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Would any free and open source software developers here be interested in a free "basics of Rust" online training course? Something like a four hour session on a Saturday or Sunday, or two sessions of two hours, one on Saturday and one the next day.

I do paid training on this, and this would be a way for me to help the FOSS development community, and also get practice, and a bit of advertising.

Respond if you'd join. Boosts welcome.

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If you need someone to tell you to step away from the phone or computer for a bit today, I’m here to do so.

Step back for a little while, recharge. If and when you feel like reengaging, it’ll all still be here.

Take care of your wonderful self.

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Readers complained the first edition of the book had no punctuation, so the second edition added a pile at the end so the reader could mix it in at their whim.

Minoru boosted Today's the solstice, so it's a good day to check in with yourself, and end the commitments you need to end – maybe by taking a break, or by rotating it on to someone else, or by sunsetting a project.

❓ Вы читали Регламент/ToS хотя бы одного сервиса, которым пользуетесь? Гуглопочта, банк, даже условия скидочной карты от магазина у дома — всё считается.

❓ А перечитываете время от времени?

❓ Если не перечитываете, то почему?

(Извините, вариант «Просто показать результаты» не уместился. Извините ×2 за ре-драфт — оказалось, что rf, в отличие от ru, бустит только если на него предварительно подписаться.)


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Just realized that I mistyped the hashtag above; should be The contest is still going strong, there are two more weeks to go, so you still have time to join if you're interested!

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Does anyone have success stories about self-hosting email, or is it all futile and I should just use a paid service like Fastmail? From what I've found online, self-hosting guarantees that I'll get on someone's spam list, and removing myself from it will require a ton of effort (if it's possible at all).

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Feeling a bit sad because I just decommissioned my very first VPS:

$ uptime
11:29AM up 1391 days, 16:49, 1 users, load averages: 0.53, 0.54, 0.49

It got replaced with a newer, better one, which I hopefully will update more often :D

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I really wish people would stop shutting down people who make their first step in the right direction for not immediately having made the second step too.

Please be kinder towards small steps. Any improvement is an improvement and even if it is not close to perfection yet it is worth celebrating.

Shutting people down because they haven't reached perfection yet just kills all motivation.

Finally published the source code for . Head over to if you're curious how it was put together. Please don't bash me too hard about the code, JS isn't my area of expertise.

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Just like utility providers here are surprised by the snow every December, I'm again surprised by in June >_< At least I'm getting better at remembering about it; last year it took me full two weeks!

So anyway, if you want to play and some of its forks, head over to and let's see how many trophies you can claim!

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Simon Peyton Jones is awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen. I hope he gets a chance to give her a mini-tutorial on Haskell.


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He’s getting really good at holding down the power button. (Joke’s on him. It doesn’t generate any heat when it’s off.)

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Hello forge federation visionaries 🙂

New contributors wish to revive and continue work on ForgeFed! We're going to figure out the details together, to staff roles and responsibilities and access to project resources, and make sure everyone's needs are taken into consideration, both old and new contributors.

I'll keep posting here about this transition.

May the forge federation be with us soon ^_^


Turns out I reached a two-year streak in the other day. Yay me!

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A nice intro to by @liw: (slides at It's just 14 minutes (and 10 more for Q&A), but it gives a good overview of what the tool is all about (and where Cucumber falls short).

It also appears that bindings went a long way since I last looked at them, which is quite cool! It's nice to have a typesafe language for the bits that aren't auto-generated.

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