I noticed that the bot that runs @congressedits stopped running a few weeks ago when Wikimedia's kubernetes cluster got updated.

I couldn't seem to get it working again so I'm running it again on my own machine. Now it's back! e.g.


covid-19, politics, sports, research 

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experiment, boosts welcome 

tv, war, politics 

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Built to Last

by Mar Hicks

'When overwhelmed unemployment insurance systems malfunctioned during the pandemic, governments blamed the sixty-year-old programming language COBOL. But what really failed?'


Hats off to the merveilles.town crowd for keeping the fediverse interesting.

@celia your website's use of webmention is super awesome! How easy was it to set up? You are using a staticsite generator right?

node, databases, geekery 

Is it throw it on the fire and take the car downtown time yet?

Happiness is: buying a couple books with a gift card someone kindly sent me for helping them with a little programming task.

Today I've been enjoying listening to this compilation from Audiobulb that celebrates their 100th release:


It's my third time through so it's time to pitch in some d'argent to say thanks.

I can't wait to kick this memory hungry big data tech to the curb.

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Starting to see the light at the end of this tunnel of converting a bunch of code from using ElasticSearch over to PostgreSQL I'm expecting there will be some tuning work to do afterwards, but my-my the code feels so much more manageable.

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The hardest thing for me about moving back and forth between .py and .js isn't white space...it's append() vs push()

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Looking for a job in Berlin 

I'm not sure what it says about my network, but I only seemed to get a partial representation of my "archive" until I hit on joining the SSB PeerNet US-EAST pub, and then a flood of content came back, including my full list of friends.

Some people might be turned off by this partial view of the network, but it makes Scuttlebutt quite charming.

And yet, here I am typing things here 😉

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