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One of the most important distinctions we can make is the difference between an enemy attacking us and a friend disappointing us.

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The power of community can never be understated.

In the last couple of months, I've seen instances making an effort to work together to identify bad actors and slowly but surely, it's making a difference in the overall quality of our interactions.

I think more of fedi is seeing how effective cooperation can be if we collaborate.

I like this trend. It is absolutely unique to the fediverse, largely because we are not subject to the whims of people that don't give a shit.

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And we all need to remember we need to pitch in. To be a defeatist, to say "the world is cold and cruel" and enact on it instead of trying to change or challenge that isn't helping anyone.

Being kind and nice isn't easy. Its not weak because its difficult to do. It requires a lot of reflection and working on yourself, but its possible. This can be the internet's baseline, but we have to try.

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My last couple follow-back attempts have failed. Is that my client or is dot social having problems?

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Another thing: I can't stand people that pretend passion for a trade/practice, then proceed to gatekeep. My knowledge is free, and I'm eager to help when others run into issues I have experience resolving. Even if I don't, I'm willing to learn with you.

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curl https://icanhazip\.com # Easy way to find your public IP address that is friendly to CLI users. There are many others, but ask yourself:

1) Do you have to parse the output?

2) Do they have SSL?

3) Have they been around for a while?

4) Are they IPv6 ready?

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@grufwub @CyclopsCaveman pfffffft simply put it all on a usb flash drive and toss it into the sea. To retrieve your data simply press a seashell to your ear

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The ‘software as machine’ view is so ingrained in people’s thinking that it’s hard to imagine organizing computing without some notion of applications. But let’s return to first principles. Why do people use computers? People use computers in order to do and express things, to communicate with each other, to create, and to experience and interact with what others have created. People write essays, create illustrations, organize and edit photographs, send messages to friends, play card games, watch movies, comment on news articles, and they do serious work too–analyze portfolios, create budgets and track expenses, find plane flights and hotels, automate tasks, and so on. But what is important, what truly matters to people is simply being able to perform these actions. That each of these actions presently take place in the context of some ‘application’ is not in any way essential. In fact, I hope you can start to see how unnatural it is that such stark boundaries exist between applications, and how lovely it would be if the functionality of our current applications could be seamlessly accessed and combined with other functions in whatever ways we imagine. This sort of activity could be a part of the normal interaction that people have with computers, not something reserved only for ‘programmers’, and not something that requires navigating a tedious mess of ad hoc protocols, dealing with parsing and serialization, and all the other mumbo-jumbo that has nothing to do with the idea the user (programmer) is trying to express. The computing environment could be a programmable playground, a canvas in which to automate whatever tasks or activities the user wished. -- The future of software, the end of apps, and why UX designers should care about type theory

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If you were worried that my mini RPG CLOSED FOREVER was going to sell out, then let me lay your fears to rest: it's a digital good.

You can download it for free (or even purchase it!) for as long as your local power grid stands up to climate change.

I am... terrible at marketing.

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Something that would really change my life as a FOSS dev is that people stop seeing FOSS as a finished product but instead as a best effort collective work by people that are [in position off] contributing for free on their free personal time on it and gave it to you for free [when this situation apply].

Like stop saying that "this is total shit" because you had bugs or because it wasn't top 100% perfect like you want for your super edge case that it wasn't designed for -_-

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let's be clear: we all fucked this up for devops when it became about tools and deploys rather than relationships and feedback cycles.
Resilience engineering is intersectional. Anyone selling it as a product is entirely full of shit.

uspol election 2020 

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Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

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n8n looks like a really nice, self-hosted, open source Zapier alternative.

Pet peeve: people using “learning” as a synonym for “lesson.”

Eg, “We found a lot of learnings from last quarter.” Jargon has its uses but that’s just obnoxious.

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"why are you always stuck in your screen instead of engaging the people around you?" 

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