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Wait! No! i can't hear you! I just can lipread "can you hear me" after two years of pandemic

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I want a job where I don't just end up cryposting about Agile all day
it could be worse; it could be scrum. (it probably is)
Don't worry, it is

Or at least is *is now*, we moved off it because it didn't work, but now we're on it because everyone other team likes it and who cares about our team
I once had the one in a lifetime opportunity of leaving a team using an abominable combination of scrum, kanban and general, misc "agileness"


How do people jive the idea of propagating as many tickets as possible, and the ideas of tickets as documentation?


Give your developers Chromebooks running Linux
Make sure that they build using CI and are using a browser that's more painful to use than your users
When developing something I expect others to use, I always want to make sure it'll run nicely on a potato. Modern software tends to be very wasteful of resources.

It helps that I don't run top-of-the-line equipment myself.
Yeah, exactly

It's ok to use nice cases and wifi, but I want people writing software to work for people who aren't doing regular hardware refreshes


John Scott Tynes' Three Days to Kill is my personal go to for explaining cover art to writing quality differences, damn that module is real good


Oh look, Waterloo's roads are completely plowed but their city owned sidewalks are up to my waist


My neighbour is trying to use a snowblower on their driveway and seem to be stuck. And it's shaking my whole house.
😕 that's not encouraging lol
Just a fairly deep thrum


Crap - my glasses are delayed, I hope post drivers are ok!
#ONStorm


I hate that looking for epubs it's often easier to find a pirate site than a place I can give the author money. Which sucks.

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The best part of NFT people is that they don't understand what barriers they are overcoming, they aren't quite sure what ownership is, they aren't really sure why or how societies exist

We won the auction for €2.66M. Now our mission is to:

1. Make the book public (to the extent permitted by law)

2. Produce an original animated limited series inspired by the book and sell it to a streaming service

3. Support derivative projects from the community


@ValpalCoolGal They don't even have vibes! I cannot vibe with anyone into crypto
@ValpalCoolGal Fine, I will conceed rancid vibes, but you will need to accept this image to get that concession

@ValpalCoolGal Wait wait, if Connie is all curves... That means he's Non-Euclidian
@ValpalCoolGal World destroying horror
Secrets incomprehensible to the human mind
An evil old and lurking in the corruptness of humanity
We reached beyond our intended world, grew beyond our ability
@ValpalCoolGal Hey @PizzaFacts2go wanna play some Unknown Armies? I have this concepts of Cryptobros as godwalkers and ancient awakening cabals coming forth
@HippyWizard @ValpalCoolGal I can't follow any of this enough to know if this is for real.

Why do these DAO projects always have a name like a function with an emoji for arguments like Dumbass DAO (😆,😆)? What does it mean
@HippyWizard @ValpalCoolGal Did these people buy a rare book and they think they own the rights to create a dune tv show?
@HippyWizard @ValpalCoolGal They think nobody ever made jodorowsky's dune because.... What nobody could find these missing production bibles? Were they stolen by raiders? Do they think Alejandro Jodorowsky didn't make his adaptation because the book got stolen?
@HippyWizard @ValpalCoolGal I joined their discord so i could make fun of them... They have a bot that has to approve you to see all the sections. To get the bot to approve you, you have to react to a specific post. Discord has a hard limit on reactions per post and that post has reached it.
@HippyWizard @ValpalCoolGal two questions

are these just smart contracts that collect money then place a bid?
does that mean fucking christie's has some sort of API or whatever to collect bids from crypto weirdos?
@PizzaFacts2go @ValpalCoolGal So I don't know
For the Constitution it was just a wallet that collected money without any underlying logic or contract and said it wouldn't be evil
It did refund people, but most people lost all the refund as gas
@HippyWizard @ValpalCoolGal I'm trying to formulate a question along the lines of "what happened that our society ended up here" but can't find the proper phrasing to fully encompass my exasperation
@HippyWizard @ValpalCoolGal genuine question

is this dumber or smarter than beanie babies? I'm genuinely not sure
@HippyWizard The blockchain is a solution desperately in search of a problem its actually good for.


Oops I accidentally am installing Koha and categorizing my books

Please stop me from buying rfids for them so you can scan the book at the door as you leave with it
Must I stop you tho?


So far today my house has cooked pancakes, turkish delight, and now sushi
Today has been a cooking day

Also rising pizza dough for tonight


Using SSOnand OAuth to make zero trust just Security Without Borders


The best part of Wordle is that people no longer post pictures of randon squares and say that they're a bad dev because they don't commit to github hundreds of times


Waaaait I get it!
Cryptocurrency is the best webdev project
You take something that works, and replace it with something slower, less easy to use, uglier, that takes more power
That's basically their whole purpose
Sir. Sir!


Doncha love when your ci starts:
docker-image: ubuntu/ubuntu:latest
script:
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get install ...

This is what docker is for! This is why we made it!



Much to our chagrin, computers are the pinnacle of human acheivement


Can someone tell me why people aren't running Kubernetes on autoscaling groups and then using that for their CI and other ephemera?

Can you *please* tell me why people aren't doing that?!

That's what everyone tells me they want from this garbage! Why aren't they doing that?!


Using Archive.org to figure out what the devs are doing because the comments have apparently been there a while


One thing about time tracking and using scrum and stories I am noticing is that they create secret knowledge

Because people are discouraged from solving problems (especially minor ones) without a card, there's friction to solving minor problems, and so you build secret knowledge
I have yes.

In my situation though, we have strong engineering management as well as domain experts that aren't business people, so the business folks have to take somewhat of a back seat.

What you're talking about is a common problem, I'm just saying that there's a different way and that overly powerful PMs are a sign of problems.
I think the problem I am having is that you seem to be focusing on Agile-In-Theory and not Agile-In-Practice.

I am glad you have a great employer, but I have not seen one in any of the several places I've worked.

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The "state inaction on a problem" to "individual responsibility" pipeline


I keep thinking about Mutant X and how it coulda been such a better show. It was clearly set 20 Minutes Into The future for like... ⅓ of a season, and then later it was *definitely* set in 2002 or so. I really want the show it was bibled as, rather than the show that was made.


Gitlab has been importing from Github for 19 hours so far. There is no log as to what the fuck is happening. No option to cancel it and restart because the run is obviously broken.


Started using Delta.chat ( @Delta Chat ) this morning and I am hella impressed so far. I am feeling a little "who needs XMPP!" but also a little "Those who do not remember the past are doomed to reimplement it badly over HTTP" and I don't know which impulse is winning
and if I had keys that were modern I'd sign it, but blah


Amazon's architecture diagrams were designed by someone with no ability to draw - right? That's the only way they can look so bad?

"OK, here's a network with an app server and DB server and a load balancer, please allow me to drawn 500 items"

I am pretty sure that this is because they legally need to draw one line per thing they want to charge for
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Glad he supports the sovergienty of invaded peoples
#LandBack

Canada’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity will never waver, and we stand with them against Russian aggression. I spoke about that, as well as holding Iran accountable for the downing of Flight 752, with @ZelenskyyUa this morning. pm.gc.ca/en/news/readou…

There might have been some small sarcasm
I actually meant from Trudeau. 😋


How does on just lose a whole MacBook in their house?!
I would find it harder to lose just a piece, personally


It's funny that people pay for Gitlab support because it's basically "you can open an issue and we can ignore it"
I have been using Gitlab for 7 days and I already treat their support like I would using HackerNews as a support forum
@HippyWizard This is why I self host everything I can. I have long since learned I can't count on most anyone else.

This is also why I despise software that logs poorly.
@HippyWizard I worked at a company that paid for Qt support and we opened a ticket and they were like "glad you asked! to proceed, here are all the things I need you to do in gdb for me"

… and their code is all inscrutable d-pointer stuff!
@HippyWizard i spent like an hour trying to humor before my deep-dive into the library's internals turned up the fact that *IT WRAPS ANOTHER EVEN LOOP* (so you can combine it with components that use GTK) and there are undocumented settings that can control this
@SaddestRobots Holy shit
Ok - I actually prefer that to "Trying to mirror a repo returns a 500 Error" being ignored, but only because I am assuming the Qt support person had gone mad trying to debug the issue
@HippyWizard well, no, they just sent back, "ok, just gdb it and put breakpoints everywhere, you figure it out" — not even, like, a breakpoint file that'll set the useful ones for tracing the problem
@SaddestRobots Oh, well then I have literally no sympathy. That's literally what you're paying them for. Bah. Exactly this shit. It's why so often when I hear people say you pay for software because of support I am skeptical.
@HippyWizard my only real sympathy here is, like, they were clearly trying to sunset this whole service entirely (it was very hard to buy it at all), but boss insisted we keep paying for it

still, though
@HippyWizard my funniest paid-support interaction was with Red Hat, when i sorta got them to admit the GNOME team completely killed support for multiple X screens (like when you have :0.0 and :0.1) because they just forgot what it does
@SaddestRobots No one remembers Displays and that's tragic
@HippyWizard who do they think uses linux if not nerds with a giant collection of mismatched monitors!!



My two year old has decided he knows which spoons are for toddlers and which for grownups, and his list doesn't match mine, but he will panic if anyone uses a spoon from the wrong list

Kids are *weird*
Take it as the list of weapons certain character classes are allowed to wield in D&D and suddenly it isn’t weird at all.
Of course! Weapon profs in d&d were never weird!

I have never had a compliance training I didn't have to ignore. Even when involved in writing it.


One of the problem of the idea of COVID being over is the coffee making equipment at the local cafe will be a huge step down from my house
Congratulations, this is the most hipster post you're ever written.
I am the ultimate coffee snob, hipsters are tiny babies


My two year old invented an anology that viruses and antibodies being like megabloks and fitting together, after watching @MagicSchoolBus while sick



Imagine using a CI/CD tool that was worse than Jenkins
Oh, we use it as a hook based build and deploy tool. But yeah, cron is its best feature.
Ok fine, it does more launches than cron. But mostly it just runs a script when you need it to, and tells you what happened!


Once in my life I will meet a security vendor who has heard of alert fatigue
Just once


The decentralized internet is cool because in the early 2000s a canadian politician tried and failed to get belinda.com but someone blogged there.
And because they were a woman who swore the politician decided it was porn and tried to get it shut down, and the blogger wrote an article about how it was weird she got more traffic from confused Canadians but didn't even *know* that someone tried to shut her down.
Belinda.com seems to still be a site, no idea if it's the same Belinda
https://web.archive.org/web/20040204020257/http://www.belinda.com/recentevents.html

Found her blog post! Look how good this is! This is the internet I want!

Also, it's definitely pornier than I remember, which is surprising since i was like 16 when this happened so I feel like that woulda been higher on my priority list.
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I can guarantee you it isn't the same Belinda.
Yeah, once I found the blog I was sure.

This was originally a half remembered story from when my uncle worked for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada


#UnknownArmies Scooby Doo where Shaggy is an avatar of the Credulous Horror Fan who forces someone to take responsibility for the existing horror


My sinuses want to kill me. That's been a part of my life since childhood, and I am thankful my mom did the work of finding out *why* and solving the root cause by age 3. It means I have functional ears.

But *damn* does fucked sinuses suck during a respiratory pandemic.
@silverwizard I hear ya. I had a rhinovirus based cold recently (COVID tested negative), and they always turn into sinus infections after that. The drip that causes coughing is what gets me. Always worry people think I have the 'rona.
Yeah, I try to avoid the public while I'm coughing but it's always awkward