Dear @gitlab, after reading this, I am ashamed to be using your product:
We will stop using it as soon as we can manage to and I will stop recommending you to others. Unlike you, we don’t associate with folks incompatible with our values.
Shame on you.
Genie: You have ONE WISH.
Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.
Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].
Genie: Wait, is that...?
Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.
Something that would really change my life as a FOSS dev is that people stop seeing FOSS as a finished product but instead as a best effort collective work by people that are [in position off] contributing for free on their free personal time on it and gave it to you for free [when this situation apply].
Like stop saying that "this is total shit" because you had bugs or because it wasn't top 100% perfect like you want for your super edge case that it wasn't designed for -_-
I hear this all the time:
"I'm a nobody; why would anyone want to hack me?"
I've got six reasons for you:
You have money.
You have good credit.
You were randomly chosen.
You pissed off the wrong person.
Your friend or family members pissed off the wrong person.
You put yourself out there as an online entrepreneur, Twitch streamer, YouTuber, etc.
If you think no one would ever try to hack you, you need this episode.
There's going to be a live YouTube Premier of this episode at https://YourSecure.Life/2 at 5 PM Eastern US time.
If you're not seeing this post until after that time, don't worry...you can still watch it. Any time, anywhere. Just go to the website.
There is also an audio version (it is a podcast afterall) and a text version of the transcripts, if you're more into reading.
Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.
I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.
Boosts gratefully appreciated.
Happy national coming out day, y'all!
how i water plants 1/n
I should tell y'all how I water plants because it's the weirdest shit.
So, I get out a plastic bin, and I put in it:
1) 2-3" of water if I'm watering big pots. (smaller pots get a similar method but different amounts.)
2) 1-2 tablespoons of unsulphured molasses mixed into a half cup of hot water
3) a handful of very-decomposed soil from my worm farm... and a couple sacrificial worms. I mash them up into the soil. Sorry, worms, but I need your gut bacteria!
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For people who care, my bloggy thing is here:
Lill's method and turtles and lasers https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1507&v=IUC-8P0zXe8 #solving #equations #visualizations
Cool, prime portraits: using prime numbers to make pictures of people.
solar energy, chemistry, alcohol
Dye-sensitised solar cells are a type of photovoltaic device which uses a colourful dye to absorb light and cause an electric current, instead of the silicon semiconductors which most regular solar cells use.
It works because chemically, colour is caused by light being absorbed by molecules, which makes their electrons jump about. Dyes used to make solar cells absorb light strongly, and completely give up those electrons, which causes an electric current to flow.
So it turns out, because red grapes are full of molecules which are very good at absorbing light, you can make a working dye-sensitised solar cell using port wine instead of one of the fancy dyes which are normally used.
And honestly, I just thought that was really cool and worth sharing! ☀️
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