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For the last time, BDD friends

Do not write tests for private methods

Test the behaviour they support

This has been a public announcement to protect my sanity

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Me: What should I be doing instead of files?

Computer: Glad you asked! It's 2020. You should be spinning up a Kubernetes of Dockers on your public cloud each of which is a Github which send JSON messages over HTTP3 to the microservice host on your Virtualbox private cloud which is running a whole bunch more Dockers each of which is a Node.js which is pulling dependencies from

Me: files seemed a bit simpler than that


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Since I developed a migraine, I started to realize that dark mode is not only about personal preference, but also about accessibility.

Websites with white backgrounds will guarantee me a head ache right now.

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Introducing Inkscape 1.0! After a little over three years in development, we're excited to launch this long-awaited version for Windows and Linux (and the macOS preview) Watch the release video ( and download it here:

Note: If the download link doesn't work, check back a little later. The files are being propagated across our CDN.

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"ICANN finally halts $1.1bn sale of .org registry" 

"It quickly emerged [Ethos Capital] had been secretly created by a former CEO of ICANN, and he had registered the company one day after ICANN made clear it was going to lift price caps..."

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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!

My cat has been sneaking around my desk for 5 minutes, seemingly chasing some invisible prey.

Why does that distract me so much more than any noise it could make? What is this sudden tension I feel? Am I its prey? 🙀

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I can't help being a little bit jealous when I look at the senior dev salaries being tweeted/compiled these days. But only a little bit, because (a) I've optimized for things other than money and (b) I don't have to cut my throat when I look in the mirror. YMMV but I feel very good about not compromising my ethical standards to work somewhere I could pull down $250K+ per year.

For context, I make less than half that after decades of experience.

Not that I'd turn it down from a good company!

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Hi Fediverse 👋

a Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! 🙂

Sending out our love to all the admins, artists, bloggers, coders, designers, donators, moderators, promoters, translators, writers and further contributors to Free and Open Source Software and/or Copyleft Content - you are amazing ❤

Whose project, work or contribution did you enjoy the most recently? Let them know you care 🙂

For me, these are @fsfe for inspiring and @inkscape for enabling me to create this image 🖼


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Good Omens TV series 

Bit late to the party, but just finished watching the Good Omens TV series. Brilliant.

It's so long since I read the book I'd forgotten everything, but I ❤️ Terry Pratchett and co-authoring with Neil Gaiman gave something different but just as special.

The TV adaptation brings great actors to the witty dialogue and fun plot from the novel. Loveable characters and a nice message about humanity and peace and collaboration. Family friendly for those with teens. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Apple: "users can disable Location Services at any time"

Also Apple: oh yeah you'll still see the Location Services icon appear, even when you have it switched off, because you can switch it off but, I mean, you can't switch it *off*...

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Listening to a Linux podcast and they’re talking about distro hoping due to things breaking or the problems with upgrades... I can’t really relate. People use so called stable distros yet seem to have these issues. Meanwhile on Arch everything is just always up to date — no big bang upgrades — and despite any supposed reputation it just works for me.
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"I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score… Little-known companies are amassing your data — like food orders and Airbnb messages — and selling the analysis to clients"

"a company called Sift, whose proprietary scoring system tracks 16,000 factors… I got my file, and I found it shocking: More than 400 pages long, it contained all the messages I’d ever sent to hosts on Airbnb; years of Yelp delivery orders; a log of every time I’d opened the Coinbase app on my iPhone…"

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I've updated the eligibility requirements for getting a free commercial license to DragonRuby Game Toolkit. The income eligibility has been relaxed. And I've added a bullet point for teachers, mentors, parents. You can read it all at

Please boost <3

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The recent Chef-ICE story hits home. A year ago DHS wrote to me, interested in purchasing Sidekiq Enterprise.

I declined; Chef's response is amoral BS.

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French city of Dunkirk tests out free transport – and it works via

/cc :)

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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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