We use the word "boilerplate" a lot at work. It's such a strange phrase that seems like it's probably traveled far from its original meaning, so I looked up what that meaning was.
It goes back to newspapers. Large advertisers and content syndicates would distribute ready-to-go printing plates to local newspapers that could easily just go onto the press and be ready to print without any modification. These plates resembled rolled steel that was used to make boilers.
I forget if I've mentioned on here, but a local brewpub I like a lot hosts a neighborhood toddler playgroup on Fridays from 5 to I guess 8 or so. People have been surprised at me for this but I really like coming by on Fridays and having a couple beers while the kids are playing. Little kids are great. This is probably partly my Uncle Feelings because my actual nephew lives far away.
I wrote a thing about why I believe the best and most useful decentralized applications are going to be the ones that utilize multiple protocols. I imagine a world where ActivityPub, Dat, and Secure ScuttleButt are all seen as tools in a toolbox rather than as ecosystems, and what kind of amazing software we could build with them outside of the central/corporate paradigm.
@caraellison I'm currently locked on twitter, so I have to come over to masto instead to say congrats on the VTMBL (which I will be pronouncing "v'tumble")!
hello, do you like southern female-fronted psych-doom? of course you do. good news! Solar Halos have a new record coming out, and the first single is streaming on bandcamp now. https://solarhalos.bandcamp.com/album/coiled-light
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