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uk politics 

You're reviewing the first PR from a new developer, and it's not going great, but then you realise all of the weird decisions are copied wholesale from some code written by the senior developer...

Back from two weeks vacation, and the build has been left broken the entire time. Woo!

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I’ve written up a comprehensive overview of the new function composition operators introduced in Ruby 2.6: “A Guide to Function Composition in Ruby”,


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New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.

Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.

It will take some work.

If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.

Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.

My social media strategy is, basically: typing a joke out on Slack, or Twitter, laughing quietly to myself, then deleting it without posting it.

(Except this one).

Ah, the wonderful dance of recompiling everything that depended on an earlier version of `readline` because running `brew install <anything>` updated it and removed the older version...

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I’m available for software development work. Looking for contract, max 4 days/week, mostly remote, not socially destructive. Ruby/Elixir/Scheme/anything else within reason. All leads gratefully received!

Watching the UK parliament voting is my sport 😬

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Another year, another surprise when I get the "Your Flickr Pro renewal" email.

2,000,000 before the day is done? Seems certain.

Whether or not we ultimately leave or remain, we shouldn't be held hostage to this countdown by a failing government.

If you can't march on Saturday, please sign:

Parliament's job is not to enable a minority extremist agenda. If the PM won't change course, the only sensible thing they CAN do is to stop the clock by revoking Article 50.

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May has worked tirelessly to re-define what the referendum result means, under the smokescreen of "Brexit mean Brexit" and "the will of the people". Political tribalism and right-wing media enable that process.

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The only real threat to democracy is the fostering of public ignorance, e.g. false choices like "my deal or no deal", turning the public against parliament with populist rhetoric, etc...

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When any politician says something is a "threat to democracy", they are feeding a soundbite to the media in the hope it will be repeated and become an accepted truth.

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