Running an old node project, 2015: fails because no lockfile

Running an old node project, 2019: npm has found 3,000 vulnerabilities across 5 million dependencies

"I'm never buying a Blizzard game again because of China!"

* Blizzard releases the trailer for Diablo IV *

"Shut up and take my money!"

A while ago I asked my patrons what features they'd like to see in future Mastodon releases. Now, I'd like to ask you, my followers. I'd like to hear what people outside of GitHub think.

#mastodev

It is great opening up a 6 month old project only to find the npm packages don't work because various projects make many breaking changes for arbitrary reasons. The worst are configuration file changes.

It also seems to use a bit less memory? That's been a nice chance considering this is the most memory hungry thing on my server by a long shot.

Do you mind answering this short survey on avatars and profile pictures? 🙏

bit.ly/2BCP1WA

Boosts are welcome. 🚀

I started on this about three weeks ago, but I have been too occupied with other stuff to finish it, so here is a casein painting of a polar bear.

Oops supposed to be . Teaches me to toot this out at midnight.

Day 10 This one's probably my weakest one yet, from either year. It's meh, but I'm sharing it anyway. It's a pangolin scale pattern.

The last straw for me with Blizzard was requiring a B.net connection for StarCraft II and banning me from it by mistake. I'd never played the game online at that point, and I hadn't even finished the campaign. Never bought their games after that.

It's really shitty to have purchased an app a few months ago only to have an automatic update happen, and the app switched to a subscription model. No, I'm not paying a subscription fee for an application I've already purchased. Fuck you.

This shit has happened a lot lately is why I lean heavily toward FOSS these days. Let's call subscription-based software what it is: rentalware. I don't care that the market is moving to it. It's still wrong.

devblogs.microsoft.com/command

It's always odd to see something from Microsoft be open source. I had an idea years ago to make common symbols in programming languages be ligatures, but I never took the time to alter a free font I liked with them. Nice.

The font is too narrow, though. The m and w glyphs are incredibly cramped.

Alpaca painted in casein on paper. When practicing on my last one I painted a few other sheets of paper. I decided to paint this on one of them. Kind of looks like it's photobombing haha.

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