A year ago when I joined Mastodon, I promised a write-up on how Micro.blog was different. I always threw out the draft posts because they felt too competitive. Today I reframed it around how to find our way out of the problems with massive social networks: https://manton.org/2018/09/07/the-way-out.html
Just so you know, "git -amend" doesn't amend anything.
It gets parsed as: git -a -m 'end'
That is, it commits all modified files with a message that just says "end"
I suffer so you don't have to 🤦♂️
Writing old school C code is both weird (when you come from C++) and strangely liberating…
Starfleet UX designers learned that if they didn't make some bridge consoles explode, captains would ignore damage until the shields failed.
I have been programming since like 1985 and I just realized this minute that a "corner case" is, like, where an edge case hits another edge case and gets even weirder. I've been using "edge case" and "corner case" as synonyms without ever thinking about it.
Pierre-Yves David, core Mercurial dev, just announced that they have a prototype for Mercurial support in Gitlab. This is amazing, I hope it lands on Gitlab master! https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/31600#note_96793407
Just a reminder that it's great that the Mastodon community is much less toxic than Twitter, but folks were just as excited when Tumblr was new. There are fascists on Diaspora and Minds.com. Decentralization doesn't cure hate.
Welcome new people! 👏 👋
Some useful #Mastodon features you might not know about:
Delete & Redraft - Click on the ... under your posts.
Tools to move instances - https://octodon.social/@schlink/100561221036847897
Block particular instances -
Image Descriptions - https://mastodon.social/@LiamErven/100549775260499384
Undocumented keyboard shortcuts - https://tootplanet.space/@YacYac/100551003949156532
Don't need link shorteners - https://mastodon.social/@jond/100549272934179851
...any others to share?
Humble suggestion that “shitposting” on masto be renamed to “pooptootin”
The Missing Element in the Fediverse https://ludovic.chabant.com/devblog/2018/08/16/the-missing-element-in-the-fediverse/
Also, they have horizontal traffic lights here.
How you can tell you’re in the French part of Canada…
Frostbite Engine engineer (Cameras/Cinematics). Web developer hobbyist. Occasional artist.
This is the private fediverse instance for the Chabant family. If your last name isn't Chabant, that's OK, you can still get an account elsewhere and remote-follow us here!