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Name a more iconic duo. I’ll wait (for my prints to finish)

The conspiracy theory pandemic is a massive species-level problem, as if we needed another one. I’m surprised I don’t see this covered more urgently by trustworthy media.

I fully expect this will go nowhere because (a) I’m terrible at getting people to use my stuff and (b) Rails isn’t cool any more. But I’m fine with that.

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This is also definitely coding as therapy, and me retreating into my happy place rather than face actual reality.

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I make no promises it’s any good. I’m just scratching my own itch here.

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God I love the early hours of making software. This is my favourite bit. It’s all downhill from here.

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Making a thing to manage files for 3d printing. Nice to remember I can still *do* stuff sometimes.

Coding to relax, but I can't get Three.js to load into Rails 6 with webpacker. What am I doing wrong here?

Brilliant, my anxiety is now making me feel physically sick! Every day is different. YAY!

Weekend achievement #3: Got the library scanner working for my self-hosted 3d print file library, VanDAM:

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Weekend achievement #2: taught an 8-year-old girl to pick locks as well, and launched her on a life of crime.

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Weekend achievement #1: picked my first lock after buying a kit with a late xmas present voucher

Wandavision e5 had me properly exclaiming OMG out loud at the TV. Incredible moment.

Was going to build a simple self hosted app for myself and then I realised I could add federation to make a decentralised network and oh god why do my ambitions always get out of control.

I wonder if this is part of what stops organisations with similar goals from working together, a desire to preserve their identity and be the Hero.

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“Try” here isn’t necessarily intentional I don’t think; it’s subliminal, an implicit driver that nobody even realises. And it’s not embodied in individuals, but in the institution itself.

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Today (via @edsaperia) I learned about the Shirky Principle: “Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution”. This applies to so many things, especially our public institutions.

It feels like an unpopular opinion, but liking things is more fun than hating things, and talking about things you like will make you feel better about life than talking about things you hate.

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