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also it makes me sad that the default mastodon view doesn't understand the page down key

ok, given the high level of tech knowledge i see in the fediverse, i'm more than a little shocked to see that activitypub only supports RSA signatures!

Fictional violence mention; Strong language 

They never did give me directions to Sesame Street

I haven't been involved, but reading toots from admins and mods, calmly coordinating & responding to the attack on the fedi from gab, is really reassuring and uplifting. big ups ❤️

pet peeve: don't throw this kind of warning without including a link or description to "the new way"

[DEP0079] DeprecationWarning: Custom inspection function on Objects via .inspect() is deprecated

first impression of sourcehut (""):

- 12MB repo took 30 seconds to push each branch
- couldn't actually figure out how to see the second branch except as a log or tree (hidden under "refs")
- the ux is, well, to be gentle, about on par with "ux designed by a coder"... basically works but lots of little annoyances like commit messages that horizontally scroll instead of wrap

i think it's just not ready yet.

but the 30 second 12MB push is really alarming. suggests they're in way over their head :(

starting the morning by reading about why you would put a big honkin permanent capacitor across an AC circuit

if you have the audacity to send me recruiter spam about "the hot new startup from [the uber bro]", you better believe you're getting an earful in response ... have some decency

Context: all our engineers are getting together next week, Tuesday+Wednesday+Thursday, for onsite events.

Situation: We want to resurrect an old tradition, "Future Fridays."

Problem: The onsite ends Thursday, so "Future Friday" becomes "Future Thursday", which is not as good a name. It needs alliteration.

Solution: Change it to "Future Fursday" 🐾

I'm not even kidding, what is this company, it's so good 💜

i think phrases like "beg the question", where none of the words really has the same meaning as modern english, should be retired

seems like there are increasing compelling reasons to abandon github... is there any good alternative yet?

(i'll only consider sites that have experience running servers, so "gitlab" does not qualify, for example)

Gerry, a new font based on US voting district shapes

(only) 5 letters require using two districts to build the letter

Ohio, Illinois and California all feature 4 times in the fonts

"No Rights Reserved", so like CC-0?

what the actual fuck

why is one of the first results for "python list comprehensions" this

every code example is replaced with a picture of this guy's face


Medieval guy #1: okay so what do turtles look like
Medieval guy #2: well they live in the water
Medieval guy #1: so they're fish?
Medieval guy #2: yea. also they bite you. And they have legs
Medieval guy #1: haha weird. What else
Medieval guy #2: they have a shell
Medieval guy #1: like a snail shell?
Medieval guy #2: idk it's some sort of shell. And they can pull their head inside the shell.
Medieval guy #1: ok I think I got it. How's this look
Medieval guy #2: perfect

David: “One thing I learned from decades as an ultra-high-performance C engineer is that you can't sell systems based on performance. Customers will always choose a system based on features — no matter what they say when interviewed — and once they find features they like they will generally stay with the first solution they chose. For performance to be relevant it has to be transformative, i.e. a feature.”

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