https://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 https://bookwyrm.social/user/bibliotechy/review/74679
“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.”
Started reading this book and immediately thought of @platypus because the first chapter subtitle is “Victims of the Southern Kudzu Epidemic”
"The rise of community-owned monopolies" by Konrad Hinsen https://blog.khinsen.net/posts/2020/02/26/the-rise-of-community-owned-monopolies/
"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.
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.
Software dev at a very Large Library in Washington DC.
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