@tedu Hm. I know HN puts a strong negative penalty on that situation. Maybe we should do the same.
@swim Talk to them about how their business works to represent it well, then plan for the time after you. Build them something they can update themself on a stable service. I'd think SquareSpace - set it up, prepay for as long as you can afford to donate. Write a packet of instructions so if their employees change over they don't lose knowledge.
Today I started by explaining that I didn't want to take a big complicated dependency on a pagination gem, I'd do the small thing to fit our exact needs. Then I spent two hours finding every corner case to demonstrate why I should've taken a dep. Sure learned the value, tho.
Live in an hour. Will have the chat room on-screen this time.
I'm streaming Lobsters dev again today at 7 PM Central (9h from now). This week I'll be working on pagination, a perf + ux issue. Full announcement: https://lobste.rs/s/wld4nj/streaming_lobsters_dev_on_monday
@CobaltVelvet "octodon: it's the tits"
This one went well: closed out that chart, wrote some tests, and worked through half of the backlogged PRs and some issues without once running into ruby version hassles. And I guess Twitch referred some people because I got an unusual number of questions about Roblox.
On tonight's stream in an hour, I'm going to show where last week's charting ended up and then dig in on the thing I find harder in software dev than coding: writing. https://twitch.tv/pushcx
Well, that went nicer since with all the Ruby versioning woes squared away. Dropped in a library for making svg graphs and hacked it into giving a useful context to the concept of being heavily flagged. It'll get a few tweaks and go live probably this week. Thanks for joining.
As is becoming usual for Monday evenings, I'm going to stream some rails dev in an hour. Unsually, I have a plan: a new feature for problem users. https://twitch.tv/pushcx
The authors are weirdly convinced that littering useless unmaintainable hacks is valuable. And I guess UChicago doesn't consider software maintainers human - in any other situation they probably would've said "huh it's maybe bad to secretly test things on strangers".
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