Hey, remember Memory Stick? I saw one of those the other day.

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"Basecamp employees are encouraged to discuss the company’s own political positions — or, perhaps more accurately, the founders’ political positions — as much as they like."

But of course.

theverge.com/2021/4/27/2240667

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"Installation: we recommend that you use Docker."

what I'm supposed to see: "hey, it's a simple one-liner! Such clean install, much wow."

what I actually see: "we couldn't figure out how to install this thing on anything but our own machine, but hey, here is a well-compressed image of our entire disk, use this instead so that we can stop trying"

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@juliobiason I've found this series of articles incredibly useful mkdev.me/en/posts/dockerless-p

It goes into details in how to build an image that I didn't fully grasp. What I really liked that it set the right mindset.

…however, count on taking a sick day the day after your second COVID-19 shot.

I AM VACCINATED.

So far my 5G reception is no better.

tired: annual mammogram
wired: manual ammogram

Indie movie recommendation: "Save Yourselves". Two Brooklyn hipsters try to take a vacation away from the Internet, and end up in an alien invasion apocalypse they utterly lack the survival skills for.

Currently streaming on Kanopy via your local library, or at least it is here.

Someone should port Rust's cargo package manager to ECMAScript and call the result EScargo.

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> NPM (Node Package manager) https://www.npmjs.com/ was a massive step forward in modern software development

Ah, starting off the article with a little joke, eh :^)

Wrote some really hairy code today. I'm not happy about it, but it seems to be working. We'll clean it up when Go has g*n*r*cs...

In the past I've defended some of Signal's more controversial decisions.

Not this time.

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Good news: Supreme Court finds that as a matter of law, APIs can be reimplemented as fair use.
supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pd

Was there a fan club for English comedy actress Thora Hird? If so, I hope their newsletter was called Thorazine.

While I've personally chosen to release code under the GPL, the idea that releasing code as MIT or BSD is "anti freedom" is nonsense. Other licenses may not be as good at _preserving_ freedom, but they're not _anti_ freedom.

Yes, Apple and Google were able to build proprietary OS platforms on non-GPL free software. But as a result, we're all running Unix now, rather than all running Windows. I see that as a good outcome, even if it's not optimal.

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