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Happy April Fool's Day, reposting this old classic is all I got, hope you have a good one and nobody does something shitty as a "joke"

what's your favourite way to simplify your life with git? mostly interested in slightly unusual tricks like:

- never using the stash, just creating temporary branches instead
- deleting your `main` branch so that you can never accidentally commit to it

Nothing more motivating than a royalty statement with a £0 balance 😓

If you're a curious human, please consider buying a copy of my book, Sticky. It's the best thing I've ever written! 🦎

• You can find on all the usual spots - and in store - in hardback and/or paperback.
• It's available as an eBook (Kindle & Kobo)
• And if you like to listen to your science - delivered in an Irish accent - it's also on audiobook (Amazon only) with me narrating it.

Thanks in advance! #scicomm #science #author

MAGAs are labeling DEI as "Didn't Earn It," which is wild because in reality, generating historic wealth through 2 billion acres of stolen land from Native Americans, enslaving Black people for 300 years, banning Asian immigration until 1965, & banning women from financial access til 1974 — all without paying a single red cent in reparations or restitution — is the living breathing example not earning it.

I have to admit that I was very hesitant to add a dog to our family. Well over a year ago, when my husband saw Summer available on the internet, he was fresh out of the hospital and had been fighting one type of cancer or another. He was weak and tired. I had recently retired to help him.
It seemed like it wasn't a good idea to bring a major project home. Not to mention, I had never owned a dog.
It was also hard to say no to my husband, who had gone through so much. It was just as hard to say no to a puppy nobody wanted.
So I caved, and the rest is history.
I followed my heart and drove hundreds of miles to bring Summer home. It turns out that is the best part of me to follow.
Good morning, Mastodon.
#Summer #DogsOfMastodon

I served my country in uniform for twenty years. My coffin will be draped by the American flag. I'm tired of folks calling themselves 'patriots', and co-opting our flag, to show allegiance to Trump.

The real 'patriots' are those that fight fascism at home and abroad.

If you find yourself a smart person in an industry of smart people you may not know how to stand out from the crowd and get noticed; may I suggest you try kindness?

People remember kindness more than they remember smart anyway.

Make people feel appreciated and heard.

@breadandcircuses there's that old dorothy parker quote: "If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."

a good corollary is, if you want to know what kind of system capitalism is, just look at the sociopaths it elevates to power. is there any other system of human self-organization that so reliably seats absolute ghouls at the top of its hierarchy?

This is the surface of a comet! Dust is swirling around the surface of Comet 67/P -- captured in 2016 by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, processing by Jacint Roger Perez.

Still one of the most remarkable scenes in space exploration.

#space #science #astronomy #ESA

i uh spend a lot of time thinking about whether various surprising software design choices are

a) intrinsic to the problem domain ("it turns out it DOES make sense!”)
b) made sense historically ("this made sense in 1992, but it didn't age well”)
c) just a typo/mistake (the "Referer" header)
d) related to budget/time constraints (“well, prototyping with shell scripts is fast!”)
e) cultural/organizational (“well, Google is the main funder for this project, and…”)
f) something else

#Oppenheimer feared nuclear annihilation – and only a chance pause by a Soviet submarine officer kept it from happening in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, as it gave him time to rethink before firing his nuclear torpedo/.

“World War III was very likely averted as a result of a brief delay in time caused by a sailor who happened to be stuck in the right place at the right time..."

#ColdWar #WorldWarII #WWII #histodons #history

@mattblaze @SteveBellovin It's "the Search for Safety - A History of Railroad Signals and the People Who Made Them"

by the Union Switch & Signal Division, American Standard Inc. 1981

No ISBN number.

@GustavinoBevilacqua @jamigibbs I finally finished it! The last coat of paint is still drying, but I think it turned out pretty well for a first attempt.


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