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lewd, technical 

2004 mood: Rushing to create an account on every new service so you can have the same name everywhere

2019 mood: Using a different name on every service because the internet is now a Dark Forest

Intellectual Property is when you dress up a peanut in a top hat and a monocle and get a lawyer to make sure no one else ever does this

The medium is the message, and when the medium is ads sent through the mail, the message is “we don’t give a shit about the environment.”

Sometimes I find it disconcerting that I can’t run df -h on my brain and find out how much space is left in there.

one of the best parts of webdev is having to implement input validation on both the client and the server

The year is 2419, and my navigator absolutely insists on doing the plotting for all our hyperspace jumps from within emacs.

Haskell salesman: *slaps roof of Traversable t => t a* the typeclass doesn’t give you any a priori guarantees of how many a you can fit in this bad boy

The thing I like least about doing Python code reviews is feeling like I’m the static analyzer. Like, I have to make sure that variables aren’t used before they’re defined, because otherwise the code will be merged, deployed, and run before Python itself will complain.

”The adoption curve for oppressive technology goes: refugee, immigrant, prisoner, mental patient, children, welfare recipient, blue collar worker, white collar worker (think, for example, of video surveillance cameras).”

— Cory Doctorow, boingboing.net/2019/02/13/absh

U.S. politics/cruelty 

shitty beer mention 

when the moon hits your knees
and you mispronounce trees
sycamore

the tech world has done its damndest to get us bought in to a world that offers zero-friction convenience, "like magic", while externalizing and hiding the human costs wherever possible. these are the visions of people who want to be served but never serve, and at the end of the day they don't especially care if it's a human or a robot. we cannot let these people determine the course of society.

@emsenn @technomancy @marie_joseph I just checked in single-column mode and you can still use j and k to move down and up.

You need to have a toot focused in order for these keys to work, though. When the page first loads, you can do this by simply pressing Tab… uh… twelve times 😒

computers men: i want to make a computer do a thing that humans do

me: maybe you should ask the humans who do that thing how they do it

computers men: preposterous. absurd

The two approaches to pet ownership in Game of Thrones:

1. Utter apathy

2. “They are literally my children.”

How many times have you overheard this conversation?
“Well, static types are all well and good, but we use tests to get those kinds of guarantees.”
“I see. What’s your test coverage like?”
“Oh, I don’t know, sixty percent?”

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