If you're in the UK and use energy, please pledge to stop paying your energy bills in October with dontpay.uk.

Even if you can afford it, please pledge, for solidarity with those that will be driven into poverty by the government pushing the price rises onto us, and not onto the producers who are filing massive profits right now.

The death of Heroku's free tier is a sad thing, and not just because of the price. Heroku was revolutionary in so many ways, and the freemium model empowered so many experiments that now will be harder. Thanks, Salesforce.

I'm just trying to upgrade one app. It's taken me a week of different attempts so far.

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I'm rather unhappy with Rails 7 moving away from webpacker to a variety of different choices. Not because I loved webpacker at all, but because there appears to be no decent migration documentation. It's like being in Javascriptland again.

For example, you'd get to work on really cool impactful stuff like making UK case law accessible to everyone; this has been my baby for the last 6 months, I'm so proud of it!


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And if you like that, you'll like this dxw Lead Technologist job opening too. Come help me do my job 😃


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Legacy tech systems are like zombies; they survive on brains. My post for dxw's blog, I'm quite pleased with it!


@axwax @RL_Dane @atyh @Zergling_man @benis thanks for all your thoughts, those words have really helped me rephrase and rethink the article I'm writing. I've ended up going with a combination of them in different places, there's not one word that work everywhere! :blob_thanks:

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What's the opposite of "smart" or "intelligent" in a technology system? "Dumb" gets used a lot but it's not a great word. Are there better alternatives?

Want to come and work at Computing Magazine's "Best Place to Work in Digital (SME) 2022"? Yeah you do :D


Considering subscribing to some sort of popcorn delivery service, the way this is going

interviewer: can you explain the big gap in your employment history?
me: can you explain the big gap between what your CEO gets paid and what your workers get paid?

I think *maybe* it will step up the input voltage to 12v? Not sure. I have other power supplies, this one must have had something special about it.

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I bought this a while back and have completely forgotten what it is. I think it’s a power supply board with a whole bunch of different voltage outputs, but why, who knows. I’ll just have to build it and find out why I bought it.

Going to take an obsolete 2009 macbook to for the basic stuff I'll need (writing a talk, being the main one), but without the risk of taking my normal machine. What distro would you recommend I put on it?

TFW you're looking around for a thing but can't find it, then realise that the thing you built already nearly does the thing and you might be able to make it do the thing without too much effort.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is insufficiently documented

@Floppy Node is both time-based _and_ semver though. Only major versions have breaking changes, and features vs bug fixes decides minor or patch bump.

The schedule just regulates batching up of breaking changes, and which versions get backported fixes for how long. All semver compatible.

For dev tools, any sort of time-based or regularly-incremented versioning scheme can get in the sea. Looking at you, Node.js.

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