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adarsh

@adarsh@ruby.social

Executive Director of rubycentral.org. Ruby developer and consultant. Parent of an autistic kid. Leave trans people alone. Bicycles are antidepressants. If you made a thing, I’ll probably promote it. (he/him)

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collin, to random
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I'm not really sure why Apple would update the Apple TV? I don't think they're ever going to reposition it as a real gaming device, and otherwise It already does everything it needs to and has USB-C.

adarsh,
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@collin Don’t forget the world-class terrible remote.

adarsh,
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@collin It makes me crazy. It’s un-findable when lost and the vertical symmetry guarantees it’s never pointing the correct direction. (I have a like 3rd gen Apple TV, if that matters)

adarsh,
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@collin Brilliant

adarsh, to Oakland
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At the , I picked up the debut novel by Tommy Orange, an -based Native writer.

I couldn’t put it down for 100 pages. It’s like it was written for me: Oakland streets, bikes, Radiohead, MF Doom, the Coliseum, BART, ethnic food, family stuff.

Check it out if you have the chance.

adarsh, to random
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Guess what the Wright brothers built before airplanes? https://mastodon.uno/@svelo/112554882747021465

adarsh, to cycling
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You don’t know joy until you’ve been on a huge group bicycle ride.

Find one where you live, I guarantee there’s at least one. https://hachyderm.io/@SnoopJ/112539133389661765

adarsh, to cycling
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If you build separated Mobility Lanes, people will use them. There is a ton of unmet non-car transportation demand.

The logic is backwards, “no one bikes so why build lanes?” People don’t bike when it’s unsafe to do so. If you build it, they will ride.

“Bicycling grew more in Chicago than in any other major American city in the last five years”

https://momentummag.com/bicycling-grew-more-in-chicago-than-in-any-other-major-american-city-in-the-last-five-years/

adarsh, to Oakland
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adarsh, to random
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An overly thorough, emotional rollercoastery, exceedingly “Andy”, and genuinely amazing insiders view from one of the co-chairs of RailsConf 2024 in Detroit a few weeks ago.

The first paragraph I don’t care for whatsoever, but the rest is very good.

Thanks Andy, you’re a gem ❤️.

https://andycroll.com/ruby/railsconf-detroit-2024-cochairs-perspective/

adarsh,
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Also I want to highlight for conference organizers something which is Very Important:

Andy not just mentioned the code of conduct on stage in his opening, but went over it in detail and why it was important, especially if you don’t think it affects you. It was maybe 5 minutes on stage.

After, I was near Andy (a lot) and I saw it happen repeatedly: marginalized people came up to him and personally thanked him for saying something. It was 💔.

This is what DEI looks like and why it matters.

adarsh, to Oakland
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Ridwell (https://www.ridwell.com) is on the side of some boxes in my neighborhood porches. It's apparently a service which accepts hard-to-recycle items like plastic films.

But why do we have this for-profit business instead of pushing to improve it's existing recycling program? Or legislate a reduction in single-use plastics?

adarsh, to python
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Congratulations to our cousins on a (by all accounts) successful ! 👏🏽.

Community work is complex, difficult, and so very vital to everything we do technically. PSF shows us how it can be done well in so many ways.

adarsh, to random
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I’m on an extremely clean, affordable, fast, and timely monorail train to the airport in Naha, Okinawa. It even has these gated walls to prevent injury.

Sometimes when I see what is possible elsewhere, I can’t believe the state of US transit.

adarsh, to random
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The selection of masks available in Japanese convenience stores is wide and their quality/price is amazing.

adarsh,
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Like, the comfort level of these Japanese masks, especially the ear straps, is so next level that I would wear these all the time.

adarsh,
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Meanwhile in the United States NC Senate votes to ban people from wearing masks in public for health reasons
https://www.wral.com/story/nc-senate-votes-to-ban-people-from-wearing-masks-in-public-for-health-reasons/21433199/

adarsh, to ruby
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Hello #SFBA #Ruby Fam:

The next #meetup is this Thursday at New Relic. I will be away at #RubyKaigi but I'm so thrilled to see the new organizers making this happen monthly! We already have host companies offering space for the future events.

https://www.meetup.com/sfruby/events/300869288/

adarsh, to Oakland
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I know it’s easy to be cynical about “politics” or current events, but let me tell you: if you and a few dozen people in your own town organize to make your streets safer, it can absolutely happen.

Lives will be literally saved by Traffic Violence Rapid Response advocating consistently for safety on a road that kills almost one person per month in . can happen.

https://www.actransit.org/press-release/ac-transit-city-of-oakland-launch-international-boulevard-quick-build

adarsh, to Oakland
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I know has its issues but also it’s the best.

“How a zany Oakland karaoke league teaches partygoers about ranked-choice voting”

https://oaklandside.org/2024/04/05/how-a-zany-oakland-karaoke-league-teaches-partygoers-about-ranked-choice-voting/

adarsh, to coffee
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New from Crown Royal Coffee Lab in .

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adarsh,
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@cd24 They sell a three pack of beans as a sampler. Always top notch.

adarsh, to cycling
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Hey US car drivers:

This is your periodic reminder that cars are weapons and should be used with that in mind.

If you see a bike on the road in front of you, especially with a child on the back, do not follow them any closer than 50 feet because you are threatening their lives.

Under no circumstances honk at a cyclist or try to talk to them, even to say something nice - they are being verbally threatened by vehicles who look like yours all day, every day.

Thank you.

anildash, to random
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When your Nani tries to warn you about Mastodon

adarsh,
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@anildash “Beta - is Mastodon why you don’t eat properly?”

adarsh, to random
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Go off, King.

adarsh, to random
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US spends billions on roads rather than public transport in ‘climate time bomb’ | Infrastructure https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/feb/29/biden-spending-highways-public-transport-climate-crisis

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