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Really good article on complex systems:

strongtowns.org/journal/2017/1

A sad tale on how moving from smaller local schools to one large school outside of town has externalized costs to everyone in terms of commute time, increased pollution, and making impossible healthy options like walking or biking.

Encouraging to see our late night comedy performers held to higher standards than our *squints at notes* Supreme Court justices?

There's is no such thing as C++: the good parts. The entire language is *made* out of bad parts, and attempting to use the hypothetical subset of it which is good is like trying to walk across the DMZ in comically oversized clown shoes. The language is one giant footgun and anyone who uses it seriously thinks too highly of their own ability to navigate its mess and is certainly overestimating the ability of their peers to settle on the same subset of features in such a way that will not clash and immediately create spaghetti upon their mutual introduction

Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism

#5. Fear of difference. β€œThe first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus Ur-Fascism is racist by definition.”

openculture.com/?p=1027711 t.co/O8Qwk1iVFf

That said, here's a solid optimization. Compressing backtraces is a great idea, with the only caveat that it isn't a best practice so I'm torn on optimizing something I don't recommend.

github.com/mperham/sidekiq/iss

It's encouraging when contributors struggle to find 1-2 allocations to remove from Sidekiq :sidekiq: hot code paths. No low hanging fruit in that codebase. 😎

Just got a generic blackmail letter in the mail. Vague details like my age range, city I live in, etc. Looks like it's a nation-wide scam: withoutbullshit.com/blog/my-bi

From β€˜Lies my Teacher Told Me’: β€œAmerican Indian warfare absorbed 80% of the entire federal budget during Washington’s administration”

American followers, I hope everyone is preparing for the Climate Strike next Friday. Find a local event near you here:

actionnetwork.org/event_campai

Watching β€œThe Boys” for the first time. Love the premise so far. πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ

Update: it’s not perfect but it’s still an incredible value and makes biking up hills so much easier. 🚲 ⚑️

β€˜What’s global capitalism ever done for me? What am I supposed to be scared of in socialism, the free health care or the free college?’

vox.com/recode/2019/9/10/20859

Apple Watch is several times more powerful than a 1980s Cray supercomputer which cost millions of dollars. ⌚️

globalclimatestrike.net/

Don't just read the link and go "I can't strike," there's also coordinated protests and other ways to get involved.

As the website says, "[o]ur house is on fire - let's act like it."

(Boost this or a better call to action, or write your own, please.)

The Timbers have so many injuries that they can’t fill an 18 man roster tonight. No defenders on the bench, does not bode well. 🌲⚽️ 😳

This article misses one important point (to me): an email address should work for decades. I don’t want to run a server myself that long, nor do I trust a small startup to last that long. poolp.org/posts/2019-08-30/you

Bought our first ebike. It’s incredibly cheap ($600) but looks like a decent city bike; we’ll see how well it holds up. bit.ly/2SqsBQ5

I just released Sidekiq 6, Sidekiq Pro 5 and Sidekiq Enterprise 2. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ©

github.com/mperham/sidekiq/blo

Will announce publicly on Monday so I can handle any bug reports this weekend.

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