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Just celebrated a good round of end of the month invoicing by writing some checks to people doing good work in/near Flint. A day of my work this month has gone to each of:
madeinstitute.org/
fbem.org/
detroitwaterproject.org/

None of this can bring George Floyd back, nor any of those murdered before him. But it's something that I can actually do.

Hong Kong 

It has been 23 years since the handover. At every turn, the UK has just fucking watched China walk all over the 50 year agreement. How anyone can take the UK seriously at this point I do not know. Cowardly shits.

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Anybody got any blogs they'd like to recommend? I'm particularly interested in technology or folklore-adjacent stuff, but if it's good writin' I'm down for readin'.

Okay, I've fixed @folklorethursdaybot (somehow I'd overwritten my credentials file ages ago and not realised. Whoops). I've also fixed an existing issue with string encoding so it should actually render text properly now.

On the plus side, I managed to figure out why his site's responsive CSS didn't work and put a fix in, so now his site will work faster AND it will work on mobile.

I feel I've shot myself in the foot here.

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Last night I spent a few hours benchmarking my site against my friend's. I've made a few improvements and have managed to halve the load time across the board and shrink my CSS by 2kb. It's still not as fast as his though. Damnit.

Sweary, software 

I can only assume it used exactly the same on my dad's computer (I presume it's better on mobile devices, which everyone else was using).

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Sweary, software 

I thought Zoom was bad, but this is a whole other level. The developers should be ashamed, although I know they won't be. Shame requires pride and care and clearly nobody cared about software quality in this case.

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Sweary, software 

This is client-side, by the way. Not server-side. Houseparty used up 3GB and 2 cores on my machine. Fucking appalling.

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Sweary, software 

If your web app uses 3GB of memory and two whole cores I don't give two short sharp shits what your web app does, it's fucking garbage.

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