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it.. it's finally happening? people who I know, are actually starting to use this site? I've been waiting for this day for so long

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"The meaningful threat of garbage language — the reason it is not just annoying but malevolent — is that it confirms delusion as an asset in the workplace."

Molly Young on corporate garbage language:

vulture.com/2020/02/spread-of-

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How to migrate from one Mastodon server to another without losing followers:

1. Sign up on new server
2. On NEW server: Go to Account -> Moving FROM another account
3. Enter old account's handle
4. On OLD server: Go to Account -> Moving TO another account
5. Enter new account's handle and submit

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Follow Friday Fediverse Developer Edition

@Gargron - mastodon dev

@lain - pleroma dev

@Chocobozzz - peertube dev

@jalcine - koype dev

@yabirgb - anfora dev

@eliotberriot - funkwhale dev

@LemmyDev - lemmy dev

@matt - writefreely dev

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The PS1 port of Uno, the card game, has this opening cutscene. It's inspirational. I'm being inspired right now.

youtu.be/bMO9U00pZ3k

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twitter decentralization, in the news 

Extremely pleased to have provided the closing quote for this Verge article on the Twitter decentralization announcement.

theverge.com/2019/12/12/210125

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4. NES roms.
if you want hyper sentient dog scientists in the year 40,000 to be able to run your software, write it as an NES rom. trust me on this.

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Someone please send me back to 2001 with all my current knowledge so I can make GBA games for a living

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people blaming game devs for being "lazy" is such a meme, but "the programmers were lazy because they used hardware interrupts instead of wasting time in a busy loop" is a new one

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acid jazz levels are 72% and rising

(72%) ■■■■■■■□□□

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"Avoid Premature Optimization" by Victor Zhou victorzhou.com/blog/avoid-prem

This is why I'm always skeptical of JavaScript microbenchmarks. Your hot paths are probably not array iteration. (They might be, though! Always measure.)

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Here's something that happens way too often in the fediverse and nobody steering the ship(s) seems to have an answer for:
- user switches instances
- user sends out a "i switched instances, follow me at new account" post or two
- some followers miss these, user @ old instance is no longer in their TL
- to these followers, it just seems like the user stopped posting

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One week until Mario Maker 2!
I picked up a mesh-tip capacitive stylus in preparation. It's been a long time since I was this excited for a game!

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"Magic numbers" by Gilles Dubuc (2018) calendar.perfplanet.com/2018/m

Pretty revealing look at the lack of scientific rigor behind a lot of web performance "best practices." Are we all really relying on a single study published in 1968?

I think I'm starting to get the hang of this whole 'Game Boy Advance' thing...

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Syntax highlighting makes coding fun because like you type things and the things turn different colors and you're like :blobmelt:
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