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I wish I had written this. Assuming "best intentions" doesn't work for those outside the societal norm, and here is exactly why:

Beyond Best Intentions
thoughtbot.com/blog/beyond-bes

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Why is one of these correct and the other clearly in the wrong order?

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an anti-cross-platform GUI sentiment 

GNOME apps don't look right on MATE, but people want cross-platform GUI frameworks?

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Coming back to after over a year mostly away from it. WOW consistency and strong conventions across a community is _so_ great! I miss my types though.

Finally had enough of things failing because devs don't check their return values, wrote two blog posts about it:

thoughtbot.com/blog/check-retu

> design the user experience to include error messages in a helpful manner

thoughtbot.com/blog/check-retu

> This covers the synchronous errors, but now we have a background job that is about to make a network request. As the comic says, “oh no!”

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PSA:

The OpenBSD 6.7 base signify key will be

untrusted comment: openbsd 6.7 base public key
RWRmkIA877Io3oCILSZoJGhAswifJbFK4r18ICoia+3c0PfwANueolNj

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Oh yeah, it's #IDAD (International Day Against DRM) again today.

I don't like DRM.

There - I said it. See you all next year.👍

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i want computers to be as magical as their promises

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Yesterday I blogged about how I’m starting to post the links I previously posted on @indie / the Ind.ie site to my own site (and on here.)

Also I wrote a couple of reasons why… including how often my work is attributed to @aral

laurakalbag.com/introducing-la

Free Software politics, I suppose 

Ripgrep is pretty fast! The color configuration language is totally OK, too.

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Hi! I made this goose emojo set for the fediverse to enjoy. :grape_heart:

:goose_silly: :goose_peek: :goose_hacker: :goose_flap:
:goose_shades::goose_helm::goose_honk::goose_count:
:goose_side::goose::goose_scorn::goose_star:

patreon.com/flan_foundry also has download packs in 200x200 and 500x500 sizes for use outside Fedi under a CC-BY-NC-SA license (or to ease addition to your emoji set). Attribution appreciated. Enjoy!

on people praising our dystopia built by Boston Dynamics 

Referring to robots from Boston Dynamics as "our future robot overlords" always comes off as callous and flippant when you know that they build military robots.

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