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Not everyone can self host software systems.

Not everyone wants to self host software systems.

Not everyone gives a shit about tech

Most people just want to go online, do their thing and move on with their day

If there is a mass exodus from GitHub / GitLab or others we people hosting our own infra need to be good about discovery, community building, community engagement and more.

We also need to figure out how to federate authn/authz. I'll skip over submitting small things if it means yet another account on yet another server run by yet another random.

Centralization isn't great but it does facilitate discovery, community and engagement.

We need to keep this at the back of our mind.
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Retrospective of a year writing C code again (for those not also on twitter): floooh.github.io/2018/06/02/on

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I've been skeptical of *completely* eliminating coding tests from interviews, but this article is thoughtful and has a lot of useful, specific suggestions for how interviewing can work without them. pete.holiday/blog/2018/05/kill

Continuing my latest blog series: learn about a second way to interpret normal vectors and their transformation properties! reedbeta.com/blog/normals-inve

This doesn't mean much since there is very little chance for the House to vote for it, or Trump to sign it. But it's nice to see anyway. arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Nice going, FDA! 👌👌
FDA to start naming names of pharma companies blocking cheaper generics
arstechnica.com/science/2018/0

This sounds like a great course, and something like it should be part of every undergrad CS program (ideally woven into other CS courses as well).

My college SwEng course was in the top 3 most useful-in-practice classes I took. (Others being architecture & compilers.)

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Happy evening! Enjoy the nice weather!

Spring in the PacNW is like:
"Oh it's nice today, I don't need my hoodie"
*2 minutes later*
"Oh I should've brought my hoodie"
———
"Oh it's gray today, I don't need my sunglasses"
*2 minutes later*
"Oh I should've brought my sunglasses"

Q: When you're editing a piece of writing, where does the deleted text go?
A: The grafyard.

Dinner at Chez Reed tonight: white wine herb marinated chicken; pasta with grilled red pepper, asparagus, and alfredo 😋

A cool example of human evolutionary adaptation: the Bajau people of SE Asia apparently acquired a gene mutation for a larger spleen, enabling them to hold their breath longer and dive deeper. seattletimes.com/nation-world/

Happy ! Hope y'all have a restful weekend! 😸

FTW = for the win
FWT = friends with tails
TFW = that feeling when
TWF = that was funny
WFT = wild for tea
WTF = what the fuck

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This sounds like an interesting way of threading the needle. I obviously don't love the idea of ads showing up in my browser, but keeping the personalization private and client-side is maybe a non-terrible way to do it. arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/0

Adulthood is:
• Buying the smallest package of arugula you can find, which is still like a cubic foot of arugula
• Using approximately 2% of it before it starts to liquefy
• Throwing it out
• Repeating this process until you die