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Treasures from the shopping trip. I've been searching for good versions of The Name of the Rose and Metropolis for some time.

One of life's unexpected but valued joys: bumping into a street food place serving authentic Gai Pad Med Mamuang dishes - among other things. 🔥

A healthy dose of beach wellness today. I remembered sunscreen but forgot the chair and parasol. 🤷‍♂️

"American policing is a thick blue tumor strangling the life from our communities and if you don’t believe it when the poor and the marginalized say it, if you don’t believe it when you see cops across the country shooting journalists with less-lethal bullets and caustic chemicals, maybe you’ll believe it when you hear it straight from the pig’s mouth."

Craftsman's Log - 2021.06.27

Keywords: continuous delivery pipelines, pairing, bad development practices, email validation, and team cognitive loads.

Remarkable 2.7 makes the highlighter track along text edges so that the result actually looks like a highlight. A modest change, but makes reading ebooks much enjoyable. 🔥

Parkinson's Law states:

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."

It is also applicable for software. Application expands to fill the memory available for its consumption.

Modern browsers are the most notorious example. I wonder when efficient memory management will become the norm again? Perhaps, Javascript must die before that.

These bridges interest me because getting people to use the "right" platforms (there are none) is an endless and vain fight.

What I already use:

- Mastodon -> Twitter

What I would like

- Mastodon -> LinkedIn
- Mastodon/Pixelfed -> Instagram/Facebook
- Telegram -> WhatsApp

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It seems that Instagram is getting a desktop upload feature soon, which might attract me to use it again — not installing the mobile app because it's a time sink, though.

A bridge service for cross-posting image posts from Mastodon to Instagram would be even better. Or perhaps that's better suited for Pixelfed.

My home PC can't run Windows 11, apparently due to the missing UEFI support.

Perhaps it's time to think about upgrading. I've been eyeing a mini-case for some time - no other reasons save for getting more space on the desk, hah.

New post on my blog: "Self-hosting VSCode"

If you like neither VSCode nor Docker, pretend this blog post never happened 😄

For everyone else: this was actually quite an interesting experience and I love this setup!

Craftsman's Log – 2021.06.20

Keywords: GraphQL spec, CLI apps with Node.js, Kafka comic, otters, roasted pigs and Netflix.

We went from the Turing Test, where a computer tries to convince a human that it is not a computer but a real person, to Captchas, where humans try to convince a computer they're a real person, not a computer.

software dev tip 

If I feel I'm not "done" with a programming task at the end of my work day, I leave myself detailed notes on what to do the next morning. Like: the next ~3 things I think I am going to need to do (update function X, run the tests, investigate function Y if the tests fail, etc). I've attached this morning's notes-to-myself.

Basically this lets me just "follow orders" at the start of my work day and ease my brain back into a place where I can start thinking at 100%

Junior dev: What's the best prefix for global variables?

Senior dev: //

#TIL The #Brainfuck programming language has a dialect called "I use Arch, btw". In this dialect, the original symbols are replaced with "I", "use", "arch", "linux", "btw", "by", "the", "way". #Arch #ArchLinux

This is a "Hello World!" example:

arch the i the use linux the way i arch the i arch arch arch i the arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch i way the i way linux the use way i linux way way arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch arch use way i i i i i i linux linux linux linux btw use use arch arch arch btw use linux btw btw arch arch arch btw use linux btw i i i btw use use btw arch arch arch btw linux linux linux linux linux linux btw i linux btw use use arch btw use btw

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