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wtf is up with this design pattern on web apps where there are huge text fields for username and password on the home page and so you type in your username and password only to realize that the button below it says "Create an account!" and then you have to hunt for the tiny "ˢⁱᵍⁿ ⁱⁿ" button in the upper right-hand corner in order to actually sign in to your existing account?

@natecull i don't know if you will find this interesting or not, but did you know there is currently an outstanding proposal (which looks like it will probably find support) for encoding PETSCII into unicode: unicode.org/L2/L2017/17435r-te

Pinafore is now on Mastodon! (How meta is that?)

Follow this account for updates on pinafore.social, and toot at us to report bugs or ask for features.

Proof this is us: github.com/nolanlawson/pinafor

Technical Note: We originally wrote this article in Word, but then we converted it to Latex to make it look more like science.

me, imagining this project: I'll figure stuff out as I go

me, figuring it out as I go:

I wonder if there's a huge brewing Replication Crisis in the humanities...

"we deconstructed 'Les Miserables' according to the precise experimental procedures described by Derrida, Foucault AND Baudrillard... but our results were indistinguishable from a placebo written by JJ Abrams!"

Using Docker:
Step 1: I’m an idiot
Step 2: I’m a wizard
Step 3: no I was right the first time

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@Tusky is it possible to use content warnings when tooting from the app? 🤔

You ever think about how weird and good it is that there are no serious contenders to standard music notation?

Like, you don't even need to specify which one you use

If you ask, "Do you read music?" everyone knows what notation you're being asked about

Is your child practicing questionable machine learning? Know the signs—

lol: let's overfit lots
tbh: totally bogus hypothesis
btw: bias the weights
omg: 'obtain' more gpus
smh: singularity might happen
rofl: reference only friends & labmates
brb: beat ridiculous baseline
lmao: let mturkers answer obv
smdh: sorry my data's hardcoded

@turbodragon Use cases like this are one of the big reasons why there should be client-side rendering of quoted posts. The current system of using a link to the post usually opens the post as just some normal link that you can't interact with without extra effort.

RT @mspowahs@twitter.com: How to collect gender on web forms:

◦ Do you really need to be collecting data about gender?
◦ You probably don't really need to collect gender data.
◦ No really, the odds are very slim you'll be able to act in any reasonable way upon your gender data.
◦ <input type="text">

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