Show newer

Portland Cooling Centers 

If you don't have AC, your power goes out, etc please go to a cooling center. They allow pets as well. Take care everyone.

Cooling center info:


shall we make acquaintance?
they will discover everything

up the challenge, the earth sat like a rock
your own name is not extreme

the world is lightly shaded
the mass of honeysuckle can come home

people and words yield to the spot
and yet stories speak to the right
alas, dinners sing to the attitude
so people come to the reverse

New JavaScript syntax 

ES2021 was just approved and is finally, FINALLY shipping with String.prototype.replaceAll. So


both give you `fabafeb`.

No more regex needed just to get the "greedy" flag in there!

Relevant news for people who build decentralized software 

The W3C Decentralized Identifiers standard is now a 1.0 draft.

(I only just heard of it today, I have no opinions on it right now.)

Cursèd political alignment 

Ocean Spray™ CrAnCap

One of my favorite things about Looney Tunes as a kid was them repeatedly clowning on Betty Smith's 1943 novel "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn". Had I ever heard of it? No. But as a little kid I loved that they were making fun of it.

(Now that I look it up it seems like a very serious coming of age novel that deals with poverty and substance abuse.)

Kiseki stuff 

@danbruno so I never got more than a few hours into Ao but I recently cracked my Vita and realized that there is an English psp iso floating around. Look at this glorious thing

@SpindleyQ I tripped over this project sometime last year, in another context (they've also registered their own URL schema!) and the best way I can think to describe it is "outsider art of protocol design."

Remembered out of nowhere that there is an entire TLD called .frogans, which is reserved for “Frogans sites”

What are Frogans sites? From what I can tell, Frogans is a doomed / cursed project that has been labouring for a decade to pointlessly redesign every web technology, up to and including URLs, so that when you view a Frogans site in the official (still-unreleased) Frogans Player, it will look exactly the same on every device, down to the pixel.

software dev tip 

@darius Possibly related: I never leave the keyboard at the end of a scene or chapter. I always toss a few more sentences into the next scene or chapter, even if I know they’re wrong. It just primes the pump and makes it easier to recapture momentum the next work session.

software dev tip 

If I feel I'm not "done" with a programming task at the end of my work day, I leave myself detailed notes on what to do the next morning. Like: the next ~3 things I think I am going to need to do (update function X, run the tests, investigate function Y if the tests fail, etc). I've attached this morning's notes-to-myself.

Basically this lets me just "follow orders" at the start of my work day and ease my brain back into a place where I can start thinking at 100%

In case anyone cares, here are two open source fonts I use on any desktop computer that lets me customize fonts:
Inter, a variable width sans serif:
Iosevka, which has several flavors including a nice monospace I use anytime I'm reading or writing code:

Newish JavaScript syntax I like 

There are of course ways for it to bite you in the ass. If you use eslint, you can tell it to complain at you if you are using it in an unsafe way:

Show thread
Show older
Friend Camp

Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.

<svg xmlns="" id="hometownlogo" x="0px" y="0px" viewBox="25 40 50 20" width="100%" height="100%"><g><path d="M55.9,53.9H35.3c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3s0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h20.6c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3S56.6,53.9,55.9,53.9z"/><path d="M55.9,58.2H35.3c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3s0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h20.6c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3S56.6,58.2,55.9,58.2z"/><path d="M55.9,62.6H35.3c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3s0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h20.6c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3S56.6,62.6,55.9,62.6z"/><path d="M64.8,53.9c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3v8.8c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3s1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3v-8.8C66,54.4,65.4,53.9,64.8,53.9z"/><path d="M60.4,53.9c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3v8.8c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3s1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3v-8.8C61.6,54.4,61.1,53.9,60.4,53.9z"/><path d="M63.7,48.3c1.3-0.7,2-2.5,2-5.6c0-3.6-0.9-7.8-3.3-7.8s-3.3,4.2-3.3,7.8c0,3.1,0.7,4.9,2,5.6v2.4c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3 s1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3V48.3z M62.4,37.8c0.4,0.8,0.8,2.5,0.8,4.9c0,2.5-0.5,3.4-0.8,3.4s-0.8-0.9-0.8-3.4C61.7,40.3,62.1,38.6,62.4,37.8 z"/><path d="M57,42.7c0-0.1-0.1-0.1-0.1-0.2l-3.2-4.1c-0.2-0.3-0.6-0.5-1-0.5h-1.6v-1.9c0-0.7-0.6-1.3-1.3-1.3s-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3V38 h-3.9h-1.1h-5.2c-0.4,0-0.7,0.2-1,0.5l-3.2,4.1c0,0.1-0.1,0.1-0.1,0.2c0,0-0.1,0.1-0.1,0.1C34,43,34,43.2,34,43.3v7.4 c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h5.2h7.4h8c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3v-7.4c0-0.2,0-0.3-0.1-0.4C57,42.8,57,42.8,57,42.7z M41.7,49.5h-5.2v-4.9 h10.2v4.9H41.7z M48.5,42.1l-1.2-1.6h4.8l1.2,1.6H48.5z M44.1,40.5l1.2,1.6h-7.5l1.2-1.6H44.1z M49.2,44.6h5.5v4.9h-5.5V44.6z"/></g></svg>