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I've noticing something interesting when reading: every time I read something like: "Paul swallowed on a dry throat" I have this compulsive, irresistible impulse to also swallow too.

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"Understanding an idea meant entangling it so thoroughly with all the other symbols in your mind that it changed the way you thought about everything." - from Diaspora

It finally happened: the company I work for laid off around 30% of their workforce, including 60% of the software developers.

I managed to survive, for now at least.

Now I'm picking up the work of my ex-coworkers and it feels horrible. I'm deeply sadden to read their latest messages. Depressed to checkout their latest git changes and resume where they left off. It forces me to put myself on their shoes, not only what they were thinking at the time but what they must be going through right now.

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🙋‍♂️ guilty:

"Errors will inevitably happen, but many software developers prefer to think only about the happy path rather than the intricacies of error handling.", from: Designing Data-Intensive Applications

-- Martin Kleppmann

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"Programmers long ago gave up hope of being able to predict in advance whether a given body of code will work as planned." - From: Darwin Among the Machines, George B. Dyson

I'm a bit stressed because I feel I will be let go in any moment since COVID-19 is ruining my company. For now, I'm trying to track down who has been (or will be) fired (the company is not very transparent), by writing a Slack bot that keeps track of which account gets deactivated.

It was also my very first project in Rust. Interesting language, but it's sometimes hard to make the compiler happy.

"Monotheism exhibits what is essentially a pathological personality pattern projected onto the ideal of God: the pattern of the paranoid, possessive, power-obsessed male ego." - Food of the Gods, Terence McKenna

I've been a couple of days immerse in the maze of work produced by @neauoire and @rek. Lovely stuff. Even the small projects are very inspiring. The theme system for example it's a wonderful idea: each theme is just a .svg that you can visualize. Reminded me of how PICO-8 packages the rom in image files (

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Un juez ordena la inmediata liberación de la informante del ejército de Estados Unidos Chelsea Manning después de un año en la cárcel.


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Understand my words with full knowledge and reverence for my connection to the void.

My data is not yours to own.

You came here and asked to sell us things, then tracked us with the things you sold us.

You came here and begged for trust, which many gave you, then betrayed it by selling our secrets.

Then you took away our nation.

My data is not yours to own.

Finally was able to setup my computer to properly stream stuff on with mic voice over and everything.

Sounds silly, but this has been a whole therapy for me. It made me focus on a potential new hobby, and forget the problems of life.

I got inspired by @snowdusk_ because, at least during streaming, he sounds like such a calm and fun guy, and I was like: "I want some of that in my life". So thanks, man

Back to mastodon... let's see how long I last this time

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