👋 I'm Ricardo. I live in sunny #Portugal.
I live in an ivory tower of abstractions, and use arcane sigils to coerce poisoned sand and lightning to do my bidding. This sometimes works as intended.
🦀 I'm a #rustlang fan, been following it since before the 1.0 release, and it keeps getting better.
#cats have a place in my heart. I'm a simple man, I see cat photos, I boost 'em.
📼 Remember: be kind, rewind! 📼
📚 Reading is the best thing (after #cats, of course)
#AncientHistory is a fascinating subject, regardless if the subject is Ancient Rome, Mesopotamia or, most mysterious of all, the Late Bronze Age collapse (it was not just the Sea Peoples, okay?)
Rust 1.32 is here and has what looks like a really cool macro called `dbg`
sewing! - and masculinity, gendering, misogyny, environmental pol Show more
As I learn to sew as an adult, four things come together to irk me:
- I was, through society and directly, not taught anything coded as feminine;
- sewing, and all crafting, is coded as feminine;
- all things coded as feminine, including crafting, is considered lessor;
- living sustainability and outside of consumerism is, often, a form of crafting.
I see what we did there, and I won't stand for it!
O to be young again and capable of putting in an 8-hour shift at the day job and then another 6 hours of night shift on side projects
The advice against "burnout pace" rarely mentions that how that pace can change as you age. That pace for a 20-year-old is different than for a 40-year-old. It's easy to fall into the trap of assessing your current pace against your younger self.
X: I'm just going to untar java8 on the prod machine. Where do you want it?
Y: anywhere is good.
Me: Well, it's for our developers, /dev seems appropriate.
If you allow your website users to delete their account and don't really delete their data, maybe don't allow a registration with the same e-mail address to inherit the old user data – *and if you do* maybe don't let them access anything before they confirm their e-mail address.
'Cause I was just shown a website that lets you access all the user data if you know the e-mail address used to register an account that was deleted in the meantime.
And we figured this out in a matter of minutes.
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
Insect collapse: ‘We are destroying our life support systems’
Scientist Brad Lister returned to Puerto Rican rainforest after 35 years to find 98% of ground insects had vanished
The book that changed how I negotiate. It converts introversion and an unwillingness to stand up for yourself into an asset.
🐦 📣 HELLO! there was once a joke about interviewing prominent tooters to learn the nuance of their approach and technique.
one thing lead to another, i slipped on a banana peel, and now you can listen to a whole ding-dang interview i did with @selontheweb to enter the mind of a true Mastodon power-poster.
💻 📺 YOUTUBE:
FINALLY, you can place jackdaw and sel right into your ears, where they questionably belong!
subreddit drama+, nazis getting wrecked Show more
Daily reminder that the subreddit for the hilariously named "Proud Boys" nazi group was raided and successfully entirely taken over by transmasculine and non-binary resistance, who now use /r/proudboys to post about how proud they are to be boys.
Your friendly infernal compiler error.
Amicus ad omnis felium
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more