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I hereby declare myself this instance's foremost Star Wars Prequel Defender.

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Being a programmer is turning me into an anarchist: I always seem to want to eliminate state.

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As long as I still know every pokemon, I will never be old.

slacking off at the end of the week is an ethical obligation because you're avoiding creating problems that must be solved by your more capable and rested future self

I've come to pitch a movie to you.

The genre: Italian B-movie from the early 80s.

The setting: Twenty minutes into the distant future, under the totalitarian rule of Neo Suburbia.

The premise: In this ambiguously post-apocalyptic hellhole, all crime is legal...

...except skateboarding.

Maybe the real Schindler's List was the friends we made along the way.

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Agile basically is a hyper-localized (i.e. on the order of a dozen people in a single corner of some division of a company) instance of workers controlling the means if production. Businesses ostensibly love it. And it's explained in language that has virtually no connection to the historical lexicon of labor movements or socialism. Makes me wonder if there's an opportunity here.

Some businesses feel very threatened by this and basically instinctively sabotage it. They want the productivity gains of organized workers but they don't want their workers to organize against them. There seem to be a few equilibria this can settle into:

1) SAFe-like agilefall, where the company buys an expensive lie that they're agile now but doesn't change anything and use that to prevent actual autonomy

2) extravagant benefits so that it never occurs to the devs to actually use their leverage

Proper agile software development makes a development team (not just the programmers, but every worker involved) more powerful relative to the enclosing structure of the organization.

This creates tension in a commercial context: an autonomous self-organized team 1) can use their proximity to the problem to solve it better, faster, and cheaper, which is obviously valuable; but 2) can better resist decisions imposed from above, which is a threat to the organization's control of its employees.

if you experience a collapse in local euclidian geometry, dial 1-800-MC-ESCHR

You can avoid #YouTube's weird algorithms and broken subscription system by subscribing to channels through RSS instead. You don't need an account, just a feed reader.

Put the channel's username in this address:

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

You can then add this RSS address to your feed reader app.

For example, OnePotChefShow's RSS feed is:

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

You can also make RSS feeds from channel IDs (strings of letters and numbers):

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?c

#RSS #BringBackRSS

EA have published a study of US gamers which found:
* 56% feel it's "important" for games to be inclusive
* Only 7% would be less likely to play games with inclusive features
* More respondents are concerned about toxicity in the games industry than microtransactions/DLC (61% vs 49%)

gamesindustry.biz/articles/201

I must not have REALLY wanted to get to bed early, or else I'd have done it.

extruding durable fibers from your skin for fun and profit

(Scoffs) Fertilizer is what food eats. Bring me REAL food: a salad

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