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Morning and good avatar-people. Pass me my eyes, please.

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Good evening / !tzag fediverse. Any recommendations for good accounts to follow for #womenintech?

Prepping a new pebble with thoughts on readying for waking. You can subscribe at exmosis.net/grey_pebbles/ for when it goes out.

Morning all. The sea is fat and turquoise today, like a plump peacock. There are still all four moorhen chicks on the pond, which is a good sign. Two seem to be older and larger than the other two.

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@matt A better way of putting this is that usually all software is written for the purposes of the author to solve some particular problem which they have. You are the best person to know what your own problems are and so the best software comes from people who are embedded within the problem.

No mater how empathic you are it's genuinely hard to know what other people's problems are at the level of exactitude required to build software. This kind of problem crops up repeatedly in commercial software development, where the developer high-mindedly believes that they know exactly what other people's problems are and sets about to solve them. Except that often the developer is only indulging in hubris.

This is why diversity is important in software development. Without diversity you can't develop for a wider population because you can't bootstrap your own standpoint.

@tomasino Interesting phlog on short, chunked sentences. Definitely reads like poetry. It's different, but a little stilted, like the juxtaposition of rhythm is a little too forced.

But the wrapping is nice.

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Children shouting STARBUCKS! STARBUCKS! STARBUCKS!

The 'Mike the Knight' theme tune is a little bit funkier in gaelic.

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I'd like to put together an ultra-cheap raspberry portable, self-contained system. Huge bonus if I can power it, but not required. System needs a display & keyboard input. Needs wifi. I was eyeing up the pi zero w and solar systems, but there's too much noise out there. Anyone got experience with these?

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Every time Zuckerberg says he's going to "fix facebook", it basically means he wants to fix your life for you, instead of letting you do it yourself.
https://loadaverage.org/url/4000538
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To pick back up on questions vs anger on the net, I think perhaps one thing we ask struggle with now is the concept of "who is the host of the conversation on having?"
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I'm pretty sure we were all a lot happier when we just asking each other questions instead of trying to be right all the time.
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Anger gets you a long way in the attention economy. People are attracted to it like flies.

Renewing my personal domain name feels like an act of pride these days.

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Hey GMV, how's it going as you plummet into a whole new earthcycle?

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Anyone know of a -only strip that's actively maintained? No art necessary. I'm just looking for serialized , really. Hosted on a plus!

Does Mastodon do groups, as Gnu/Social does? eg !mygroupname

This is my new Mastodon account. Out of interest, how much do Mastodon users know of, or refer to, the "Fediverse"?