shitting on your floor is an expression of my ass hole's free speech and making me shit in the bathroom is censorship and oppression

this pre-commit hook has saved my butt so many times

Star Trek (2009) established canonically that the Beastie Boys exist in the Trek universe. This leads us to the inevitable conclusion that the presence of the line "like a pinch in the neck from Mr. Spock" from their 1998 song "Intergalactic" was in fact influenced by the temporal travel back to the year 1986 as depicted in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. In this essay I will--

@brainblasted can't remember if I asked you this already, but are you 16.04 or 18.04 on your XPS? I'm 16.04, thinking about upgrading, but I've been doing this long enough that I don't upgrade my primary machine unless I'm almost certain it'll work 😝

"python is written in C, so really you're comparing C to golang"

water is made of hydrogen too but i assure you they provide different experiences

"Actually, it's only Agile if it comes from the Agile region of France. Otherwise it's just [bad] Project Management with fancy names for meetings."
-- @nickfarr
😂 👍

PGP is fine.


@flamsmark: An outside contact asked for a PGP key so that they could safely send us some potentially-sensitive info. We got them a key within a few hours. It took them a week to reply with the content.

@flamsmark: And, honestly, I think that seven calendar days is a pretty impressive time for getting a PGP-compatible tool installed right, setting up your smartcards and Yubikeys, hand-editing your config so that GnuPG-Agent works correctly, and making sure that the mutt bindings work.

Entirely outsourcing your IT systems is a good way to deal with having technically incompetent IT staff/CIO... but it's also a good way to a) lose control of your core systems, b) develop no inhouse skills or rapport with your supplier, and c) means your only mitigation options are legal threats or litigation (made toothless by the fact that you'll be totally locked-in to proprietary technology & waived your rights). In my considered opinion, it's a common example of poor governance.

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. - Anne Herbert

software is abbreviated sw which also means southwest which is an arrow pointing down and backward. really makes you think.

It's a couple of years that I think that marketing is completely broken and should (and it is possible, trust me) be automated away ASAP

Seen on the birdsite (but I can't find the original tweet). "Copyleft is free as in freedom. Permissive license is free as in labor."

Unless your application is specifically intended for users with specialized high-performance hardware, if it doesn't run reliably on a mid-range laptop from 2008, it's broken.

One of those days where someone asks "can you move the mouse cursor with javascript?"

Whatever you're planning, stop it at once.

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