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In your application, each dependency has a maintainer. Each maintainer has a direct path into your application.

If you have five dependencies, you trust five maintainers. If you have 1000 dependencies, you trust 1000 maintainers. Which is more likely to burn you?

I have a invite. Are there any budding folks here that would like it?

Happy leftover-pie-for-breakfast day 🥧

Anyone have a great resource for getting up to speed on and ?

There are certainly things I don't like about Slack, but reaction emoji are a brilliant piece of UX. They're a lightweight and fun way to convey a so much.

You can tell this Slack channel has been around a while because it has a :non-existent-taco-emoji:

Ruby on Rails tip:

If you're using Rails 4.1 or higher and still using Timecop, you can use build in helpers instead:

Leaning at the moment. It's a pretty neat language. Type-safe and compiles, has access to pretty much the whole Java ecosystem without being Java.

Hey people! Trying to do something other this days - chalenge for @pixeljoint named GameMap.
Here it is - I named it "Super Mario UFO Land" in GB style (4colors)
Enjoy )))
#pixelart #pixel #gameboy #supermario

Ran into someone in the elevator and asked them if they voted.

"Not yet. I'm going to do it at lunch. It's my first time and I've been reading up on everything because I want to make it count!"


At work we've been referring to apps like a condition.

> Talk to your doctor about apps.

> Do you have apps? Oh no, I'm so sorry.

> Did you hear about Carol? She's got apps.

Customizability is planned and accounted for: Here are the exposed settings that we meant for you to change.

Hack-ability is not. It's the ability for me to go in and change a file buried deep down to change the pet-feature that only I want.

That's why I keep going back to a full-fledged OS as opposed to a mobile one.

This is a prelude to say that: It's hard to put my finger on why as iOS devices get more and more capable, why do I still use macOS?

I think for me the reason is hack-ability vs customizability.

I work mostly on a Mac and am not super into my iPhone/iPad. It's not that I don't like them, but they're the last-resort device almost always. I feel like I could live and be fine without them.

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