ME: *every six months* i have never read a book, and i don't know how to read

*reads one book*

i remember now. books are good, it is the real world that is the enemy. i should request seventy five books from the library at the same time.

*gets burned out*

i have never read a book, and i don't know how to read

PSA: do NOT use Hive!!! it’s where bees live

How can we waste attackers’ time, attention, and money? Can we inflict psychological damage on them? In essence, can we f*** with them for better resilience outcomes?

Yes we can! Our new paper — led by @dykstra with other fine folks — answers these questions, introducing the concept of “sludge” against attackers for systems resilience:

cannot get this bit from the latest Adventure Zone campaign out of my head

this is such a cool - and interactive! - piece about Brian Eno's Ambient 1 - Music for Airports, including reconstructed loops you can combine yourself, ON THE PAGE

Hello people of the Fediverse! Some of you may have heard that a new Mastodon client, Ivory,  is in development for iOS (and Mac!). This is true! Tapbots is going all in on Mastodon and we hope this place continues to grow and thrive. Tweetbot will continue to be developed alongside Ivory as a lot of code is shared. A new Mac version of Tweetbot and Ivory are also currently in development and we are working hard on getting those towards a public beta state.

the second is Ben Quad's "I'm Scared That's All There Is", another debut, this one from a Tulsa group that makes loud, anthemic music. If you ever have the opportunity to roll down the windows in a car and turn the volume up on a nice day, I highly recommend this album.

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the first is Sadurn's "Radiator", the debut album from a Philadelphia folk band whose lead singer has an absolutely incredible voice. I've been waiting for this one since hearing some early EPs and it did not disappoint

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90% of my Apple Music year-end wrap-up (it's still November, grumble grumble) was music from two albums, despite listening to 50,636 minutes and 7,691 unique songs. (This also doesn't account for any of the music listening I did in Plexamp or on my turntable or CD player)

I frequently have enterprise developer-brain; one day I was hemming and hawing about not knowing how to program in Roblox and someone told me "it is made to be a toy for kids! kids are smart but you’ve got this" and I need to adopt that energy more often

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I'm writing a non-trivial web app with Express for the first time in a very long time and after spending a long time giving into more structured frameworks it's mildly terrifying to be duplicating code, generating my own URLs, passing random data structures around, etc. I'm sure it'll hurt later when I'm fixing bugs but in the meantime there is something kind of freeing about "what matters about this function is if it does the thing you want"

Adding random features to this app to avoid the part where I have to actually learn how to publish ActivityPub messages 😬

"MineCity 2000 is a program that converts SimCity 2000 cities into Minecraft (Java Edition) worlds"

😂 a very perfect explanation for a lot of situations:

“Friend Camp as a website lives on a server, it's a computer, which means it's a piece of metal with etchings on it, and you put electrons in it, and electrons all move around, and it's connected to the internet through, you know, the phone, or whatever, I don't know.” —@darius 👏

Junior Ruby on Rails job at global not-for-profit 

come work with me!

my workplace, Meedan (, is hiring for a junior backend software engineer. we're a small, distributed not-for-profit working globally to address misinformation, with an eng team of ~13 people.

our work is open source; here's the main repo we work in:

resume review begins dec 5. I'm one of the other backend RoR engineers; happy to answer questions!

I love software tutorials that are written as a single HEAVILY commented, but functioning source file intended to be read linearly.


Anyone know of other examples of this genre?

(I do a lot of filename manipulation on my Windows machine, since it's also my media server. It'd be nice to write Javascript to generate some of the necessary munging I do for renames, id3 tag edits, ffmpeg commands, etc)

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Playing around with Boop today and I really like it. Could definitely see myself using this and writing new scripts for it... and maybe it wouldn't be too hard to implement a Windows app that supports the same script format?

Her: I don't even know what the cloning machine does

Me: well that makes two of us

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