: it is way better to improve code a bit and then give it for a review then complain about it's smell.

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Are there a lot of #Debian developers and maintinars in the fediverse? (I.e, DD and DM)

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Linux on the desktop
👎 Cons:
- Usually requires effort to set up
- Some apps missing
- Gaming not as good as Windows
👍 Pros:
- Updates don't suck as much as Mac or Win
- Free (in every sense of the word)
- Great dev experience
- Comes in many (very different) flavours

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People of the #fediverse, lend me your ears!

I come before you to propose a new hashtag - #BlogBoost were people can recommend their favourite blogs.

Not gonna lie, this is purely for selfish reasons so I can improve my RSS feed. 😃

I think #BlogBoost should be a link with a VERY short summary. For example:

omgubuntu.co.uk - Ubuntu, Linux blog.

I'll follow this post with my first #BlogBoost. Please join in if you're interested.

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@danyspin97 @Shamar

I don't give a shit how many there are.

I have one such device. My friend has another one. Therefore, we have enough of a reason for OUR sites to also support HTTP.

Also, how many gamers use Linux? 1%? 0.1%? Is this enough of a reason to say that nobody should ever make their games run on Linux?

Then, how many gamers use OpenBSD? 0.001% ? Does that mean anyone making a game for OpenBSD is doing sth wrong?

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We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.

You get paid to work
✅ from anywhere in the world
✅ on a world-changing project
✅ that's open source,
✅ stewarded by a small team
✅ that's led by a woman.

Help spreading the word is much appreciated:


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so, my dad is a mechanical engineer and i've been thinking about doing some kind of formal conversation with him to see what software engineers and mechanical engineers have in common. best practices, approaches to technology, tackling new projects, that kind of thing. i'm gathering questions and pinging my networks for some ideas.

if you could sit down with an engineer, what would you ask?

retoots encouraged!

#programming #software #engineering #development #tech

Needed somewhere to share it, because feel a bit overwhelmed. This is yet another toot on topic of software engineering in team.

People relations and other things


What I learnt from it?

1. I really did impolite, and I understand it now and feel jerky;
2. People love blaming other for their bad code - because I similarly posted my funny code before it;
3. Some so-called software engineers analyze code from local in time and place perspective;
4. Code review is must-have to halm fixing it, but it does not fix the issue;
5. A lot of developers don't think from learning perspective, but from blaming perspective.

Today one colleague faced me to one fact that some people in team considered harmful. I posted some snippets of code that were awfully designed and implemented into team chat with some of my commentaries.

After one piece of code, I've got huge post that I post simple code of people, overreact every single small issue of developer post and discuss in public and that I make mistakes too. Very polite and nonharmful one. And then other colleague told that he overreacted my post <to-be-continued>

Yesterday frontend dev asked me to make some changes in grapgql api. Today tomorrow I looked at graph and found out that graph already implements all the requirements and what he wants in fact is unconventional graph changes, that would make it work worse.

Morale: analyze, whether task requires any changes at all before you create task in task tracker

HR team asked me to throw a speech on software quality at University I graduated less that half a year ago. Damn, I feel so honored and excited about it 😁😁😁

Configured to work. Mostly a great thing, but requires a bit attention when you are setting it up :D

On colleague complained at work that didn't work at his machine. I asked why and he told that build from AUR was outdated and depended on old version of libraries.


Checking out radicale - a Card/CalDAV server. Be careful when installing applications from the repository - they can be very outdated: for instance, I've got 1.1.0 version in Debian repos while there is version 2 released more than 2 years ago.
Or you will act like me: screaming, "Why this damned documentation differs to what I see?"

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