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Hello! I am @andrewt and I have registered this side account so I can kvetch about tech without boring everyone who cares not one jot about it.

people keep saying there's going to be a phone that runs linux soon and to be honest i didn't know you could get a phone that *doesn't* run linux these days

My MacBook just hung and the trackpad stopped clicking, it's damn unnerving is what it is.

Today the database is down, but I am working on our error reporting system so it's actually really handy.

@andrewt They should just call it the junk drawer because it's where you shove everything you don't want visitors to see

I was just about OK with "hamburger menu" but "meatballs menu" is a bit daft and "kebab menu" is just foolishness. This has to stop.

our webpack build is causing problems again and i'm still not sure i can talk anyone into using a sane build process

Just saw this posted to the transgenderuk subreddit

My preferred pronoun is ') DROP TABLE 'gender';

invention: a font that uses ligatures to correct common spelling errors

javascript guessing time!

does this:

foo = { a: await bar(), b: await bar() }

(a) kick off both tasks and act like a Promise.all
(b) evaluate the tasks left to right, crashing on the first failure
(c) evaluate the tasks right to left, crashing on the first failure

post a hot take on mastodon with a punch and then take a nap. I've never seen a more relatable tech product than this

We just got a report that a customer is choosing not to update to the latest version of our product because it doesn't run in IE.

It's rather nice being able to say "we don't care, we're not supporting that".

Should I be concerned that Bandersnatch is the most accurate portrayal of programming I've seen in TV or film?




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A 3D printed light projected animation. Proof that there's always new ways to animate everything.

Currently playing Code Tetris:

New blocks of code fall out of Git and I desperately try to shuffle them somewhere reasonable before the main class fills up with rubbish.

No idea if I'm blaming Apple, Google or Slack for this one but christ almighty, it's 2019, can you really not build a sodding textbox that's halfway performant?

I really care about privacy, that's why I use linux, I won't use gmail, and I have never had a facebook account.
Oh, my home interface? I have an alexa and smart meter with apps running everything..

wow, this is a new one

if you need my β€œpersonal data” to pay your staff then you need to find a more ethical fucking business model

Between robocalls and Google's call screening feature, capitalism has built a world where robots telephone each other and hold conversations in spoken English like so much badly written sci-fi.

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