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it's so cold in my office that i'm thinking about working from home the rest of the day. why do people do this? it's 90 outside, and like 60 in here.

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How am I still hungover from Saturday night? I didn't know that was possible.

Days, ranked by how reluctant I am to get out of bed, most to least:
Today,
Yesterday,
Tomorrowday,
The next day,
The day before yesterday,

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@bremner i'll have to watch that one too! i don't love OO and don't know C++, but i'm sure it'll be interesting

remember soundscript? yeah, neither do i.

i'm watching brendan eich's talk at curry on from two years ago, and wow, what a throwback. he just said the word "frameset." i haven't heard that in ages.

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EVERYONE WHO DOES WORK TO MAKE MASTODON BETTER:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@bug maybe i just need to hang out with more rust and ocaml users.

@bug yeah! i don't know much about rust, but from what i know of ocaml that seems to be exactly what i'm saying. i think sometimes people take immutability a little too seriously, when maybe there might be benefits to not worrying about it so much, at least locally.

@bug if a boring old for loop with all of its conflation of state and intent is faster and less resource-intensive than a map or something, i feel like it's okay to do that. as long as consumers of that function don't have to worry about it.

@bug yeah. like, why should it matter if somewhere in some function, there's a bit of mutation going on? so long as, from the outside, it doesn't feel that way? this is probably more of a thing with functions that iterate and stuff than with others, but still. i don't see why it should be a big deal if there's a local mutable variable in that function, so long as it's not mutating args in some dangerous way or whatever.

users: are there any guides out there for building real-world things? compilation, build, etc.?

TIL typescript also has type queries (`let foo: typeof bar`), which is nice. I knew flow could do this, didn't know TS had it

just not how to put them together.
i'm sure there's a simple way to say this, i just don't know what that would look like. anyone here have an idea?

users, if someone can help i'd be v grateful. i can't figure out the syntax for... i guess parametric polymorphism with a union? that is, i have a thing that can take an array, object, map, or set, and will always return a thing of the type it was called with. i know how to say "foo returns the same T it took," and i know how to say "foo takes one of these, and returns one of these"

i'll go back to being productive now. i hope i've managed to annoy at least one linkedin brah and/or one growth hacker today.