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Life is full of interesting and unexpected challenges. For instance, when I woke up this morning I had no idea that the toughest programming-related task of my day would be to draw a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while on a keto diet.

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I'm working on a list of what it means to "commit responsibly." What would you change/add to this?

1. Not committing bugs or broken builds
2. Not leaving in dead code or print statements
3. Formatting code to your style specifications
4. Using meaningful variables
5. Providing documentation where necessary
6. Using descriptive commit messages

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RT Amsterdam drained a canal and put everything they found online, organized by time from 1300 - present day... from pokemon tokens, to pipes, to guns, to human bones


Unexpectedly found some great search tips in this comment thread. I've been sticking to Google for tech work but I think I'll now be able to fully switch over. Worth a read.

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look, now everybody builds some #federated shit, like #pixelfed #mastodon #peertube #pleroma #hubzilla etc.

what we should to instead is to build an #activitypub framework that can be extended with plugins to whatever purpose necessary

one core that contains the federation tidbits and a myriad of plugins to fit any crazy idea, got it?

and let's include federated storage into the whole thing as well

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I spent most of the day staring at git trees and orchestrating a symphony of squash commits.

+6 git mastery
+22 stamina
-3 health
-99 mana

"What good habits are you trying to adopt?" by

Very good collection of reader-conscious improvements to make to our blog posts courtesy Some new ideas added to my backlog!

Okay , hit me with your static-site-comments solutions!

I've been using Disqus on one site and direction to tweet me on another, and neither option sits well with me anymore.

Besides directing all my readers to (and why wouldn't I?!), whatcha got?

Pretty happy with my plating for this round of lunch. Well technically it'd be "bowling." I made chicken teriyaki cauliflower rice with a soft boiled duck egg on top, so it's basically two states of fowl.

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Caption contest for my site's link metadata image [WIP]. Winner gets unlimited bragging rights.

Caption contest for my site's link metadata image [WIP]. Winner gets unlimited bragging rights.

Tbh I greatly prefer Discord over Slack primarily for the default dark styling.

Before I change locations next I'm considering consolidating my charging setup. I'm thinking of getting a wall charger adaptor combination that can charge my ThinkPad X1 Carbon, along with my iPhone. Besides that I have a couple USB C and Micro USB devices. Planning to get:

- CARD Travel Adapter 4-Pro (Type C+3 USB Ports) (Black)
- Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 Cable (3ft) with Power Delivery
- Anker Powerline II Lightning Cable (3ft)

Anything I might not have considered?