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If you're watching a #Twitch stream but you couldn't care less about the chat, I highly recommend using #Streamlink and send the video feed in your media player of choice.


Reminds of someone else who joked about how we're the only profession who thinks that we can run a marathon like a sprint if we only shoot the starting pistol every 200m.

"Part of the reason it doesn’t work that way is the simple physical limit of human endurance. There’s another factor here, too: To accommodate that limit, marathon runners constantly monitor their performance, watch for what’s working and what isn’t working, and adjust their approach accordingly."

"The sprint strategy—run as fast as you can from beginning to end—can appear to be the only sensible approach to a race. It seems like you ought to be able to run a marathon as if it were a series of sprints—but it doesn’t work that way."
- Jesse James Garrett in "The Elements of User Experience" (quote continues in thread)

“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:
"The most important change is that content processes — which render Web pages and execute JavaScript — are no longer allowed to directly connect to the Internet, or connect to most local services accessed with Unix-domain sockets (for example, PulseAudio)."


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> 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: userstyles.org/styles/110637/u

The wasp problem is getting out of hand, I'm in need of stronger spiders..

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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): theconversation.com/what-motiv

Paper: link.springer.com/article/10.1

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?

I keep coming back to this talk by Kent Beck from Rails conf. It's probably my favorite non technical talk.
He's vulnerable, honest and shares very valuable lessons about self care: youtube.com/watch?v=aApmOZwdPq

Cool, GraalVM 1.0 got released: blogs.oracle.com/developers/an
(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..

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