Still not over the fact that my library was founded by a donation from an enslaver and we also have department called “Human Capital”

My friend just told me he’s going into the Colombian jungle for 3 weeks with no internet and I’ve never been so jealous in my whole life.

danluu.com/cli-complexity/ “I have plenty of complaints about PowerShell, but passing structured data around and easily being able to operate on structured data without having to hold metadata information in my head so that I can pass the appropriate metadata to the right command line tools at that right places in the pipeline isn't among my complaints”
This article really makes me want to give nushell another go

@tripofmice are there any issues with new bookwyrm signups at the moment? A friend tried to create an account but didn’t get the email.

Review of "A People's History of Computing in the United States" (4 stars): Early personal computing as creating community, not consumers bookwyrm.social/user/bibliotec

Always confuse Stewart Brand with Russel Brand, which, briefly, makes these computing histories a lot weirder.

“Ultimately, in-game labour is just a re-branding of gameplay designed to be dull enough that rich players will pay to outsource it to poor players.”
paulbutler.org/2021/play-to-ea

Sore throat, headache-y and super tired, but the off-brand (but in stock) antigen test says I’m negative, so guess it’s just the crunk my kid had last week. Yay crunk!

Well, finished A Canticle for Liebowitz last night and maybe that wasn’t the right book to read in this particular moment. The dark humor transformed into just plain dark by the end. Sheesh.

Today, my 12yo introduced me to a lofi chillwave song I really liked, and then DM’d an impromptu D&D session. Hashtag proud parent

Saw a colleagues slow descent into burnout come to a head today, and management’s response was mostly to worry about the internal political implications. A few hours after work, my disappointment has transformed into anger.

@tripofmice uhhh...while testing some local development for my PR, I accidentally created a random book on prod bookwyrm.social/book/226645 and I now I can't delete it. 😭

Started reading this book and immediately thought of @platypus because the first chapter subtitle is “Victims of the Southern Kudzu Epidemic”

Let my son sign up for a Java coding class.
Sometimes you just need to let them learn from their own mistakes.

Watched Time Bandits with my 11yo and he said it was “better than I thought it would be”, so I’m not a total failure as a parent.

"The rise of community-owned monopolies" by Konrad Hinsen blog.khinsen.net/posts/2020/02

"The monopoly situation prevents existing users from moving elsewhere, significantly reducing the effort that needs to be made to keep them. All effort can thus be concentrated on gaining new users, which leads to the paradoxical situation that the needs of non-users have a larger weight in strategic decisions than the needs of the user base."

This is spot-on.

I feel like the JS ecosystem is a gigantic Rube Goldberg machine that you start by stepping on rake and completes when that rake hits you in the face.

Someone I spent a lot of time mentoring in my previous job just told me she learned so much since I left because there wasn’t someone there to answer all of the questions.
Felt great, tbh, like I helped someone get to the point where they just needed to jump and fly on their own.
But also…I’ve still got room to grow as a mentor, knowing when to step back.

A colleague told me my script was the “best written shell script” she had ever seen. Remember kids, if you set the bar low, you too can achieve greatness. :)

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