More general question: what is a good place to drop in and ask about idiomatic ways to solve common problems?

StackOverflow? IRC?

question: I have a .yaml file where I want to put placeholders and replace them with some concrete strings from a map. What's the recommended way to do it?

(I've found `selmer`, and it works, but I don't really need all the HTML handling story. And more lightweight options?)

Firefox is removing RSS features, but defaults to allowing third-party cookies.

Firefox, your priorities are wrong.

Remove the old RSS code, make it new. Block third-party cookies.

Or drop RSS like it was gopher+, and block third-party cookies.

Or ignore everything I've said and block third-party cookies.

«Профдеформация». Читаю бумажную брошюру. Нужно узнать время. Бросаю взгляд в верхний правый угол брошюры :)

Frankly, it took me ridiculously long time to organize the transition, but better late than never…

Yesterday release 9.13.0 (highlightjs.org/) of highlight.js was the first one to happen without my oversight. And I'm officially off the current maintainers list: github.com/highlightjs/highlig

Checking in from our regular visit to Cirque du Soleil. The show is called "Volta".

My holiday season largely consists of resisting celebrating them months before they actually happen despite all the efforts of all the businesses trying to sell me on it.

Now I'm wondering if Starbucks going to start selling Christmas-themed stuff immediately after Halloween.

I'm told it's a classic story about the power of Unix shell (among other good things), but I've never read it. May be you haven't too?

leancrew.com/all-this/2011/12/

C'est pas tout faux!

#Illustration (s)
by Marco Melgrati

As of right now I am officially coding in at work! Tentatively, experimentally, but still!

(I'm creating a deployment pipeline using lambda.cd)

turns out, scanning in landscape orientation *does* work, you just need to turn the phone so that its bottom is aligned with the notebook bottom, not the other way around.

Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.

So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc

I should really overcome the dread of being wrong and submit a talk to

About that thing with older people not using Insta, Snapchat, etc… It's not because we become slower and lazier. It's because we stop caring as much about obsessively doing all the shit the other kids our age do.

Geek quiz: how many of you know/remember that the correct separator between the text of an email letter and the persona signature is <dash><dash><space><new-line>?

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