As of today, pretty much got the hang of Airflow. Main gripe...why is it soooo slloooow to pick up new DAGs?

Is the main purpose of HTTPie (compared to curl) a slightly simpler/lighter-weight way to send JSON data?

Apache Beam + Google Dataflow is a pretty great system. Sane and expressive programming model unifying stream and batch, magically scalable runtime...what's not to love?

What are your favorite tools for diagramming system architectures and flowcharts? I use PlantUML for ascii-driven sequence diagrams and love it. For systems diagrams...I cycle through lucidcharts, gliffy, google drawings, powerpoint with no rhyme or reason.

Today I broke BigQuery's planner with an overly complex query. 🤔

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Anyone here a skilled user? Getting "Invalid device name /dev/sda" when I launch from a template, even after choosing a different device name. :(

Even at the height of my programming days, I still used vim more than half the time (IntelliJ the rest). With , I am mostly in VS Code. Interesting.

Discovered `iferr` snippet in VS Code...that shaves off countless milliseconds! I never really got into snippets before, in any editor or IDE.

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I got my 2 yesterday. I must admit that it's a considerable downgrade from the Nexus 5X in many ways (performance, screen size, resolution, phone size and ergonomics, speaker sound quality), but the sustainability aspect is really cool!
Being able to open your phone and disassemble it without automatically voiding your warranty is very refreshing.

Thanks to recent work in , I can now type `if err != nil {<Enter>` even faster than I can smash <Esc>.

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@hrthu "The two political camps in the free software community are the free software movement and open source. The free software movement is a campaign for computer users' freedom; we say that a nonfree program is an injustice to its users. The open source camp declines to see the issue as a matter of justice to the users, and bases its arguments on practical benefits only."

gnu.org/philosophy/floss-and-f

"Software built up over years from millions of lines of code, branching and unfolding and intertwining, comes to behave more like an organism than a machine."

Working with Firestore on AppEngine right now. Data model feels unfamiliar; I found BigTable easier to understand. Trying to think about it now as just a JSON object, where all the nested arrays are also referred to by some other data structure so they stick around unless explicitly deleted

Using one-touch hardware U2F is so much nicer than opening a TOTP app like Google Authenticator and manually copying a number 🙂 . Hope more sites adopt this!

Sort of creepy that Medium has started prompting me to log in with my Google account, including a banner with my email address and photo. Was on Chrome, logged into Gmail. Conflation of Chrome browser login and Google web property login is so confusing.

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The web is something that, by it's very nature, shouldn't be centralized.

"Re-decentralizing the Web, for good this time | Ruben Verborgh"

ruben.verborgh.org/articles/re

Slowly starting to think in React mode (the javascript framework, not reactive programming).

Early thoughts on writing HTTP APIs in : surprisingly clumsy. Will chalk this up to language inexperience, however.

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Slack closed thousands of accounts, out of the blue - citing US sanctions. Many closures were mistaken - data was lost without warning. Why allow your enterprise to rely on a centralized service when you can and should #selfhost and stay in control?
gamasutra.com/view/news/333472

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