Hello all! I'm Russ. I'm based in Western New York state. I like Linux, use Vim occasionally, and mostly program for the web at work. I recently lost 140 pounds and I try to hit the gym three times a week. I'm all about self improvement! Have a good day! #introductions
Our code, which is in git, hallowed be thy semicolons. Thy work be done, in prod as it is in local. Give us this day our daily error messages. And forgive us our commits, as we forgive those who ask us for more features. And lead us not into technical debt, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the DOM, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Stallman.
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And by "fought the Nazis", I mean my maternal grandfather was a Merchant Marine, a sitting duck on a ship in the Atlantic, and my father, who collected cans as a boy for the war effort, reports (I have not confirmed this) that my paternal grandfather contributed in small ways to the Manhattan Project. Everyone was involved back then: we're generations removed from a "total war." It is my sincerest hope that we never experience another like it.
The current race to violence makes me sad.
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It's all milkshakes and games until the fighting starts. My grandfathers fought the Nazis, I will too if I must. But hastening the demise of civil discourse, even with people you despise, does not bring about good outcomes. No one was ever reformed by throwing food at them, or punching them, or demonstrating anything to them but examples of what a decent human being should be doing. I know you may not want to hear that, but that's the case. Sorry. Pranks lead to violence, violence leads to suffering.
On the bright side, Microsoft is an "evil corporation" because ALL corporations will inherently tend towards antisocial behavior when viewed from a human perspective. Corporations are machines, with their only purpose being to make more money. This is not an excuse. It's more a question of "what exactly did you expect?" and then: "what exactly do we do now?"
so recently github announced their own package registry, and today they announced their own opencollective type of thing. i think at this point it's safe to say microsoft is using github to try to take over the open source software world. (it was safe to say this when they acquired github, it's just very obvious now.)
I've never been one of those dudes that can say "brother" to an unrelated dude without thinking of all of the other dudes that use it that way in a negative light. I don't know why.
I believe that we should treat others as family whenever possible. I think if more people thought that way the world would be a much better place.
I suppose my negative thinking is a poor reflection on me alone. I can only improve myself.
Take care of yourselves out there, brothers and sisters. ☮️
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Which is not to say that I don't think Trump should be impeached. I just think it would be terrible for the country and at this point, with all of the evidence I've heard and seen, I don't think there's a chance in Hell that the Senate would remove him anyways - so what would impeachment do but bring suffering?
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