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New year, new language. I know I've yammered on about this before, but I never stuck to it.

Me, as a Web Developer, learning Rust or GoLang as my next skilling adventure.

Played with both again. As much as I get out of Go out of the box, I really think in the long run Rust will enrich my ability to write things.

Listening to darknetdiaries.com/ has been a big eye opener. I used to think that I really understood practical consumer-level security.

The truth is, you either abstain from smart devices and software, or you're vulnerable.

I used to think Open Source was part of a golden standard for security as well. A whole community auditing code aught to be more trustworthy than xyz company, right?

Even if we stuck to the official repos for our distros, we're 1 bad update away from a 0 day.

I remember when PayPal was a nice idea, but for the most part didn't make it much easier to pay for stuff online as opposed to just qualifying for some credit card company.

Now many years later, in the midst of my family's temporary housing situation our cards got lost. PayPal has kept working by just using our accounts.

For my business and it's expenses this has been a life-saver.

The look I got from my retired programmer uncle in-law when I told him I use as my editor was worth every minute I spent configuring it.

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Am I the only one who thinks that Omicron sounds like a really bad Decepticon?

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Okay, why say "web browsers are hard to make, you need a huge budget to do so" instead of

Chrome wasn't built in a day

?

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I feel like its a blessing and a curse to be developing a fediverse project alone.

I'm very fortunate to have the audience I have, not many projects have this, but it can get tough.

I feel so alone sometimes, my partner doesn't get why I feel so proud sometimes, because I solved a problem or made a small improvement.

None of my family and few friends have made an effort to join Pixelfed, it makes me appreciate the fediverse even more.

Thank you ❤️

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Are you developing websites & applications for the web?

Are you a Linux or Gods forbid, Windows user?

Think about testing your applications and websites in Epiphany. It looks like "Safari" is 20% of the browser market share.

What works in Chrome may break in Safari and be a real pain in your ass.

Side note: I wish FireFox had this market share. At least WebKit is open source.

Source: gs.statcounter.com/browser-mar (and numerous other search results)

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I'm seeing an increase in the amount of accounts signing up specifically to spread anti-Muslim hatred. The signups themselves appear legitimate – it's clearly a human typing in their reason to join and not just a bot.

We don't tolerate anti-Muslim hate speech on this instance, and never will. Those accounts get banned as soon as we find them. If you see something, report it, and we'll take care of it as soon as possible. Take care everyone.

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"Anyone up? I have a tweet to laugh at (sorry not sorry)"

submitted by ascorbichr

"Web developers are like, the worst. IT people post a lot of stuff on the internet. Security post a little bit less stuff on the internet but developers and web administrators and web admin, they post everything on the internet. It's ridiculous."

darknetdiaries.com/transcript/

Hey @LemmyDev Don't suppose there's a chance we can put a handlebar mustache on the Lemmy project's logo/mascot?

Got my is now an reader, thanks to github.com/skeeto/elfeed!

I've even used elfeed-org to configure my list of feeds the org-mode way: github.com/remyhonig/elfeed-or

My only gripe is that people don't seem to put plain RSS feed links on their sites anymore. I have to dig in their source code to find the "alternate" meta tag and copy/paste the feed from there.

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