[moved] Vicky Lai has moved to @vickylai@mastodon.technology:

[moved] Vicky Lai @vickylai@mastodon.social

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All right let's just face it. I'm having a better experience on mastodon.technology - same awesome nice people, more focused local timeline, and less stuff I don't care about seeing. Federated timeline still has plenty of variety to keep it from being an echo chamber. I'm moving over! 🛫

All right let's just face it. I'm having a better experience on mastodon.technology - same awesome nice people, more focused local timeline, and less stuff I don't care about seeing. Federated timeline still has plenty of variety to keep it from being an echo chamber. I'm moving over! 🛫

☕ 🐢: Time passing when I'm running
🏃🏻‍♀️💨: Time passing all the rest of the day

I just now discovered that vimtutor exists. Is it weird that going through it makes me feel more like a hacker than writing actual code?

‪"Maybe that's enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom is realising how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go." -

You need to keep traveling.

Logging in to showed me the 2FA screen in German? I think someone's confused. @Gargon

"Consider all the data that's used to provide the value-added features on top of git. Issue tracking, wikis, notes in commits, lists of forks, pull requests, access controls, hooks, other configuration, etc.
Is that data stored in a git repository?"

joeyh.name/blog/entry/the_sing

@maloki very much agreed. I also think the github drama helped people realize that the root cause of the forkoff drama was bigger that just eugen - as long as we don't collectively and democratically control our platforms, organizations, and communities, when Bad Shit inevitably happens, there's not much we can do about it.

cooperating with one another is just as important as federating with eachother!

Playing with color: color.firefox.com

Look, it's every Geocities website I made in the 90s. (≧◡≦)

@Gargron You've done an amazing thing by building #Mastodon. You got this ball rolling. Your work is, indirectly, why I'm here. Thank you.

I'm amused at the fact that I won't flinch at paying $4.50 for a decent coffee but finding a charge for $3.72 on my AWS bill for an unattached Static IP I forgot to delete is really annoying.

This is a note to people moving their repositories blindly to Gitlab.org: do you know Google is actually a huge investor in Gitlab?

The issue is not about Microsoft buying Github. The issue is about centralization and silos.

You do not solve that by moving your data from one silo to another.

You solve that by relying on small providers you can trust, or by becoming a provider yourself.

Periodically I revisit old blog posts and update what I knew then with what I know now. I think it's important to not let that valuable info go out of date, just because it's not front of mind now.

Here's one I updated with a new doodle, too. :) vickylai.com/verbose/replace-s

"...designers should call out nefarious dark patterns, even when their colleagues are building them, so that manipulative interfaces that encourage people to give up their data don’t remain the default." fastcodesign.com/90171699/what

Let's not forget that design determines user behavior.

"Firefox’s designers have the leeway to make these privacy-first decisions because Mozilla’s motivations are fundamentally different from Google’s. Mozilla is a nonprofit with a mission, and Google is a for-profit corporation with an advertising-based business model." fastcodesign.com/90174010/bye-

I did 6 pull ups in a row!!!111

New PR \(*^▽^*)/