why call it bird site when ‘the fowl place’ is right there and a much better pun

Advice request: What job titles are most often used in job descriptions for "operating systems expert who fixes seriously difficult bugs and performance problems but doesn't ship new features or lead people?" (for examples see https://bit.ly/bestbugs) Thank you!!

One Mastodon feature I quite like is the ability to have posts with variable privacy settings, without changing the privacy of an entire account.

I do not like that site of birds
I do not like its awful words
I do not like what it became
I do not like its cult of shame
I do not like intrusive ads
I do not like the vapid fads
I do not like the clout it’s given
I do not like its algorithm
But I shall miss that weird bird town
I do not like it burning down

"You build it, you run it": yes, but our industry has not reckoned fully with the implications for staffing.

Your minimum software team size is now 6: 4 for a reasonable shift pattern, plus one for maintenance (holidays), plus one for emergencies (illness/attrition).

Insider story of blockchain at AWS. I’ve been asking, “what problem does it actually solve?” for years.


OK I'm decently happy with this. It's silly and if I keep working on it I'll just start picking it apart so here: a story about rebooting everything from scratch.


I haven't published a blog post in like two years, so it's fitting this one is going to be so ridiculous.

Whom do I know at the US Digital Service? It would be good to have a mastodon.gov instance, as a way to verify that toots are actually coming from US government agencies. (Other countries should change the domain suffix appropriately…)

So, one interesting thing that I'm seeing in the Fediverse that one more or less never saw on the birdsite: people apologizing when they've made someone else upset or gotten something wrong. The older I get the more important I think it is to be quick to apologize when we err -- and also quick to forgive those who have remorse and seek forgiveness. We have lost this essential give and take entirely in our modern online discourse; it's inspiring to see it here!

My second favorite type of reply on Twitter in response to any criticism of the bird site is "You are angry. Therefor I, a random person from the internet, have won a great victory!"

My dear sir, you may not be aware of this, but my track record in destroying things that have made me angry is pretty solid. I have done fifteen years of privacy and security activism powered almost entirely by rage and I win a lot.

Elon Musk tweeted an image on a whiteboard from a "Twitter HQ code review" that wrapped up early Saturday. The image has attracted nearly 12k upvotes and over 1,000 comments over at the subreddit r/ProgrammerHumor, under the title "Twitter for Dummies". The image itself is an architecture schematic, not code. I put it on a Miro Board and Luke Dubois and Mark Hansen helped annotate it. If you're curious how Twitter's bits work, check it out here: https://miro.com/app/board/uXjVPBnTJmM=/?share_link_id=748653261357

Depression, birdsite 

I've been depressed for most of 2022 and not having a great time of it. Work has not been going great for a variety of factors and I've started feeling like I've just been cosplaying as a software engineer for the last eight years.

Something about the whole Twitter fiasco is making this worse, and I'm not really sure why. It's like the same part of my brain that enjoys incident response is firing here, but I can't do anything to help and can't look away. It sucks.

making slow but sure progress implementing h2 in hring: https://github.com/hapsoc/hring/pull/38 — h3 is an even more interesting challenge, but I'm curious how the whole h2 flow control thingy will work in a thread-per-core setting

When twitter inevitably goes down they should do like Twitch Plays Pokemon but instead its pointing all twitter at an ssh session

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