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no. mini rant.

there's a reason 410 exists in addition to 404, especially for cache (in)validation. 307/308 are used very frequently for API compatibility. 204 is an essential error-code for no-response API requests and actually speeds up the request processing by a considerable amount since the recipient doesn't even have to keep the socket open to wait for a body.

calling the more specific error codes "irrelevant" is just a bit like saying "we don't need <header>, <section>, <main>, <nav>, <footer> and everything else. stop making it hard, just use <div>."

semantics matter.

2021-07-28 13:40:30

Developer "side-project" lifecycle:

1. Buy domain name
2. Drop everything you work on
3. Spent days on it
4. Finish for 80%
5. Abandon project


Between this @LinusTech and the @arstechnica review I think I'm going to get one of these @FrameworkPuter laptops and see for myself. I love the idea of it being so upgradeable and post-build customizable even if I end up never using that feature.…
But is it Windows 11 compatible? 😀 😀 😀
It ships with Windows 10 as an option or none (saves you $139 or more) right now but I imagine once Windows 11 ships it will be. Since there is no discount on the price I'll probably just get the "none" option and throw on Linux Mint or Arch.

Since LibreOffice is my go-to office suite product I'm enjoying this blog series on how one can document bugs and how they address them. It's all very standard software engineering practices but still...

How do bugs get fixed in LibreOffice? And prevented from ever creeping in again? Dive under the hood of the software and learn how the QA process works:…

2021-07-29 02:50:21

It's astonishing to think we're facing another round of pandemic measures because of people who are willing to get sick and risk death because they think it'll piss off someone like me for a few months.

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2021-07-28 14:30:15

Anyone else? 🐱


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2021-07-28 22:42:31

Neat quickies in photoshop. The patch tool can work really well for deleting areas with a texture from somewhere else, even if the colour/brightness doesn't match. Building up areas of texture sometimes works exponentially.

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2021-07-28 18:29:50

A much (!) improved touchpad firmware for the #PinebookPro is now available for flashing! The process requires some degree of Linux knowledge, but even a novice should be able to follow the instructions.

Forum thread link:…


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2021-07-28 03:22:51

Who said it can't be done? @TheDriversCoop has raised more than 👏🏽$625,000👏🏽 in a non-equity, crowd-based fundraising campaign that sustains 100% worker ownership. And they are raising more every day.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The co-op wave is coming... 🌊

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2021-07-27 19:35:09

Who else can relate?

(Image credit: @MBA_ish on IG)


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Wikileaks nimmt sicher gerne Datenspenden an.

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2021-07-27 20:43:25

We’ve just added built-in citation support to GitHub so researchers and scientists can more easily receive acknowledgments for their contributions to software.

Just push a CITATION.cff file and we’ll add a handy widget to the repo sidebar for you.

Enjoy! 🎉


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Ok, this is a good feature

Also timely:
Super, Bibtex support ! That's ideal for #jabref

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Despite FL having worse stats than NY since 7/2020 many here & in media crowed about how great DeSantis was and how well FL fared. While never true reality is impossible to ignore now. We have half of the worst counties& a governor who still wants to do nothing to stop it #uspoli


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My Trump Mini-me governor doing everything he can to make the pandemic as bad as possible. It's crazy he has such a high approval rating. Maybe that'll change as more and more unvaccinated people are adversely affected. It didn't have to be this way. #uspoli

NEW: Hours before federal officials issued new mask guidance to combat the surge of the Delta coronavirus variant across America, and even as his state’s hospitals were veering toward disaster, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly met with anti-maskers

Echos of “One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
History is rife with delusions of grandeur--and we know how those all ended.

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2021-07-27 17:00:00

BREAKING: Activision Blizzard employees will strike tomorrow outside Blizzard's campus to protest the company's responses to the discrimination lawsuit and to demand more equitable treatment for staff…

2021-07-27 18:21:56

And it’s not just QAnon; Our Economist/YouGov data show white evangelical Christians are also disproportion likely to believe other conspiracies — eg about the 2020 election, but also about vaccines and the moon landing. True even after controlling for demographics and politics.
@Hank G ☑️ Because it palpably isn't anywhere near 20%. More like 2%, according to the Financial Times.
@Rhysy Do you have a link to an actual FT poll on that?
@Rhysy I'd say unless you happen to be in a geographic area with a lopsided distribution you probably can't tell much difference "palpably" between 20% and 2%.
@Rhysy I'm guessing referring to this and yeah the "permament" line seems off to me. I found the link to the FT story but I'm not registering for their site to see it.
@Hank G ☑️ One in five is vastly and easily perceptibly different than two in a hundred, unless there are strong local variations. There's no way in hell one fifth of people think a permanent night-time curfew is a good idea. It's classic BS : if it seems too good (or in this case extreme) to be true, then it probably isn't. From the results of a single poll conflicting massively with all other prior life experience, I'd be far more suspicious of the poll. Were there some mass hankering to keep everyone indoors at night and close the nightclubs, I'd damn well have heard about it.

Normally I can unpaywall the FT with archive, but this isn't working right now. IIRC the gist of it was that the wording in the original poll was at fault.

2021-07-27 18:09:43

.@BenSasse & others have argued that a decline in religiosity in America has left ppl vulnerable to the false spiritual satisfaction of conspiracy theories & sectarianism, eg in QAnon.

But we find the opposite. The least religious are the least credulous:…

2021-07-27 17:07:26

I’ve watched many a congressional hearing. Rarely have I felt as drained and outraged. Justice must be done all around, and that includes Republicans who’ve tried to sabotage an investigation into Donald Trump’s #January6th. #SelectCommitteeHearing #InsurrectionHasConsequences

I guess it could be worse. Fox could be running the truly alternate reality that Trump, McCarthy et al are pushing that it’s all Democrats’ and Antifa’s fault, but also simultaneously just a bunch of tourists and the courage act of political expression in the name of liberty. SMH

After years front page coverage of BENGHAZI!!! Hearings the current hearing into the 1/6 insurrection are completely absent. So of course half the country won’t hear anything besides the Trumpist lies about it and continue to live in their alternate reality silo. #uspoli
This should disabuse anyone who's paying attention of any residual belief that the media have a "liberal bias". Of course, no one who's paying attention thinks the media have a liberal bias anyhow.

2021-07-27 11:08:48

"When I read headlines like “Pelosi goes to war with GOP over Jan. 6,” it drives me absolutely crazy. Those headlines are playing right into the Republican Party's hands."

I write for @USATODAY & will discuss on @Morning_Joe


While I've enjoyed my time playing with V I want to get back to doing some cross platform app development again. Leading contender for that is still Flutter. So time dust out those cob webs. #vlang #Flutter #programming

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2021-07-26 16:40:51

remembering the therapy session in which the grindr notification sound emitted from my therapist's phone, outing him; my face of recognition, in turn, outed me

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2021-07-27 01:58:37

I know it is super hard for Mainstream Media to tell the American people that one of their parties has done something cruel to them for short-term political gain, but you have two choices here (1) tell US the truth (2) carry water for Republicans. Choose US over GQP.

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2021-07-26 10:05:44

People talk about crypto being the Wild West, but they have a very romanticized and essentially fictional image of what the Wild West was. For the vast majority of people it was a time and place where life was nasty, brutish and short.

2021-07-25 03:16:59

My daughter made $110 on her lemonade stand today, in like an hour. Turned out people were handing her $5s and $10s and she was just assertively saying thank you for the tip, and not offering change.

2021-07-26 18:05:03


The ‘when’ expression is exhaustive if used in combination with sealed classes or enums. The compiler will complain if you forget to handle any of the cases, thus alerting you to possible mistakes.


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2021-07-26 15:03:02

"We have all been lectured about the need to treat the reckless, the stupid, the stubborn, and the misinformed with more respect. Actually, it’s time to call them out...."…
Fwiw, I think everyone, however mistaken, deserves to be treated with respect. Now, if I could just manage to fully implement this policy. 😉
I'd qualify that with making the distinction between those who are honestly mistaken and those who are malicious. Malicious people spreading malicious lies aren't worthy of respect and should be called out.

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2021-07-26 19:20:35

What I find most revealing is how many of my unvaccinated patients, who are now ill with COVID19, continue to express hesitancy over the vaccine, but quickly accept experimental treatment…

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Tossed salad and scrambled eggs.
They’re authoritarians who need to be told what to do. If leadership doesn’t tell them to act in their own best interests, they won’t. That’s why I say they need to be cared for - part of that means protecting them from the influence of inferior leaders... Somehow. :/

May the Zuck/Facebook "metaverse" never come to be. Also if any of the other FAANG+M companies could try not to absorb even more of our online worlds that'd be great. #DeleteFacebook…

While I agree that Trumpists are anti-democracy and therefore a Trumpist led party would be too it’s still shocking that not a single Republican demographic had a majority say voting was a fundamental right. Sad and scary. #uspoli


I didn't realize Tim Paterson (of DOS fame) had a blog where he discusses a bunch of stuff about that era. It hasn't been updated in a decade but I'm going to be walking through it for the #retrocomputing goodness

More egregious than DeSantis's handling of COVID in Florida is his attempt to fudge the numbers to make it harder for responsible people to make informed decisions. Earlier responsible counties had reasonable restrictions but he's made that impossible now.…