It is proven! I am nsfmc on Keybase: https://keybase.io/nsfmc/sigchain#4d42e833e483333a70aedb56a3c18ced4d58d3b5e238cb213d33a92a442985a50f
i don't begrudge students that feel the need to have Practical Git Experience (see also http://nsfmc.tumblr.com/post/171349063154/a-checklist-for-computer-science-undergrads ) but "github experience" is very much a weird sort of proxy for lots of other things: working in a team, managing a divergent branches of development, coordinating/reviewing work, project management, etc. those are all valuable, but curmudgeon me definitely puts many of those in the "get you an internship that does both" bucket since those process vary so much between orgs
specifically, i bet that in 2007 if a blog post came out like this where s/github/rails/g the premise would have also been mostly true and people would have mocked it by making fun of some study paid by microsoft showing high schoolers felt they were more prepared for college when they had ms office training or whatever.
this is pretty interesting, but i feel like the takeaway is that github (more than git at least), has become an industry tool that students feel they need to use productively before they enter the workforce. https://blog.github.com/2018-08-15-classroom-report-predicts-positive-student-learning-outcomes/
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OH in Copenhagen, several groups of teenagers unironically singing out loud to Vengaboys (boom boom...) and Aqua (Barbie Girl)
Of course this is what I find at the museum of natural history
still pretty impressed that watching that Making Of Burial's Untrue video got me playing MGS again https://youtu.be/Et5B-zfAIIo
I love that of the three mystery hunt sponsors, one is the _Garment District._
This afternoon I did some doodling in react outputting to svg mostly doing a bad job of imitating Bridget Riley
React is really a great environment for doing programmatic svg work, it's especially nice to have a top level export that shows how the final piece is composed. https://mastodon.social/media/I4Cpn_ZeyTXEKsPT_yA
It's kinda weird to think about a social network where businesses own their own presences, rather than relying on a capricious third party service like Twitter or Facebook. Imagine NBC or The Verge running a Mastodon instance for their reporters to toot from, or Bethesda operating an instance for PR and customer support. No more lost business when Facebook changes their algorithms again because they need more money from boosted posts.
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