I just care that stuff basically works and people are happy.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
Along the lines of gemtext, I love that it is line based and simple. It is incredibly easy to hand-edit.
Some thoughts on my dive into #gemini so far:
I feel like we're really just scraping the surface of what is possible for gemtext in terms of the clients available. Folding link lists into menus, inlining same-domain images, image preview on hover, etc. should all be possible. There's no rule that says gemtext can't be made shiny and new.
I've spent way too much time this week obsessing over the #gemini protocol.
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