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Neblib

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just trying out the Fediverse.

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Mike_the_Cleric, to random

I am not a deficit hawk, but I do think we need to address it soon and start cutting spending.

Neblib,
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@Mike_the_Cleric there's definitely things to cut, but really at this point raising revenue post election is a smart move too

ty04, to random
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lunch posting

Neblib,
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@ty04 cheess is great but you should add some and a tortilla, maybe some peppers and salsa if you want to get fancy.

archliberal, to random
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Get rid of those comments, functions should be self documenting.

Ahh yes because nothing ever has to be explained to yourself 8 months later. The function obviously tells you why it was written that way.

Neblib,
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@archliberal Totally agree. Clean code does have a point about excessive comments (especially that just restate the parameters and the method name), but comments can be extremely valuable in describing decisions/approach, chains of conditionals, any things done for performance, etc.

b0rk, to random
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a git cheat sheet

Neblib,
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@b0rk I totally share the inability to stop using git checkout and switch to the better commands.

Neblib, to random
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It was really difficult today to not go on a rant about the significant synchronization costs of a large mandatory in-person meeting without an agenda or evidence of forward planning. Somehow I managed just making this toot.

timesandseasons, to random
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Spending part of my morning writing nastygrams to businesses nearby that don't have bicycle parking but should. So far I've got the liquor store, a grocery store, and the urgent care. I figure it doesn't hurt to ask.

Neblib,
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@timesandseasons I really should get around to doing that too. Thanks for being an agent of change in your local area!

Minnewegian, to random
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I just realized that in AZ I would need to have "the surgery" to change my legal gender.

That means I need to undergo sterilization for the government to recognize my right to self-determination over my identity.

That's a tad Nazi-ish, right?

Neblib,
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@Minnewegian it's very authoritarian and regressive. I find it creepy how obsessed the GOP is in knowing the structure of everyone's genitalia.

mms, to random
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@rubenerd i envy your love toward working in cafes (as seen on your site). I had to do it for a week and:

  • coffee is too expensive
  • I hate being around people (note the difference between around and with)
  • the chairs were a nightmare
  • it was loud

So you really get pleasure from it, or have you just learned to ignore all the downsides? For me it sounds great , doesn’t work.

Neblib,
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@mms @rubenerd I also worked in one in my younger years. I loved the visible accomplishment of the work, the regulars and learning about their lives (it felt more with than around), the vibes of third spaces, and the clockwork proficency of my team. There were downsides of bad customers, low pay, feeling like an enabler to addicts sometimes (especially with your point on cost), and cleanup wasn't the most fun, but the benefits make me have some nostalgia for that time.

Legit_Spaghetti, to random
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If memory serves, I first started using the "switch(true) { case (conditionA): ... case (conditionB): ...}" etc. pattern sometime around 1998 because I initially misunderstood how switch statements are "supposed" to work.

It has remained a staple anytime I want to avoid hideous collections of if/if else/else statements.

Neblib,
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@Legit_Spaghetti if it's a hideous collection of conditionals or a giant switch, there's probably a good opportunity for refactoring that will make it far more maintainable.

Neblib, (edited )
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@Legit_Spaghetti that being said, as you know, refactoring isn't always worth it and switches can be a clean way to initially get something out the door and that might be the only time you ever need to look at that logic again.

fivey, to random
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What do you listen to when trying out new headphones?

Neblib,
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ty04, to random
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wow I should do this more often

Neblib,
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@ty04 wow, nice stat!

fivey, to random
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iPhone sales are plunging, here’s why

I bought one and now they aren’t cool anymore

Neblib,
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@fivey i can't stand my work iPhone, but I feel its a good example of the ecosystem. I don't know how there are so many fans when you are faced with no set back button, weird non-intuitive gestures, only now getting not crap browsers, and being locked down on nearly everything while paying double for the hardware.. most complaints about Android hardware don't compare iphones to comparative flagships, but otherwise to each their own I guess...

dgar, to random
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I have fond childhood memories of building sandcastles with my grandparents.

Then my mother took their urns from me.

Neblib,
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@dgar super dark, but that's what happens when you burn things.

fivey, to random
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Procrastinated this for three months. All it took was a less than one minute phone call. aaaaaaaaAAAAAAA.

Neblib,
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@fivey so many such cases, yet personally that doesn't help reduce the vibes of how much effort a phone call takes even when I see it proven time and again. Brains are weird.

AwoogaGeneral, to random
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Joe “Hussein” Biden cancelled student loan debt but has done nothing for my Only Fans credit card debt

Neblib,
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@AwoogaGeneral hopefully you at least found a good rewards card.

MrHandyMan, to random
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Neblib,
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@MrHandyMan if you consider that AOSP is technically using the Linux kernel (and with Dex and other tools you could argue it's a Desktop platform now too), you'd have even higher percentages, though I hope distros like PureOS can eventually replace it.

Reshirams_Rad_Slam, to random
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It got DMCA'd again :lets_fucking_go:​:boo_hoo:​ https://nitter.privacydev.net/Magnolia1234B

Neblib,
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@Reshirams_Rad_Slam they really should just self host their own gitlab or forgejo at this point.

Neblib, to random
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Only two months till I've been on the fedi for a year. I really should put together an intro/pin post and update my description. What type of things do you like to see in those?

Legit_Spaghetti, to fallout
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NO SPOILERS; ALL CLEAR

☢️ Finished the #Fallout show. Notes: ☢️

  • The story doesn't make a lot of sense.
  • I really, REALLY like the cast.
  • The set design is on point.
  • There were a few fanboi moments, but overall they held back on fanservice. Good.
  • Some really funny moments.
  • Some SUPER dark moments.
  • Some bafflingly dumb moments.
  • That one moment when the FO4 theme starts playing. CHILLS.
  • Watching this on my #Pico4 #VR headset was the right call.
  • Deathclaw? Oh yeah, deathclaw.
Neblib,
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@Legit_Spaghetti I didn't realize the release date already passed us, I'm surprised they did a full season drop instead of episodic release like they've done with Wheel of Time. I'll probably piecemeal it the next week or so.

mcc, (edited ) to random
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Poll: Which statement describes you

Neblib,
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@mcc this isn't my final form, it's going to get a lot worse.

Legit_Spaghetti, to fallout
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I like how the TV show cannot decide whether it's set in a desert, woodlands, wetlands, forest, or what. It even seems sketchy on what season it's supposed to be. Like, I know these people have been to California. It's so bizarre that all these different biomes are all seemingly just a short stroll away from each other.

Unless... Oh wait, it's the BETHESDA version of Fallout. They're just fast-traveling everywhere!

Neblib,
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ascentale, to random
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Welcome to the April 12th BikeNite! Thanks for joining, and I hope we all enjoy chatting about cycle stuff! Feel free to answer whenever at your convenience. Anyone can join, now or later. Reply to what you like, and boost for visibility.

We'll start out with our introduction, inspired by comment from @rodbotic:

Q1. Where are you posting from today? What does a typical ride for you look like? Share a photo if you'd like.

Neblib,
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@ascentale @rodbotic A1. midwest USA like usual. I'm mostly a utility cyclist these days so it's going to work or a store and back, but sometimes a kid drop off too. Not much time for recreational rides right now.

Neblib, to emacs
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Another #mastodonel / #emacs newbie question:
When the cursor is on a post in one of the timelines is there a way to quickly open/expand the post's thread in another buffer window instead of expanding the thread in the current buffer window?

My current strategy is to duplicate the current timeline buffer window using C-x 2 then switching to the second window using C-x o then pressing the thread command T. Is there a better way to speed that up with less commands? Maybe a macro? #askemacs

Neblib,
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@cshentrup I'm still doing basic setup to get more productive than text editing, but this masto client is nice and so far I haven't hated the bindings or elisp. I'd like to try out combining my logseq vault with org-roam and maybe try out an emacs IDE setup, likely pulling in some LSP lang-servers (though I'm a noob when it comes to LSP).

Neblib,
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@zrzz Thanks for the references, looks like I have some reading to do! Looks like you've opened up a door to another killer feature of Emacs for me.

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