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Nice milestone on Duolingo. 600 days of Esperanto practice.

I _should_ practice more each day, but i'm happy to at least be maintaining even if forward progress is minimal.

dark thought surrounded by a suddenly darkened time. 

🤔 there has never been a better time in America for AFAB people who've ever pondered if they're trans to _really_ take some time dig into those thoughts. Similarly, waiting to do so has never been a worse idea.

"smoke 'em while you got em" and "get 'em while you can"

AFAB folks are just fucked and things will likely get worse for them every month, for years.

I'm starting to think rtest might not of been hanging. The tests might have just been taking a really 👏long 👏time.

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TIL that sometimes the RSpec formatter API shoves compiler error messages into the methods that give you backtraces... 🤦‍♀️

of course, there are otehr backtraces in the error messages too so that checks out. 😿

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Quite sad that this is the first time in my life that I've encountered a website that actually does respect DNT 😕

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Had to take the bus into town today, and wore a kilt. Some Delores decided to take issue; which sadly I'm used to. "Why are you wearing a skirt?!" and so on. As I said, used to it (and big scary white dude, so I have some privilege to wield), so I'm calmly addressing it with her

But then she said "well how am I supposed to explain that to my kid?!", and friends, I didn't have to say a thing, because the most awesome Black lady jumped in. She turned to her kid (I'd guess roughly 13 years old) and said "hey, why is he allowed to wear a skirt?"

Kid: "he's grown enough to wear whatever the fuck he wants"

Mom: "see?! Ain't hard ma'am"

Delores huffed but that was pretty much the end 🤣

Q: what would the result be if Mondrian lived in an age where the "squircle" was a thing?

I have discerned that it was not my Kinesis Advantage 2 dying. It was my USB Switch…. AGAIN (like 5th one).

Is there a similarly ergonomic, ortholinear, split, Bluetooth, multi-device keyboard I can buy and get shipped NOW?


more corporate wtf today. DROPBOX has announced you can set up a storefront.


Like, their abandoned photos thing at least made _some_ sense. This is just bonkers.

did.... twitter just announce that it's.... a blogging platform?!

except..... that your blog posts are always hidden behind a "card" ?

what the Eff is going on?!

Dear developers:

When you notice a predicted setup problem / incompatibility, don’t just spew a stack trace at users. Give them a nice error message.

@heroku devs took the time to write a method to check for supported shell but couldn’t be arsed to give a nice warning. :/

on of the reasons I specifically call out Rocket is because i'm generally leaving comments in GitHub or Slack or other systems where asterisk either means "oh hey, i'll make that a bullet point!" or "i see you're starting to bold/italicize a thing..."

And, escaping it like this \* frequently results in the thing displaying \* because 🤦‍♀️

So I can't use asterisks for footnotes like a normal person. But also, now i can have multiple footnotes because † & ‡ &... i'm not sure what comes next.

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Being ADHD there are always additional thoughts related to the comment you're leaving. For years these have been subthoughts in parens (like this but longer) shoved into the middle of sentences that probably also have multiple thoughts in them.

I'm trying to get away from that pattern & switch to footnotes†. Rocket‡ lets me do :emoji-words: everywhere. Things are getting more readable for folks.

† like this

annnnd.... that's why you don't release things immediately folks.

rtest 2.0 beta worked beautifully in all my tests at home just hangs on my tests of work code. 🤔

this is most likely to do with the PTY interaction stuff which is... nigh-impossible to write tests for.

the new version is even more untestable because it's not just parsing output. It's actually integrating with RSpec so i need a test harness for my test harness... and tests that cause it to blow up appropriately. Ugh.

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musk, transphobia, child abuse 

Wishing all the best for Vivian Jenna Wilson, as she escapes her abusive (ex-)father 😳


This weekend brought _massive_ changes to how rtest works, and some minor visual changes. I'm going to live with it for a week or so before i cut a new version but RSpec is... far less consistent than i would hope in how it provides information, so I'm expecting that there are some edge cases I haven't seen yet.

I'd love it if any of you would be willing to kick the tires of the code on the "next" branch & provide feedback or bug reports.

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