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Finally getting around to reading some of the classic Ruby books and improving my design & testing skills. Even though I'm pretty proud of my code, it's hard not to want to rewrite everything.

"Considered Harmful" opinion articles considered harmful.

Yesterday I made this light bulb current limiter to improve the safety of my upcoming tube guitar amp build.

Can anyone tell me why I see so many content warnings about eye contact on Mastodon? Are there specific groups that are sensitive to that?

I find this highly discriminating... where's the "I'm totally a robot, thanks for noticing" checkbox?!

Bernie with mittens meme 

"I am asking you once again for [you to get trapped in a linking book]".

Imagine a world without opensource, and the only operating system that exists is Windows.

I seriously wonder: would I still be as excited about computers & tech? Would I have moved on and found another profession in life?

Thanks to everyone involved in opensource. I can't repeat this often enough ❤️


I am willing to bet that Rick Astley has done more to prevent folks clicking on unknown links than all cyber security training combined.


hey y'all - new to Mastodon and!

Just call me Kat x

So here's an attempt at that web component I suggested yesterday:

I called it <time-formatter> (thanks @thorwebdev) because it formats times.

Please take a look and let me know if it looks at all useful (and if it will work).
RT @philnash
If I was going to publish a web component that could take a date time in any time zone and format it on a page in the users correct time zone what would I…

I always hear that VS Code is less buggy than Atom. I might believe it if VS Code wasn't refusing to open right now.

Does anyone else have a Rails controller to dynamically generate a service worker? Am I a monster?

Github is telling me that I contributed to the Arctic Code Vault. For the life of me, I have no idea what I did that's in there.

So Tim Burgan, developer at, lets you play ♟️ on his profile. Interaction is done by creating issues.

I guess you have to think outside the box sometimes.

Motivational speaker on YouTube: "Be the hardest worker in the room!"

Me, working alone from home: "I GOT THIS!"

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