Whipped up statuscodes.org for my own HTTP unit testing — so please feel free, everyone else. 👍

@binyamin Interestingly, Google and other search engines will show subdomains of a website as separate results, which is good to ensure your own properties are on the front page if for example you use "blog.binyam.in".

However, you'll get more canonical traffic and backlink ranking if everything is hitting one domain. Doubly so for IndieWeb/microformats2 markup.

You'll have to maintain two separate sites if you go with the former, but I understand the content vs. playground angle.

An article after my own heart by Ashley Kolodziej.

Here's to you HTML + CSS, and your Progressive Enhancement lovechild that some developers love to forget.


andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

Funny how in there's the `Math.floor()` method, but then `Math.ceil()` exists instead of `Math.ceiling()`.

"I need the floor to be carpeted and the ceil to be paneled."

"You want us to do what to a seal sir?"

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@mycroft Don't even get me started on having to go to eBay to get RDS CALs... you'd think Azure would offer it automatically as an on-demand license pack and then charge it to your bill based on usage, but no.

You'd think Microsoft would sunset their clearinghouse servers in lieu of a global, federated-with-office-365 API for it, but no.

They'd rather miss out on millions in revenue while keeping in place the most antiquated licensing system known to humankind.

@mycroft Not unethical at all. The world moves on, and in the best of scenarios you can take that profit and actually use it as a resource to effect meaningful change; an ethical ulterior motive.

Otherwise, it'll run it's course, with or without your intervention. So you might as well extract from it what you can and then repurpose as necessary.


@lig No worries, to each his own. Once you find something you're comfortable with, use that.

@lig Exactly, yep. Given the ratio of sensible two letter words vs. two letter acronyms (there are more of the latter than of the former) this shouldn't be a problem.

@lig I think you misunderstand what I'm trying to say.

The baseline rule is the character number. This is the default. ID fits here when it's the second term after 'object' simply because it's <3 chars.

The proper-noun supersedes the above rule (on occasion). IATA fits here after 'airport' for example.

Edge case will happen but the above should cover ~90% of naming situations (and that's the goal, really).

@lig Nothing. Proper nouns should always be all caps if they're an acronym, e.g. UN, UNICEF, IATA, NYC, GCP, AWS, etc.

@lig IATA is a proper noun (International Air Transport Association).

@lig Exactly the reason I don't use camel case. 🙂

But I'm just suggesting adding _some_ type of sanity checks into the naming schemes. Edge cases will happen but not very often.

@lig Well to my point, ID isn't a proper noun (acronym), so it falls back on the character-limited rule without any further context.

@lig Exceptions for proper nouns yes, e.g. orgFSF, orgEFF, amountBTC, amountUSD, airportJFK, etc.

@lig I hear you. If you're coding as part of a team/org then naming conventions are forced upon you.

In that case, might I suggest going for a more structured approach.

If the second word has less than three letters then capitalize it, otherwise use camel case.

E.g. objectID, objectRef, objectName, targetDB, targetArr, targetArray, etc.

Hope that helps. 👍

@lig Just echoing similar sentiments here, I would go with 'object_id' as I personally find camelCase to be horrifyingly unreadable.

@pheonix Interstellar. They had Kip Thorne vet all of the theoretical and astrophysics that were used in the film.

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