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My Grandad's advice for safe driving was: "Always remember you're controlling a potentially lethal weapon". I think it helped me to take driving even more seriously.

Perhaps it's good advice for us technologists too...

"Always remember you're programming a potential platform for bullying and harassment".

"Always remember you're designing a potential system for mass surveillance".

"Always remember you're deploying a potential tool for mass social unrest".

Good day of hacking on my home project, I've got most of the unknown tech working, along with most of the scaffolding.

While all I have now is a list of folders from Drive, the stuff I needed to do to get that working was pretty large (some of it just learning/understanding things)

It feels pretty good. One more feature, and the google integrations should be mostly abstracted, and that'll leave just UI I've got vacation coming up so, hopefully it'll be usable by 12/31 as planned

I want to give the folks I'm working with a git 101 class, but I think they actually need to go to git preschool first.

The thing is, the reason & way we're using git on this project is in many parts the same reason & way git was created in the first place.

Distributed teams and a need to control merging at multiple levels.

But their git repository doesn't have an upstream of their branch on our repository. And the person "merging" those branches is cut and pasting files...

Happy unsubscribe from marketing messages day!

So, Animal Crossing mobile is out! So far, not in debt to that filthy capitalist Nook, but my friend code is:
2166 0269 793

Always nice when you pull down your repo to a new machine and everything works like it did on the previous machine.

TFW your doctor gets worried something might be cancer, and then doesn't contact you for a whole week.

Last boost -- Mr. Resetti is not going to be happy

Animal Crossing recalls packaged salads over fear of glass, plastic inside

Dotter learned today that when you delete your google account it is irrecoverably gone (and that includes the username)

There are two kind of people: "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" and "Winter is Coming". I'm the latter. In my house Sn*w is one of the few "dirty" words.

Just to clarify, "toot" is something a 3-year old does and then giggles about.

It's not the biggest deal, but I left mastodon for a while when they picked that name. OTOH, as offenses go, it's much milder than systemic racism and sexism

"Because it was faster to do it that way" is not a good argument when, now, I have to rewrite it all to be consistent.

Re: Last Boost, It'd be nice to have quoted messages*, similar to birdsite, that then could include CW's.

*I still can't call them by their default, palindromic name.

Idea to improve #mastadon #CW

Would be great if a cw could be added before boosting.
People have different followers, which have different needs for CW.
Some people even use nealy none CW.

If one could add a CW before boosting one can adjust the content to be friendly to their followers.


And now all my personal projects are on gitlab, and my github sub is closed.

is there any way to do lists or groups with this, or that limited by my client?

For those of you arguing that protesters should never harm property, ask yourself whose side you were on during the Boston Tea Party.