Just as a heads-up, don’t use PMs/DMs on Mastodon, and if you have to never share any private information.
Admins of sending and receiving instances can read those, as there is no end-to-end encryption. Even if you trust the admins, instance ownership could change or hackers or government could get in.
Use different tools designed specifically for this.
IRC is 30 years old - http://www.oulu.fi/university/node/54247 - I met my husband on IRC back in '98.
"The best coders in the world only know a small fraction of everything there is to know about coding.
The only skill you need is to know 1) how to identify what you don’t know / when you don’t know something; and 2) how to look things up, how to read documentation, how to try & try & try and keep trying while things fail, until they work. That’s literally the job of writing code. " https://threader.app/thread/1022532179887353856
@Neurotrace I avoided it due to title for awhile and having read the first part, I almost put it down. But I agree, it gets to be a good book.
As to non programming related stuff, too many to mention. I would like to buckle down and read one book at a time but it never happens. Most recent book I finished was The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck, which was counter intuitive but thought provoking. The start is pretty rough (v. crude) but it gets better.
Do you suffer from mental health crises? A few years ago a friend floated the idea of an app that might help people cope. I've finally started putting together a prototype and would like a few people on standby to try it out. If you have an android phone, are in the UK and would be interested, please send me a direct message.
"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-8 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same." #introductions
If you can recommend any of the above, do not hesitate to toot at me
Cancelled my Evernote subscription and trying out Turtl - a secure, encrypted Evernote alternative - https://turtlapp.com/
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