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You don't have to be 'hard at work' or get as much done as possible in given time. These skills do not carry value.

Being creative and able to connect the dots to find the most optimal solution is the shit. It's also totally different than being lazy.

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Hard work and manual labor are acceptable to a point.

The problems arise when we start being proud of the hard work we do instead of inventing solutions to prevent it in the first place.

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Every software project has to go through this discussion at least once during its lifespan:

– "Shouldn't we automate this process to avoid problems and increase our velocity?"

– "Nah, we don't have time for that. Let's just fix things manually and hope everything works from there."

If you participate in this topic regularly consider switching to a different project or company. Day spent doing manual work is day wasted.

Politics in my video games? Why can't I enjoy politics in peace without having video games crammed down my throat?

I'm always shaking my head when trying to manipulate shell output in Bash et al so having a clear data-driven syntax to control and command sounds rather hot. 🌶

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NuShell, a shell built with Rust where everything is data. Fascinated to see where these ideas will grow to and what kind of use cases will emerge.

jonathanturner.org/2019/08/int

Whenever im overwhelmed with life, I come to Mastodon. Y'all are warm and cozy and it's nice here and oh, tea? Yes sure please! Oh what's that? A bunch of cute cats just doing whatever it is they do? Aww

Here's an interesting and profound look at CSS named colours history. I wouldn't have guessed the connection to X window system but it does make sense.

dev.to/huijing/where-did-css-n

The new Microsoft Edge Beta, or should I say "Edgium", is crazy fast both with UI responsiveness and page rendering. This proves further that apps leveraging Chromium engine are not necessarily slow or resource-heavy despite constant badmouthing.

Download here: developer.microsoft.com/en-us/

I decided to cut back on cross-posting spam on Mastodon. Might delete later but we'll see how it goes.

It's nice to watch a Quentin Tarantino picture (mostly) without much violence compared to his earlier films. 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' provides this contrast as an excellent buddy movie that leaves plenty of room to character exploration.

Hence, at the moment I'm not afraid of the possible upcoming Star Trek film at all.

One of my favorite sites for debugging:

duckie.me/

An automated tool for faux pair programming and working through problems 🐥

I watch folks fighting whether to use Webpack, Parcel, or some other method of bundling front-end Javascript assets. This is awful and counterproductive discussion.

One of the biggest reasons I have enjoyed Gatsby and Vuepress is that they abstract this decision. I think both use Webpack on the background but I've literally spent zero seconds configuring how they do it. This is the way I want every framework to follow.

Drop the configuration tuning and get to coding already.

A gentle reminder that King Crimson's Epitaph is still a very timely song. And a good one, too.

"Knowledge is a deadly friend
If no one sets the rules

The fate of all mankind I see
Is in the hands of fools"

youtube.com/watch?v=QFsqacN1ZC

...and recommendable RSS feeds are welcome as well, not just email goodies.

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Having quit the birdsite I've had to get back to using RSS readers. Fortunately, Feedly is still around although it's not free. It's limit of 100 feeds is still more than enough for me.

Now I'm interested in good tech newsletters. Are there any? Very likely. Shovel them at my direction. 📡

Poetry, the new Python package manager, sounds like a dream. Robust dependency resolving with lockfiles and no need for virtualenv? Yes, please!

poetry.eustace.io/

life pro tip for well funded and staffed open source projects: when you push breaking changes reach out to the people that own the SEO for your tech and tell them to update. Or have documentation that's really good.

Sincerely, someone who has been battling incorrect blog posts.

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