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danjac

@danjac@masto.ai

Software developer/professional Jira ticket puncher.

Originally British, naturalized Finn. Interested in #scifi #fantasy #movies #opensource #python #django #javascript #running #nature #art #podcasts #languages #history

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Header pic: Pascal Blanche https://pascalblanche.artstation.com/projects/r9ZEKL

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danjac, to random
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My biggest disappointment with Little Chefs when I was a kid was that all the cooks were normal sized people

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-68796980

danjac, to random
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Are they going to give OJ a proper send off and have his hearse chased through LA by dozens of police cars

danjac, to random
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danjac, to random
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"In July 2019, the Zaslavs were on Geffen’s yacht, sailing around the Mediterranean with a crew that included Winfrey, King, and Lloyd and Laura Jacobs Blankfein. "

Orcas, you know what to do

https://docseuss.medium.com/the-biggest-threat-facing-your-team-whether-youre-a-game-developer-or-a-tech-founder-or-a-ceo-is-8cd1ad359508

danjac, to random
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danjac, to random
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Who says the Tories have to be an official "sane" opposition? Let the LibDems, SNP and Greens do the job.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/08/tory-party-labour-britain-power

Setok, to meta
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Also, while a media outlet can apparently get #Meta’s ‘bug’ corrected, and have links restored, if an individual complains, it basically goes nowhere.

From: @danjac
https://masto.ai/@danjac/112234032376800677

danjac,
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@Setok yeah it's the "post on Hacker News" approach

danjac, to random
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Why is French the language of diplomacy?

"Mother in law" is "belle-mère"

anneapplebaum, to random
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Orban has successfully hidden his corruption behind the veil of a culture war. At least some Hungarians are seeing through it

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/tens-thousands-march-budapest-against-orban-2024-04-06/

danjac,
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@anneapplebaum it's good to see the barrage of culture war chaff is seeing diminishing returns elsewhere too: thinking of the UK in particular.

danjac, to random
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The issue here is not whether Meta has done this deliberately or has a genuine bug on their hands. It's that Meta has become a such choke-point for journalistic media that they can arbitrarily block public access to information, whether intentionally or not.

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/05/tech/meta-nonprofit-newspaper-independent-journalist-alleged-censorship/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=blueskyCNN&utm_content=2024-04-05T23:02:29

danjac,
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@sabret00the given ActivityPub is an open protocol, Meta is free to use it as anyone else.

It's down to individual admins to block Threads, but not sure how that prevents "leakage" when federating non-blocking instances.

danjac, (edited ) to random
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I read a piece of advice on Reddit that the key to understanding spoken French is to focus on vowels, rather than consonants.

In English the consonants and word stress are your "goalposts" that help you guess what the word is. In French the stress is even, and final consonants are silent or elided into the following word, making it harder to pick out the individual words in a sentence.

However the vowels substitute for the goalposts or auditory cues instead.

danjac, to random
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Me when Disney announces a new Star Wars live action series

ChrisMayLA6, to politics
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Great letter in the FT wondering why focussed success in various sectors of the UK, does not impact the wider malaise of the country....

one might say this looks typical of a country run by a monied elite for the benefit of the same elite.

#inequality #politics

danjac,
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@ChrisMayLA6 hosting Wimbledon does not result in better tennis playing talent.

danjac, to random
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danjac, to random
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Saga cruises, adult incontinence pad manufacturers, WW2 memorabilia dealers and insurance scammers will pay a fortune for this data

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2024/apr/04/tories-planned-to-make-millions-from-members-data-with-true-blue-app

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rap1ds, to programming
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Is there any reason you'd prefer webhooks over (long-)polling from an event consumer perspective?

I'm curious to know because, frankly, I can think only downsides of webhooks, i.e., missing requests, requests coming out of order, no ability to fetch events from the past (need to use polling for this anyway), need to secure the webhook receiving endpoint, need to set up publicly available URL when developing locally, needs to set up a message bus/queue. etc.

danjac,
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@rap1ds it depends on the service you are integrating with.

That said, I tried once building WebSub integration for an RSS parser and it suffered all the issues you describe (being mainly supported by Google on a shoestring didn't help either), so gave up and went back to (carefully calibrated) long polling.

danjac,
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@rap1ds it's not so much whether it's better, but what is dictated to you by the service you are integrating with (e.g. I think Stripe just has webhooks, you can't use long polling to check if a payment has succeeded).

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‘Lavender’: The AI machine directing Israel’s bombing spree in Gaza:
https://www.972mag.com/lavender-ai-israeli-army-gaza/. This article was linked from an article in The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/03/israel-gaza-ai-database-hamas-airstrikes).

danjac,
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@tomayac this is reveals the real reason decision makers use AI: to absolve themselves of all moral responsibility. Bad enough when laying off workers, but downright evil when targeting civilians in a warzone.

danjac, to random
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When visiting England, it's a good idea to check if a village or county still has a higher than 50% of voters who think Brexit was a good idea.

These places should be avoided around a solstice, as you will probably end up sacrificed in a pagan ritual after seeing multiple hints around the area of a terrible secret kept hidden for centuries.

danjac,
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@hengymrohebwlad make sure to take some marshmallows for the Wickerman!

courtcan, to random
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Somebody said that Trump isn't being put on trial in the middle of an election year.

Instead, Trump decided to run for president in the midst of his many criminal trials.

That's an important rephrasing that desperately needs airtime and headspace.

danjac,
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@courtcan the Bibi Netanyahu strategy

webology, to random
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🤔 So I know Jazzband exists for Python and Django projects that could use a little help to keep them maintained and that are too important to abandon.

I wonder if anyone has seen a space or organization for the abandoned and outdated Django and Python projects?

Every time I fork a project for an org that's many years out of date, I feel like it's a missed opportunity to share.

https://github.com/jazzband

danjac,
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@webology I thought a better name would be "Ramada" as in the motel where dying bands play gigs

sarajw, to random
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Ugh. Felt like an idiot earlier today when I stubbed my toe, hard, and now hours later feeling sorry for myself too as the pain is now worse and it's turning purple. Yay. Hope I can find an appointment to get it seen to sooner rather than later...

danjac,
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@sarajw when I was a kid this happened to me: I was watching the Kung-Fu series on TV, and wanted to see if I could kick down a door like David Carradine. Turns out you needed to spend some time in training in a Tibetan temple first.

danjac,
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@sarajw trip to A&E at least

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