preference is definitely awful libre spaghetti code over excellent proprietary spyware.

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