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I’m a software dev with 25 (?!) years building distributed systems from CORBA to . Buzzword alert: , , , , , , etc. I'm a long-time tinkerer.

I've got 4 great kids (all credit to mom). A music fan (also movies/TV/books), a coffee addict, an aspiring musician with more instruments around than I can actually play. I got to travel the world as an kid, then settled near Boston and don't venture far these days. Some day…

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Welcome new followers! Yes I write about Apple at @sixcolors and Macworld, and podcast about tech at @clockwise and @rebound, but I’m also a sci-fi novelist! The Galactic Cold War series is like Mission: Impossible meets John Le Carré *in space*. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, I don’t know what will. Pick up a copy—I’d sure appreciate it. Available at all fine bookstores, online and off: dmoren.com/writing/galactic-co

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Mickey Petersen, he of the book Mastering Emacs, has just released the first post-prototype version of his tree-sitter-based structural editing package for Emacs.

This is huge people!

masteringemacs.org/article/com

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If I can make just one person laugh… 

it’s not a good joke.

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TestFlight issues are now fixed, and the latest Mammoth beta build is here. It's a big one! 🦣

testflight.apple.com/join/ejJ7

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Under 400 followers to go before I launch a 10%-off sale (10% for 10K!) on all the stuff I make and that is for sale.

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Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough. You should already know that.

I’m not sure how other people use lists, but the whole point for me is to partition my timeline into “read all” and “read when I want”. Could be a topic; or could be accounts that post so much I can’t keep up. (Back on Twitter I had a list for @glennf when he was at peak tweet-rate!)

Is there a client that can filter accounts in lists out of the main timeline? Or generate an “unlisted” timeline?

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"A modular monolith is the next best option to microservices and a stepping stone towards them. The rule is that modules can only communicate through public APIs and everything is private by default. As a result, the code is less intertwined, relationships are easy to identify, and dependencies are clearly defined." – semaphoreci.com/blog/monolith-

I don’t think this should rank #10 on the list, though.

(via @mamund)

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In case you missed it, Mammoth's gearing up for an App Store launch soon, and we'd love to have you hop on the TestFlight and help us iron out the remaining bugs!

It's the most feature-rich Mastodon app out there.

testflight.apple.com/join/ejJ7

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Now that Twitter has killed off 3rd-party apps, those developers could do with your help. If you have active subscriptions, don’t ask Apple for refunds, because all of them happening at once would be a huge financial burden on the devs. If you can, send them a tip, or buy one of their other products instead. Yes, I’m telling you to buy CalcBot.

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#introduction Hi! You may already know me from @chrisale. I’ve just created my own Mastodon server at home and I’m trying it out.

It would be really cool if you boosted this so much that my old 2009 iMac melted… but even if all you do is Favourite this little intro and move on I’d be forever grateful.

I am a computer nerd, but also a socialist. A Mac geek, but also an anti-racist. A social media addict, but…. Only on Mastodon of course!

Love you all. ❤️ ❤️

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I’m super happy for my friend @clmazin, because it looks like his new show The Last of Us is poised to be a gigantic hit. I’ve known Craig since our kids were in play group together 20 years ago. He’s also a very good DM. And he works incredibly hard at his craft, and thinks about it a lot. It’s great to see talent and effort from someone you respect succeed.

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There’s been speculation that this might be a test to see if absence of third-party #Twitter apps affects engagement. But it doesn’t matter anymore. We’re watching the developers react in real-time on a competing platform. Their trust in Twitter is gone. Their customers’ trust in Twitter is gone. And they’re more loyal to the developers than they ever were to Twitter. API usage could have been a feature of Blue. But now people are lining up to pay for #Ivory, #Mammoth, #Mona, etc.—not Twitter.

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@dgar A priest, a rabbit, and a vicar walk into a blood donation centre.
The nurse asks if they know their blood group.
The rabbit replies "I think I'm a type o".

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THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
1. Private School
2. Legacy Ivy admission
3. Nepotism hire
4. Seed capital from family money
5. Club memberships
6. Personal assistant, nanny, ghostwriter
7. Journalists who ask “what’s your secret?” and uncritically publish the lame answer

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