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Zac Wasielewski
Web generalist, skier, climber, recovering contrarian.
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Zac Wasielewski 12h
Replying to @AOC
You said "environment" and "unions." Ugh, who wants those?!
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Zac Wasielewski 12h
Crossing "waste the morning on a simple task because of trivial differences between sed's regex syntax on Linux and OS X" off my to-do list.
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 16
Replying to @Qasim_57 @dhh
Yes, definitely. And there are times when simply speaking a problem out loud can reveal the solution! Too much time in your own head can be counterproductive.
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 16
Replying to @marabelle
Yeah, true. I guess my apathy toward spectator sports should be a hint that my political instincts are also terrible.
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 15
Replying to @Qasim_57 @dhh
In my admittedly, limited experience, it hasn’t helped. The bottleneck becomes time spent verbalizing ideas that would be automatic to a single programmer. (Depends heavily on the type of software though, probably.)
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 15
Both learning and teaching are great, but they’re also inefficient modes of working. There’s no substitute for getting into a flow state with the entirety of a problem mapped out in your head.
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 15
Replying to @marabelle
But then again it seems to have helped her polling numbers, so what do I know? I’m not above some calculated shadiness if it gets her where she needs to be.
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 15
Replying to @marabelle
Warren’s been my dream candidate since 2011 (I remember the exact moment!), but I’m not very comfortable with how she misrepresented that conversation with Bernie. It’s the sort of shady political trick I thought she was above.
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 14
Replying to @kvlly
Some of my recent favorites: Circe by Madeline Miller Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 14
Replying to @anildash @clarabellum
As a parent of a 3-year-old now—and knowing how horrible the worst-case scenario can be—I’m not sure I’m capable of offering my son the amazing freedom I had as a kid. The risk/reward balance is complicated.
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 14
Replying to @anildash @clarabellum
True that stranger danger “almost always” a myth, but any amount of uncertainty is hard to resolve as a parent. When I was 13, a local girl my age was abducted and murdered while riding her bike. It’s hard to describe how viscerally that affects a community.
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 13
Replying to @cushbomb
Ah, the “narcissism of small differences” at its best. Condescending tweets like this serve no purpose but to stroke the tweeter’s ego. “Look at me, I MATTER because my opinions are subtly different from my neighbor’s.”
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 8
Replying to @jimbo_slice122
Splurge.
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 4
Replying to @amymarie315
I still have no idea! Where *do* they?
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 3
Replying to @jaffathecake
I've been writing a lot of Elixir lately, and its lack of loops has almost made me start to like reduce. (Or is this just the Stockholm syndrome talking?)
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 3
“Daddy, where do alligators’ faces connect to their bodies?” That couldn’t have waited until morning, huh?
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Patrick Chovanec Jan 2
Replying to @prchovanec
I really am dismayed and disgusted at what the party I spent my life supporting has become.
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Zac Wasielewski Jan 1
Who cares about a dedication to a fictional character though? (But if we’re keeping score, the god of the Bible committed 100x more atrocities against humanity than the devil.)
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Zac Wasielewski Dec 30
Replying to @MattGlassman312
Maybe Buttigieg is generalizing ever-so-slightly-too-much, but when approximately half the Founding Fathers personally enslaved human beings, it’s not a stretch to believe that many of the others were also cool with it.
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Zac Wasielewski Dec 30
Replying to @MattGlassman312
I was using the looser interpretation of “Founding Father” as someone directly involved in creating the Constitution. But OK: *almost* half of the convention delegates owned slaves. I can’t see any way to interpret that as “the Founding Fathers thought slavery was bad.”
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