Pinned toot

I publish open source tools for free. If you find my tools useful, please contribute to keeping them free: :-)

Never considered myself a 10x engineer at the time. Only in hindsight. As much as I hate that label, it's and accurate classifier of some engineers.

I keep searching them out and, when I find them, I will protect them with every fiber of my being.

Wrote some code. It took me 90 mins to get things functional. Which is frustrating, because three-years-ago-me would've written the same code in less than an hour.

I fully understand there are some who would spend days on the problem and not get it. I'm not discounting how hard the work is. Just frustrated that my shift into management has resulted in my "code muscle" losing some of its tone.

Better run today on an elliptical. Still getting back to my pace. A little improvement each day helps.

The more I read and study, and the more experience I gain working with various communities, the more I realize I harbor several ideals that aren't shared by others in my position.

It's eye opening and frustrating at the same time.

Common sense isn't common, y'all.

Things that feel like obvious, empathetic, I-care-for-those-around-me are seen as alien standards to which others struggle to relate.

Thanks, everyone, for the feedback thus far! If you want to learn more about what I'm doing and why I wanted to know, feel free to sign up at Details to follow later this month ;-)

Eric Mann boosted

How do you primarily read email? HTML? With it without images? Plaintext only? Asking for research on a new project.

How do you primarily read email? HTML? With it without images? Plaintext only? Asking for research on a new project.

Looking for a way to catalog resolutions for the new year that helps folks hold me accountable without also oversharing my goals (or really the reasons behind them).

Any ideas?

I find it both cool and a bit weird that I have Lumens attached to my Keybase account. The idea of cryptocurrency is great, but I don't _really_ have a need at the moment ...

My furnace is on its last legs. Every now and then the thermostat turns it on (or thinks it does) and sits there expecting the house to warm up, only for us to come home to everything below 40 degrees.

It's not the best situation. Especially with a little one in the house.

Finally bought a Nest. I can program a lambda to check it every minute or so and restart the furnace if it fails to kick on. Win-win for my geeky self.

Except the Google setup for Nest? Sucks. Majorly. Worst onboarding ever

Eric Mann boosted

Support from @system76 has never ceased to come though for me. I can't say this about many companies at all.

Last month I got to visit the team behind System76 and the new Thelio line of desktops. It was a blast. Y'all should read up on the experience:

Then go see if they have a rig to suit your needs ;-)

Debating whether I should spin up a server (or 4) for this project, or go serverless with AWS...

What kind of work are you and your team doing with programming? Tell me a story - the good, the bad, the horrifying - and I'll try to work it into some upcoming conference talks.

Eric Mann boosted

To developers of FOSS:

Please do not use Creative Commons/CC licenses (other than CC0) for your code! Some CC licenses are incompatible with things people may do with your code, like package it for distributions, derive new works from it, or even sell it on discs at loss to schools. The GNU GPL, BSD, MIT, etc. licenses are much better for software.

CC licenses don't target software, meaning using one could cause serious legal trouble for you.

More info:

Tootdon shut down. Installed Tusky instead. Yep. This was a good change.

Read about the PHP implementation of the Merssene Twister on @phparch =>

Then subscribe to get new articles, handcrafted monthly!

Eric Mann boosted


If there were a service available to help you proactively track, prevent, and combat fraud (i.e. companies selling your personal information), would you use it? Assuming so, how much would you be willing to pay for such a service?

Show more

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!