We've been watching The Wire and one thing I've noticed is that stakes don't change much season to season. The goals of each character and group can shift, but there's not a lot of escalation. It's about The System™ and how different parts of it play out over time. Refreshing coming from shows that feel like they have to up the ante every season (breaking bad, game of thrones, et al).
“Checking my Mastodon feed lately causes me to yawn. I’m bored by the Fuck Google And Twitter statements—please stop distributing useless messages on platforms where people already fucked Google and Twitter. Yes, Go is awesome and Linux For The Win, yadda yadda. Yes, everyone should get their COVID jab. Dear God, make it stop. Should I start a de-follow frenzy? Compared to Twitter, Mastodon is already so very tiny. I’m sure I’m still missing out on interesting non-tech savvy people to follow, but it’s hard to deny the homogeneity of the population there.”
TIL about .gitattributes https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19411981/images-corrupt-after-git-push
TL;DR you can tell git to treat files as a specific type (e.g. binary, text) so their data is handled appropriately.
Annoyed by articles always claiming there are only a few alternatives to Goodreads?
Well, here's a growing list (currently up to 25) of book tracking and reading services that are not from Amazon!
New blog post: "Introducing fuite: a tool for finding memory leaks in web apps" https://nolanlawson.com/2021/12/17/introducing-fuite-a-tool-for-finding-memory-leaks-in-web-apps/
I've said in the past that I think the current memory tooling for the web is pretty bare-bones. Here is my attempt to improve it a bit!
my kid just figured out how to put a full debian install on his school-issued locked-down chromebook. the first thing he did was install firefox which lets him bypass the school content blocker system (they did this as a browser extension rather than an OS-level firewall, oops). second thing was to put ublock origin on it, since somehow the school locked all the students out of installing ad blockers. (I know, right?)
anyway he's pretty stoked about it and wanting to learn more. he likes learning thru videos; can anyone recommend a video series for command-line basics? he's got some basic programming experience in Lua and knows HTML but has only very rudimentary shell exposure.
My response to “What is one thing people can do to make their website better?” on CSS-Tricks:
I would like a bunch of different articles and papers that I could use as sources for this paper, good and bad. I understand the basics of the couple popular ones but I do want to get a better understanding of this so I can try to explain cryptocurrency in terms a layman would understand without being super inaccurate.
I know this is a large project, it's why I'm asking for assistance. You may boost this request.
Wrote a post on thoughtbot's blog about why we practice #dei as a company: https://thoughtbot.com/blog/dei-at-a-company-level
Done! Let me know if you see anything out of place.
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