We do things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy.

It never ceases to amaze me how many Hacker News comments are just people debating what they think the title of an article means, without reading the content.

I heard a fantastic description for a text editor from a colleague: the Columbo editor, or the one you open when you have one more thing to do.

All editors are good candidates, whether they are nano, vim, emacs, helix, or micro. They only need to be fast to get the shit done.

My current Columbo editor is helix, with vim as the fallback choice. When I overstay my welcome while editing, it's still VS Code.

Good morning.

Radiohead's OK Computer is 25 freaking years old today.

(Its initial release date was May 21, 1997, in Japan).

Any sufficiently advanced technology is insufficiently documented

Oh yes, I forgot to mention it requires fzf – the fuzzy finder for command-line. If you live in the terminal but are not yet using it, you're missing out on a great deal of productivity.


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I realized what the Taskfile project is missing... an interactive task picker/runner!

As a lazy shellist, I made this Fish shell function for it. Enjoy.


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It's called "medium.com", cause the articles are neither rare nor well done.

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Additionally, if you're developing tests in VS Code, don't forget to install the official extension for fast debugging and recording inside the IDE.


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Playwright version 1.22 ships with experimental support for testing React, Vue, and Svelte components. Having fought and been frustrated with React Testing Library and friends, this is a blessing given Microsoft and contributors do it well.

Being able to render a component and interact with it using the real browser while harnessing the power of Node.js for tests is an exciting promise for test execution.


How does a network engineer try to comfort a switch that's feeling down?

First he tries to tell it to ssh... And if that doesn't work, he'll try to console it.

#dadJoke #networks #ssh

PSA: anything done async will require a resync, so it's better to stay sync.

My reaction when someone in my team is enthusiastic about implementing a feature that no one asked for.

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