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Hi federated social web, I’m Carey from 🇳🇿 . I’m a mythical full stack web developer 🦄 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.

I’m no good at social media, and I don’t expect Mastodon to change that.

A moment of silence please for the entire javascript ecosystem

The 90 second Entertainment Tonight piece on from YouTube doesn’t add much by itself, but I enjoyed the comment calling someone out for “getting triggered like all anti-SJW” given how YouTube comments usually go.

Today I learned that Peter McTighe, one of the writers for Doctor Who series 11, named at least four of his Wentworth episodes after Doctor Who episodes: The Girl Who Waited, Fear Her, The Long Game and Hell Bent.

Let x = (1460, 1539), inclusive.

With those bounds, x^2 - 2999x + 2248541 produces prime numbers.

“Well-Kept Gardens Die by Pacifism” by Eliezer Yudkowsky

I believe this also ties into Popper’s Paradox of Tolerance.

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

Getting left out of new memes because your phone doesn't receive unicode updates like
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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.

(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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Rust things I miss in C:

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

#programming #rust #c #gnome

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 ...

It’s not AI vs people
It’s not Big Data vs people
It’s not robots vs people

It’s corporations vs people.

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

Now reading “Containers Will Not Fix Your Broken Culture” by Bridget Kromhout in .

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

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

Wooooo new video for Rose-Coloured Boy

Really weird new Paramore video

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