I'm really bad at having secret projects. The urge to tell everyone I know as soon as I've done anything is overwhelming.
I like magit, the Emacs interface to git.
I find that it's often easier for me to evalute, and use, other people's software if I've first tried building such software myself, or at least thought about how I'd build id, without actually building it.
Such attempts makes me more appreciative of the compromises involved, and more forgiving of any imperfections.
It's a good thing no email provider converts timestamps in emails in flight itineraries to local time of them person reading the email, as they read the email. Because that would be really confusing. Yes it would, Google, yes it would.
Things I should investigate some day: the the union of American states is so against unions of labour.
why organize tech workers? Show more
> why organize? don't you, as a software dev, get paid enough?
1. no, i don't
2. without my knowledge or consent, things i've made have killed people, and my only options were to shrug or quit
3. work should not give you PTSD
4. worker rights and communal welfare is about more than pay. it's about power dynamics, accountability, representation, and taking the craft back from the profiteers who readily dispose of us
Please take fifteen minutes today and make sure you have a proper backup/emergency kit for your password manager!
If you can, place it offsite.
You’ll thank me later.
Support FBI whistleblower Terry Albury, who is set to be sentenced next week https://freedom.press/news/support-fbi-whistleblower-terry-albury-who-set-be-sentenced-next-week/
Trans and #nonbinary genders are recognised as being real and valid by the NHS and by the UK government.
There’s not two sides to this issue. When there’s a BBC documentary about travel you don’t get flat-earthers on, do you?
Stop inviting anti-trans activists on TV/radio.
Hello, it looks like I need to go find some more paid work ☺
If you're looking for a contractor who knows Python and Django, then feel free to DM me. Would prefer London work, but could do Nottingham or Cambridge if the work is good.
Recruiters need not apply.
Turns out run time halves if one builds and runs with --release. Benchmarking is difficult.
As part of my journey to learn #rustlang, I rewrite a Python application of mine in Rust.
I'm not entirely happy about IRC. I think Matrix is nicer in many ways. (There may be something even better. I've not looked.)
But I still mainly use IRC. It's where everyone is.
ESR took a cool counterculture and got his shitty right-wing UNIX ideology all over it—he's not just a bad person, he's a exceptionally bad historian and you shouldn't take his word for anything, the jargon file that he "curates" reflects nothing like an actual 70s/80s programming culture.
here's a pre-ESR jargon file for reference: https://www.dourish.com/goodies/jargon.html
Trying to connect to some blind linux users to talk about accessibility, please boost
Argh. A thing I hate about rich text editors is when you apply markup to a region, and you then want to insert a character right after the marked-up region (like a comma after a link) but it decides it decides to attach the markup to that too and you're stuck trying to kind of shake it off like mud from your boots.