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Josh @joshuap@mastodon.xyz

“Improvement of daily work is more important than daily work itself”

“Amazon used the *two-pizza* rule to keep team sizes small—a team only as large as can be fed with two pizzas—usually about five to ten people.”

(This is why I like to work alone—more 🍕 for me)

Tootdon just spoke a tweet from someone I don’t even follow. It was super random. I realized I have “speak streaming timeline” enabled, but I’ve never even used that feature before. o_O

This seems like a pretty nice way to do package management in Go. I really like the idea of major versions being different packages. Maybe the wait was worth it? roberto.selbach.ca/intro-to-go

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Mastodon isn't Twitter. It doesn't behave like Twitter. You will be disappointed if you have actually entirely lost the ability to communicate without being triggered by the outrage algorithm. Don't bring that culture here, it's why we left earlier.

The timeline is linear. Follow people you ordinarily wouldn't. Utilise the followers only message feature when you want to avoid a potential pile on. Report UX issues in a polite way and they'll probably be fixed, because this isn't Twitter.

I think it’s time Mastodon met Klaus.

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Programming is great because you can just take that huge messy chuck from the middle of your function and hide it away under a new name in a new function and feel good about how you "cleaned up" the original function by abstracting the internals.

This is exactly how I used to clean my room as a kid - I'd refactor all the junk on the floor to be under my bed. Boom - problem solved.

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LET"S MAKE MASTADON WHOLESOME AND AUTHENTIC INSTEAD OF EDGY AND IRONIC

RETOOT IF YOU'RE WITH ME

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I added a list of apps for Android/iOS to joinmastodon.org: joinmastodon.org/apps

TIL that the reward for the head of Gaius Gracchus was its weight in gold. The guy who ended up claiming it tried to commit fraud by removing the brain and replacing it with lead. It weighed almost 18lb. The ruse didn't work.

On I've felt like I must maintain some semblance of "personal brand". I'm not bringing that shit here.

All of the cats, none of the outrage

I hope the outrage stays on birdsite

Lots of familiar faces showing up on Mastodon today. 👋

@Gargron I thought of you when I read this; Mastodon swag store for new project contributors would be cool, if the funds existed, of course: medium.com/@marisamorby/gatsby

@mperham wait are we back on Mastodon? :)

Does anyone else wish Firefox's address bar supported readline?