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The most entertaining submission to the CMA has to be this short but sharp submission from Mike Padgett.

Thanks Mike.

"It's insane that I even have to write this email...."

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[first day as car salesman]
Customer: Cargo space?
Me: Car no do that. Car no fly.
Manager: Can I see you in my office?

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To celebrate 1K followers here, something I have been wanting to figure out for a long time: a slippy #Mapbox map with an overlaid #D3 #SVG map synced to it:

This means: Mapbox base layers and controls + all the D3 geo goodness like great circles, geoCircles and curved line interpolations!

Of course, built with #Svelte

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Call it an obsession, but I love the GitHub contribution graph.

I wrote up a little script to replicate my companies non-Github repos to Github, while shipping no code to hopefully not freak them out.

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"Mastodon is just like email."
Like email? So I use Microsoft Outlook?
"Use WHAT"

(Tools -> Account Settings -> RSS Feeds -> New ->
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If my design decisions had led to people coining an entirely new term “doomscrolling” to describe the sense of helplessness & despair they imparted, I would simply refrain from coming to a place where the same people have fled to escape said impacts and implying that they’re elitist

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I guess I should start taking this place seriously. Please, no one look at the post where I said this site would be dead by 2018.

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We are in the midst of another Google Reader-level community disruption.

It’s a good time to reset, take stock, clean house, and own your content!

If you don’t yet have your own web site—it’s a good time to start!

1. The most crucial piece is ownership of the domain name.
2. Then add content (it can just be plain HTML!)
3. Iterate on it! Make it better, but more importantly—make it yours.

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Bring on the Digital Markets Unit! 🇬🇧

As announced “Bringing forward the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill - The government is bringing forward the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill to provide new powers to the ‘Digital Markets Unit’ (DMU) in the CMA to foster more competitive digital markets; make changes to the competition framework that will include streamlined decision making and updating merger and fine thresholds; and protect consumers…“

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This honestly keeps happening to me, I dread how much work something is going to be and when I successfully coerce myself into looking at it, it turns out to not be that bad at all.

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I am dead, I can’t believe this AI intro text I just got. If you thumb through it, there are all the usual suspects like breadth-first search and probability.

Then you open the first chapter and it goes HARD on the current state of things.

Then it’s back to mathematical notation like nothing happened.

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For #projects today: sqlite-diffable

I really like keeping data in a git repository. This turns out to work great for anything less than a GB or so, and it's by far the quickest way I've found to get a version history of how data changes over time

Since I also like storing data in SQLite, I built an experimental little tool to dump a SQLite database out in an easy-to-diff format (even easier than a SQL dump itself), ready to commit to git:

Jumping onto the train. Not exactly a project but a tip that comes in handy often.

Day to day I'm often working with a slew of containers, occasionally I'll wish I had exposed a port on it earlier.

In this case it was a production instance that entered a failure state which was intermittent and we've been unable to reproduce it. Restarting to open the port is out.

Using some socat magic you can force open a port:

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There's good news, though.

A rough alliance of new tools are selling something better at a *cultural* level.

Astro, Enhance, 11ty, Lit, FAST, Stencil, Solid, Qwik, and even Remix and Preact are all angling to catch folks when they fall, and present teams with a better tradeoff space, even if the tech looks very similar.

The difference is narrative and cultural, and those aspects can't be overstated.

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OWA is finally on mastodon at

@fil Oh hello! Great to see more Observable folks over here.

Your notebooks are always a super interesting rabbit hole to fall now.

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Yes true. Algo's on corporate Social Media optimize for engagement, max. time of eyeballs seeing ads. Influencers and controversy are good tools that help.

On fedi things are more tailored to you, your uniquely social graph organically shaped to match your interests. It's not a filter bubble as you see boosts of everyone you follow and can roam the various timelines, etc.

On fedi social fabric you're an organic gardener, on Social Media you're an addict being broadcasted to

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Any good podcast recommendations that talk or ?

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