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3 weeks until #strangeloop conference and I'm starting my usual conference prep activities:
- reading the description of every talk, ranking them, and planning which ones I'll see
- agonizing over the time slots with 3 Must See Talks at the same time
- daydreaming about the interesting people I'll meet and the amazing hallway conversations we'll have

The worst kind of spam is calendar spam because it's spam that everyone else sees

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uspol, read if you use any amazon services 

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Goal: Do not show hashtags in search or autocomplete that are, in simple terms, junk. One-off typos, accidents, vandalism

Approach: Assign a simple score to hashtags and bump it up every time something qualitative happens to the hashtag

Current iteration: Bump up the score when a hashtag "trends" (trends are not visible to end-users)

Problem: It does not capture hashtags that are used consistently day-to-day and therefore never "trend"

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Your shadow shows that light has come nearly 150 x 10^9 m, only to be deprived of reaching the ground in its final metre, thanks to you.

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During my org-mode research I found a couple of cool dired stuff in Emacs. It really is amazing at what it can do.

examples:

%m - to mark files by regex.

^ goes up to parent dir; > forward subdir, < backward subdir.

super cool: activate read-only with C-x C-q. Now you can move around and change file names & dirs as if they are text lines. C-c C-c : accept changes.

s to sort. Did you know about C-u s? specify options (ex: -ls sort by size)

Z to zip; hit enter on a zip to view contents.

#emacs

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B612 is an open-source font developed by Airbus. It's the result of a research project to define and validate an “Aeronautical Font” to improve display of information on the cockpit screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort of reading. b612-font.com/

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Why are there no tech coops active in Ireland? I'd be interested in collaborating or joining if there were one out there, but I'm far too irresponsible to actually found one. :/

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A cute Pharo IDE feature that I miss on other editors: you can view all the subclasses that implement a method, and edit them from inside that search UI! It's a lovely way to refactor.

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RT @TAGYoungWorkers@twitter.com
The Bojack crew has taken a stand for their rights after 5 seasons and chosen to ask for fair union representation. Today they demonstrated peacefully outside of their studio, Shadowmachine. Please offer your support in this valiant endeavor!

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Dos personas usando #vim, una usando #emacs y otra usando #gedit, ¿A que no averiguais cual de los tres editores se está usando para añadir soporte multiprocesador a GNU Mach?

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daft punk: *fuses house with funk and disco to create catchy and danceable music*

edm artists: so what i'm taking from this is that we need to wear a big stupid helmet on stage

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PSA: The Eurovision semifinals and the final will take place this week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday night (Europe time). Many people, including me, will livetoot the event.

If you are NOT interested in it, I suggest you to mute the following hashtags: #Eurovision, #ESC, #ESC2019. Thank you for your patience.

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