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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.

"When I first invented the hammer* I had no idea how important it would be. And yet ever since, everything I look at turns out to be made of nails."

(* I didn't)

After about a month offline, I finally figured out how to deploy Mastodon docker images to Dokku so I didn't need to keep my stupid Procfile fork around.

The most tangible benefit to this is that I can remove the GitHub fork, and stop getting dependency updates from Dependabot that I can do literally nothing about!

Huzzah!

Removed all the analytics from my blog 👍

Quite delicious seeing startup fanboy and Bay Area deserter getting roasted on birdsite for suggesting the country he fled to when the pandemic kicked off needs worse job security to foster innovation.

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 👍

us politics 

Forever, and ever, fuck Trump

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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

us politics 

Maybe Trump will splinter off the GOP and create his own party. That would be great actually, he can take all his looney supporters and force the Republican Party proper back towards the centre if they want to stay relevant.

US politics 

Hard to fathom how so many people can still vote for Trump

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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."

🤔 🤦‍♂️

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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