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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!

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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.

The idea behind semantic versioning is beautiful. I should be able to delete my whole vendor/node_modules directories and just re-install, and there will be no breaking changes, just bug fixes.

The actual experience of doing so is far removed from the expected...

This is a systemic failure.

"We have tests that don't contain an assert... so those are more like 'code that does nothing'."

"Those are there for coverage reporting."

I like to fool myself into thinking I'm a 10x developer, but I'm really only like a 2-4x.

Still, that's a good amount of concentrated developer sauce.

I'm more and more intrigued by Gentoo.

I'll spare you the analogies, and just tell you that I am getting more excited with everything I read about this distribution.

That should tell you all you need to know about me at this point in my life.

I would like to hear from you if you've gotten ReiserFS to work on TempleOS.

Like, what kind of messed up "chocolate in your peanut butter" / "peanut butter in your chocolate" sort of person are you?

I imagine that people who get their sexual jollies from seeing others splattered with food are having the times of their lives right now, listening to Kelis songs and re-watching videos over and over again while they do things to themselves.

I'm investing in ointments that alleviate calluses.

I'm getting that urge to distro hop again. Considering a switch to Gentoo.

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"Would you accept $5mil if that means the person you hate the most would get $10mil?"

Why would I say no to $15mil?

"You have all of June to complete this." "You're right: all 22 business days and 176 working hours."

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. ☮️

I just finished giving an hour and a half long in-house talk about how I create our company's Electron-based projects. I am ready for the Conference circuit.

Session will be titled: "Good Toots and You: A Boost To Civil Society"

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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