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I don’t discuss lots of coding or tech challenges because they don’t interest me. I’m interested in people and using tech to make our world a better place.

As a result, politics are a necessary part of the discussion.

I had contemplated leaving politics out of my feed and trying to stick purely to tech, but that feels disingenuous and also does not help accomplish my goal of trying to make the world a better place.

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I’m Ben, a web dev, author, & speaker. I’ve been at this for >20 years, & I’m always eager to help. If you have questions about the Web, FOSS, PHP, or APIs, ask.

I advocate for decentralization, open source, open standards, & the Commons; I believe good UX is the key to mass adoption.

I’m active in the PHP community. I founded Atlanta PHP & co-organize @nashvillephp, & I authored the popular ramsey/uuid library.

I’ve spoken at many conferences. If you see me at one, say “hi.”

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Mastonaut needs to provide some feedback that you have indeed boosted something. I keep clicking the “boost” icon multiple times, only to find I’m boosting/unboosting the toot multiple times.

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If you need to chat with someone over the holidays, whether it’s about PHP or anything else, I’ll be hanging out at phpc.chat, so feel free to join me there.

If you need to chat with someone over the holidays, whether it’s about PHP or anything else, I’ll be hanging out at phpc.chat, so feel free to join me there.

According to Spotify, my top song for 2020 was… oh, wait. I don’t use Spotify.

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For Cyber Monday, we’re offering PHP 8.0 for free! Go download it today! php.net/releases/8.0/en.php

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All of PHP 7.2 and earlier are now EOL! These versions will no longer receive security updates or bug fixes. It’s time to upgrade! php.net/eol.php

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Very special thank you to @pollita and @carusogabriel, release managers, and to all the contributors who put in countless hours to make PHP 8 possible! 🥳🎉🎊🍾

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@pollita Did I see somewhere that there’s a release party today (or sometime soon)?

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COVID-19 metrics 

Daily hospitalized and deaths are sharply increasing. 😢

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In case you missed it:
Oscar (editor of PHP Architect Magazine) did a live stream of himself solving one of my Puzzles monthly column.

@omerida

youtu.be/Ol1x1E7AJcQ

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Me: Don't you love <popular-service>? It's so convenient.

Fediverse: No, they steal your data and stuff! Use <federated-alternative>.

Me: Okay... Where do I sign up?

Fediverse: It's not that simple because first you need to find an instance and then host your docker image but use a green host or self-host just don't use <popular-service> for pete's sake and once that's done....

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If you’re on Board Game Arena, I’ve set up a PHP Community group. Feel free to join the group to find PHPers who like board games! en.boardgamearena.com/group?id

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TIL about phpsandbox.io - similar to a tool I started but never shipped, and it includes support for Composer dependencies.

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I’ve set up phpc.chat as a community chat resource; it’s powered by open source Rocket.Chat. I don’t want it to take the place of other community spaces, but you’re welcome to use it for anything related to the PHP programming language, if your project needs a home.

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