so good to be home
Just one person for #followfriday today: @Are0h, whose voice I always appreciate in the fediverse even (especially) when saying things that push me out of my privileged comfort zone. Also just a very kind individual!
Plus they recently converted from Mongodb to Postgres so they're clearly heading down the right technical path ;)
really hate the attitude that's so pervasive in the mainstream these days where everyone must be doing the same thing as everyone else
moving to a different website, cutting bigotry out of your mind, becoming a leftist and calling for revolution, none of it matters unless your friends are doing it too huh
we'll never accomplish anything if we're always waiting for everybody else to do it, because they're also waiting for everybody else to do it!
3 hours until the hamster is carrying me back to dtw
If you're creating a product or an platform of any sort, you need to have someone play the role of a "professional asshole," whose job it is to find ways where the system can be bent, folded, spindled, or mutilated in ways that cause harm. That way, you can work in ways to mitigate bad actors before they start causing trouble.
think i am tired about people complaining instead of digging in and getting shite done
while i plow through my work like a runaway train
tfw you respond to a conversation about 90s tv with
I had this thing called a job...
setting dns is confusing them
[hold me tiny dancer)
6 and a half shifts left in the bunker
really tired of teaching people with more time on job things
thought it would take longer than a couple weeks for that to happen this time
the Mary Ellen Carter helped me through a horrible betrayal and the aftermath
I remember hearing it on a folk show in my car when things were at their darkest and singing along with it at the top of my lungs
rise again, rise again!
and we made it through
though much was lost
much was gained
And you, to whom adversity has dealt the final blow
With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go
Turn to, and put out all your strength of arm and heart and brain
And like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.
Rise again, rise again - though your heart it be broken
And life about to end
No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend.
Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.
-- Stan Rogers