LAMP admin, web app developer, free speech absolutist, comedic fourth descriptive statement
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Wishing everyone Season's Greetings! Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!
Do any of y'all have a completely normal (non-vulgar) word that you hate? For me it's "ossify".
On a journey to learn Javascript. Can any JS devs recommend resources for beginners?
What proved useful for me was to define some project that I wanted to build, then just approach it step-by-step. Try to think of something simple that you'd like to use, then set out to build it. Also, disregard every condescending dickhead who insists you use this or that framework. Try 'em all out and go with what you like.
Favorite text editor?
SublimeText on macOS, vim whenever I'm SSHed into a box.
How's everyone doing?
Great, had an excellent weekend, wished my dad a happy birthday, spent 10 hours at the studio recording a golden gem, then a great / fun band practice today. Unfortunately I'm having another wave of insomnia, just spent 2 hours lying awake in bed. How are you?
Pitcher of cold brew in the fridge is a wonderful idea at this time of year. Do you buy it or do you do it yourself?
I brew it myself. Nothing complicated, just grind 4oz regular, 8oz decaf, and 4oz French chicory, dump in a pitcher and fill with water, then let it steep overnight. Definitely nice to have when it's 90oF!
How many coffees per day? I'm currently at 3 to 4, depending on how much work needs to be done
Varies between 1-5 daily, I always have a pitcher of cold brew in the fridge. However, I brew 1 part regular, 2 parts decaf, 1 part chicory (also decaf). It's not super strong, but tastes great and is enough of a kick to get the gears turning in the morning.
What music/songs have you been listening to lately?
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the entire Echo & the Bunnymen catalog, Fear - Fear (The Record), Bad Brains - Banned in DC, plus all the old standbys
What is your best kept secret life hack? Mine: if you're feeling sick (high fever, food poisoning, etc) and don't drink coke regularly, a half litter of frizzy full sugar coke and a pan fried piece of bread (naan works well) will do you miracles
Velcro ties on all cables. Can't tell you how much grief this has saved me as well as dramatically extending the life of my cables / gear.
Amazon is running a huge deal on Apple AirPods, the brand new is only $128 and thats $30 less than elsewhere! But here is what no one else will tell you! If you look at the used products session, same amazon is selling one for just $98, its used but comes with a guarantee!!!
What 1 book has most changed your life, and why?
1984. Painted a plausible nightmare portrait of authoritarianism and thought control; is more relevant today than it's ever been.
Do you play any games?
Gears of War, OpenTTD, Heroes of Might & Magic III
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EPIC joke amigo! This! Have an updoot, frienderino!
I am confident your question is rhetoric, but I will take the bait. My answer is that ultimately what determines which words or gestures are provocative is the culture in which you are inserted. There can be friction when members of different cultures interact. To avoid friction, we could try to be aware of the conventions in other cultures and (as an act of kindness) try to avoid things that may be offensive or hurtful for other people, so all feel welcome.
It seems easy in theory, but in reality any multicultural space will include groups with conflicting ideals and goals, i.e. Fundamental Islam and LGBTQ. It is expected that you will side with your ideological cohorts over your ideological opponents in any contest of ideas or cultures, which are certain to occur given a wider range of cultures inhabiting the same space and competing for the same resources (power, wealth, influence, etc.) within that space.
Since it's the morning and people are awake I'll share this again--I got collapsible comments to sorta work nicely under the Trending page: see the last comment on there for the CSS and let me know how it works out
If you complain about people reacting negatively to a word that you know is provocative, aren't you just playing yourself? Sure, people can say whatever they want, but IMO people aren't going to be that receptive to your points.
Who determines what words or gestures are provocative?