“Give a developer one problem, and he’ll fix two. The fact is, we love solving problems that don’t exist yet. In fact, we often prefer this, because we get all the fun of solving a problem with none of the accountability of actually having a problem that needs to be solved.”
Mh, kinda cool (from JUnit source):
"Base class for all test runners. This class was born live on stage in Sardinia during XP2000."
"[...] if the browser has been set up to use a proxy server, connecting directly to the internet is no longer possible."
I think it's stupid that this was even possible in the first place..
In light of the discussion about browsers, sandboxing and such it's fair to mention that Firefox is making progress:
> For we each of us deserve everything, every luxury that was ever piled in the tombs of the dead kings, and we each of us deserve nothing, not a mouthful of bread in hunger. Have we not eaten while another starved? Will you punish us for that? Will you reward us for the virtue of starving while others ate? No man earns punishment, no man earns reward. Free your mind of the idea of deserving, the idea of earning, and you will begin to be able to think.
Ursula K. Le Guin - The Dispossessed
Just wrote a userscript that removes all the distractions from stackoverflow.
Turns out someone else already had that impulse: https://userstyles.org/styles/110637/undistractify-stackoverflow
The wasp problem is getting out of hand, I'm in need of stronger spiders..
Social networks give us an effortless way to tune in to the broadcasts of people we know, satisfying our need to know “what’s going on”… but those broadcasts are often a shallow intersection of what people think they want to share and think we want to know. Vulnerability is rare and difficult.
They aren’t well-suited to the deep connections humans need. They’re tuned for meeting people and leaving relationships on autopilot. Really connecting takes work, discussion, and—yes—emotional labor.
Anyways, here's an article by the authors that explains their findings (and sets in perspective to other findings): https://theconversation.com/what-motivates-moral-outrage-75035
2. amplification of moral outrage: This can be really taxing for me and often I find myself just closing the tab and do something else when I come about a blamewar (heated discussion) that goes nowhere..
In my quest to understand what makes moral outrage so appealing I came across an interesting psychology paper. My google results tell me that, of course, various pundits tried to spin it in a direction that fit their narrative back when it came out.
The two main issues that I have with social media and what makes it often unpleasant for me is
1. it's addictiveness: I'm not a prolific social media user but I still continuously check in for notifications to (hopefully) get my rush. You can hide like and follow counts to stop people from comparing their numbers but notifications are an integral part of social media. So you probabyl have to deal with this on a personal level.
Fediverse! I'm looking for a tool to do personal time tracking. Criteria:
* Open source
* simple - I only need time tracking
* preferably not a browser app
What do you use and can recommend?
Cool, GraalVM 1.0 got released: https://blogs.oracle.com/developers/announcing-graalvm
(TruffleRuby is still experimental and can't run rails though..)
> Best practices suggest to keep only getter and setter in your entities, leaving the business logic to the service layer.
Spring & JPA make me so mad sometimes..
Ah, I remember now why I had the impression that Seagate is so unrealiable: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/3tb-hard-drive-failure/
(I own this drive but don't really use it because it emits unhealthy sounds xD)
"While this particular 3TB model had a painfully high rate of failure, subsequent Seagate models such as their 4TB drive, model: ST4000DM000, are performing well with an annualized 2014 failure rate of just 2.6% as of December 31, 2014. These drives come with 3-year warranties and show no signs of hitting the wall."
Pinafore is an alternative web client for Mastodon that I'm releasing today. The goal is to make a lightweight standalone web app that can plug into multiple instances, with a UI focused on speed and simplicity.
Pinafore is still beta-quality in places, but it's already the main client @ElfLord and I have been using for the past few weeks. I've been working on it since the start of this year. Hope y'all like it. 😊
Wow, customer support of T-Mobile Austria is embarrassing themselves on birbsite after admitting they store passwords in cleartext.
"Well, what if your infrastructure gets breached and everyone’s password is published in plaintext to the whole wide world?"
"What if this doesn't happen because our security is amazingly good?"
Just came across this Steve Yegge rant about the importance of touch typing.  He also talks about speed reading and seems in favor of it. I always thought that speed reading is mostly skimming..  Has anyone made good experiences with speed reading techniques?
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