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JUNIOR WEB DEVELOPER
Responsibilities:
- copy and paste CSS
- waste a bunch of time switching between two different templates until your boss finally decides on one
- write alt text
- contribute to an "agile" development team

Required experience:
- Master's degree in computer science
- 8+ years experience writing Python, C++ or R
- top secret security clearance

What feels especially good for me in this article is how leveled and classy she manages to hold her position against hatred.

"I own the Red Hen restaurant that asked Sarah Sanders to leave. Resistance isn’t futile."
beta.washingtonpost.com/opinio

It's still too early to tell, but I *think* our herb garden this year will let me not buy more basil for the entire summer. I've been trying to grow herbs for a few years now, but it turned out to be surprisingly tricky.

News title:

Health care CEO: Medicare for all 'would just collapse the system'

Dear healthcare CEO, we all can't wait! And good riddance.

Corollary: every code can be simplified until it's no more complicated than the problem it's solving.

In other words: as long as there is any accidental complexity in your code, it's worth investing some time in getting rid of it.

I don't claim this to be any sort of High Wisdom, but these rules have been working for me quite well through my encounters of some years:

- If achieving 100% test coverage seems hard, then your code is probably too complicated and you should simplify it;
- If you feel an IDE makes you more productive, your code is probably too complicated and you should simplify it;
- If you feel types help you orient in your code, it's probably too complicated and you should simplify it.

Okay, this run is going to be hard. It's 79°F outside.

Just published a #Python implementation of @WAHa_06x36 s blurhash algorithm to PyPi so you, too, can create or decode the neat blurred preview images that are part of Mastodon 2.8.2:

github.com/halcy/blurhash-pyth

Tomorrow, Mastodon.py will get an update that'll include this plus some convenience stuff and bug fixes, too. 🐍

Mozilla/Firefox 

Why do people think that just because the software you make available is FOSS you have to be friendly to everyone who uses it?

Customer support and positive feelings from the maintainer are not part of the license deal

@miramarco "drains are designed not to get clogged, this can't happen"

Looking for technical help online sounds like this:

“Folks, my shower drain is clogged up, how do I unclog it?”

“Why don’t you move to a house with a bathtub?”
“Try not to clog it up in the first place, duh”
“Why would you even need to take your showers at home?”
“Just take out the things that are clogging the drain, how difficult is that”
“If you can’t maintain a shower stall in good conditions, why do you even clean yourself?”

I'm so incompatible with the "Here's a big fat complex system and we're going to tell you how it works by adding more stuff" approach to development frameworks. I'd rather start with nothing and then add functionality one step at a time. At least that way I know what everything is for without having to reverse engineer things.

Tomorrow is the track day! I'm getting my dependable Fiesta ST for some fun lapping to a nearby race track where I last was more than a year ago.

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