Pinned toot

In 2011 I was evaluating Spotify and Rdio for a streaming service. I landed on Rdio because it had a better UI (I still miss their UI). In 2015 I switched back to Spotify because of the higher quality audio they offered (for once I could actually tell the difference in the quality) and then SEED was bought by Spotify so I ended up working there.

That's where the gap from 2011–2015 comes from.

So this year was the first year out of the past five that They Might Be Giants wasn't my top artist (they were number 2).

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[crosspost from birdsite] 

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Skyrim
Breath of the Wild
Horizon: Zero Dawn

(both an easy and a hard list to make, because the first two were instant reactions for me)

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RT @booncotter
Challenge: Your top 3 games of the 2010s. No order. No “yeah but”. No sneaking in sequels or honourable mentions.

Let them go. They’ll be just fine.

Just your top 3 games that for any reason are the most stand-out titles of the last decade.

Go!

#GamesO
twitter.com/booncotter/status/

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further post-nanogenmo experiments with the word bitmap gan

A new month, another dollar to keep vis.social up and running.

patreon.com/vissocial

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What can go wrong? :-D
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RT @dylanbeattie
$ create-react-app my-react-app
$ cd my-react-app
$ cloc .

Before you even open a text editor, your project contains 1.5 million lines of code. Most of it contributed by volunteers and enthusiasts. No formal review or release process.

This is 'normal' in modern web development.
twitter.com/dylanbeattie/statu

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Hey visualization peeps, have you got any nice workflows for getting (e.g. ) into CMYK colors? Curious about anything smoother than manual editing in Illustrator.

If this old thread is any indication, built-in support is not forthcoming...
matplotlib.1069221.n5.nabble.c

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“This is not merely a story about sexism and credit algorithm blackboxes, but about how rich people nearly always get their way. Justice for another rich white woman is not justice at all.”

dhh.dk/2019/about-the-apple-ca

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#Agile #Help
I feel lost and need to go back to basics: what's your best article (or 20min talk) recommendation about designing in an agile environment? I found plenty of articles using search engines but feel like they are either marketing bullshit buzzwords or quite incomplete

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Today’s my birthday so I thought I’d give you all a little present:

@small-tech/https, a batteries-included plug-and-play replacement for the Node.js https module with automatic provisioning of both locally-trusted and globally-trusted certificates (via mkcert and Let’s Encrypt)

Happy birthday y’all! :awesome: 🎉

ar.al/2019/11/08/introducing-s

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@billstclair
> My apps show nothing but a “turn on JavaScript” warning without JS.

Why? This is graceless degradation for one thing. I don't see why anyone thinks they're entitled to run programs on other people's computers without opt-in consent. How about you design it to serve an HTML/CSS web page when people visit it in their web browser with JS turned off or blocked, explaining what JS allows the app to do, and asking them to please turn it on? #Pleroma needs to do that to, #Pixelfed has.

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kudos to @tableau@twitter.com employees protesting their company's dealings with US immigration agencies that enforce an inhumane border regime.

vice.com/en_us/article/43k8mp/

via @pciuccarelli@twitter.com & @Info_Activism@twitter.com

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so apperantly someone figured out you can make a turing machine based on magic the gathering.

this means you can build a functional computer using MTG rules and thus, they accidentally proved that MTG is the most complicated game possible

youtube.com/watch?v=pdmODVYPDL

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Costume victory: One daughter is the Lunar Lander, one an astronaut. This makes me giddy. I hope their candy sample return containers overflow.

imgur.com/gallery/ojqvVeY#K7IE

And today I am missing out because of the snow. 🙄

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A latino owned, queer-friendly, majority-femme software company that builds education software for Montessori schools is hiring a full-time engineer, either on-site in Seattle or remote. ~2ish years experience either in Rails or React preferred.

They're very synchronous and face-to-face pairing/discussion oriented but work well with introverts such as myself.

Boosts appreciated. HMU if you want an intro or go tohttps://www.transparentclassroom.com/developers

#JobPost

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