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Great podcast episode from @adrianhon and @naomialderman introducing Mastodon and the fediverse. It almost plays like a Socratic dialogue between a Mastodon newbie and a Mastodon expert patiently explaining all the concepts.

I have gotten so used to the automation I have at home. When I'm traveling it is unreasonably frustrating not being able to shout at my room to turn the lights off when I'm already comfortable in bed.

I stayed up late showing my mother Black Panther (finally) so of course I am now compounding this by poking around at the Internet rather than going the f*ck to bed.

Should I move to a smaller instance? I've been considering or

My last toot would have really benefitted from code formatting. It looks like there is already a feature request for that.

I have shot myself in the foot twice today because it's way too easy to type,

auto foo = std::unique_ptr<Foo>();

instead of,

auto foo = std::make_unique<Foo>();

I guess I'm still jet lagged.

Hey, #Keybase users: If you'd like to see Mastodon support in Keybase (which is just *perfect* in a federated network to verify people) and have a GitHub account: make sure to voice your wish, +1ing this comment on the related issue. That might make it happen!

take on people's takes on federated systems being unsafe 

love all the shitty takes on twitter about how federated systems are inherently unsafe for marginalized people

also, like, federated systems don't solve ~all~ the problems, but they solve a ~bunch~..... and maybe that's enough for right now? like, incremental improvements aren't ~inherently bad~, and usually the people who are loud about them are generally... polemic about this stuff and not really tryin to Effect Change other than being ~those guys in the balcony~ in the Muppet Show

In order to improve focus I've been working on /not/ checking work email when I wake up and instead taking care of personal chores.

This cat loves me but he often expresses this affection by kneeding my flesh with his claws. It's a very painful love.

This patch is making me run a gauntlet of operating systems I don't normally develop on. First it was iOS, now apparently I've broken something Fuchsia-specific.

One of my boyfriends sent me flowers for Valentine's Day which made me blush uncontrollably when they showed up at the office but now I can't let the cats into my bedroom because they will try to eat them and knock the vase over.

This is a happy and a sad.

What's that burning smell? I've been working on Chrome for iOS and need to build both that and desktop Chrome on my MacBook Pro to test my patches.

It was recently pointed out to me that I've been using Ctrl-P in Vim to access autocompletions instead of Ctrl-N. It bugs me that I've apparently been using it backwards all this time but it's going to take a while for me to change my muscle memory.

My boyfriend keeps telling me that I'm going to get terrible arthritis if I keep cracking my knuckles and I've been trying to stop however I keep finding myself doing it subconsciously.

Yesterday I discovered a test that was basically a no-op because of a subtle typo. Today I discovered that I had made a similar mistake in one of my own tests. Programming is hard and our tools betray us.

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