I deleted an account yesterday, @bonk2, after someone reported it to me. Seemed to be a bot made from someone in the gab crowd posting spam. If y'all see any suspicious new accounts be sure to report it or just @ me .
The account had two posts. One was a meme that obvious racial connotations that I didn't quite grok. The other was a link to a website about why men should never marry woman and @'d a bunch of accounts from a gab instance.
For some reason this idea is blowing my mind rn:
People can be roughly fungible, but relationships aren’t fungible.
‘If I didn’t have you, somebody else would do’ (thanks Tim Minchin!) But once I have you, and spend 10 years building a relationship, someone else will not do.
Any of y'all going to be in Santa Monica for #refactorcamp2019 ?
There is something about writing the statement 'import time' that makes me feel supremely powerful.
Thousands of programmers have spent countless hours abstracting the complexities of time such that now I can just import a library and leverage all of their hard work for myself with little understanding.
I am truly a blind, idiot god. Feel the power of my ignorance!
When a significant fraction of a group of people you care about are a part of an economic category which didn't exist 5 years ago and which our current legal fictions do not offer adequate protections for. Feels like the future slammed into me all at once, as a normalcy bubble built out of my, mostly, automation proof life popped.
Recently spent a weekend camping with a group of friends I mostly hadnt seen since college. They were all generally outdoorsy, blue collar type folks. I was the only person there that worked in tech, to my knowledge at least.
I was surprised and slightly horrified to learn that about half of them were working below the API in some form or another.
Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.
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If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.