@simon I had completely missed Github Projects! And that trick for migrating an issue from a private to a public repo is so obvious in retrospect.

I often have a half-dozen personal projects in semi-progress, stalled on something (research, learning the right bit of math/CSS/framework, or whatever). @simon 's talk, "Increase your productivity on personal projects with comprehensive docs and automated tests," has given me a bunch of ideas, and pointed to some features of Github worth exploring. It's not language or framework-specific.

A good use of 25 minutes if you use github.

After being on my phone silent for the last two years, the CA Notify Covid-19 exposure tracking app alerted for the first time tonight, reporting an exposure window of Monday-Tuesday. Not worried, since I was masked when indoors. Nice to know that it works.

@GeePawHill A catchy special case of, "Things are the way they are because they got that way."

I have performed an unscientific survey of people who are working in coding and cybersecurity to see what language they use most often.

The result: profanity.

@ceejbot I'll bet a few of those microservices are part ad serving. That should be fun.

Surprised that there so few Google hits for "performative jargonizing"

@gdinwiddie Not this year! I'm doing National Put the Blog Back Together month.

Just noticed: Haven't heard a peep about NaNoWriMo from my network this year. No plans, no intents, no best wishes.

@marick Even if it's a short episode, introducing people to Scott's frames will be new to many.

"They decided tech was a major power center that needed scrutiny and needed to be taken down a peg, and this style of coverage became very widespread and prominent in the industry."

Recent events aside, big media has been dunking on tech for a while (often with good reason). Here's an insider making claim that the dearth of positive coverage was a deliberate policy decision at the NYT that others copied.

twitter.com/mattyglesias/statu

@marick If you feeling like running a server, go forth and admin! YMMV, but I spend a lot more on coffee each month than it would cost to run an instance.

Tech note: Faced with a pile of stack traces, some of which differed by uninteresting bits, using Levenshtein distances to cluster them worked quite well. The outliers popped out quickly.

Still doing Pomodoros and want some good background music? YouTube has several performances of Penguin Cafe Orchestra's, "Numbers 1-4". Stringing three together runs about 24 minutes.

My favorites:
youtube.com/watch?v=k04tcZriDr
youtube.com/watch?v=DXxiTPiiki
youtube.com/watch?v=wOzktFy3oU

I am going to say a thing about content warnings that is something I learned while writing on AO3.

A content warning is really a content *label*. It gives readers a tool for filtering things both ways: to positively select and to positively avoid. It is heavier-weight than a tag, which can also serve the same purpose, but on a platform where the default is *broadcast*, it adds an important affordance.

Please put content labels on possibly-unwanted potentially-stressful content.

@molly0xfff The threat model of people pushing yubikeys doesn't include cats, small children, and couches which conceal doorways into the lost sock dimension.

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