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Preslav Rachev

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Let me do a proper . I am a genuinely curious individual, born and raised in 🇧🇬, currently living in 🇩🇪. As a software engineer, I have worked on projects spanning , and .

I hate the status quo. I am a natural-born builder and tinkerer. Programming is my way of building things, and so are reading, writing, blogging, and making music.

Last, but not least, I am a long-distance running wannabe, who dreams of running an ultra-marathon one day (a long way to go) е социалната мрежа за Българи! (Bulgarian instance)

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I love that the default Emacs scratch buffer text got into Mario Golf (GBC) somehow. I wonder if this was a mis-copy-and-paste from a developer, or if it was another case of a compiler taking random memory contents and using them for padding in the ROM...

The photo on the top represents my heart’s activity during a Saturday full of physical activity - having walked more than 15 km in total. The photo below it represents a day at the job - mostly, sitting behind the laptop and solving issues. STRESS KILLS!

Started work on a , which will be co-hosted as part of my original blog: Not much yet, but posts and features will come one by one. For now, I need to create a workflow, which will allow me to easily post to it from my mobile phone.

Anyone ever tried to post to a site hosted on Github, using only an iPhone? I heard that WorkingCopy makes it easy to commit and push easily and can be included as part of Workflow/Shortucts

Can’t endorse this thread enough.
I've been writing a lot of JavaScript lately, and I constantly wish that there were an alternative designed by one person, rather than by historical accidents followed by a committee. My kingdom for a Python-like or Ruby-like or even a Perl-like!

I don't know about you, but I feel really exhilarated when I cover a functionality with unit tests. In reality, we can rarely start with the tests up-front (TDD-style), or even cover a functionality with tests before a realese. Deadlines often prevail, you know. Yet, once I cover a feature with enough tests (even after the fact), it is as if a 10-ton rock is falling off my shoulders. I can finally free my head, and move on, without anticipating when the thing will crash in production.

Digging into Browser-Based Crypto Mining

(submitted by godelmachine)

Time for a new short (but hopefully useful) blog post. A useful tip for devs who haven’t yet had a chance to use the Java 8+ IntStream.

Show HN: – Complete GitHub profiles

(submitted by lourot) belongs squarely in the #GDPRHallOfShame as it sends you to multiple external sites in order to opt out.

It also provides an opt out button which is (a) hidden and (b) doesn't include advertising cookies.

I think I've shamed them before, but wth, one more doesn't hurt.

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C♯ is a good Microsoft language, but wind players prefer D♭

Hello Assembled People of European Mastodon! I work at @eff on international copyright. You might have heard of #article13, the EU proposal to require © filters on sharing sites.

We're really worried that this could affect services like ActivePub/Mastodon instances, opening them up to lawsuits or requiring expensive filters.

The key vote is on Wednesday -- please call or write your MEP and ask them to vote against #article13 to protect the future of the internet!

is in that early stage, you know, in which you read your toots in one app, and reply in another. I love it,and I’m glad to have joined early enough, to have something to tell newcomers 10 years down the road 😉

It'd be good if Mastodon had a "mute this individual post" option. Then I wouldn't have to see the same popular toot dozens of times when the people I'm following boost it.

Same goes for muting replies to a particular post you've created. You don't lose anything as you can just go back and review the toot later if you want to see how the thread continued.