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Theresa May 


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"I’m done with the whole pretence that the argument about Brexit is, and has always been, a subtle jurisprudential discussion about sovereignty, or an exciting debate about the business plan for UK plc."

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Ten years ago, I sat around a fire with some friends after a disappointing big-budget conference, and decided to see if we could do something different. From that seed grew Ruby Manor -- can't believe we've been doing it for a decade!

#ruby #rubymanor #nostalgia

Brexit people’s march, politics 

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The first thing I did after watching this video was to immediately watch it again

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We are fucked.
RT Blockchain may resolve Irish border Brexit problem: Hammond


A distinct circle of hell is reserved for people who sit in shared offices talking louding into their phones.

A fiery pit within that circle is reserved for the subset who do it on speakerphone.

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Finally finished my two blog posts on why I’m weaning myself away from Twitter in favour of Mastodon:

What’s wrong with Twitter?

What is Mastodon and why should I use it?

Fediverse drama 

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Next week is a big week cos our MPs return to Parliament after their hols. It's a great chance to be visible.

This is an insane wish... but I'd love to see 100 people join our little sit-out on Weds 5th. Bring a picnic rug and snacks?


Sign up here

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Ate the last of the from last week's course for lunch today. I already have a new levain in the works though. Started it yesterday morning, should be ready to back on Saturday...

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Some of the alternative interfaces for #Mastodon are pretty interesting. Check out these two:



If you're not enjoying the default site, maybe one of those will fit you better!

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What makes #Mastodon so exciting is it’s not a single commercial service run by a corporation—it’s simply open source software using open protocols that anyone can install on their own server. Just like email isn’t owned by any one company, federated social networks allow online messaging and following/follower relationships using the beauty and power of the open web.

I talk about all this and much more in the Mastodon special of the my podcast! Listen here:

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Today I found out you can capture DOM elements as a screenshot in Safari’s Developer Tools.

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If you have #ruby friends who aren't on Mastodon yet, send them this link to encourage them to join

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I've been working with Ruby (and Rails) for almost 14 years. A few old folks might remember me from (and some know me from creating @ohmyzsh).

During the week, I run Planet Argon... we help companies who have already made a deep investment into Ruby on Rails with ongoing support/upgrades/maintenance.


p.s. you may have seen this photo I took, too. (Canada on Rails, April 2006)

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