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Take a moment to consider the profound impact each of us has in the fediverse.

The fact we can communicate across the world using open source technology is pretty amazing.

We also have a responsibility, as developers, to ensure platform privacy and safety are legitimate priorities and not just buzzwords used in marketing.

We can do it better than Silicon Valley if we step outside our bubbles and listen to the people. The fediverse depends on it!

I think it's a sign you're getting old when terminology the younger generation is using grates on you. Guess I've been old all my life.

Just had my work computer somehow delete my user, preventing me from logging in. Never seen that before. How's your day going?

"404 Page Not Found" by Kate Wagner thebaffler.com/salvos/404-page

"Because websites had to either become apps or self-optimize for mobile, web design declined from its creative, more variegated heights to become flat, highly minimalistic, and multi-platform, and the results are, frankly, fucking boring."

Loved everything about this post. A great homage to the old, user-centric web.

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.

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.

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