On creating git diffs
#TIL I always thought it wasn't possible to show new files in git diffs, since `git diff` only shows changes on existing files. But you can add your changes to the staging area and use `git diff --cached > diff.patch`! That way you can later restore it with `git apply diff.patch`. It's basically like stashing, but having a file you can share with others :D.
Well after 5 years my Nexus 7 tablet has decided to stop working (can't install new apps). This after years of not even getting security updates. Disappointing that this happens when the device is perfectly fine. So I guess this is a good opportunity to install #LineageOS. If I'm happy with the experience, I'll probably do the same with my phone, another device working perfectly fine that hasn't got security updates for years.
@daibarnes What you mention in the podcast about "just entertainment" is interesting. I think the same piece of content, depending how the target receives it, can be just entertainment or a meaningful experience. Like most things the value is in the eyes of the beholder. One good example of the opposite is how deep topics like philosophy are taught in schools and many students are bored out of their minds.
Looking for a new position that fits my values is tough. I've been thinking about it and I decided to write it down, check it out. Also, let me know if you are aware of an opportunity where I can fit! Mostly looking for a remote fullstack/frontend/backend developer position.
I've been reading about #solid and I am surprised to see that it's, conceptually, almost the same as a project I had been incubating for months. I haven't decided if I will start contributing to solid or continue on my own (or a combination of both). In case you want to check out what I was doing (it's still not even close to release), check it out in those repos:
Ok migration done! It was easier than expected 😀.
So I moved from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 using a new machine. I use docker so I didn't have to rebuild the database, I just copied the files over.
- It took ~1 hour of work.
- In roughly 2 weeks that I've been in Mastodon, my instance has accumulated ~932MB of media and ~19MB database.
- I have not noticed the "downtime" at all, If anyone talked to me or something let me know, but I don't think it happened.
Well I am going to migrate my instance from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, so it may be down for a while, or something weird may happen.
But since it's fun, feel free to interact with me anyways, just to see what happens :P Keep in mind I may not receive it though.
@Gargron Hey I just heard the changelog podcast where you talk about Mastodon. I feel like I get a better grasp of the community now, but when you talk about what instances are and how they are centered about a "community" or "interests", you did not mention instances of one and what part they play on the ecosystem. Is that because that use-case doesn't happen a lot? Or what do you think about them?
Wide creativity vs. narrow creativity https://medium.com/getting-art-done/wide-creativity-vs-narrow-creativity-2f01243afcd7
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