Realisation: I find long blob posts easier to read if the paragraphs a short.
Being rate limited by my mobile provider is kinda annoying. Reading my #Mastodon timeline on the web client still went pretty smooth though. But as soon as I try to access a linked web page… nothing works.
People, design your web stuff with low bandwidth in mind, please.
Rule of thumb for code and architecture cleanliness: you need to be able to understand and debug while severely lacking in sleep, or in extreme hurry.
Because you will be doing that.
Have only five hours of sleep during the night. Spend the following work day debugging excessively tricky code.
The current FCC leadership seems corrupt beyond repair, but my first reaction to the news linked below is "what a crappy paif of scissors".
As a friend said, "Fiskars or bust".
i've always wondered how people steal passwords
we should ban tweezers
Version control, backups, and automated test suites all help you be fearless when developing software.
This comes in handy when you're not entirely sure what the best approach to making your current change is. The freedom of making experimental changes and not have to live with any mistakes is quite helpful in clearing mental blocks by removing any need to fear doing the wrong thing.
who called it mastodon copypasta and not tootpaste
A brief history of the evolution of grammars, parsers and compilerse from 400 BCE onwards.
whlle ./check; do sleep 1; done
When your test suite intermittently fails.
Okay, this is kind of creepy.
I took a screenshot and uploaded it to Masto.
The screenshot contains a unique, made up nonsense word.
A google image search for that unique, made-up nonsense word returns my masto post.
Conclusion: Google is doing OCR on images it finds on the internet so it can better index them.
TFW you find "def foo(self):xs" in source code, or "def foo(self):ZZ" (for vi users). Committed to git. By you. And it passes the test suite.
Oh those "expiring e-mails" in GMail even require Google login to view as webpage? Wow, fuck that shit. That's too obvious
Honestly I don't care if my software doesn't run on iOS because I used a copyleft license, since the only reason that's the case is that iOS is actively user hostile