@retro64XYZ Perhaps. :)

I haven't done much constructive today, but I did modify emacs to replace the most commonly used Scheme functions with emojis so I've got that going for me.

My new years resolution for 2022 is to attempt to master Scheme by going through a tour-de-force of Scheme-based textbooks.

I've already been through The Little Schemer and the Seasoned Schemer.

Next up:
Essentials of Programming Languages

@CarlCravens probably the one advantage I've seen is that the radio based on a given song seems to be different and better. And there are some pretty good and very specific playlists built into the service.

But yeah, there have been frustrations on my part, too. I dislike the lack of a cast button. And the random bootleg/live videos being prioritized gets to me, too.

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.

@wilbr I remember when the illuminati were the center of conspiracy theory -- the idea that a superwealthy, super connected global cabal was pulling the strings of nations and their governments around the world.

Now that that's basically been proven true based on everything that has happened and continues to happen, where are the conspiracy theorists to point it out?

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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Remember that we're the "United States of America".

We're better when we try to lift up everyone, even those we don't agree with.

Be shitty about their politics, not about their misfortunes.

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.


@gdsk3k I don't know what else anyone would expect from a guy named Woody Johnson

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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

@CarlCravens In Soviet Russia, machine learning algorithm trains you!

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.

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