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DragonRuby is sponsoring and is giving away free licenses to Game Toolkit. The hackathon starts in 5 days.

It's not an unhealthy "stay up all night" type of hackathon and you'll have almost two weeks to build your game. Please boost!

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Quick message of thanks to the Patreon supporters who help keep this instance running. Follow them! 🎉

@judofyr, @sidekiq, @fuji, @bertocq and @shanecav

Extra special thanks to the top tier sponsors:
:honeybadger: @honeybadger :ruby: @amirrajan

If you'd like to help out... 👉

Thanks again, folks!

Interested in (or already working on) tech related things to help with ?

Take a look at

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I'm not saying you need to panic buy anything, but now is the time to start getting _mentally_ prepared for some significant changes to daily life with COVID-19.

Start figuring out how you're going to handle any social distancing measures, and how you can work from home, if (when) general transmission gets going in your area.

Thinking about what you might need to do now will put you in a much better position to actually do it when the time comes.

#covid #covid19 #coronavirus

Successfully persuaded the devops person to *not* install rbenv in production.

One more step up the mountain…

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Hello fellow rubyists, I'm thrilled to be tooting with you.

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How do you pronounce `sudo`?

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In Ruby you can call a parent class’s method from another method in a child:

class Parent
def foo

class Child < Parent
def foo

def bar
).bind(self).call - foo
# == -1

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For the new folks on Mastodon, here are the various ways you can discover new people on here to talk to!

Please boost :)

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Mike's one piece of advice for new Mastodon users - dive into that Federated column and follow ANYONE and EVERYONE who looks like they've posted anything at all interesting to you. Just hammer the button. There's no penalty for mistakes. Go wild.

Later, when your Home timeline is buzzing, go in and unfollow people you decide you're not enjoying so much now.

Then do that again a few times. Then some more. Forever.

Rails 6.0.1 was released a few days back:

What version are you running for your main project? (please reply if you're not using Rails, that's interesting too!)

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Are there any #Ruby devs from Frankfurt/Darmstadt/Rhein-Main here?

Is there at least one other person interested in toots like from the local Ruby Meetup?

There's been an influx of noise accounts here over the last few weeks, so I've updated our rules with a simple section about companies and random accounts:

My motivation is to reduce the amount of weird, random accounts that get created on this instance, to improve the signal-to-noise ratio for the real users.

If you have any thoughts about this, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

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I've been building Flóðgátt, a replacement streaming API server for Mastodon. The goal is to cut RAM usage and make hosting an instance that much cheaper.

So far, we've cut RAM for the streaming server of an empty instance by ~94.2%

The next task is to make sure that lower RAM usage can scale without other issues (e.g., CPU).

To do that, I need a test server with enough connections to see how Flóðgátt performs under load.

That's where y'all come in: can you please follow @codesections ?

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→ How to do a constant really 'private'



As usual, your feedback will be appreciated

P.S. The inspiration for this screencasrt came from this toot by @james:

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Heck yea! I finally was able to give approval to post my talk from the conference. Here's the first half of it!!!

(second half coming soon) please pretty please boost

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