Some people are money poor but love rich. I’m money and love poor but covid test rich.

@kentoseth @pyre35 I hope you don't seriously believe the government is out to get everyone who uses Linux.

Sorry if I'm not appreciating your joke, but I consider community and belonging to be a serious issue, and a serious problem for a lot of people, including me. Having people around you is important to mental health and saying "people who use Linux don't deserve friendship" is a lousy comment to make.

@pyre35 I've tried to organize people to meet up at the coworking spot I go to, but the problem is finding the people to tell them about the opportunity to meet up. It's true, so many people are anonymous, therefore it's hard to narrow down an audience.

@pyre35 I've been on the Fediverse for about 5yrs now and I've tried many times to meet people in person. I live in San Francisco, so not a small town, and I assume other people live around me. I've yet to get any interest, or even people saying "yes I live around you too".

my boss asked me the other day wrt dating, where people meet irl. I honestly had no idea what to say. COVID has certainly made public gatherings even less likely, but I would argue it was already on the decline. I have thought for a while that it would be very nice if solely encouraged in-person gatherings. But that is not the case. Now I'm thinking, man, it would be nice if federated platforms did that. Obviously this wouldn't apply to those who are attempting to remain anonymous...

@bigzaphod Pro tip: If you buy a can of cashews you'll get 100% cashews.

Does anybody have suggestions for performing layout testing of web apps? Primarily I'm looking to automate, as much as possible, the question "Is this page working on different mobile devices?" Since I already use Storybook it seems like Chromatic is a recommended solution by that same organization, but I also know it's a commercial product. Not that I'm opposed to it, I'm just curious what other people do that works and doesn't require a lot of hands-on management.


Good one today.



There's a crow I give water and food to. I wish I could let him know I'd be ok if he came in my window and hung out with me. But maybe that's too much to expect of our relationship.

Since I know it's keeping you all up at night, here's what I decided on:

Instead of using xstate as global state, it's local to a store. The state machine is one piece of data that's used in Recoil selectors who are ultimately what's used in components to get the final derived data.

Sleep well.

/cc @nicknisi so he can cringe at my use of xstate.

I got USPS shipping notifications to my email and I was excited that something cool might be on its way, but then realized it's just more COVID tests.

@bigzaphod My favorite Star Trek thing is when somebody has a document on a PADD and instead of transferring the document to somebody else they literally give them the entire tablet. They treat the tablets as pieces of paper and not as computers.

One piece of big tech that people don't talk about is how they control, via monetary payouts, what content is put out in the world.

We hear people saying "YouTube is a blessing, it lets small creators like me make a living making content", but these same "independent" creators are kept up at night fearing the wrath of these companies. So they have to make watered down content, bleeping out words like "naked" because they are terrified of demonetization. There's noting independent about them.

@shadowfacts I liked the movie too. I'm not sure why it's been seen in such a negative light. It's not life changing or anything, but it's an entertaining time.

I need a second therapist to talk to about the things that were talked about with my therapist.

While xstate is working really well for my use case, once I try to use it from outside a single component and treat it as shared state it all falls apart.

The complexities of modern web development strikes again where something that should be easy never, ever is. The web makes me feel like a fucking moron.

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