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From the official Ruby DateTime docs:

> If you also have to deal with timezones then best of luck - just bear in mind that you'll probably be dealing with local solar times, since it wasn't until the 19th century that the introduction of the railways necessitated the need for Standard Time and eventually timezones.

Friends don't let friends use time zones

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q. have i just been sitting on this @ since 2018
a. yes
q. did @darius's tweets about the fediverse finally make me give in and dig this account out of the gutter
a. also yes

WOWWWW someone released a free theme park simulator for PICO-8! Play it in the browser here:

jprobertson.itch.io/theme-park

@Chronotope @darius Told a class once, there are some classes of software problem where you only have two choices; you dedicate your life to them, or you exclusively use tools made by people who have dedicated their lives to to them. Every other option is a road to madness and agony.

I had to think about a time zone parsing problem for 5 minutes at work and my body was immediately overwhelmed by the need to sleep for an hour.

My favorite Mastodon 3.5.0+ feature is that if you have full text search on your server, you can search for

"from:username@anyserver.whatever foobar"

And it will filter search results for just posts made by username@anyserver.whatever. This is a further refinement to the existing search, so the limitation of "posts that either were made by you or you have favorited, bookmarked, or are replies to you" still applies. It's SO MUCH EASIER to search through my old posts now.

Meedan, the non-profit where I work, is looking for a social media intern to help with comms. This is a paid position. Meedan is fully remote and has been for more than a decade.

meedan.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.

This would be a great job for someone passionate about our mission, which you can read about here: meedan.com/about

Dear people using hometown, I made a small mockup showing a direction I'd like the post visibility options to go in, in the native hometown frontend. @darius said he'd «be curious to hear other people's thoughts on it,» so please comment. Here or https://github.com/hometown-fork/hometown/pull/907

Meedan, the non-profit where I work, is looking for a social media intern to help with comms. This is a paid position. Meedan is fully remote and has been for more than a decade.

meedan.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.

This would be a great job for someone passionate about our mission, which you can read about here: meedan.com/about

My next planned Hometown release is going to be v1.1.0. I am trying to do actual project management on this one, so I have tagged all the features I plan on introducing. You can see them here:

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

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Okay, new Hometown release is out. It's v1.0.6+3.5.2 and contains mostly bugfixes and three new features. I will explain the features (and maybe some bug fixes) in this thread.

Full release notes and upgrade instructions here:

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

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:brain1: The 99% vs the 1%
:brain4: The 99% vs the 99th percentile

@artistsandhackers hearing Chris Klimas talk about trying to not take feedback on #Twine personally, and limiting their window to the community around their software for the sake of their own mental health, was super meaningful. I know other developer friends who struggle with the same thing: appreciating feedback throughout development but getting into a depressive state given the constant demand for improvement, as if any success hadn't been made in the time between. Even while forming this window creates a barrier in his ability to fully know what the community is like, the reality is that even if he were tuned into all these channels, there would still be parts of the community he wouldn't know about.

https://www.artistsandhackers.org/twine

If you want to comment on any of the planned v1.1.0 features, please comment on the Github issue directly (preferred) or @ me here.

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