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Stop using "Zoom" as a general term for video conferencing.
Stop using "Google" as a general term for searching the web.

My grandpa's got a HDD with windows on it. I got him a brand new SSD to speed up his ancient computer.

Am I right in thinking that I can just `dd` the contents of the HDD onto the SSD and it will just work as before, or is there more to it?

If you go down that route, nothing is vegan anymore. Also in the wild, at some point some animal will have pooped under that apple tree. Absolutely fine in my book to help that manure to get around a bit more efficiently. The scale of "manure production" not so fine, obviously. Don't take this as an offense, it is not meant as one: this discussion of these fringe vegan cases is in my opinion harmful to people actually eating less meat since this is hard for most anyway and then someone starts arguing for the next thing which also needs to get scrapped. That puts people off and does a disservice to plantbased diets. In more general terms: don't bother people with the last 20% if they are currently in the process of getting the first 80% and already struggling. Rather help them with the first 80%.

Language selection is now available in the Mastodon web app. Make sure your posts are seen by people who understand them!

Supports quickly finding the right language with fuzzy search and remembers your most frequently selected languages.


HCL is a really weird language. It feels like syntactic sugar for YAML with only a few perks. Not sure why HashiCorp decided to roll an entire language for Terraform. Says a lot about the state of the industry...

Once again, I must
ask that you adopt a more
civil tone, user

Showerthought, English language 

"I've to go" sounds weird, but it's a correct sentence. Wondering why that isn't the norm.

Rant, hotel guests 

Also, shouldn't kids be asleep at 12 am? Argh!

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Rant, hotel guests 

Oh wow, they're letting their child fetch beer now. That's them in a nutshell.

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Rant, hotel guests 

Our hotel/apartment neighbors behave like they're the only guests in town. Drinking beers on their terrace late at night, yelling at their child, child yelling at them, smoking cigarettes right next to our door. Not to mention they leave their rubbish at the pool all the time.

I hate being that boring guy, but this is fucking annoying.

designer's personal sites are all like "HIRE ME TO REDEFINE REALITY ITSELF" in big fancy fonts and then you go to a developer's site and it's monospace "I'm Bob. Here's my CV and 3 links to my abandoned projects on GitHub. Also, I have a job."

Cleaned up some junk from my phone. It instantly feels a lot snappier.

Some apps really chew through your battery if you're not careful.

Just read The Why Cafe by John Strelecky, and it really made think about life.

There were some key sentences that just threw me into a deep rabbit hole, leaving me lost in my mind, and staring at the same word for minutes.

I can absolutely recommend this book.

@alexandra @omega9 Ok done.

Sample output:

Never gonna give you
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you down
Never gonna run around and hurt you down
Never gonna let you cry
Never gonna let you up
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you up

Source code:

And of course the graph:

Found this interesting video:

One of the premises struck me:
Why does mission critical software (in his example a triple A game for e-sport, but it could be anything) require an extremely complicated software stack with over 50m lines of code to run it?

If a game occupies 100% of the users attention, shouldn't we allocate 100% of the system resources to the game?

Of course it's more complicated than that, but it's a nice thought experiment.

When coming from provisioned RDS clusters:

- Pricing goes WAY down
- Scaling is basically not an issue anymore (from a ~5 min upscale down to... instantly!)
- Optional HTTP abstraction. DB-connections are fully managed for you

I can't stress enough how amazing this service is (at least v2, which came out fairly recently).

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Trying out AWS Aurora Serverless v2 in a test cluster. It's a developers wet dream.

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