Programming is like a murder mystery where you're the victim, and also the detective, and also the murderer as it turns out.
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Chandler choked and died on this concept, spawned a great book Dreaming In Code. They wanted this super flexible object database model that would allow people to recontextualize any bit of information intelligently within their workflow (e.g. turn a text memo into an email into a calendar event by manipulation of the fields) and organize that information based in object inherited implicit tags as well as user tags.
Two aliens are flying near earth. The first one says, "The dominant life form here have developed satellite based nuclear weapons." The second one says, "Are they an emerging intelligence?" The first one says, "I don't think so, they have it aimed at themselves." (X-post from /r/jokes)
I doubt that I'll say anything controversial enough to have me tracked down and killed, but I don't like the idea of people being able to figure out my location just in case some person can be persuaded to seriously injure/kill me in retaliation for my speaking about something that aggrieved them/the persuader. Fear of this could likely lead to a self-censoring when publicly engaging and more of a desire to be anonymous, but being anonymous is getting progressively harder. #privacy #censorship
I should write more.
The number of parallels between writing software and writing prose is uncomfortable. The solitude, the potential for success despite that aloneness, the mythology of spasmodic genius, the inevitably tenuous connection to "the real world"...it's all disturbingly appealing to me, in both domains.
mastodon instances only live as long as the owner/admin is interested in running them - and often running these types of things for a public audience is pretty thankless. idk, if you're on one of the bigger public or semi-public instances, thank your admin
i'm not even drinking and i'm having fun online. WHAT IS THIS, 1996?
The gearing of the turntable to the motor would not necessarily preserve that fraction in the latter case, so I am fairly confident it's the former.
Instead of saying "Save Net Neutrality", say "Stop Internet Toll Roads" and people would probably understand the issue better.
Remember in the 90s, when teens were more tech savvy than adults, and everyone assumed that the savviest would just keep getting younger? Now it's 2017, and the people who were teens in the 90s are the most tech savvy generation and probably will be until they die.
Kids don't grow up with computers any more, they grow up with iPhones. If it's possible to learn to code on an iPhone, it's despite Apple's best efforts.
How to handle user logins in your RdbHost app.
If you use buffer.com, please upvote the Mastodon integration.
Hey #Mastodon, the #Internet is at risk! The next 10 days are crucial for its well being. Read more at https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/05/08/next-10-days-critical-internets-future/