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"On the fateful afternoon of April 8, 2017, yours truly was bored and decided he wanted to set up this hot new piece of social networking software called Mastodon. Little did he know how this bit of idle curiosity would affect his life months down the line.

This is the story from then to now in various pieces, as much as I can recall anyways. I don’t remember every detail but what remains is enough to write this post."

I wrote this post, I hope y'all read it.

Mastodon has set my eyes on Ruby - certainly looks interesting.

When I finally get relieved of imminent exams + endless preparations, I will definitely give it the proper going over it deserves (unless it doesn't, and then.. it didn't deserve such treatment I guess)

Webdevs also tend to care more about DX (developer experience) than UX. Hence frameworks compete on DX, not UX.

I see a lot of devs who are experts in the "Angular way" or "React way" of doing things, and can spout off mantras about monads and pure functions and who-knows-what, and yet they don't really know what requestAnimationFrame is or how not to block browser scrolling.

It's like everybody knows how to build a beautiful sparkling tower, but nobody knows how to build a solid foundation.

@falkreon My favorite was MANY years ago when I was a lot less experienced than I am now, a programmer I looked up to had an extra semicolon...

if (VeryLongFunctionName(foo, bar, smeg, head));

The condition was well past 80 characters long and no one noticed the extra ; on the end of the long line, so that next block of code always ran.

I learned a lot about programmers the day we found that.

Still using Firefox - congratulations Mozilla!

My only 'issues' with it thus far is:

- no lastpass plugin (plugin doesn't support quantum yet)
- teaching it all of sites I use

My Jenkins seems to be broken, the perfect time to try some new things out :D

On that is just awesome! There is a Firefox Developer Edition with some sick features -

/me <3 Mozilla

Indeed it is.

I haven't used Firefox on the regular in about 10 years. I love Chrome, but Firefox has pulled out the big guns now.

I've heard complaints on the UI - clearly they haven't used it, because its sexy af!

Yes, there are a few issues regarding missing plugins - but I could rather easily just remake them myself, or wait for someone else to. I think I'll choose the latter :p

p.s. enable the dark theme <3

The other thing, that bothers me is over-complex server setups - there is really no need.

I don't mind making adjustments to Waterfall to accustom for some of these, when they are possible without massive underlying changes.


Currently toying around making a PCB.

We made a circuit model, all exported to formats ready for a PCB Engraver. Sadly the software was misplaced. We'll be back on this - soon.

We'll try a single board, make our adjustments, and probably make a few boards.

Honestly, we're just winging it - as usual :p

I saw that IBM had transferred OpenJ9 to the Eclipse Foundation earlier - awesome.

OpenJ9 actually looks to be a rather good JVM. Especially for people like me, running so-so systems to host web properties.

I might give it a go, using it for my Jenkins instance. Maybe I'll be able to make the strain from Jenkins just a tad bit more bearable.

Maybe it'll grow on me - but I'm not sure what I think about var in Java.

1. It's incomplete without val - I use final fields (local, or otherwise) all the time - although nobody wants Java to become Kotlin (well maybe capitalthree :p)

2. It's going to require more analysis on behalf of the IDE - and support might be dodgy for a while. (also, nobody wants IDEA to be any slower to import projects)

3. This is going to be used inconsistently by new Java devs coming from Javascript :(

Tired of network admins not understanding that not all stacktraces are bad -_- (they can be useful for debug information, in non-crashy situations)

I'll see if I can make it clearer that its not a crash, else back to BungeeCord behaviour.



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