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Shh, Teams. No they don't. I don't want to open you and try to check the messages after multiple failed logins that always tend to happen.

Apparently there are still a lot of people out there that don't understand that most #OpenSource and #CreativeCommons licenses require attribution where you give credit to the creators whose work you are reusing or building upon. Being a good digital citizen and doing this only helps grow the commons. Don't forget.

If you took a drink every time an economist used "network effects" to explain why Big Tech is so big, you'd get very, very drunk.

To be fair to economists, network effects *are* important to the Big Tech story.

A system is said to have network effects if it gets better when more people use it. That certainly describes Facebook - you join FB because of the friends that are already there, and then someone else joins because you're there.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_

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A child 🤝 Neurotic adults
being able to wet the bed

Unvaccinated, Unmasked Teacher Infects Over Half Of Class With Covid-19

“One unvaccinated, unmasked teacher led to a total of 27 people being infected…”

inkl.com/a/MqolpRFnVxn

This is criminal negligence.

Get your fucking vaccine. Wear a fucking mask.

If you recently upgraded to 4.4, you might have been bit by the error handling within a catch clause. Caught errors are now cast to 'unknown' type by default which is generally narrower and thus safer.

Fortunately, there's an easy fix via a helper function. All we need to do is to check the error type and act responsibly. Alternatively, you could disregard this change and cast the error as 'any', which is an anti-pattern.

Not sure how I missed this the other day, but it was the 30-year anniversary of this rather important post.

If you’re writing a bash script, you should probably be using the Community Bash Style Guide (github.com/azet/community_bash).

Also, look through the slides for Beautiful Bash: Let's make reading and writing bash scripts fun again! (slideshare.net/a_z_e_t/inprese)

#bash

An excellent and brief thread from John Cutler about the dangers of high WIP (work-in-progress) for teams doing knowledge work.

Stop starting, start finishing.

mobile.twitter.com/johncutlefi

“The boost in vaccinations comes amid a devastating wave of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths driven by the hypertransmissible delta variant, which now accounts for nearly all cases in the US. The surge stands to rival the country's worst wave of the pandemic, which peaked in January 2021 with average daily new cases around 200,000. The country is now averaging over 130,000 cases a day, and that figure is still climbing.”

arstechnica.com/science/2021/0

Please get vaccinated.

theoatmeal.com/comics/plane

This is a good reminder, and also a great celebration of the late Gene Rodenberr

Officially doubly vaccinated as of yesterday. Got a slight muscle pain and a fever, no biggie.

According to a conspiracy theory, my breath now emits some kind of spike proteins so better wear a mask still. Don't know if those things can sting you.

In case anyone’s interested, I also wrote a little something a few weeks ago about my fish shell setup and some other tools like exa that I find useful.

ar.al/2021/07/25/fish-shell/

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Here we go, folks. I hope Elon minds the laws.

First Law: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

Second Law: A robot must obey the orders given by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

electrek.co/2021/08/19/tesla-b

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