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👋 Heya, new instance, same Chip. I've been off in startup land for a couple years but coming back to the Fediverse. I'm a software engineer and PM that builds products people actually use, not ones designed for maximum engagement.

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want to see me run to that mountain and back? want to see me do it again?

Controversial toot. Lightning connectors are better than USB-C on mobile devices for one simple fact: it's trivial to clean pocket lint out of my iPhone's lightning connector without breaking a precarious middle blade.

I'm thinking of starting an "Infrastructure as Code" focused collective a la the types listed at libreho.st. A group that hosts some useful services all using Terraform and Kubernetes manifests. Picture a single public git repo that describes how all the infrastructure is deployed/configured automatically managed with tools like Flux/Argo. I already run a few services for myself this way but feels like it could be a fun collaborative project. 🤔

“Astronomers announced today that they had pierced the veil of darkness and dust at the center of our Milky Way galaxy to capture the first picture of “the gentle giant” dwelling there: A supermassive black hole, a trapdoor in space-time through which the equivalent of 4 million suns have been dispatched to eternity, leaving behind only their gravity and a violently bent space-time.” A photo of Sagittarius A* 😮

nytimes.com/2022/05/12/science

“Thompson's Bank Note Reporter was a periodical published in New York City by John Thompson beginning in 1842. As a bank note reporter, its main purpose was to convey information about the notes issued by each of the hundreds of different banks operating in North America at the time, including the discounts at which their notes traded, and descriptions of counterfeits currently in circulation.“ Just an interesting thing that used to exist.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomps

In the final stages of my garage clean up and reorg. Got my two 3D printers up and running again and they’re spitting out peg board parts. It’s so cool you can just go on the internet, download a part that someone on the other side of the world designed, and in a couple hours turn a spool of plastic into perfectly useful bins, hooks, holders, etc.

Hour 265 our HQ's primary ISP failure. They haven't updated their status page in 87 hours... that's either a bad sign, or a _very_ bad sign. The outage affects almost every one of their customers. Maybe I wish we were included in the Atlassian outage instead.

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Hearing about people booking a bunch of Ukrainian AirBnBs to try and help. Seems like we need the tech equivalent. Anyone know of any good Ukrainian Dedicated/VPS/web hosts? I’d love to rent a bunch of compute, my clusters are always hungry. Only looking for ones that actually run In Ukrainian datacenters. Boosts appreciated.

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The latest serverless hype train: using Imgur as your frontend host. github.com/etherdream/web2img

"Imagine a mouse crawled inside your mouth and started using your body as a mouse factory" Thanks for that colorful virus analogy Kurzgesagt

I was fiddling with open source project this weekend using vanilla javascript + React for its frontend. Having been in TypeScript for the last few years it felt like crazy mental gymnastics to keep track of prop signatures and callback types.

Is this why everyone hated JS all along and us JS users were just experiencing stockholm syndrome?

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If you were to pick up one skill or habit from your group and apply it to every other group in your org what would it be?

I was in a group a while ago that has a fantastic habit of setting up monitoring early on in a project and tuning alerts so they're just right.

Observable has made some huge improvements to their editor since the last time I've used it. It's genuinely enjoyable to use now and they've made the Plot API a lot easier to use.

observablehq.com/

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