Just learned about #Pattle, a new #Android #Matrix client which behaves similar to many popular messaging apps like Telegram or Signal. A important step to mass adoption. git.pattle.im/pattle/android

Rustlang T-shirt idea...
"understanding rust takes lifetimes"

So it's not that I have a problem with water. Honestly, I like water. Some of my best friends are roughly 65% water on average.

But speaking as a chemist, water really does ruin everything.

My robotic Italian chef is really putting the "tomato" in "automaton"

We are looking for more maintainers for specific apps in . Here is a list of some that would need some love:


If you know how to build software in general, no particular Android experience is required. This can be picked up as you go :)

All of those already have working recipes available but all of them also have quirks that require manual action when updating.

Please get in contact, if you use one of these and are interested!

when I first ran D&D, my grandmother, who had bought fully into the IT'S SATANISM hype, insisted on sitting and watching the first session

about an hour in, she threw her hands up and yelled 'THIS IS JUST MATH' and stormed off

I guess our frontend test runner is more merciful that I thought.

Or that one person who 3D printed a thing that let him mount a high powered camera lens to it

"What do you mean be 'hard coded' in the program?"


I'm probably the last to hear about this, but apparently if your channel is big enough google won't let you turn off ads on your channel.

which is really weird, and saddening.


The Corporation behind and the Admins of Twitter can see your “Private Messages”

The Corporation behind and the Admins of Facebook can see your “Private Messages.”

The Admins of Mastodon can see your Direct Messages. They aren’t private.

With Mastodon, you can spin up your own instance and be your own Admin.

Ultimately, don’t use any of these tools for actual private messages. Use Signal, Matrix/Riot or another end to end encrypted messaging tool.

I just found out that duckduckgo is doing a crowd funding campaign to provide funding for non profit privacy conscious organizations. I think their doing a donation match of up to 3k.

My favorites on the list are:
- Let's encrypt - provides free ssl certificates to poor saps like me.
- Terms of Service; Didn't Read - they provide short descriptions of TOS and privacy policy's, explaining what you are agreeing too.


We're here! *Kiki waves* Just in time for the 4.0 release later this week, watch this space!

I've read a few of this guy's articles and all the ones I've read have a good element of story telling to them as well as things to consider.

I think the follow up article to this was more useful to consider, but this one is very entertaining ( in a gossippy sort of way ).


What really frustrates me about these recruiters is that there are so, so many junior developers in NYC having a hard time because every time they apply they're told "we're looking for someone a little more senior"

Where do you think senior developers come from? We don't grow on tress – we come from juniors! Someone took a chance on me and it paid off for us both. But companies see it as too big a risk :(

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