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Do others feel that the *vast* majority of the exciting open source work these days happens outside the U.S.? (In a larger proportion than you'd expect based on where commercial software is written, I mean).

At first, I thought it was just that had a non-US tilt due to Mozilla's involvement.

But the more I look around, the more it seems like (almost) all the exciting Foss projects are in Europe – with the notable exception of and a few others.

Agree? Disagree?

when practicing law, I was always mildly amused by phrases like:

> in legal writing, people do [thing]

That is meant to contrast "legal writing" with "other writing", but a part of me always read it as contrasting "legal writing" with "illegal writing".

These days, the same part of me is mildly amused every time I read a phrase like

> In functional languages, people do $THING

Anyone have thoughts on the Artistic License 2.0?

From a quick scan, I don't really see how it's different from the MIT license (permissive, OSI & FSF approved). But I'm probably missing something.

> Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer. There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris.
> These are virtues of passion. They are not, however, virtues of community. The virtues of community sound like their opposites: diligence, patience, and humility.
> They're not really opposites, because you can do them all at the same time.… These are the virtues that will carry our community into the future, if we do not abandon them.

— Larry Wall

TFW you're proud of some nerdery but explaining it to a friend would required waaaaaay too much context explanation.


Today is *not* Stanislav Petrov day, as indicated in my earlier toot.

Petrov day is on September 26, which was accurately noted in the blog post I read – apparently too quickly – when it was published earlier today

Thanks to @datn for pointing out my confusion.

And … something … to the 20+ others of you who interacted with my toot without noticing/pointing out my error 😁

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Okay. I’m making my daughter an Olaf out of mashed potatoes because it’s frozen 2 day. What do I use for the lumps of coal? (I’m using a carrot for the carrot because I’m creative). Answers in 20 minutes pls...

@codesections Every Stanislav Petrov day, people should take a few minutes out of their day to practice not destroying the world. Unfortunately, I don't have very much I can glue to a publicly-accessible Big Red Button, so this will merely shut down my computer.

Practice not pressing the big red button.

Happy Stanislav Petrov day, everyone – as bad as the world can be, I'm still glad it didn't end in 1983!

Overheard on :

> user1: The hand sanitizer at my local microbrewery smells like something tasty to drink. I don't plan to try, but... > user2: git push first

should have my website show a message if you _don’t_ have an adblocker installed recommending that you get one

Yall has anyone on the ever found and/or read the English translation of Alexsandr Dugin's “Foundations of Geopolitics: the Geopolitical Future of Russia?” I can't seem to find it anywhere. Build systems which scale down to tiny projects. The convenience of running `gcc myfile.c` from the CLI, without sacrificing power or reproducability.

Is this at all something people would be interested in?

Reading a blog post, I came across this heading:

> Principles are more important than technologies

I agreed, and was expecting principles like:
* respect user privacy
* build accessible software
* release under licenses

Instead, the post listed principles such as:
* data structures and algorithms
* Object-oriented design
* Caching and memory hierarchies.

… I'm not quite sure what that disconnect says about me, or about the author.

(Source: )

can we declare "real name" policies on social media to be an unmitigated disaster and an utter failure at every possible level from start to finish yet

that the documentation is not free enough (!) to be included in 's main repo (it's in the non-free repo)

I'm sure there are Good Reasons™ for that choice, but it still came as quite a surprise to me.

(Oh, I should have said re: ^^^^: I'm currently looking to add vegetarian[0] meals to that list. Feel free to chime in with ones with have meat in case others are interested, but those recipes won't go on my list :) )

[0]: ovo lacto vegetarian, if we want to be technical – eggs and dairy are fine, but no meat (including fish)

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In an effort to eat less frozen/super processed food, I'm collecting "oops, I forgot about dinner" emergency backup meals.

To qualify, a meal should be one I can cook in <45 minutes without getting groceries (so, using either non-perishable ingredients or ones I'm likely to have at home)

So far, I've come up with: shaksusha
pasta + tomato sauce + frozen vegetables
burrito bowls
stir fry/fried rice
mac & cheese (not from a box–that wouldn't count)

Do any of y'all have other suggestions?

I wrote a small command-line password manager based on age by @FiloSottile. It's good enough for daily usage, some improvements still to come. Releasing stuff feels so good!


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