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Seven months ago, around Christmas, Santa came and offered me a gift: he said I can leave with him, and have a look at the keyboards in his magical kingdom. That was an offer one cannot refuse, and I went. Seven months later, I was sent back to convey the good news: the magic of keyboards will continue, forever!

I will be sharing some of the marvelous devices I had the opportunity to see in the past months.

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my favorite getting-hired experiences were when i went and built a thing on a lark, because i was kinda interested in it and wanted to see if i could, and somebody noticed the thing, and said "hey let us pay you to do more of that"

trawling through job postings in hopes of finding ones i'm only partially unqualified for, by comparison, makes me hate the work before i even write the cover letter

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lol, amp. i noticed that a page would suddenly appear after 8 seconds of waiting if i disabled js, which seemed pretty weird.

turns out that there's a css3 anim to hide the page for 8 full seconds (that is skipped when the js loads ofc).

this is *required* by the amp standard. your page fails validation if you don't do this.

sure makes these goog results look kinda suspicious, huh

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And that's why Mozilla can say "RSS/Atom has been in decline and support has been dropped by companies such as Google (Google Reader), or Apple (Apple Mail), or changed focus." And that's why I think we need to keep RSS/Atom despite big companies dropping support because RSS and Atom work precisely for the slow web, the small sites, for average Internet people, for us.

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Top 5 ways to stop illegal immigration:

- stop illegalising immigration
- stop illegalising immigration
- stop illegalising immigration
- stop illegalising immigration
- stop illegalising immigration

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PSA: if a user habitually boosts stuff you don't want to see, you can turn off boosts just for them without unfollowing them

view their profile in the regular masto UI and you'll see a "Hide boosts from X" in the hamburger menu

this can make the whole experience a lot less annoying, but it's not well-known!

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with all this hubhub about git in the news, I'm glad folks are looking at gitlab as an option.

however, it might be a good time to remind folks of alternate systems that learn from some of the mistakes of git: #pijul (pijul.org/) and #fossil (fossil-scm.org) the latter which is created by the brilliant author of SQLite.

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recently it has seemed to me that the main trick of computer programming is to learning how to break your problem down into a series of subproblems that turn out to be the subject of entire careers and yearly conferences of various computer scientists

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hands down the best thing about GDPR is that it shows us that there are still places on this planet where humans can tell Our Machine Overlords to do something and they still have to listen

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couldn't resist ordering a couple of these teeny computers that fit in a USB port: crowdsupply.com/sutajio-kosagi

should arrive around my birthday, so happy birthday, future me!

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listen prof my dog ate my gdpr stuff but i can still turn it in until midnight right

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