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we don’t get fail whales here we get errorphants

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Wow! Bundler just merged a PR switching it's version resolution algorithm to PubGrub, which should make "bundle update" faster and have better error messages https://github.com/rubygems/rubygems/pull/5960 🧵

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we got conf 2022 happening tomorrow! got a great lineup of talks if you're interested in our weird little lisp language.

https://conf.fennel-lang.org/2022

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scaling pro tip: don’t set your concurrency greater than 25. You will just slow things down. Instead, add more Sidekiq processes, up to one per CPU. Be sure you allocate enough database connections for that total concurrency.

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Oh shit, I hadn’t thought about that either…

https://metasocial.com/@jesse/109323177128262515
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Well, this will be a nice little litmus test....assuming we still need a litmus test next month.

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I just learned about immune amnesia due to measles, which is amazing and horrifying.

https://asm.org/Articles/2019/May/Measles-and-Immune-Amnesia
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Huh, I did not know that the context of the Torvalds' "Ruby people, strange people" quote was him describing how Rubyists were the catalyst behind git's initial surge in popularity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m4hlWx7oRk&t=1079s
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I know that @darius is a nice and generous guy, but he really ought to have a "don't feel too guilty about the fact that you keep leaning on him for fediverse advice" tier on his Patreon, which you can find at https://www.patreon.com/tinysubversions

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Career progression is bullshit.

Jobs should have a New Game+.

Like once you hit principal engineer you should be allowed to hit the reset button and start as a junior product manager or sales associate but with all the stuff you got from your last run.

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Can Mastodon folks see emoji reacts?
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Initial impression of Mastodon…
(image source thanks to @jsit: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKrqzp-F420/)

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I am 100% target market for

* tesla (I ❤️ electric, ready to buy)
* starlink (I have multiple ISPs, satellite instead of cable failover = perfect)
* twitter sub (blue subscriber since the start, till now)

But this ONE GUY has managed to talk me out buying into any of those lol

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This is also a reminder that while there is no substitute for learning from how users respond to systems, •sloppy• experimentation squanders user & customer trust

RT @PavelASamsonov@twitter.com

The official checkmark fiasco is the perfect case study to demonstrate that shipping quickly is not the bottleneck to good products.

No amount of delivery teams sleeping at the office will get you to make better design decisions.

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/PavelASamsonov/status/1590432885039075329

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I would gently urge the incumbents to please think about what sort of signals describing an influx of new users as “Eternal September” is sending, and maybe let’s have no more of that.

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By way of I'll share one of my (h/t @simon) reclaiming and giving away discarded (and mostly new) Uber JUMP e-bikes. Tens of thousands of them got sent to a scrap metal processor near my house. I wanted one for myself and ended up with several tractor trailer loads! They work great but I had to design a new bike computer to replace the proprietary integration points with Uber's app. The new model has an app too, but interfaces via BLE rather than LTE.

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Not hosting Thanksgiving this year, but I kind of have a hankering to make turkey anyway…
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I feel, as part of my initiation into this space, I must talk about my love of elephants.

Yes, you heard me. You see, though bestiaries were very common in Western Europe, elephants were not.

So things like this happen.

"SO... lion body... got it, cloven hooves, okay, big ears and dead bird eyes... long snake face... PERFECTION."

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