I’ve been having trouble lately figuring out what to post here and what to post on #birdsite. I’m still unsure how I want to engage an audience on Mastodon.
I have no need to buy expensive pens and replacement ink cartridges. I’ve found that these cheap Bic ballpoint pens are my favorite.
It looks like I screwed up that thread and it got branched. Oops! Here’s the start of the other branch, so that you don’t miss all my posts.
I spent the first half of this week at the #apistrat conference, and I spent all my time on #birdsite talking about it. In case you missed all my posts, they’re all captured in a single thread, so if you’re interested in API Strat, you can read through the thread here:
Wrote this page! API permissions:
I am very wary of open source software libraries that purport to check your spelling and grammar. Most of the ones I’m finding appear to be written by developers with no background in language or literature, and much of the documentation is riddled with grammar errors and awkward sentence construction.
Pro-tip: if you’re going to write software for a specialized domain, either consult with experts in that domain or become one yourself.
Wrote this page! Describing possible moderation actions and spam-fighting methods...
Its Friday! Here is my #followFriday list:
@pfefferle - indieweb, wp ap plugin
@gcluley - Computer security chap
@pollita - core php dev
@ramsey - web dev, admin of phpc.social
@bagder - dev, creator of curl
Also: Modern software is a mess because its messiness doesn't fundamentally matter. When it needs not to be messy, it isn't messy because people invest in tightness.
Time is the scarcest resource almost always. A messy working thing beats a tight not-yet-done thing at meeting user needs.
The messiness will rarely be in the places that mattered to the user, which is the fitness test for success.
Fuck the @chest_bot
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Thank you to Jakob Westhoff for allowing the use of the photograph "elePHPants walking through the light."