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i'm gaeel, i live in the north of france with my boyfriend and two cats

i like sci-fi, people, and food
i like music that goes hard
i like music that chills me out
i like watching formula one
i like modular synthesisers
i like playing d&d and lancer

mi toki kin toki pona, o kama toki tawa mi, a!

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@im i guess i should be here more too

i come and go, often staying for a few weeks and then slowly phasing out

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my extremist opinion is self-learners have an obligation to make the knowledge they dredged up more accessible. my opinion is that there is no point to knowledge if you can't teach it to someone else

Okay so I got a fixed gear set up on my single speed bike, flip flop wheel in case I want to swap back in a hurry
Went for a little ride round town and it's nice, I got used to braking with my feet quicker than I thought!

Keeping the brakes on because, 1. might as well have brakes, and 2. I'm legally required to have at least a front brake anyway

Going to ride it to work tomorrow, a little worried about a couple downhill sections, but otherwise since the path is mostly safe, I think it'll be fun

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is your software really open source if you don’t provide any guidance on how to build it?

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The “Keep _______ Weird” crowd needs to learn that the way a place gets weird is by having cheap housing so people can work part time or not at all and still make rent.

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media feels, learning about tech (4/4) 

It's not that I think obscurity benefits anyone, but in our rush to shine a light on the mechanics of computering, we've completely neglected to engage with the political realities. All of us who let that mechanical excitement fuel our lives become cogs in the accelerating machines of inequity.

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First ever two cat hug!

Bounty is a bit rough and tumble, and while Patoune tolerates his presence, she always keeps her distance.
Patoune is particular about physical contact, preferring to be left alone most of the time, and then demanding hugs when she's in the mood.
Bounty is, like, whatever... He'll take hugs when he can get them, and do his thing otherwise.

I finished watching the race and have been chilling on the couch in relative quiet, Bounty sitting on my legs and Patoune at a safe distance by herself. And for the first time ever, Patoune decided she wanted in on a group hug.

I'm playing Caves of Qud. I've not played many rogue likes before, and haven't played one in a while and I'm terrible at this.

I've started a few games already, and have died on every single fight I haven't ran away from.

This time I purchased some shiny armour and a better weapon before heading out. Turns out the currency in this game is fresh water. Shiny armour's not much use when you're dying of thirst in a salt marsh

This post brought to you by the "But it was nice and sunny all week" gang

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Oh, it's the weekend?
You wanted to go for a ride along the canal?

What if it RAINED?

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Clean up the web!

Developers, it’s time for you to choose a side: will you help rid the web of privacy-invading tracking or be complicit in it?

#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

toki, a!
mi sin
kulupu pi toki pona li lon ma Fediverse anu seme?

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Busted French sentence I just wrote:
"Il va là à la place"
("He goes there instead")

github copilot / siilly 

love this comment on reddit though:


"GitHub Copilot doesn’t actually test the code it suggests, so the code may not even compile or run."

Oh my god, its as competent as a real programmer

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github copilot / workers' rights 

don't get me wrong, i like my job, and there are a lot of things i enjoy about programming

but most of what i like about my job is that it pays well and i like my project, co-workers and office, and that has little to do with programming
and while i do get to do some fun programmy bits here and there, most of my programming work is glue code, code reviewing, keeping tests up to date, stuff like that. i don't hate it but like, i don't think i'd do these if there wasn't a paycheck and bills to pay

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github copilot / workers' rights 

people are angry about this thing

is it because programmers are facing the fact that the work they do is just another semi-skilled job and doesn't require the four-dimensional brain and finely-tuned craftsmanship they believe sets them apart from other workers?

there's a huge workers' rights thing to fight for here, and the tech industry's reluctance to unionise is going to cost us a lot, but we really got to stop pretending programming is such a special, amazing thing, it's just a job

fidget toy fidget spinner 

if anyone knows where to get decent spinners in europe that have this simple shape, let me know

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