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Brandon Hall ✝Φ πŸ’πŸ @bthall@mastodon.social

Productive day today, made two SNES RGB cables. Made three yesterday. If you want to buy one, feel free to message me and I'll send you the eBay listing.

As evil mastermind-y as old boy networks may be, am I the only one that finds it creepy that people talk about *old* boys? There's something there. Likely Freudian.

I just had a moment of "hey wow, this app is great! I wonder how you'd donate to the devs. .... They don't want my money"

I'm not sure if this stranger is just trying to eat my liver or not, but for the time being I'll just think they want a friend

I just want enough free time to sit down with my textbooks and play around with the concepts we've been going over. That's most of how I learn πŸ˜… #college #learning

First day as a freelance programmer was brutal. Meetings and paperwork galore. It's nearly 11 PM and I still have paperwork to finish. I don't have the energy to do it now. I think I'm going to go to bed early and do it in the morning before I leave for work. I think it was Paul Graham who said that people over 38 don't have the energy for startups. I'm 35 and I definitely don't have the same boundless energy that I had at 25. I not only want rest. I *need* it.

Morning folks.

Never underestimate the cumulative effect of doing good in your sphere of influence. I know we all read the news and we get overwhelmed with the enormity of the tasks that need to be completed, but it's the little things that really count.

Do what you can where you live and where you're at. That's enough. It's the effort that counts because you're not alone and it adds up.

@cypnk will 20 years illegal residency and 5 legal suffice?

:o I thought I'd bother someone by emailing them about something, but they came back to me in a way that suggests that they appreciated it. Heck yeah! B]

Overheard: "I can taste the Costco in this [sandwich]" πŸ˜‚

@steckerhalter @JordiGH This is a pretty big issue for stream-oriented services with little filtering capabilities. πŸ˜₯

@ajroach42 I'm thinking about this in terms of that by not providing info on how to use X, orgs that produce X are shifting costs of using X and its possible substitutes (competitors products, if they lack significant differences) upon the consumer rather than bearing them themselves.

This is similar to scenarios, where if you invest in info about X but your competitor doesn't, they get to be more profitable and you financed the ease of use of their product, too.

@ajroach42 I suspect that this behavior by orgs can be explained by the depth of the markets that they're working in and the degree of opportunity (return) that they perceive there is to be had from investing in such measures. If competitors are in ready supply and consumers are seemingly willing to put up with low information about using products, they may think that it's likely that providing more info will barely decrease the probability of consumers going with competition.

It might not be obvious to the layperson, but the trained eye will observe how much restraint I exercise to not respond to every computer nerd post everyone here makes.

I want Masto to be more than just about computer nerding, so be the toots you want to see in the world, I guess.

I feel like it'd be fairly easy for me to make a resource for people that'd be more constructive than most PD / stuff, using my skillz. That space tends to be cringey, but it can also be quite important.