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I see a lot of people complaining about how "RSS readers went away." It's a bit baffling, because they didn't. You just stopped using them 🤷

I wonder whether the smell of petrichor is a biologically engrained thing, simply because its a sign that the drought is over, in much the same way that salt and sugar taste good. In related news, IT'S RAINING!

Forget CO2 concentration, mean temperature, or what have you, I think far more accurate measure of climate change is the number of days in a year that I have to resort to putting on shorts

“People around the world no longer need to fear the vicious and determined killer.” -- says Joe Biden, announcing the state-sanctioned assassination, by remote drone, of a man without any trial or jury

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Is there an ActivityPub service for sharing reviews or restaurants, hotels, etc?

I appreciate the humour of the PureScript library: Argonaut is the JSON parsing library, Biscotti is the HTTP cookie header library

"The cost of sending a text message depends on how long it is. Anything over 160 characters counts as more than one message." What year does GDS think it is, 1993??

If he’s not going to get on board with his party’s legislative agenda why is Manchin even in the Democratic Party? In the U.K. if you don’t vote in favour of the key pieces of legislation you lose the whip

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In 1440, the Republic of Cospaia was created by accident when a small strip of land was excluded from a peace treaty.

By 1484, the neighboring states decided it was too much trouble to redraw their border.

The Republic of Cospaia survived another 386 years.

Thinking about it, this is probably why using pure functional programming languages feels like writing an interpreter for some weird domain specific variant of lambda calculus.

Also, by this definition, is return-oriented programming the process of tricking a domain specific machine into being a different domain specific machine?

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noun. Carefully crafted data that can trick a general purpose computer into thinking it is a domain specific machine

I feel like understanding the monad is the boss battle of a computer science education

"'The naughtiest thing I have ever done? Invaded a country', says Tory leadership contender"

This could have been a headline two hundred years ago, have things changed so little?

PureScript is to JavaScript what sourdough is to Chorleywood bread, or what greenwood working is to nailing chipboard together.

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The kings of consistency are back. After a record-breaking 222 days, there is finally a new episode of the HTTP 203 podcast. and I talk about
➡️ My new job
➡️ Deno
➡️ Pair programming
➡️ Filming HTTP 203 with new guests

… and more!


I've been on a bit of a rabbit hole lately about how other types of engineers (carpenters, metalworkers, clockmakers, etc) use, buy, build, and share tools; really interesting similarities and differences with software engineers

It's days like this that we have to remember the progressivism is not inevitable.

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