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Hey, tusk friends! Here are my year notes for 2017: t.wjt.me.uk/post/169383797120/

If you disagree with me about Cal Newport's Deep Work being awful, I will fight you.

Taking screenshots of other people's tweets and posting them on Twitter seems bad enough, but people take screenshots of tweets and post them on mastodon??

The porridge purists who say you should soak it overnight are absolutely right. Creamier and more delicious!

Having one of those days where I wish I were not the kind of person who prefers pull requests to be 5-15 carefully-curated patches. If I felt comfortable submitting this branch as either one mega-patch or as 50 patches matching my actual design-write-test-rethink cycle, I'd be done by now. Instead, I'm recovering work I lost by screwing up a rebase…

I'm a little afraid of what I might unleash by asking this, but: I have started playing the ukulele. Any recommended repertoire? I do not like twee stuff but I do have a baby to entertain so my tastes are really not the most important.

No inspiration (or time) to even consider this year, so I'm going to have to participate vicariously.

It's so, so refreshing to tag a new minor release of Bustle and have it appear in GNOME Software on any random computer after 30 minutes of furious auto-building somewhere in the cloud. mastodon.social/media/jYjCcq57

As an outsider, Node seems to have a disproportionate number of governance fights (io.js, ayo.js, left-pad, …) compared to free software projects I'm more familiar with. Is this a function of Node contributors being unusually politically active (or maybe unusually *disinterested* in progressive politics), or of complacency towards CoCs and governance in projects like GNOME?

One of those mornings where one starts out at 8.45 thinking "I'll just debug this G-CRITICAL, surely it's a simple bug at the Haskell↔C boundary"; three hours later, one is submitting failing GIO test cases…

Has anyone ever intentionally placed an audio call in WhatsApp? mastodon.social/media/KqXuKj2g

@dthompson chrome reckons that the cert for dthompson.us/ expired 30 days ago btw

More ammunition for my “No New Shell Scripts” campaign: blogs.janestreet.com/when-bash

Over on Tumblr I occasionally write short reviews of things I've read. They used to fit easily within the constraints of a toot, but someone said they'd be more interesting if I actually described the book, so now they're … rather longer.

The latest batch: t.wjt.me.uk/post/160436898055/

OH: incredible 🍺/networking pun, apparently unintentional.

“Silicon Valley ought to invest in creating long distance, plumbed beer distribution. Open the tap and there comes your IPA straight from the brewery 10 KM away.”

“they'd just put too many hops in it though 🙁”

I'm allergic to cats so this particularly fluffy, dribbly individual is not very good news for me, but we did enjoy a good staring match when I disturbed her beauty sleep on a very comfortable lap.

Today I have mostly been fixing (aka rewriting) an N900 SMS exporter. In the unlikely event that anyone else still needs one, my fork is here: github.com/wjt/n900-backup-ext

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By a famous flag sits a watchman. A man from afar asks “Can I fuck that famous flag?”

“You cannot fuck that flag right now.”

“Can I fuck that flag soon?”

“Possibly, but not now.”

That B. Ross flag hangs, so historical and patriotic.

“If it attracts you so much, try. But know this: I am but a lowly watchman among many, and I am daunting.”

Such difficulty, thinks this man. Fucking famous flags is his right! But this man sits and waits.

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imagining a world in which school curricula (at all ranks and divisions, from start to finish) work toward this common goal: formulating an oulipian translation—lacking any flaws—of dril's flag-fucking post

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This is a good thing: help convert PDFs into an open database of local election candidates ahead of May 4. Takes just a few minutes to help out. democracyclub.org.uk/quests/

A successful, nostalgic morning extracting files from a defunct¹ Nokia N900. Going to have to write something to read SMSes out of the rtcom-eventlogger database – a chapter of my life I thought was long over…

¹ …seems pretty functional once I got a few minutes' power into the battery…