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"[M]eddle first, understand later. You had to meddle a bit before you had anything to try to understand." — some engineering wisdom from Terry Pratchett :-)

subject: MAPS

yall ever heard of the spilhaus projection aka the fish map aka the best map ever?? it shows the ocean as it truly is, one large connected body of water.

RT @cmaxw@twitter.activitypub.actor
I'm a little tired of hearing variations on "We're being inclusive! Go AWAY!" I want to reply "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Geez, internet, not every alternate take on an issue is an invitation for a fight. You can ignore someone's opinion at any moment.

Somehow I don't like being called "alternate parent". "Father" would do just fine.

Having my flight delayed for 4 hours (and counting). Not sure I'll catch enough sleep for tomorrow's interview.

Software is like an onion. If you open up the inner layers you start crying

News header: "Delta gave its employees 2 months’ extra pay, here’s why that’s good business."

Just pause for a second to contemplate in what kind of world we live if paying workers money on the company's good performance has to be *explained and justified*.

Retirement plan: Charge astronomical hourly rates all through 2037 to fix businesses’ ancient shitty code that their fresh-eyed developers don’t want to touch.

Your privacy is *very* important to us.

Not quite as important as us having all your data. But pretty important. On a scale of one to ten, your privacy ranks a solid four.

You can rest assured that - after we've scanned and processed and extracted every last bit of commercial advantage out of your data - the bitter, tarry residue left gumming up the cogs of our machine will be treated in full compliance with the best privacy legislation laundered money can buy.

And that's a promise.

Fairly regularly, someone recommends that I run my own instance. Mastodon, Pleroma etc... whichever they think I’ll enjoy using the most, or enjoy hosting for others. And that’s all great

But I used to admin forums for years. I’m really not able to devote time and energy for yet-another-platform for writing anymore. I can barely muster energy to write my own blog software (I used to write plain HTML files but wanted a search feature). It takes effort to run things smoothly and I just can’t

@noelle Yes. Because of possible clashes and because you can't see where symbols come from. And, relatedly but slightly separately, any use of import * makes adding a new symbol to the package a breaking change. In semver terms you have to increment the major version, not the minor one.

@isagalaev

Because this came up in several "tutorials" today, I am going to once again beg the #Python community to stop doing

from <package> import *

Don't pollute the namespace! Either use

import <package>

or

from <package> import (<thing1>, <thing2>, ..., <thingn>)

(The reason for this becomes obvious the instant you realize that multiple imported packages might have classes, functions, etc. called the same thing.)

"healthy, ad-supported web" — how to tell the article was written by Google.

blog.chromium.org/2020/01/buil

No, Google, ad-supported web is not "healthy", and there is no such thing as "good ads". You're privatizing the web and are trying to normalize this disgusting effort with these dead-pan statements. As if nobody remembers what the web was before you decided to make a market out of it.

@isagalaev
Rad jesm viděti, že věsť o jezyku načela se toliko skoro razprostranjati poslě filma.
Nědavno objavila se navet muzyčna skupina, ktora pěva pěsnje v medžuslovjanskom
youtu.be/pijNq2hvkr8

"healthy, ad-supported web" — how to tell the article was written by Google.

blog.chromium.org/2020/01/buil

No, Google, ad-supported web is not "healthy", and there is no such thing as "good ads". You're privatizing the web and are trying to normalize this disgusting effort with these dead-pan statements. As if nobody remembers what the web was before you decided to make a market out of it.

Apparently, the Washington Post web site is written in ? I didn't know that...

At the Community Data Science Workshop prep session. It's so nice to actually talk to real people trying out for the first time! When things like finding strings in a list that contain a specific substring feels cool and exciting! I feel like I'm reliving my own first steps :-)

The apparent sluggishness seems to be fixed by `layers.acceleration.force-enabled = true` in Firefox. (Apparently, I attributed slow scrolling in Firefox to Gnome.)

Source: cialu.net/how-to-turn-on-accel

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