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Everyday life in Germany - dull, gray, culturally and morally bankrupt, how hard they make it hard for individuals to take chances and prosper - makes me always dream of spend more time and invest in Brazil.

Hear news from Brazil, and all I can feel is the desperation in feeling how that country is *never* going to change. So much potential, all of it wasted.

Then I buy more crypto and talk to the wife about the possibility of moving to some island on the Mediterranean.

One very strange creature in GitHub-land is the man (always a man, don't know why) who forks *every* repo he think is interesting but never works on them. Why is that? Not familiar with the "star" function? Does forking a repo gives a sense of "having" or taking something for themselves?

I knew that Moxie was full of shit after I read his infamous "ecosystem is moving" piece, and this sort of threw me away from Signal.

Reading drewdevault.com/2018/08/08/Sig, made me realize *how* full of shit the man is. Refusing to release signal clients on F-Droid? Outright shutting down any attempt at federation? Not releasing the server code for months? How can anyone take him seriously ?

Starting new job, still some work on hub20 needed to be done to receive the last part of the grant, kids at home for 3 weeks straight due to closed kitas. How is your year going so far?

Few things tell me more about the decline of America than checking HackerNews and realizing how much it changed.

The place supposed to be flooding with non-conformists and individuals who want to challenge the status quo, reduced to a forum with discussions about whether we should just stick with the convenience with of subjugating to Apple/Google or if we should ask for Government to come and save us from ourselves.

Any message in the contrary gets downvoted to oblivion.

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.

youtube.com/watch?v=-zFKeAdzL-

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.

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.

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

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