Why does the Slack app open the browser when you sign in...isn't it an Electron app which is essentially its own browser?

@erikstl group messages are delivered properly to all participants. Unfortunately, when I switched to Android I would too frequently get dropped out of some group message threads (either not receiving messages, or my texts not being delivered). Apple allegedly fixed this bug, and I went through the whole dance of disabling iCloud and deregistering iMessage but there were still issues. Non-techie friends are finally switching (slowly) to WhatsApp but only a small handful are on Signal.

Recently have seen some developers passionately claiming that only game and HFT devs need to think about performance. That's a cop-out, and misguided. Computers are fast, yes, but a bit of unnecessary slowness at each of many layers makes for a frustratingly slow experience. A little thinking about common inputs and efficiency is not premature optimization...it's always a judgement call about how far to go.

Some relevant links:
- danluu.com/input-lag/
- gigaspaces.com/blog/amazon-fou

A Firefox plugin that sends a Chrome user agent whenever on a google.com domain.

One of the most useful professional and personal habits I’ve developed over time has been to keep notebooks. Keep the conventions simple, record as much as you can, use timestamps, and think about searchability.

@wbrawner good call on temperature, though climate control should be able to handle this even if the chair isn't particularly breathable, no?

@mattgen88 in practice, how do you use the desk...switch on a schedule, when you feel like it, ...?

@mg nice...do you use the ball alone, or one of those chair-with-ball-as-seat setups? Also...any drawbacks in your experience?

I used an Aeron at my last job for years, and really liked it. Need something for home office now, as the bar stool by the kitchen counter is not exactly an ergonomic wonder.

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Question for people who work on a computer for long hours: what chair do you use?

StackOverflow has a beautiful 90's Geocities-style aesthetic for April Fool's

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. 🤔

@gwmngilfen nice chart; took me a moment to grasp the "year/color" part, but the absolute values and percent changes are really clear!

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