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I love watching kids -- especially younger kids -- using software. They're completely fearless (or something?) and will click on stuff and try anything. ("You might lose your ..." .. meh, who cares, try it anyway).

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On the IAmNickle's stream tonight? A Link To The Past Randomizer. Check it out! twitch.tv/iamnickles

By the way, I don't get paid for sharing these links. This is a friend of mine streaming. So yeah, check it out. Good stuff!

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The Nextcloud 3.4 client brings up to 10x faster syncing - get it now!

This feature only works with Nextcloud 23 - a good reason to update your server, too! 🚀
nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-s

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Did You Know: Bluetooth is named after the 10th century Norwegian king Harald Bluetooth, who was also not able to reliably connect to audio devices wirelessly.

Remember to give yourself some free time and space when you can. It's good for the soul. Also remember that there are people who enable you that free time, and repay the gift in kind. It's good for everyone's soul.

In other words, parenting is hard.

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you miss NaN% of the shots you don't take

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You've heard about web 3 now get ready for 

Web 3.11 for workgroups

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There's Electron of course. I like the idea because then that's really accessible to many devs, and the perf issues in the situation I'm thinking about wouldn't be so bad. However, taking on the security model of a pseudo-browser for a local-only app feels like the wrong move.

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It's also a bit tricky because I may not be the person maintaining it or building it up long-term. So dumping a new ecosystem & language onto a team may not be the best call.

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I've been looking into making native-ish apps instead of web apps for potential upcoming projects. Ideal setup is a declarative setup with simple Elm-architecture like state management. Prefer it to be flexible on what editors and tooling is available.

Flutter so far seems like one of the better options, though I love the look of Fabulous. Lots of research to be done though.

NFTs, Web3, DeFi, ETH, blockchain. I don't even know what any of it is! 

I spent a bunch of time trying to figure out what I'm looking at. I just keep getting more lost. I guess NFT's are special tokens made on the Etherium blockchain to represent assets as digital things. Kinda like deeds IRL?

Think I'm a lot happier not worrying about this stuff.

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NFTs. I don't even know what they are! 

Seriously I have no idea what it is, but this made me laugh anyway: nonfungibleolivegardens.com/

A possible unintended side effect of using native built binaries for Typescript is now your build systems required pulling in different packages depending on it's environment.

Often this isn't a visible issue for projects because their build system/CI env will always restore packages every build. If not though, it gets tricky to manage.

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"how many times have you actually implemented a linked list? ... okay, okay, how many times have you actually implemented a linked list *on purpose*?"

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