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 #facebook 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...
Does anybody have suggestions for performing layout testing of #React 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.
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.
/cc @nicknisi so he can cringe at my use of xstate.
@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.
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.
I'm rebooting my Fediverse account to start over after ~5yrs. I'm mostly looking for genuine connections with cool people.
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