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    Woah. This is cool. So…how do I sign up to use GnuPG as a notary?

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      Not here-y. Badumtish. I’ll show myself out. I promise not to do that again.

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      Lots of conference notes over the years and technical things that have interested me. I’ve updated less since getting into management, though.

      http://trevmex.com/

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        This goes to an empty page. What is this?

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          Looks like it got deleted, I archived it here: https://hastebin.com/boniyocefe.apl

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            Uh oh, i thought that dpaste was supposed to keep it for a year… sorry!

            The “cached” link above has a copy https://archive.is/http%3A%2F%2Fdpaste.com%2F3Z4K4B0

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            J is awesome! Don’t forget our old buddy, Dyalog, though. It is especially nice if you crave the fun symbols.

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              I wonder what this will mean for the game industry.

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                not much if direct-x becomes something they license out I suppose.

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                How does Discord play into all of this? Seems like many folks are moving towards that as an alternative to Slack, but it isn’t federated either, is it?

                XMPP, it seems needs a killer app and a whole lot of marketing, which it isn’t getting right now…

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                  Discord has exactly the same problems that slack does, with respect to data freedom and control by a single corporation.

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                    Discord is Slack for teenagers, and it’s at an earlier stage of the bait-and-switch scheme (i.e. it still has IRC gateways, for now).

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                      Not a lot of people use Discord for work-related things. Some OSS communities do use it but they usually provide an anonymous login (unlike slack, you don’t need an email to check it out and the search is unlimited).

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                        XMPP does need a killer app to get people using it…but who’s going to make it if they can’t raise millions of dollars? Making really great software that works everywhere and supporting that is really expensive… I don’t know how we can change that.

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                        1. “Yes, And” - Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton
                        2. “The Manager’s Path” - Camille Fournier
                        3. “The Art of Action” - Stephen Bungay
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                          The Manager’s Path is a great book

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                          ELI5: Why is left-pad infamous?

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                            This is a good summary. The tl;dr is that a huge number of packages in the node ecosystem depended on it, or depended on other packages that depended on it, etc. When the developer got into a fight with the npm maintainers, he yanked it, and everybody’s builds broke.

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                              Finally reading How to Win Friends and Influence People. Can’t believe it took me this long to pick it up. Amazing book.

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                                Any interest in a crustacean private leaderboard?

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                                  I guess competition is healthy, but I have an additional suggestion: crustacean private help board: I don’t know how we’d do it, one big “ask” story/thread would be difficult, we could set up a github project for it and have questions as “issues” perhaps? We could have a wiki on it too.

                                  EDIT:

                                  Also, the idea of a lobste.rs joint github additionally appeals to me because I know we all dabble in various esoteric languages and we could have a “rosetta code” type of project where we solve the problems in different languages, and it would be fun to compare these solutions across languages.

                                  EDIT:

                                  https://github.com/a-red-christmas

                                  In case anyone thinks its a good idea … please join up

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                                    Sounds like fun to me, I’m azdle on github too if you’re adding people.

                                    I agree with @gerikson about not having a daily thread and I think one monster thread would quickly get unwieldy. I created a #lobsters-advent on freenode that we can for discussion.

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                                      The AoC subreddit is a good place to look for help and tips.

                                      I don’t like the idea of “polluting” Lobsters with a daily question thread.

                                      I love the idea of a shared code repo.

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                                        Please add gustafe on Github!

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                                          yumaikas on github. I’d love to join.

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                                            Count me in. trevmex on GitHub.

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                                              The github web interface doesn’t seem to have a ‘request to join’ button. I think you have to add people manually.

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                                                JKowalsky on Github as well, I’d love to join as well!

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                                                  tftio

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                                                    daveloyall

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                                                      NattyNarwhal, not sure if I’ll do it, but I’d definitely consider it.

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                                                      Would you mind adding bpollack?

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                                                        Cool. I’ll add my Haskell solutions :)

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                                                          (Or at least I will if you add PhilArmstrong to the project :) )

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                                                          I’d love to join! My username is Vaelatern.

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                                                            I’ve invited you!

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                                                              And I’ve contributed my clojure solutions!

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                                                          I’d be up for it!

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                                                            Post your ‘join code’?

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                                                              Will do asap!

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                                                            Page 58 FTW. That just blew my mind.

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                                                              I have a n00b question: With something like sway, do I have to install another windowing system underneath it (like we did with X) or is the Wayland Composer the whole GUI package itself?

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                                                                Please excuse the late reply. Also, Wayland is not currently my daily display server.

                                                                However, from my limited use and knowledge, the traditional divide between Window Manager and Desktop Environment that we are used to in X-based environments does not look the same in Wayland. From what I have read, it will be more common to build them monolithically. This is just the sense I have gotten from reading about various Wayland compositors and window managers, though I am not aware of the specific technical details as to why.

                                                                So sway would be used in a standalone manner, providing both a compositor and window manager. This as opposed to being able to use, say Openbox as the window manager for XFCE or i3 as the window manger for for GNOME.

                                                                And now that I say that, since it has been possible in X-GNOME to replace its window manager, I wonder how GNOME in Wayland is constructed differently to either allow or disallow this?

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                                                                I’m reading “The Manager’s Path” by Camille Fournier. It shows you how to not only be a great manager but a great employee as well!

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                                                                  I met her at Strange Loop and her talk was great. I’ll check this out.

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                                                                  This array_unique would work only for things that are unique according to .toString, so {a: 'val'} and {b: 'val'} would be considered as duplicates. example on jsbin

                                                                  You can fix it by using Map from ES6, though.

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                                                                    Essential functions in JavaScript in vanilla form (inspired by PHP)

                                                                    I got you, fam: https://github.com/amitmerchant1990/essential-vanilla-javascript-functions/pull/2

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                                                                      Yup. The very first function listed, and it doesn’t work. Pass :D

                                                                      Edit: In fact, no need for Map, just use ret_arr.indexOf()

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                                                                      millennials, if you made it this far, I’ll wait while you show yourselves the door

                                                                      Glad to see you’re working on sexism – but while you’re at it, maybe check your ageism?

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                                                                        If you were offended I apologize sincerely. It was only my intention to poke fun at myself as an oldster.

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                                                                          Since we’re on the topic of subtle sexism, ageism, ism-ism, “If you were offended, I apologize” is a classic non-apology form, so if you want an apology to be taken as an apology you might look at alternative ways of stating similar apologies. Not saying you meant it as a non-apology, just pointing it out.

                                                                          Navigating written text and tone is hard!

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                                                                            Apology accepted :)

                                                                            In general, “millennial” tends to be a slur, but “see yourself out” really felt non-welcoming. Just FYI for the future :)

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                                                                              Way to man up to your mistakes! punches self in face

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                                                                              Yeah, came here to say this.

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                                                                              One correction, if you are using the bash one-liner on a Mac, use -v, not -s:

                                                                              date -v "$(curl -sI https://www.google.com/|grep -i 'date:'|sed -e 's/^.ate: //g')"
                                                                              
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                                                                                Yeah, this is a rant against anything not UNIX…

                                                                                s/Node.js/Java/g and it is the same rant…

                                                                                Or Python, Ruby, Perl, Go, etc. Pretty silly.

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                                                                                  I have been journalling my day, (almost) every day, for the last 14 years. The key for me has been a DayMinder G545 and a Paper Mate ComfortMate Ultra.

                                                                                  I find that the space for one day in a DayMinder is just enough for me to think “hey, I can write that much for today.” I’ve tried other formats, but they have always been too open-ended. With the DayMinder, the space is perfect for me to reflect on my day for 5 minutes of writing time.

                                                                                  The best part of journalling for me, though, is looking back at any given day. I can take a journal from 10 years ago, open to a random page, read what happened, and the rest of that day comes flooding back into my mind. I write about work, home life, anything I did that day, and the magic of it is that the rest follows.

                                                                                  I’m not the best writer in the world, but journaling has helped me a lot. I hope it can help you, too.

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                                                                                    That is pretty cool. Reminds me a lot of the demo Dan Ingalls gave at JSConf 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTJRwKOFddc.