there is nothing more countercultural this year than hope and caring and mutual support, and nothing more mainstream than edgy doomsaying and competitive cynicism

this winter is a golden opportunity to be punk *as fuck*

@kieran my condolences on your impending election. I guess. I'm not sure how things are over there, but India is rooting for a return to saner times. Please bring back the normal :)

Regardless of anything else, the absurdity of a grown man actually saying out loud โ€œstop counting now that I am aheadโ€ is justโ€ฆ itโ€™s mental.

@alan One of the more nuanced pieces I've read on the subject. Thanks a lot for posting this :)

@alan You can do both. requirements.txt keeps your lib names, which you can then install using pip. Otherwise your dev/prod envs won't know what to install.

Creating AWS VPCs in 2 minutes with Terraform Registry

Terraform is the go-to open-source tool for creating resources on the cloud using IaC. It is a cloud-agnostic offering from HashiCorp that can help you build out your infrastructure on AWS, GCP, Azure, and OCI, to name a few. Terraform supports 290 providers as of today.

notes.ayushsharma.in/2020/09/c

Creating ready-to-use AWS Security Groups using Terraform Registry, Named Groups, and Named Rules

Creating and maintaining AWS security groups using Terraform has become even more accessible, thanks to community-built modules on Terraform Registry. Today I want to show you two particular features of one of the modules called Named Groups and Named Rules.

notes.ayushsharma.in/2020/09/c

@jon_valdes Looks like their getting into JAMStack/Netlify territory. Not sure how this will play out, but things might definitely get interesting.

Recognizing that multiple factors can be simultaneously true is one of the harder lessons of adulthood

it's my second mastoversary. by my third I hope to have defeated god and learnt to do a cartwheel

PBS Special: United States of Conspiracy

How trafficking in conspiracy theories went from the fringes of U.S. politics into the White House. FRONTLINE examines the alliance of conspiracy entrepreneur Alex Jones, Trump advisor Roger Stone, and the president, and their role in the battle over truth and lies.

pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/un

migrated my website off of github pages yesterday, so that was cool i guess

There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science

fediscience.org/invite/j6X8z7q

Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

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@bclindner I started using PHP the same time I started using the internet professionally, and early examples were always outdated and broken. That's why I think its one of the languages where you need to have a framework from Day 1. That's what they're for. Laravel saves lives.

@ashfurrow Okay cool, I think that's the right direction for me tbh. I'll check out the issue tracker. Thanks :)

Hey @ashfurrow

I'm facing some error in pushing tweets using Python:

Validation failed: Text can't be blank

The tweet contains both HTML and i8ln characters. Should I be quoting/escaping/encoding those characters? Any idea why this might be happening?

enough code for tonight. time to do absolutely nothing :blobcoffee:

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