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coding in javascript feels like living in america. everything is broken or abandoned or melting or owned by like two companies and a bunch of barnacles and scammers

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@arielcostas @DeveloperMemes
We have a standard, ISO 8601.
YYYY-MM-DD
I always use it that way if not otherwise stated that I shall not.
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Internet is a pronoun and should be capitalised, the header image is from nearly 2 decades ago, and the byline needs an Oxford comma — get proper editor, The Guardian!

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@phel @wolfie This is correct. Podcasting isn't about what's in the content of the audio, it's about the way in which it's distributed. It's about the particular combination of downloadable audio files and openly-syndicated RSS feeds.

It's like how there are a zillion ways to send text-based content around the Internet, but only one method using a certain category of software configured to automatically interoperate among users' devices in a particular manner can properly be called "email."

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A "podcast" behind a paywall is not a podcast.

A "podcast" that only one app can receive is not a podcast.

A "podcast" without a public feed that can be freely pulled into any podcast client or RSS reader is not a damn podcast, don't let people get away with calling it that.

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Most minimalists seem to be "extremist minimalists" (extreminimalists?).

But #minimalism is not about owning less than X things, it is about not taking part in excessive consumption just for the sake of consumption! Its about getting _real_ value out of things rather than having lots of things with little value.

Sometimes I think we really need a codified constitution in the U.K., especially when the government just need a majority to do away with stuff like the Fixed-term Parliaments Act

This whole debate around copilot has actually restored some faith in the industry — am seeing some really nuanced views around copyright, reducing the friction on producing bad code, and the continued centralisation of power to big tech

If I had a reason to write documents in my spare time, I could very easily see myself getting into antique typewriters

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food 

My daughter read about making butter by shaking cream and was very excited about the idea, so we tried it this morning.

I've never done it before, it's fun! There's a really weird moment where you have a jar of whipped cream and it seems like no matter how hard you shake nothing is happening, the whipped cream is just stuck to the sides of the jar and not moving...

then suddenly it separates all at once into a solid chunk of butter and a liquid puddle of buttermilk, it’s like magic!

I get there’s a whole campaign to make social media less addictive for them, by what oh why can’t I add a video intended for children to a playlist. I just cannot fathom the logic behind that one

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Matt Hancock is a hypocrite.
Sack him.
That's all!

#politics

TIL closed captioning for TV broadcast in the 1970s was more capable than YouTube’s today. If that doesn’t say everything about the state of modern software…

Why are all the vaccination centres so far away from train stations? I’m looking at a 3 hours journey there and a 3 journey back! I’m lucky, I can take the day off if need be, but we should be making it easy for people.

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My girlfriend: Do you know what "Node.js: Server-side JavaScript" is?

Me: Yeah, why are you asking?

Her: Is it a virus?

Me: Weeeell... 😆

(turns out Adobe Cloud is now running two node processes on her Windows machine)

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Learning APL is like learning to program all over again; just so alien

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