I think this one sets a new record for seemingly easy tasks that end up taking an awful long time and create an awful lot of headaches.
#CSScamp @TatianaTMac@twitter.com gives us a 4 steps to properly apologise because everyone does mistakes:
1 resist the urge to centre yourself or make excuses
2 apologise for impact
3 make a plan to fix
4 remember for next time
This Twitter thread about depression is too real (CW for mental health, self-loathing, and oversharing): https://twitter.com/anne_theriault/status/1150933721224306694
"We possess the power, if things should start to fall apart
To mend divides, to change the world
To reach the farthest star"
"Oh shit, I forgot to buy LEGOs !"
Adblocking, old man yells at cloud
I grew up on dialup. 1200bps, max. I remember what it was like to get anything done at that speed, and now that it's no longer a thing I wouldn't inflict it upon anyone. That's why I try to keep my stuff as lightweight as possible, with as few deps as possible.
Treat others as you'd want to be treated, right?
A couple of years back I went to an HTML5 meetup and hung out with a bunch of web developers. I suck at web design (so much so that I didn't bother to try to write a new theme for my website, I used one that someone else made and tweaked it a little). One of the webdevs noticed that I use a couple of adblockers and yelled at me for taking money out of his mouth. That one cannot eat money, and that he gets paid a (much larger) salary (than I do) is beside the point.
So I put my laptop on the local network (Windbringer had been tethered to my mobile - OPSEC, ya' know) and asked him for the URL of the website he works on. He gave it to me. I opened it in a bare Firefox profile (no addons, no config tweaks, new right out of the box). His precious website loaded fully after just under three minutes.
Then, to make things fair, I rebooted Windbringer, got back on the local wireless, and opened it in my usual Firefox profile, with all the adblockers turned on. His website loaded in about five seconds.
"Your website loads so much tracking garbage up front that your page won't load in less than three minutes. I don't have time for that." And I left.
Unsurprisingly, I haven't been invited back, but my point stands - too much crap means your page won't load in a reasonable period of time.
#nowplaying I Hate Models - L'âge des métamorphoses // https://perctrax.bandcamp.com/album/l-ge-des-m-tamorphoses // quite industrial, quite techno, a bit EBM // France // 2019
I've seen this video circulating the fediverse, on how to deal with Nazism.
It's absolutely worth watching if you haven't already.
Ever wondered "WTF is going on" in those related content image grids at the bottom of the articles your read", here some interesting analysis of the dark underbelly of ad-tech: Taboola, Outbrain and the Chum Supply Chain
"We've come up with a one-liner on our vacancies page that lets people know how awesome our company is and how cool it is to work here. Something that really tells them who we are. An authentic message, full of originality. This will definitely get anyone interested in working for us.."
"wOrK hArD pLaY hArD"
Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar
Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong
Things we will do:
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more
Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you
- I did it again)
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Request.refuseFoo = model.acceptFoo;
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"// backend devs: I hate you"
I write bugs for a living, pretty cool eh? .be [fr/en]
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more