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So many people follow me here, but I've never really written a proper . Time to change that!

Hey there, I'm Chris, but most friends call me 'muesli'. I'm a geek, a software developer, a maker, an opensource advocate and a tech enthusiast. I love programming and tinkering with things. I started almost three decades ago with Basic, and have learned & used Pascal, Assembly, C, C++, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Rust, Go, and Lua (pretty much in that order) over all these years.

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John Rawls' "Veil of Ignorance" is still one of the most intriguing though experiments to me:

"Suppose that you and a group of people had to decide on the principles that would establish a new society.

However, none of you know anything about who you will be in that society. Elements such as your race, income level, sex, gender, religion, and personal preferences are all unknown to you.

After you decide on those principles, you will then be turned out into the society you established."

Oh my god, I had this 90s song stuck in my head all day long, and could come up with neither the name of the artist nor the song itself.

I just found it in my music collection and couldn't be more relieved. It was Heather Nova's "Walk This World" in case you're wondering now ☺️

Still a great song:

youtube.com/watch?v=VFP_Q3pEI1

Instagram's design on the desktop is fucking claustrophobic. I got a 4k screen and they give me a 360x360 pixel box to scroll through the comments.

Yeah, yeah... mobile first. That doesn't mean you have to hate desktop users tho.

Microsoft decide to increase the prices for Xbox Live Gold... but "regret" and reverse their decision just hours later:

"We messed up today and you were right to let us know. Connecting and playing with friends is a vital part of gaming and we failed to meet the expectations of players who count on it every day. As a result, we have decided not to change Xbox Live Gold pricing."

Someone must have noticed the huge reddit backlash 🤣

Nothing makes me feel quite as appreciated as seeing one of my projects featured in the fantastic Weekly newsletter!

"A Golden Oldie"... you people make me blush ☺️

golangweekly.com/issues/346

github.com/muesli/termenv

Bold stance:

If you're running a successful business that's built on top of open-source software and you're neither contributing code to these projects nor donating money to them, you're not only a freeloader, you're actually harmful to the entire movement.

You should take an interest in the sustainability of these projects as they ensure the likelihood of your own success and future.

Cancelable reads are my mortal enemy in systems programming.

The US plans to:

- reenter the Paris climate accord

- halt border wall construction

- reverse the travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries

- re-engage with World Health Organization, will join global vaccine effort

What a difference a day makes.

2019 - avoid negative people
2020 - avoid positive people
2021 - avoid people

"Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation."

-- Abigail Adams, March 1776

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I really need to find a way to work from my bathtub.

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@fribbledom In that vein, the typographer Tobias Frere-Jones says that we'll stop needing new fonts just as soon as we'll stop needing new music.

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Me in front of the monitor: "I'm so tired, can't think anymore."

Me in bed: "I'm so bored, can't sleep now."

"Telling a programmer there's already a library to do X is like telling a songwriter there's already a song about love"

-- Pete Cordell

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