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Watched "The Great Hack" a few days ago, and it has inspired me to move as much of my stuff away from Google as possible.

I'd much rather pay a little than continue to feed the surveillance economy.

I'm all for figuring out ways to support those with incomes threatened by the pandemic, but the reasoning behind this seems bonkers

bbc.co.uk/news/business-548765

It seems like the argument is equivalent to "those who choose not to spend money commuting or at Pret, or on office rent, should have that money extracted from their pay/profits".

Maybe just... tax everyone who still has a job to help support those who don't?

Just used the Royal Mail package collection system for the first time. Worked perfectly, zero hassles 👍

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interblah.net/two-thoughts-abo - in which I take inspiration from @robbyrussell's latest podcast episode for a couple of thoughts about maintainable software :ruby:

#ruby #maintanable

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Me to dev: "We don't need search infrastructure for these records, there's only 8 of them, and all code needs to pull its weight since it all has to be maintained indefinitely."

Dev to me: "Since it's already here, I don't think there's any harm in keeping it in."

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Only just discovered that the tweet site now lets you log in to multiple accounts at the same time. That'll be handy for LRUG at least...

Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only person who cares about keeping the build green...

... and then I remember that yes, I _am_ the only person who cares.

I tried out HEY for a couple of weeks. It's definitely opinionated! I'm not sure the opinions are quite for me, but it's encouraged me to think a bit more about my own email habits.

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The next London Ruby User Group meeting is coming up on the 13th of July. :ruby:

Details here: lrug.org/meetings/july/

Register here: eventbrite.com/e/lrug-july-202

Everyone is welcome; thanks to lockdown, you don't even need to be in London!

... and if you'd like to speak at LRUG, no matter where you are, we'd love to hear from you. More details about that on lrug.org too.

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It’s tempting to break my twitter silence, just to find an island I can sell them before they rot. But that would be madness.

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Of *course* the week I go big into the stalk market, my turnip price just goes down and down 😐

When will I learn, that `brew update <some little thing>` can easily break some distant much larger thing, as it updates various libraries like openssl and readline and quietly removes the old ones that existing binaries depend on 😤

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