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Upnods
For the upgods
For the goth broads
And the dudes rocking dad bods
NB mathmos and peeps hosting weird pods
And a special one for hardworking fediverse mods

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If you think of free software as a developers' rights issue, it's a solved problem. Developers can use free stacks everywhere, and they are free to fix anything. Nobody is legally restricted from learning to be a developer. There's a pretty good live ecosystem. Mission accomplished.

If you think of free software as a human rights issue, you need to think about how all people can actually use and benefit, and usability and accessibility and localisation all become integral parts of the problem.

@socketwench I think I would add an additional step:
"Plan for failure, plan for success"

Everyone thinks "what if I make a thing and nobody cares?", but fewer people think "what if I make a thing and too many people care?"

Have a plan for how to handle unexpected results both positive and negative.

Every time I read of a fedi instance shutdown, I keep remembering my thought of:

Keep your instance small.
Don't throw open the doors.

Yes, this is contradictory, but if instance owners don't set limits, instance owners burn out.

It's the same for work as it is for passion projects.

thinking about that period in the 2010s when every classic horror film got a soulless cash grab remake and i don't think a single one was watchable but now you can never discuss a horror movie without having to clarify that you don't mean the 2011 remake

The ffmpreg joke has been posted by every single account on this website at least once

This goes for cybre space too but I don't I know if there were any straight people on there

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mastodon dot technology users are welcome to apply to join tech.lgbt but you have to at least be queer-coded

y’all I need some technical assistance. I selected two cells with the values 30 and 11 in them to add them together and my computer started playing In Too Deep

Something I think a lot of junior devs don't realize.

There are lots of places from which your application can retrieve data. Some are:

* Memory
* Disk (reading a file)
* A database
* The network (calling an API)

Of these, one is always going to be slower than the others by an order of magnitude or two. Can you guess which one?

It's the network. Compared to every other form of I/O, the network is by FAR the slowest.

I see a lot of apps these days (particularly SPAs) that are built around a front-end making lots and lots of small calls to an API. And they always feel slow and sluggish. Why? Because they are making lots of trips across the network for data, which is the slowest possible way to get it.

When designing your own apps, rather than just calling out to an API (whether your own internal one, or some external service) every single time you need data, ask yourself: is there a more efficient way I could be doing this?

why is there an st ligature, who asked for this and why do they like watching me repeatedly try to wipe nonexistent dirt off my screen

mutual aid request :boost_ok: // short this month, please help! 

hey folks, im having trouble making ends meet this month - my bank balance is basically zero rn and shopping has become really expensive as of late with the cost of living crisis here in the UK. i live on benefits and have no regular income so ive been struggling

anything yall can provide, even just a quick boost, would be super appreciated. thank you very much :ms_loud_cry::blobhaj_heart:

ko-fi.com/pearshapes

#MutualAid #MutualAidRequest #TransCrowdFund

I have sad news: mastodon.technology will be shutting down by the end of 2022. Access will be restricted no earlier than December 1.

More details here: ashfurrow.com/blog/mastodon-te

I encourage you to export your data and migrate to a new server as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone who trusted me as their admin. This was a difficult decision. I wish I could continue, but I can't.

Google "Velma" and wait a second. Trust me.

scotpol GRA reform + 

"The majority of the Scottish Parliament’s equalities committee has agreed to the general principles of the Gender Recognition Reform Bill, except for Tory MSPs."

thenational.scot/news/23024845

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