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gdinwiddie

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Software development coach and consultant ● I try to learn from everywhere. ● I follow those who enter into interesting conversations with me. ● He/him/they

Interests: #softwareDevelopment #VirginiaSatir #SatirModel #systemsThinking #humanity

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GeePawHill, to random
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The release ain't done if the docs are still referring to features that no longer exist.

gdinwiddie,
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@GeePawHill
A reminder to work in functional slices that stretch across both the code and the ancillary documents.

GottaLaff, to random
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Ugh, we're trying to sell our house at the worst time.

Mortgage rates just went up.

gdinwiddie,
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@GottaLaff
Remind people that high mortgage rates are temporary, and in a year or two they'll be able to refinance at a lower rate. In the mean time, they get to live in a wonderful house!

gdinwiddie,
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@GottaLaff
Some of them care. It's how my wife and I bought our first house together. (We were able to assume an existing 9% loan.)

w7voa, to random
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A juror in Trump's NYC criminal trial has just been excused after raising concerns about aspects of her identity that had been made public. The judge is now directing the media not to report jurors' answers to questions about where they work.

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gdinwiddie, to random
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GeePawHill, to random
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Not sure who didn't already know that NPR has a modest liberal-leaning bias.

I guess they're part of the lucky 10,000 for that?

Do they know about mentos and diet coke?

gdinwiddie,
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@GeePawHill
In this context, "liberal" means "caring about people."

When I worked for a newspaper I found that most reporters leaned in that direction, while editors often leaned in the direction of the owners, who mostly cared about profits.

einarwh, to random
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I suggest answering "thanks Devin" to people who barge into discussions demanding attention to the fact that they have fed the question into ChatGPT (which has produced a wall of text with a luke-warm take that adds nothing) and expecting credit and admiration for it.

gdinwiddie,
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@einarwh Who is Devin?

Mer__edith, to random
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What happens when you abandon defense of free speech and expression to extremists

https://www.vox.com/scotus/24080080/supreme-court-mckesson-doe-first-amendment-protest-black-lives-matter

gdinwiddie,
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@Mer__edith
Does this mean that SCOTUS believes DJT is responsible for everything his followers did on Jan6?

GottaLaff, to legal
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🧵NEW THREAD for here. 1/...

Apparently Trump woke up.

Via Orden:

Trump has re-entered the courtroom, per pool, but the video feed hasn't yet been turned on in the overflow room.

gdinwiddie,
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@DWTSquawk7600 @GottaLaff
I imagine those are question numbers.

GottaLaff, to random
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Via Jesse Rodriguez:

#Trump has to be in the courtroom every day for the duration of his criminal trial.

"If you do not show up there will be an arrest," Judge Merchan said. #TrumpTrial

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jewishreader, to random
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SO happy to be back in the Bay after a week in Delaware. Love seeing family but absolutely loathe flying.

gdinwiddie,
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@jewishreader
The Delaware Bay?

gdinwiddie,
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@jewishreader :heart_fire: 😁
I thought that was what you meant, but being an East-coaster (Chesapeake Bay), I felt I had to ask.

sashag, to random
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Obviously we have been ripped off at the shelter. This isn't a cat, it's a St. Bernard dog! [cleans litter box]

gdinwiddie,
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@sashag
We have a cat that produces boulders the size and hardness of the ones that regularly flatten Wile E. Coyote.

grimalkina, to random
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It is IMPOSSIBLE to answer many of the things that the general public puts in front of social scientists and demands that we solve. Particularly when you work on social topics, people will ask you questions like: why is my boss mean, why doesn't government work, why am I sad.

When you build foundational theory it's too broad. When you do specific investigations it's too narrow. When you take some breather to talk technical shop you're accused of only talking to scientists and being unfeeling.

gdinwiddie,
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@grimalkina
I'm firmly convinced that there is no such thing as "unquestionable authority" in the social sciences. The best we can do is see through the mist a little more clearly and recognize our own uncertainty.

gdinwiddie, to random
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gdinwiddie, to random
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Make a Wish

APBBlue, to random
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Safeway randomly had Mr. Blue's absolute favorite candy bars (Rocky Road.) He's going to be so excited -- he normally only gets them in California. I bought 12. 😄

gdinwiddie,
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@APBBlue
But what will he eat tomorrow?

davenicolette, to random
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We got a canine mental challenge toy for our puppies. A cube consisting of tubes and balls, the toy can be filled with dog treats. The challenge for the dog is to roll the toy around so the treats fall out of holes. Our puppies discovered an alternative approach. The toy lasted less than one hour.

gdinwiddie,
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@davenicolette
I hope there were no pieces yet to emerge.

gdinwiddie,
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@davenicolette I hope everything comes out all right.

testobsessed, to random
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Received a cold reach out email from an AI related company rep who said "I've made multiple attempts to contact you." I was pretty sure I would have remembered the name. So I searched. (I keep everything.)

Nope. No priors. This was the first message. AI hallucination?

Anywhoosle...I wouldn't be responding no matter what (because I do not need the thing). But the attempted guilt trip makes it an extra nope. As in nope, not now and nope, not ever.

Do people fall for this? Does it work? Ugh. 🤢

gdinwiddie,
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@testobsessed
The phrase "I've made multiple attempts to contact you" is an immediate tell that I don't need to read any further. Either they're lying, or I previously made a decision to ignore them.

estherschindler, to random
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Sophia d’Antoine, founder of cybersecurity startup Margin Research, died last week after she was hit by a car in New York City. https://nypost.com/2024/04/11/us-news/nyc-start-up-founder-sophia-dantoine-dies-after-being-mowed-down-crossing-ues-street/

gdinwiddie,
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@estherschindler How sad!

nixCraft, to random
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HTML is 31 years old.

JavaScript is 28 years old.

CSS is 27 years old.

gdinwiddie,
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@RavenLuni @nixCraft You’re not the only one.

abbotofunreason, to random
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I wonder if professional sports are part of what have led people to think they’re smarter than experts.

gdinwiddie,
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@abbotofunreason
Getting hit in the head too many times?

gdinwiddie,
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@abbotofunreason
To use a different metaphor, there’s no consequences for being wrong as a Monday morning quarterback.

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gdinwiddie,
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@nocoursewalks @estherschindler

They offer very limited choices. I, too, wanted Goaty McGoatface.

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