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Man, it takes next to nothing to flip me from feeling really great at what I do, to feeling like a complete sham at the moment.

If you work with remote colleagues: check up on them semi-regularly.

It's easy to fall into a pattern of feeling that your work isn't helping anyone, or providing value.

#3 Atari 800 (1979)

An extremely pleasingly friendly yet futuristic design. Those yellow keys!

@thomasfuchs No list of computer aesthetics would be complete without the Pixar Image Computer.

Getting excited for this week's episode... we get to talk about The Thin Man!

Also, the number of gifs of William Powell and Myrna Loy kissing in this movie is much higher than I would have thought and I've seen the movie.

Before Linus, there was Dijkstra. The norm of equating technically proficiency with hostile arrogance has been part of CS since the start. Sad thing is, there are devs out there who feel, deep down, that you lose technical merit when you go soft. It’s such an unhealthy mindset.

Programming is frustrating, but it is for all of us. Why add onto that frustration by berating your colleagues?

So thoughts on today:

Whether or not Linus follows through with his reflection and finds a way to improve himself and make up for three decades of being hostile and regressive, I’m excited about the ripple effect of these things on the broader open source community.

👏 to this. My wife, mother, and mother in law are all primary school teachers. And I can tell you: the “school teachers have it easy because they finish work at 3 and get 12 weeks holiday a year” line is so utterly ignorant, it’s laughable.

In light of Dave Sharma’s comments about teachers working 3/4 of a full time job, it seems timely to share these calculations I did about my workload in 2014. #auspol https://lindamciver.wordpre…

I love that the default Emacs scratch buffer text got into Mario Golf (GBC) somehow. I wonder if this was a mis-copy-and-paste from a developer, or if it was another case of a compiler taking random memory contents and using them for padding in the ROM...

Alt-Text letzter Boost:

"Can you fax the offer over to me?"

"Sorry... I can't fax form where I live."

"Oh, where is that?"

"2018. I live in 2018, Susan."

I like when one half of tells me "No precipitation this week" and the other half says "Rain starting in 30 minutes".

Older kung fu instructor says "Older guys like us need to be careful about our shoulders. Wing Chun is hard on shoulders."

I think "Yeah, old man, that's not a problem for me."

Last month, my shoulders have been getting really sore.

People who hate Richard Stallman seem to be more insufferable than Richard Stallman

They're like the Jehovah's Witnesses of RMS hate

"Here's a thing about security"

"Yes, but did you know RMS is a dick?"

What the devil does that have to do with anything?!

Please suggest an interesting non-fiction book that is not about

- computers
- mathematics
- writing
- US politics
- business/management
- self-help

Thanks in advance!

I'm happy to announce that my barebones ActivityPub server, implemented in Node.js/Express, is now open source! I intend for it to be a reference implementation for developers who are adding ActivityPub to their own services, but also it is an application server that you can build on if you want.

In other words, t's a few hundred lines of code that lets you create Mastodon-compatible accounts that can accept follow requests and post stuff to their followers.

So Alpine Linux has a pretty serious set of vulnerabilities because

- It doesn’t download packages over TLS, making them prone to MitM. Which on its own isn’t terrible but it also...

- Doesn’t check hashes before extracting to root (!)

- And uses custom gzip code which is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution (!!)


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