Just finished watching Hamilton. I was gonna do it yesterday, but, since I was super tired, I had postponed the watching for today. Lo and behold, it turned out to be a great thing for today is the 4th of July.

"How do I get started contributing to open source? What are some good entry-level tasks to work on?"

These are questions I am often asked, so here's the answer for everyone to read:

Scratch your own itches. Find bugs that are causing you problems, conspicuously missing features you would find useful, and implement them - in literally any free/open-source software you're using. Don't worry about not being familiar with the codebase or programming language or whatever, just solve one problem at a time.

Try this: next time you go to report a bug, report it, and immediately start working on a patch which fixes the problem.

Scratching your own itches is the best source of motivation and maximizes your productivity.

Often that means not contributing to my projects at all, if you're asking how to get started with a specific project. Maybe you like it because it's flawless ๐Ÿ˜‰ (hah!), in which case it wouldn't need your help anyway. Go fix something which is bugging you in another project. Spread the contributor wealth around and eventually it'll come back to my projects, too.

In my couple of months using Mastodon, I've come to realise that I should... ought to go back to studying Japanese. It's rather unsettling to see a text and only be able to read about 10% of it.

confusing city/town names 

paris, texas
london, ontario
las vegas, new mexico
houston, scotland
portland, maine*
california, pennyslvania
miami, ohio
florida, missouri (bithplace of mark twain)
athens, georgia
virigina city, nevada

*extra funny bc the much bigger and better-known portland, oregon was named after portland, maine

#ANTIFA is not the same thing as anti-fascist. Nazi comes from the word nationalist but doesn't refer to all nationalists. Both are specific extremist groups that have lives independent of their etymologies. Reclaiming the word won't work.

An artificial eye that is better than human eyes has been invented. It's called an "electrochemical" eye but what makes it work is also that it's hemispherical. Commercial cameras work with something called a charge-coupled device (CCD) and is manufactured using semiconductor microfabrication processes, which means it's always flat. In addition to being hemispherical, this system doesn't use a CCD for light detection, it uses a perovskite nanowire array. sciencenews.org/article/new-ar

Depois de 10+ tentativas de subir um CSV para atrelar um SKU a um serviรงo, finalmente consegui.

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Enterprise Software รฉ uma desgraรงa.
Ou as funcionalidades sรฃo bem restritas;
Ou nรฃo hรก boa abstraรงรฃo das funcionalidades a nรญvel de usuario;
Ou nรฃo hรก boa documentaรงรฃo;
Ou รฉ a VTEX e รฉ os trรชs junto.
E digo isso como um usuรกrio tรฉcnico, coitado do lojista que tem que aprender a navegar numa UI super mal feita, onde UX รฉ sempre um afterthought.

โ™ป RT @WHOSEARO@twitter.com:

Vaccination is safe.

The most common #vaccines like - those for #measles, diphtheria, tetanus, and #Pertussis - have been in use for decades. Millions of people receive them safely every year.

#VaccinesWork for all.
#WorldImmunizationWeek

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