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omg the server version of Factorio is depicted with a headless penguin

Also, on a computer, you can visit https://<team name>.slack.com/account/settings and click [Sign out all other sessions]. This will sign you out without removing the team from your sidebar. It puts a ⚠️ sign next to the icon and you won't receive any notifications! Come back Monday, visit that team and you'll only have to sign in again and you're back to business.

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If you want to disconnect from work Slack but don't want to remove it totally:

For iPhones: in the App Store there is an app called Slack for EEM. This is another version of slack that is "for enterprise" but connects to most (any?) teams anyway. You can switch your work slack to this and then it's very easy to quarantine all notifications. Just turn em off for that app in Settings.

Random thought: One thing that distinguishes a more senior programmer from a junior one is how good they are at not getting stuck on a problem.

It's kind of another way to say they have "experience" but I think it's an interesting measure of experience.

I wish I had written this. Assuming "best intentions" doesn't work for those outside the societal norm, and here is exactly why:

Beyond Best Intentions
thoughtbot.com/blog/beyond-bes

a Prime Minister is a minister who is not divisible by ministers other than themselves and the Unit Minister

This is amazing - a #search engine for personal websites that also implements #IndieAuth.

Just added myself on here. 😀

searchmysite.net/

People who still use harmful social networks feel like single-issue voters to me. "Oh, I don't really care about $CANDIDATE's views as long as they support $ISSUE."

Seems exactly the same as "Yeah, I don't like some of Twitter's policies, but where else can I build my brand, you know?"

@mastonaut Am I misremembering or did there used to be profile/hashtag search in Mastonaut? I can't find it!

To do Q&A they've set up "sticky note walls" in each room. You can vote on the notes.

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So I'm at a conference for rogue-like games this weekend (roguelike.club/) and they built a whole interactive virtual space you can move around in

Or not, what do I know. I've never built a platform. I just grumble at NPM all day.

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It is for some (like a lot of us here, me included) but it makes me think that to gain critical mass on a platform, it has to have something *new* that people recognize as a feature. Something that will improve their lives there and then. Once it has users it could potentially expand out and supplant the previous dominant platform.

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Thinking about platforms and critical mass...

It feels like all major platforms gained traction because they offered some new and desirable feature. Tumblr/Twitter had takes on microblogging, Facebook: social graph, Vine: micro-videos, for example.

So when a platform alternative pops up that does basically all the same things that the original did but it's open-source/decentralized/whatever, it's no wonder it doesn't catch on. Open-source isn't a feature to most.

🎉 Happy big digit change in unix timestamp! 🎉

Just switched my website over to use kindmetrics.io It's a privacy-focused, open-source, analytics service. Cheap, too!

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