"We've been Stockholm Syndromed into thinking the compiler is our friend" - Felienne Hermans in her talk on Hedy: A gradual programming language.


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When people travel to the past, they worry about radically changing the present by doing something small.

Few people think that they can radically change the future by doing something small in the present.

This is the only real time travel paradox.

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I have been using Git a long, long time. I have worked on Git clients and libraries. At some places I've worked, I am the person folks go to when they need Git help.

And yet, only today I learned you can pass -m to commit twice (or more) and it will do the right thing of making each successive message a new paragraph (which is useful for the convention of a short summary as a single first line and following paragraphs as a more detailed message).

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Oh dear. I've just been informed that collecting the names of every person on the planet for my naughty and nice lists is, and I quote, “a significant and wholly irresponsible breach of #GDPR “.
I'm going to hand out about 8 billion consent forms soon. If you could all get them back to me ASAP that would be appreciated.

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Advice for doing RC:

- Focusing on a problem and going deep is really satisfying, even if it’s a smaller project
- Do what you’re actually excited about; if you’re not excited, don’t do it!
- Put your work out in the open and ask for feedback and review often


P.S. Don’t forget to have fun! 🕺🏻
#programming #advice #recursecenter

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Keeping my tradition of painting octopuses on the bottoms of tables in hotel rooms alive 😀

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This is so wholesome! Not at all what I was expecting when I read that first sentence. 😀

Link to actual tweet: https://twitter.com/alampaydavis/status/1589901806263730176

#academia #FeelGoodStories

With the free Heroku plans going away in a few weeks, I migrated a couple of my small apps to Fly.io. I wrote down some notes and thoughts on the migration on my blog: punchagan.muse-amuse.in/blog/m


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