Almost all of these are dev deps. I could probably set up some kind of auto-merge thing.

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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

Nix is just the greatest thing ever. Trying to get bcrypto built through node-gyp and it's missing a few deps (python, make, binutils).

Throw some `nix run` at the problem and it's working in about a minute. Put the resulting packages in a shell.nix file and I'll never have the problem again.

That would've taken me *much* longer without Nix. And this way I don't have one-off build tools clogging up my system.

God I love Nix.

What’s Mastodons help page called? 

The Tootorial

@moddedBear fwiw ncspot is pretty great if you're a terminal junky. Not as many features, but it's been a breath of fresh air compared to the web UI.

I just made an auto-updating nix channel to serve my custom vim plugins. So overkill.

@codesections IIRC it was a carryover from Elm, which heavily influenced the development of React/Redux. I know one of the early developers was a big Elm nerd.

@ilyess I think each camp is surprised by the other. Polls are a perfect 50/50 split right now 😳

@Everbern right? Same here. That's what got me thinking about it.

How do you pronounce it?

@XxAlexXx yes!! I heard about this in the context of Nielsen Ratings. I gave up looking because I couldn't find sources. His citations are fantastic. This is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for, thank you 🙇

I've just started a list of clever ways you're being tracked. It's light at the moment. Any recommendations?

Think I just had a breakthrough. I've been trying to build a CRDT that efficiently holds an event source for a long time, with disappointing results. Finally found something that might work...

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