The BBC trying to promote their Sounds app by delaying the publication of a topical news show to their RSS feed by several weeks is just completely absurd. The jokes aren't going to be funny over a month after the story left the news cycle. Just be done with it and kill the feed if you're going to be so anti-RSS. Seriously tempted to listen to the radio broadcast instead, like it's the 20th century. The centralisation of online audio content should be opposed on all fronts, be it from Spotify, the BBC, or anyone else. How long before we need different apps/subscriptions to listen to different music artists, as we do for online video streaming? Ridiculous.
In the same way that a foot soldier is not going to respect a general whose never been in the trenches; whose never so much as fired their gun at the enemy, I really struggle to believe people who talk about data pipelines and synchronised metadata who have never made a cURL request against a Web API, never committed and pushed to a distributed VCS, who don't understand the need for simplicity above all else.
Are there more wheels or doors in the world?
‘Yes, He Would’: Fiona Hill on Putin and Nukes - Putin is trying to take down the entire world order, the veteran Russia watcher said in an interview. But there are ways even ordinary Americans can fight back. https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/02/28/world-war-iii-already-there-00012340
What a pointless article from the guardian on how to get off Russian gas: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/feb/25/how-can-europe-wean-itself-off-russian-gas
All of the suggestions given require years or decades… We should be instigating policies of nationalisation and rationing across the continent. Who gives a damn if shutting down some gas-hungry industries will send economies into recession when Ukrainians are being bombed in their beds‽‽ People are saying this is the largest war in Europe since the second world war -- let's start acting like it
I don't want to start a debate on whether vaccine mandates are a good idea or not, but assuming that a government is committed to enforcing them for all medical personnel but is concerned that they will have to fire an untenably large proportion of the essential workforce, why don't they do as the roman legions did and draw lots?
Every day/week/month, everyone who isn't vaccinated gets put into a pot, some percentage of the names are drawn, and those that are lose their jobs. Would that have close to the same effect? Is it any less fair than firing them all on the first day?
You could say that it's not safe to have unvaccinated workers around the ill, but it's also not safe for hospitals to lose significant chunks of their workforce all at once. There must be some number between 0% and 100% of loses per unit of time that allows for a minimisation of the numbers of unvaccinated healthcare workers whilst maintaining adequate staffing numbers, given an institution's capacity for hiring and training.
Just an interesting optimisation problem
Controversial opinion: I don't think TDD makes sense for most CRUD software. It makes sense if you're writing software with a defined input domain and output codomain, like a database engine or a CLI utility, especially where a breaking change has a huge impact, but if your API has O(1) consumers then it's a very high cost to pay for little benefit.
TIL The least populous city in England is the City of London, as bizarre as that sounds. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/dec/08/marazion-cornish-town-with-1440-residents-seeks-to-become-the-uks-smallest-city
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