Fediverse Rant 

Like, that's the opposite of social! It fosters the opposite of a human connection. Instead of relating to the person it constantly suggests that you only engage with topics. What's so sad is that so many people are totally acclimated to this. They act like topics instead of people, and bring this attitude with them even off of social media.

When was the last time you asked someone to tell you about themselves and they just listed out things they like? Even I do this.

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Tl;dr: if you consider yourself a hacker and not just another code monkey wagie, then STAND UP FOR SOMETHING THAT KEEPS YOU FREE. STOP using trash like LinkedIn to schmooze up to mid life crisis money men losers in the hope you'll get a job. Stop using these crap platforms owned by people like Microsoft who'll just screw you out of every ounce of freedom you have. STOP COMPLYING.

It's weird how quickly we can adopt tooling that change our expectations about development processes even though it is mostly for aesthetics. Python's "black" let's me put code absolutely anywhere without thinking about it. Just save it and let it reformat it.

Javascript linters, on the other hand... As much as a dictator it wants to be with rules, I have two different vue.js projects that seem to be written by two different people. Even *on* the same codebase, style changes.

Manages to make a good criticism of Capt Marvel without falling into the cheap (though deserved) jab at woke culture.


On today's "top 3 hardest problems in computer science" episode: how to name API resources in a "crypto-banking" application in a non-ambiguous way?

Transactions/transfers/payments can each mean one thing depending on blockchain, Raiden or plain "accounting" context.

Yeah, you can call Decimal.normalize(), but then you need to be special-casing your formatting code which is just stupid.

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15+ years working with Python and most of the issues I would run into were either my fault (not understanding a concept) or an inherit limitation of the platform , i.e, if you want really fast code or rely on good parallelism, you are not going to have a good time.

Today though I think I hit the first thing that truly disappointed me: try formatting a Decimal number in a way that it prints only the significant digits. You can not. `:g` works for floats, but not Decimals.

Pleroma will have a web-based installer in a future release that will handle all the setup steps for you and then automatically present you the FE when it's done.

WIP courtesy of @alex

If you had a time machine to kill the first webdesigner that violated separation of presentation and content and used "utility CSS classes", would you?

Maybe killing is too much, but perhaps throwing heavy books with all examples of CSS Zen Garden?

I re-started my blog a few months ago and got maybe only 3 posts since. I never planned to be a prolific writer, but it's funny how every draft I start ends up like something that could be a single post here. But then I don't write it here because I usually write to organize my thoughts, while here (I think) the posts should bring a conversation.

"The medium is the message", but I don't know what is cause-and-effect in this. Is my lack of writing due to the shallowness of my thoughts?

So there is a good chance I'll jinx it by talking about it, but it's the second time it took less than 3 weeks to get 1% return on my stablecoin @UniswapProtocol pools.

Y'all degens are going crazy in the gold rush, I just regret I don't have enough shovels to sell you.

It should be a very sad day for both conservatives and progressives alike when we just assume that a dual-income family (and outsourcing child-rearing and child-care) is the only way that we can live in a rich country.


Hey, tooters, been a long time.

I've seen a lot of activity around mastodon.el recently. I've been unable to keep up with it and would like to know if you're interested in contributing.



I went to Tether's subreddit expecting to see crazy crypto shilling, surprisingly the very first link is a pinned "report" from two years where everyone (except mods) is calling it bullshit.

If even the in-group question the ethics and call USDT the fraud that it is, how come it still is so big?

New life goal: to get the BabylonBee their own instance on the fediverse.

@alex, you in? twitter.com/rlullis/status/129

Ethereum going crazy with gas prices on the week that I decided to prioritize Communick bug-fixing instead of finishing Hub20/Raiden integration.

If anyone were crazy enough to try to pay for Communick in Crypto, they would be looking at a ~$3 fee over a $5 payment.

I have a dream. I have a dream where glory of semantic HTML will be exalted , every CSS framework will not require changes in markup, and the crooked JS will be made straight and the glory of Lord shall be revealed, and all concerns will be separated. This is our hope.

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