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  1. Jan 2022
  2. Dec 2021
    1. I'd argue it's slightly different--

      It is different. However, they're similar enough to draw lessons from.

      I use similar, non-specced canaries all the time. E.g. small fixes for things in projects that are nonetheless obvious errors, or determining whether someone is going to try to frame my attempt to contribute by "upperhanding" me, whether they're hostile to messages attached to a name that they don't recognize, etc.

      For example, if it takes too much back and forth to get a typo or link fixed in the docs (or any sort of review process for content on what is purported to be a "wiki"), then odds are, things are messed up at a greater level that are going to be a source of frustration later. At that point, I'm out.

      A surprisingly large number of projects fail these, in what we are otherwise expected to consider the present Renaissance of FOSS...

  3. Nov 2021
  4. Jul 2021
    1. She was just as immovable as ever. My mind was in a strange conflict of feelings about her when I left her that day. She was obstinate; she was wrong. She was interesting; she was admirable; she was deeply to be pitied.

      Miss Rachel is someone who doesn't care about the public opinion, she only cares about what she thinks is important. She's being herself.

    2. He was not so far behind as to cause us the double inconvenience of a pause and an open door. It is in the completeness of his daily life that the true Christian appears. This dear man was very complete.

      Miss Clack feels a perfect person is someone who is a devout Christian. She does't like people who are not Christian that much.

    3. I never remember her breaking her word; I never remember her saying No, and meaning Yes.

      Ms. Rachel is a stiff-necked and trustworthy pretty girl who is loyal to friends.

  5. Feb 2021
    1. demilitarization and peace
    2. heroic struggle for the globalization of liberal freedoms
    3. military hegemony as moral hegemony
    4. yellow peril
    5. model minority
    6. a permanently abjected enemy whose depravity eclipses and necessitates the domestic and international brutalities of the U.S. world order
    7. emergence of the contemporary liberal republic in South Korea (itself the imperfect achievement of decades of protracted working-class struggle) is retroactively presented as proof of how the U.S. “saved” Korea
    8. “just war.”
    9. “forgotten war,”
    10. narratives of the pandemic
    11. paragon of technocratic governance, a liberal-democratic foil in villainizing narratives of China, and a stage for classic Orientalist bloviations on Eastern collectivity and automatism versus Western individualism and indomitability
  6. Nov 2020
  7. Nov 2018
    1. But hey, we're not running Windows 95 anymore! The current branch of windows is based on Windows NT, not Win95. But Windows NT wanted compatibility with DOS/Windows programs. And XP merged the two lines. So these special files still work, FORTY FOUR FUCKING YEARS LATER

      special files today 44 years later--backwards compatibility

  8. Aug 2018
  9. edu522.networkedlearningcollaborative.com edu522.networkedlearningcollaborative.com
    1. Incessentaly correcting graamer

      This may be my favorite line of the entire code of conduct! I'm doing my best to resist....

  10. Apr 2018
  11. Feb 2018
    1. Although the degree of organization may vary from one gang to another, each member typically has a certain status in the gang (i.e., leader, look out, dealer, O.G.) and is obligated to fulfill the role expectations attached to each status.
  12. Jul 2017