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Daily Digest for Monday, Feb 10, 2020

☀️ Earliest posts come first.

Steve Ivy

1/n As any non-Trump voter would be, I’m conflicted about the alternatives. I’m generally #teamwarren, because my God we need a woman in the WH, and because she actually thinks about what to do once she’s there.

~ # 13:18 ~

Steve Ivy

2/n But I also like Amy Klobuchar, and Bloomberg (as much as I hate to have another rich white dude in the office) at least has the stones to mock Trump, a man in serious need of a mocking.

~ # 13:20 ~

Steve Ivy

Will @teambloomberg divest himself of his companies if elected president? You KNOW KNOW KNOW the R’s are ready to crow if he waffles on it even a tiny bit.

~ # 13:22 ~

Steve Ivy

Jesse Noller “Make a load / reliability tool called the JasonStathamator” generated some fun last night

~ # 13:25 ~

Steve Ivy

@jessenoller’s tweets have made me terrified of #kubernetes, which has apparently turned #devops into devOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS. I mean, the number of things that can go wrong, amirite

~ # 14:31 ~

The Craftsman's Jig

I really like a good #codeascraft comparison. From DeployHQ, via Zeldman:

Woodworkers and web developers have this in common:

Visit a professional woodshop and ask a master carpenter what her favourite tool is. You may find it’s not a tool in the traditional sense, but a “jig” she built. In woodworking, jigs are patterns or templates built to make repeatable tasks more efficient and outcomes more consistent. Building a one-off bookcase may not warrant building a jig. But, if you’re building three or four of the same bookcase, it’s likely worth building a jig first, then using that jig to build the bookcases.

Our jig consists of a small command line application which integrates publicly accessible API’s from these service providers

Taking the time to make the tools to help do the work is the best thing to do, and knowing when to take that time is an important part of an engineer’s maturing process (see #yakshaving, Code As Craft)

#codeascraft #webdevelopment #yakshaving

Jacky Alciné

Jacky Alciné is an active member of the #indieweb and #activitypub communities, and a web developer working out of Oakland.

Imma make this clear: I’m not building software for developers.

I’m working to building tools for people.

You shouldn’t have to know to maintain and secure a server to have your own independent identity online. You shouldn’t need to know what libsodium or similar library to be secure online.

That’s my objective.

#indieweb #activitypub #webdevelopment

Steve Ivy

My crappy home-grown blog app can’t handle #html entities? Who wrote this POS

~ # 16:44 ~

Steve Ivy

Even my google results are white

~ # 17:57 ~

Steve Ivy

2020 #goals - use my space here to surface more #diverse voices.

~ # 19:16 ~

Steve Ivy
Steve Ivy

That last link via “saved” links

~ # 19:53 ~