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🔖 Things You Should Never Do, Part I – Joel on Software

📝 Over 2 decades old, a classic and still relevant. 'The idea that new code is better than old is patently absurd'. A great (and short) read. Recommended.

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I don't disown ten percent of our family when times get tough. I don't banish our children when they don't perform.

I grow concerned when a corporate culture is built on telling employees that their work is now their family. Even the healthiest corporation isn't a family...and presenting it as if it is seems unhealthy to me.

With Salesforce leting go 10% of its Ohana (Hawaiian for "family") employees, I find it helpful to remember the importance of family and other support systems in addition to the workplace.

In 2021 I broke my lower leg, then ran my first 7 months later.

In 2022 I didn't run much.

I'm 2023 I'm trying something new. 1% daily improvement. Today I ran 1.03 miles. About 18 steps further than yesterday.

It feels a little silly to ONLY increase one percent over the prior day. However...

If I increase one percent each day, I'll be a half marathon in September and would be on track for over 37 miles per day by year end, without ever adding more than 0.37 miles per day.

I may hover at the half marathon distance once I reach it. Or plans may change. It's an experiment.

Colorado law in 2023 welcomes late term abortion and requires increasingly humane treatment of chickens.

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uspol, Trump taxes 

I hear the Right saying that congress shouldn't have publicized Trump tax returns. I hear the Left saying How Dare He have years of hardly paying any taxes.

Haven't heard anyone yet say what anyone did that's illegal.

Is the issue that the congress who released the returns is responsible for a tax system that creates the very situation I'm supposed to be outraged about?

Looking for a without browser access for kids/youth, ideally android. I'm interested in restricting access more than constant monitoring and snooping.

Any suggestions? I'd go for the classic Nokia but T-mobile, my carrier, has disabled 3G. I could go for basic flip phones/#dumbphone.

There's simple phones that somehow seem to cost way more than unrestricted smart phones cost.

Articles online on how to bypass Google parental controls make me think that's not reliable.

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We need a new word, , to define the advice ex-Twitter people like to give us about how to improve Fedi or how to use it effectively.

Actually, I don’t think it’s new. I’m pretty sure someone must have come up with it (or some variation) before me.

Thinking about the shepherds tonight...

Fear Not, said the angels to the shepherds, the rough and tough cowboys of their day.

When an angel appears to give a message in scripture, the recipient falls over in fear. A lot. They seem to always have to start with Fear Not.

How many of us have an understanding of The Story of the Biblical Narrative where this fits in? Where the weight of reality when revealed, even a little, strikes fear into the strongest and boldest?

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Colorado cost of living and government 

With record high increases to the cost of living already before inflation, the government pushes it higher still.

In January, will start charging FEES for trash pickup in addition to the taxes that have always paid for it. The price of eggs just more than doubled due to new regulations. Denver and other localities charge government fees for shipping bags to shop at brick and mortar stores, and the state charges fees to the citizen for every delivery from Amazon or anywhere else. Some homes that burnt down last year north of Denver can't be rebuilt due to regulations that make houses cost way more to rebuild because of regulatory requirements, more than insurance policies cover.

I wonder how much of the cost of living increase that has made Colorado unaffordable for the next generation is directly relatable to these Nickle and Diming policies that continue to take more and more of the people's earnings to disappear into the budget.

Some cost of living is certainly because we have amazing geography and limited space. But when it feels like a new policy to take money from my family is implemented every day, it makes me wonder if most of this cost is unnecessary and the financial strain is directly tied back to politicians messing up our state rather than our state drawing a crowd for being awesome.

(For those outside of Colorado, these are all "fees" because if they call them a tax they have to be voter approved. When they want more of our money and they know the citizens don't want it, they can just call it a fee and no consent is necessary.)

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homemade bread, beware! 

Sometimes my turns out beautifully.

This is using only wild yeast (no instant yeast added for rise) from a starter I built in my San Francisco hotel window earlier this year on a business trip.

#Salesforce Development 

Today I had the most enjoyable 90 minutes of coding in a long time.

There's no limit on callouts per hour or day, but there are limits to async apex, so initiating callouts from triggers can hit limits.

At my last job, I created a queueable callout interface with dependency injection for different integrations. We never hit system limits but the solution was ready for improvement.

Today in under two hours I build a new, simpler, and better version from scratch in a sandbox for where I work now.

Last time I built this, I think finalizers weren't around for queueable . Now the service checks to see if there's more callouts beinge to send, and restarts itself to process the next batch.

Not many lines of code, but a powerful tool for . Queue the job on insert only if it isn't already running, it'll run until all callouts are handled.

That. Was. Fun. 😁

I'm not really keeping up on the Media's framing of this, but here's what I gather from toots I'm seeing about Musk and Twitter:

Musk is bad for unbanning people who were banned for political opinions and jokes. Because speech is violence, it's a safety issue.

Musk is bad for banning people live doxing the location of his children leading to people... Tracking down and stalking and confronting them. Not a safety issue like a satirical blog post with opinions that disagreed with The Party.

Musk can do no right.

Think of all the actually real life impact its had that the Babylon Bee can tweet jokes again, and that corporate spokespeople can't use the guys' own platform to endanger his kids!

It's chilling. And more newsworthy than the information coming out about how Twitter has been run until now. That whole category is information we shall call.... Bruno.

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Using #vim is easy once you learn a few basic keybindings.

h and l - move left and right
j and k - move down and up
η and λ - move backwards and forwards through time
ξ and κ - translation through additional temporal dimension (if applicable)
ᚻ, ᛄ, ᚳ and ᛚ - moving left, down, up, and right through celestial spheres
𐤄 and 𐤋 - switch deity to pantheon member to left or right
ᛄ - supplicate to chosen deity
ᚳ - challenge chosen deity (dangerous)
:q - exit

#CellTower 80 

80 games down. This one was tough. I like the game, but sometimes it's several times throughout the day staring at the puzzle to see the words.


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