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Hi federated social web, Iโ€™m Carey from ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ . Iโ€™m a mythical full stack web developer ๐Ÿฆ„ in Java on Windows and Linux.

In my spare time, I read, play Euro Truck Simulator and Skyrim, listen to not-quite-mainstream pop music, despair about the waste inherent in Bitcoin, and try to think of something to use for.

Iโ€™m no good at social media, and I donโ€™t expect Mastodon to change that.

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โ€œWell-Kept Gardens Die by Pacifismโ€ by Eliezer Yudkowsky

lesswrong.com/posts/tscc3e5euj

I believe this also ties into Popperโ€™s Paradox of Tolerance.

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A while ago I learned about creating multiple Git worktrees, and I had to look it up again this morning because I've been screwing around too much and can't push this branch.

git worktree add ../thing-master master

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Getting left out of new memes because your phone doesn't receive unicode updates like
โ”โ”โ”โ”โ”โ”โ”โ”โ”
โ˜’โ˜’โ˜’โ˜’โ˜’โ˜’ โ˜’โ˜’ โ˜’โ˜’โ˜’โ˜’

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Today I realized that I cannot expect people on the Internet to have heard of the Geek Social Fallacies any more.

The Geek Social Fallacies are five things that geeks often believe about How Socializing Should Work, that cause a lot of conflict. I've found them to be pretty useful as a way to put a handle on certain concepts, and maybe even avoid going into bad situations.

plausiblydeniable.com/opinion/

(Looking at them in 2017, I find myself wondering how many of the GSFs the design of most social networks is running straight into...)

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bad language, blasphemy Show more

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Rust things I miss in C: https://people.gnome.org/~federico/blog/rust-things-i-miss-in-c.html

Nice post from one of the Gnome devs about how Rust has changed how he thinks about programming.

#programming #rust #c #gnome
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Web designers need to know of this exchange between my parents:

Father: Ah - they've updated their web site!

Mother: Oh no.

Father: It looks good ...

Mother: Can you find the things we need?

... (long pause) ...

Father: No ...

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Itโ€™s not AI vs people
Itโ€™s not Big Data vs people
Itโ€™s not robots vs people

Itโ€™s corporations vs people.

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anticapitalist.party/media/0ID

FUN FACT: Uber lost about $5B last year. If fares were set high enough to just break even they would cost more than a traditional taxi. Every rideshare you take is subsidized by the finance industry in a ploy to profit off the destruction of unionized companies and public transit

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Now reading โ€œContainers Will Not Fix Your Broken Cultureโ€ by Bridget Kromhout @bridgetkromhout@twitter.com in .

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Today I taught my daughter to use Vegas Pro Edit from last yearโ€™s , to edit a story told with her and her brotherโ€™s toys into a single video. (Not quite .)

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unpopular opinion Show more

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Actually โ€™ new video for Get Out is pretty damn weird too, and the phone number in the video works and is a bit creepy

youtu.be/LHUKKrcXfJs

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Wooooo new video for Rose-Coloured Boy youtu.be/cW5ueE2vUm0

Really weird new Paramore video

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Super Bowl Sunday, the magic day where websites try to be #1 for the query "what time is the super bowl" without actually revealing the time in the snippet. lgbt.io/media/QDrk-x0f3BeRDDNv

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Today I finally got a copy of The Chronicles of Morgaine, from a second hand bookshop, and learnt that itโ€™s connected to the Alliance-Union Universe. mastodon.social/media/P1SKCzL0

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There are a whole lot of alarming indications that Elon Musk is trying to become Cave Johnson.

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Today I learned that the square of the standard deviation (variance or second moment) is equivalent to rotational inertia.

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Online identity thoughts Show more

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Mastodon

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