"I feel like everybody avoids politics on social media. Besides that, though, everyone feels like they have a voice."

I found this article about life inside a "content house" fascinating and terrifying: harpers.org/archive/2021/06/ti

"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!


Removed all the analytics from my blog πŸ‘

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


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 πŸ‘

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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

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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.

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

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@thomasfuchs does the transformer make a hum when it's on? We got one for the opposite use (US appliances in Europe) and it's too loud to keep on while the appliance is in use. Which in our case is a lamp, so basically, never.

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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