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You, a coward: Python doesn't have a switch statement

Me, a modern-day Galileo:

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We're a few levels behind on mastodon, so there will be an upgrade shortly. Hopefully a quick and easy one with just a short downtime as services are restarted!

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I like it when even Cloudflare starts to de-Google-ify.

"We recently migrated from Google's reCAPTCHA to the independent hCaptcha. It helps address a privacy concern inherent to relying on a Google service..."

blog.cloudflare.com/moving-fro

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Joined a union today, which I've been meaning to do since forever. It took a lady calling me from said union for me to sign up.

Don't be me. Join a union today.

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I'm thinking about Zoom a lot these days, since I use it for teaching.

While it has clear problems, including privacy problems, a very common tip is to move to, of all things, Microsoft Teams.

I can't help but think that this is astroturfing from a monopoly power aimed at a (relatively) new and small company.

To be clear, something free/open source/self-hosted is def better than Zoom in almost all cases (BigBlueButton, Jitsi), and they deserve a lot of the shit they get, but just.. Microsoft?

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I have created a TUI for mastodon.

It's still an early release and far from done, but it has all the features to be quite functional. For now it's targeted at Linux.

You can find a binary under releases at Github.

github.com/RasmusLindroth/tut

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My math-teaching brother's wish is that 2020 is the year everyone learns that "exponential" doesn't mean "very fast" it means "imperceptibly gradual and then suddenly overwhelming".

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The cat sniffed at the outstretched finger.

It was cold, hard and smelled of static.

With the mildest of shrugs, which for a feline is a tiny shuddering of the tail, the cat rubbed her face against it, and the rest of the hand for good measure.

She then twined around the crouching body the hand was part of, purring loudly. It was person-shaped enough.

The android had made a friend, and it felt...

It felt for the very first time.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Caturday #SciFi

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All prepping done for the possibility of a long house quarantine.

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I found a proper alternative for : hosted by @Framasoft . In some sense it is superior than Doodle as it shows a chart of all votes and also the "best choice" below the poll.

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Almost home from a very busy NeIC all hands meeting, the one time per year we all meet up in our distributed organization. Much time spent in groups, but also a bit away from the conference rooms:

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Important poll, please boost (unless it's already completed).

In Go, the standard library "flag" module has single-dash flags.
Like so:
-flag=value -otherflag othervalue -bool -otherbool=false

Do you prefer that to GNU-style --flag=value and shorthands -f value?
Or do you prefer GNU-style?
If you had the FREE CHOICE (both implementations are simple and easy to understand, and had no real advantages or disadvantages besides this ux), which would you choose?

Went skating on the river under the full moon. Very nice experience.

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