I am very tired of proprietary tech in NVIDIA cards being eagerly adopted by consumers as though they were standards.

when tribal groups from rural areas outside of cities invade those cities, historically they're referred to as barbarians.

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The darkly hilarious thing about conspiracy theorists is that they're completely right, just for the wrong reasons or about the wrong stuff. Of course Bush allowed 9/11 to happen and the government is trying to control us with fear and the medical industry is corrupt. That just doesn't mean that jet fuel can't melt steel beams or that masks and vaccines are a hoax. It means that wealthy powerful people are fucking us over and lying to us about it.

My favorite new piece of information today:

"The Notebook" was directed by the guy who played the villain in "The Wraith."

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When you talk about The Batman you have to say it like a football player saying he went to Ohio State

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Johnny Utah getting 100% on his shooting range in the rain is the reason Keanu got John Wick. Some people think it was because of the Matrix, but no, it was just that scene in this movie.

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Hell is an eternity of moving things just one or two pixels via CSS.

I just care that stuff basically works and people are happy.

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I don't care if you use angular or react.

I don't care if you write tests for everything or not.

I don't care if you're following agile to the letter, because you're almost certainly not and everyone does it differently anyway.

I don't care if you are using rebase or not for your git merges.

I don't care if your commit messages are beautiful or not, just include the ticket number so I can look it up.

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And I want to stress, I do still care about quality and maintainability. I try to use a null-safe approach to avoid runtime errors. I write referentially transparent code. I write tests where they are appropriate. I ensure that my classes have clean, easy to use interfaces.

I'm not a monster.

But when it comes to most stuff people argue about these days, I really just don't care.

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And so my question to everyone is, have you gone through this programming malaise where nothing seems to matter anymore, and how did you cope with it?

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I'm going through a phase in my career where I feel like code quality is often misunderstood and most things that people energetically debate just really don't matter at all.

Code reviews have devolved into "can I read your code and does it look like you basically did what you were supposed to".

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Just a quick reminder that Free and Open Source Software isn't a competition among ourselves.

We're fighting against those who would co-opt general purpose computing.

It doesn't matter if you're on the BSD side or the Linux side, or if you believe that KDE is great or that GNOME is amazing (or prefer a tiling window manager). We're all on the same side.

We're at our best when we link our arms together and say in a clear voice, you'll have to pass through all of us to overcome all of us.

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Hello World! This is my first attempt to use social media again after deleting almost all my "mainstream" social media accounts 2-3 years ago. So which of the following are you still using? #introductions

I like that cloud gaming makes it easier to not use windows.

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This probably applies to American more than anyone else, but:

If you have an old disused (but working) laptop, check with your local schools to see if they're taking donations. Not every student who needs a computer for distance learning can afford one.


I like the certificate model, but worry about the possibility of my client cert being stolen. Not an issue for most stuff, but daring to imagine what success might look like among the masses.

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Along the lines of gemtext, I love that it is line based and simple. It is incredibly easy to hand-edit.

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