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Software engineers are constantly subjected to the same conundrum Blaise Pascal faced when he wrote, “I would have written a shorter letter, but I didn’t have the time.”

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Screw chaos monkey randomly shutting down production machines to test resiliency

People should be given random vacation days to see what knowledge isn't distributed

JavaScript horrors 

Did you ever notice that JavaScript lets you use floating-point values as array indexes, and it'll store them and retrieve them?

They don't get iterated over, though, because that's actually setting a property named for the string conversion of the floating-point number.

> a = [1,2,3]
[ 1, 2, 3 ]
> a[2.5] = "ba"
'ba'
> a
[ 1, 2, 3, '2.5': 'ba' ]
> a[2.5]
'ba'
> a.forEach((x) => console.log(x));
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75 years from Hiroshima. An excellent time to listen to this track, but then again, it's always a proper time for William Onyeabor.

open.spotify.com/track/7hZwAfs

For the “marketing images that look like shitposting” series:

Purchased a 144Hz monitor (Samsung 27-inch, curved) for the first time for coding and gaming. Now I'm only moving the mouse cursor around in awe. That smoothness, man.

so around a century ago, there was a comic strip called The Outbursts of Everett True, where the titular character saw people being rude jackasses and decided to deal with this harshly and folks a lot of these still hold up perfectly in modern times

but i am delighted to announce

somebody's found the comics about mask-wearing

and They're Good, Folks

(uncaptioned, feel free to help out with descriptions here, i'd appreciate it)

Snap dragons are very pretty, but when the flowers die, their seed pods turn into creepy little skulls! 💀💀💀

The admin don’t like it

Lock the taskbar, lock the taskbar

You can freeze the American Gods intro scene to any frame and screenshot a decent looking desktop wallpaper.

The same applies to the actual show at the best of times.

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