New podcast episode today! I interviewed Chris Oliver (GoRails, Hatchbox) about his early days as a programmer and how he learns. Go check it out:

Ever want to add a second author to your commits?

This is a great trick for pair programming; it adds an additional author to the last commit you made.

Probably my favorite snippet from the article I posted early today (link:


Made the jump to Spacemacs last week. Not sure I can ever go back.

I really can't see the downside -- getting the benefits of a modal editor and the emacs ecosystem.

I have a copy of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations on my desk at work. It's got a bunch of underlines in it. Every day, I randomly open the book and think about the underlined phrase that jumps out at me first.

Today's: "Leave other people's mistakes where they lie."

Due to popular demand, and the ever-increasing net to explain Mastodon to newbies as every instance is being bombarded with new users...

I've gone ahead and create a video tutorial that should help folks get to grips with all of this platform's particulars:

Intro to Mastodon 101

Special Thanks to:
@noelle @Gargron @MillennialDog @Rybark

How to learn Vim:

1 - Google how to do a thing in Vim.
2 - Google how to undo that thing because you already forgot how to undo stuff.

Hey @jmcharnes caught your talk at Southeast Solidus -- really appreciated you making an effort to keep everyone grounded. Glad to see you on :mastodon:!

Please don't demand content warnings from strangers. Content warnings are a sort of social contract between an author and their followers; if you are not happy with how someone chooses to use them, do not follow that person or outright mute them, or mute words.

One of the most alienating experiences on Mastodon I've observed is when someone posts about something they're passionate about or is part of their identity and the first response is "please cw that" from a complete stranger.


The hardest thing in Computer Science (and also in life) is actually to say “I agree with you”

And then put a period.

Not a “comma, and…”

Not a “comma, but…”

Just a period.


@miketannenbaum here's what you need to know:

- you can follow people on any instance, and be followed from any instance (unless you block or are blocked)
- your instance is kinda like a neighborhood.
- your home timeline is just the people you follow
- your local timeline is just the people on your instance
- the federated timeline is all activities across all instances
- search only works on hashtags, so is a good starting point
- be friendly (duh) and don't be a Nazi (duh)

Here is my !

I am Bryan. I live in Barnet, . I am currently finishing up the web developer curriculum at so I can complete a mid-life career change. I have a degree from many years ago, but instead spend the last 15 years as a Minster. Weird, eh?

Hoping to eventual find report work as a . Follow me!

Hi again, I am ruby-on-rails developer , hope this instance will be a home for a prospering community

Hi all

Been a Ruby dev since about 2006, in London. Despite all the other tempting languages I still have no desire to use any other language professionally :)

@james This seems like a good idea, hope it works out!


Hey folks! Welcome to! 🎉

I'm hoping this will become a good, friendly community for Ruby-folks to chat and discover new friends. But for that to happen, you need to sign up! -- all are welcome

Redis remains an amazing, free, Swiss Army knife of usefulness. There’s nothing else like it. ❤️

If you're a looking for work in the or area check us out:

We work with open source code () daily

In the last couple of weeks I've spent work time exploring , , and .

Someone texted this to me and I thought it was an incredibly apt description of bitcoin

"Most websites are about delivering content. HTML is amazing for this and you DON'T NEED JAVASCRIPT."

I would like to marry this post. 👰

#progressiveenhancement #inclusivedesign

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