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Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.

Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.

*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*

1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

#ruby #gamedev #nintendo

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Even worse: Brave gets root access to your system every time you install or update their software. They could have used that scary amount of power to fix and avoid this. But they didn't, and it's on users to fix Brave's issues.

@kev Considering the same. Might add a toggle to mine and let visitors decide, like overreacted.io/

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I love the curbcut effect. (Might have the name wrong). The idea is that when you improve accessibility for one group, it tends to help everyone. So you put those cuts into the curb for wheelchair and it also helps people moving packages with trolleys, and with strollers, etc.

New example I've found. Webcomics that put the script under the comic for people with screenreaders and such. SUDDENLY I CAN ACTUALLY FIND OLD COMICS WITH GOOGLE WHEN I WANT TO SHOW PEOPLE A SPECIFIC JOKE.

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“Adactio: Journal—Dev perception” adactio.com/journal/15011

This matches with my exp.: most of the work being done on the web is invisible and unmentioned on social media.

And I'll add that dev social media skews young and favours the US west coast over the rest of the world.

@omgubuntu Found a good deal on eBay, I'm a used ThinkPad convert for life I think!

@omgubuntu Used it the other day when it popped up to inform me there was a firmware update available for my T460s - hadn't seen it before! Quite impressive.

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@kev Thank you so much! I don't have an RSS feed set up yet, but I've been meaning to look in to it. I'll let you know when I have!

@Chaos_99 That's weird. Have you tried OpenTasks? I use that with Nextcloud without any problems, but I don't know if it fits with the workflow you're trying to set up.


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#Carnet is a free open alternative to Google Keep. It includes text, images, audio, todo lists and syncing features.

It's currently available for Android (on Google Play and F-Droid), Linux, and NextCloud.

You can follow it here:


You can find out more and contribute on its git page:


The lead developer is here:


#GoogleKeep #Alternatives

@switchingsocial @Carnet @PhieLaidMignon This looks amazing! Will definitely check it out, thanks for posting!

@thisisjofrank The occasional hopelessly mismatched job, and plenty at the lower end of the salary scale, but nothing I'd describe as "starter", no. Has that been your experience?

@meredith_matthews JSX doesn't demand shitty HTML, but it seems a lot of JavaScript/React devs pay little to no attention to semantics 😕

@miclgael There's a few of us right here on mastodon.technology. Keep an eye on the local feed! 👨‍💻

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