a bit of a rant about that one project
my goodness these unittests were/are a mess. most of them didn't do any actual testing, they just made sure things didn't raise an exception
which is fine for some things but not say, i dunno, serialisation code where a mistake could (and does) cause data loss for your users!
oh and mocking the wrong objects so tests look like they do something useful but still pass if you try to break them on purpose
and this fucker writes programming books now!
Experts say you shouldn't take your phone to bed. I'll give you an example of why:
For a while I used one of those sleep metric apps, where you put the phone on the bed and it uses the accelerometer to measure your tossing and turning as a proxy for sleep quality.
According to the data, my best night's sleep by far was when the phone fell off the bed. Slept like a *rock*.
As we've seen on the fedi, any neutral stance on 'politics' results in bigots being able to harass and abuse at will. We've seen this with Masto main and mstdnDOTio two of the most high profile platforms run by white guys who have refused repeatedly to take a hard stand.
There is no such thing as having a neutral platform. Either you are against bigots or you're not. There is no middle ground.
Attemping to play the middle *always* favors bigots. ALWAYS.
It is delusional to believe otherwise
It is wholly disingenuous to conflate the push to de-platform groups that mean to perpetuate hate and violence to a generalist push to control the flow of information. That point is complete and utter bullshit.
People such as myself that advocate de-platforming bigot do not give a single solitary fuck about controlling information. I want to *reduce harm*. That's it.
Anyone that gets on a high horse about how that idea is SLIPPERY SLOPE is purposefully trying to derail the point of it.
race, Gab discourse & 'good guys'
Like Ive already said, if youre upset about how ppl *react* to racism, homophobia etc more so than the oppression, you're the problem, not the rest of us.
Whilst you park yourself in ppls mentions telling them to be nicer, that does nothing for a political and social shift, you're just telling us to lay down and accept the oppression and violence you supposedly hate yourself.
Back to front, cognitive dissonance, call it when you want, you allow our oppression