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I had one of those mid-thirties Friday nights. I feel asleep on the couch at 7:30 pm.

I find myself often wanting to post about the things that bother me, but less so for the things which delight me. I should try to be more conscious of this, taking time to actually appreciate the good things.

Seems like all of that angst about Brave yesterday was just so much FUD. They’re just trying to not break your interwebz.

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/

A lot of backend work getting done on danielmoch.com setting the stage for more integrations

Just got an email from my alma mater inviting me to apply for a scholarship toward a degree program for which they’ve already given me a diploma. 🙄

This is a nice rant about software complexity.

drewdevault.com/2017/09/08/Com

<< Complexity is quickly becoming an epidemic. In this developer’s opinion, complexity is the ultimate enemy - the final boss - of good software design. Complicated software generally has complicated bugs. Simple software generally has simple bugs. It’s as easy as that. >>

IANAL, but I would think most of the people in r/legaladvice aren’t either.

I don’t agree with all of his tool recommendations, but Charles Peters has the right idea here: “Kill Your IDE.”

Disagreeing over tools is a privilege for those who use the terminal.

charlespeters.net/writing/kill

Host the danielmoch.com SMTP gateway at home, very little spam mail; move the gateway up to Digital Ocean, spam mail skyrockets. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Time to look into SpamAssassin.

I think I need to start taking better care of myself. I’m feeling burned out.

@torgo Yes, if you are posting to your own site and syndicating elsewhere (POSSE) the ‘elsewhere’ might as well include Mastodon as Twitter.

#IndieWeb

The already low bar for email spammers seems to be getting lower. This poor fellow just sent me an email tempting me to open the attached PDF. There were no attachments.

There was a time when the phrase “decentralized web” would have been redundant.

Four hours spent watching the Patriots not lose another Super Bowl is four hours I’ll never get back.

Just discovered that a do a pretty good Wallace Shawn impression. So there’s that.

Is it idiomatic in Go for the module containing main.go to be called main? Or should it match the last path element of go.mod?

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