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Office protip: to avoid mess, don't eat at your desk. Eat at someone else's desk

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I need to stop trying to read the entire internet. It's never going to happen.

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@JoeRess I've been listening to 2.5 Admins lately and was wondering what would happen if I entered the URL without the subdomain. I got a chuckle out of that, thanks. (I take it you're the .5 admin?)

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I don’t know what this Ted Lasso show is but if he’s not a folksy wandering cowboy I don’t want to know

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🔥 Just released a fresh little tool for the devs out there 🔥

gitty, a smart little CLI helper for git projects, that shows you all the relevant issues, pull requests and changes at a quick glance. It currently only supports the GitHub API, but I'd eventually like it to become a bit more agnostic.

Get it here: github.com/muesli/gitty

After two years of project car status, I was finally able to get my "new" car back on the road. And... the exhaust broke 10 miles in. It looks like this car's got some project left in it after all.

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Tip for other #celiac folks, while we can't speak to any features of the app other then the barcode scanner since that's all we use, the Spoonful! app has a very good product scanner that will let you know if something contains gluten, something that has a high cross contamination risk, has neither but isn't certified, or is certified.

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I like to collect stories of animals disrupting harmful human systems; now, wonderfully, I can add daisies to the list of non-human comrades.
@OCRbot
(Source mobile.twitter.com/DavidZipper)

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If you can afford to leave Earth to avoid it's problems, you helped create them.

So if you leave, you should have to give up all stakes here and have no more say in how we operate.

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Question for folks who use screen-readers:

On a website or document, how would you prefer people to format a logical progression, for example in a software menu?

I often use the "greater than" symbol, like so: File > New > Text Document.

I've used in the past the arrow mad of two characters "->", but I suspect that might be appalling for screen-readers...

Which one(s) of these options do you prefer? Or something else as a reply if you want.

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This doorbell wasn't supposed to buzz... looks like I've got a short somewhere.

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I think I just finished wiring up the doorbell, but I can't test it until morning because people are sleeping. :blobugh: :AngeryCat:

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@ptrcnull I thought every user agent string is meant to be Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36

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Don't count under your breath or time it, instead just watch how the solder moves. Its surface tension changes and it flows satisfyingly as the underlying joint heats up and accepts it. You'll see it physically relax as the four parts - pin, hole, solder, iron - harmonize in temperature.

Solder isn't glue. Solder is a messenger, taking heat to where you want it to be and then conveying back to you when it's been accepted, at which point you remove the iron and move to the next joint.

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You are using the properties of the solder - its fluidity, its surface tension, its impressive conductivity - to get the heat of your iron into the parts of the joint where your iron can't physically reach. All the way down into the via, all the way through every strand of wire.

You're moving the heat around, using the solder, until the joint and the iron and the solder are all agreeing to be the same temperature.

This takes, usually, about a second and a half.

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The way to resolve this tension is to remember that the solder's job, while you're interacting with it, is NOT to conduct electricity.

Yes, it will eventually conduct electricity - but that's in the future, after you've finished all the work and scrubbed off the flux and washed your hands and plugged all the wires back in and turned it on - that's ages away.

What the solder's doing now, while it's in your hands, is conducting HEAT.

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I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

#FOSS #Linux #KDE #a11y #accessibility #Windows #comunism #capitalism #software #developers

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