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Extremely maddening and frustrating to talk to your local politiicians in 2019 and hear them spout things like "changing light bulbs" and "better recycling education" as climate change solutions.

Pal, we need a massive carbon tax and ban on plastic. Anything else is fiddling while the world burns.

Nothing will change until cities are burning and citizens are rioting in the streets.


TIL Requiring a college degree for a job opening came about as a way to exclude black candidates after generic aptitude tests were found to be racially biased.

If you're building software/platforms that do not include robust tools that one can use to effectively protect themselves from harassment, you're making the problem worse.

If you're not coming down hard on toxic and often violent bigoted behavior, you're contributing to the problem.

PV is proof positive that we don't have to deal with any of this non-sense if we just *try*.

If you have a bigot problem in your community, it's because you want it there.


My latest mechanical watch, a Sugess chronometer. The quality and detail work are amazing for the price ($220), the movement is beautiful thru the display back.

climate strike, depressing 

Really good set of articles on building distributed systems. I wish I'd had this when starting to build @sidekiq.

I saw "The Lighthouse" yesterday. It was weird and confusing, I wish I had those two hour of my life back.

Using Redis' WATCH command for the first time ever to implement an optimistic lock for state change.

I think one of the reasons why I like Go is that it is an opinionated language, just as Rails is an opinionated framework.

You may not like the choices and conventions but having them means no more bikeshedding about it.

Mentrification: that thing where men show up and ruin something fun for everyone else.


It’s πŸŽ„πŸŽ… time here at Chateau πŸπŸ– but that won’t stop the Lapsnatcher.

Dems need fewer debates and more fireside snapchats.

Thankful for a lovely wife who wins Thanksgiving every year. ❀️ πŸ¦ƒ

Started rereading The Mythical Man-Month and it is painfully, obviously sexist in its prose. It needs to be quietly relegated to history by more thoughtful books on the same subject.

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