Does anyone have a good answer to “why do ruby devs use tokens as string constants instead of just using string constants?”

Is it just cleaner looking? I see token textual values being used all over the place in ruby code.

Oh dear, I just accidentally invoked flow on a huge ruby monolith and it took over all of my cores, presumably trying to find any flow-enabled js files? Or failing to parse thousands of files?

Coworker suggested using mumble/teamspeak/discord/some kind of casual voice chat room app for remote collaboration and that sounds actually amazing

Of course, I still have a whole team ready to help, but the barrier of being behind text or video chat is a lot bigger than turning to my side and saying "hey...can you give me a hand with this?"

Entering week 3 of working from home full time. I am real glad I didn't start off with working from home - the past 10 years of my career, be it internships or full time, I've worked in an office and learned how to work on my own with a support network all around me. Working from home is daunting, but I feel empowered to help myself when I need it.

I thought the GoT finale was fine enough. Better than the rest of the season. Cinematography was great. Some scenes were bad, but most had at least some redeeming factor. And I'm totally okay with the way everything ended up, even if the path there was shaky at best.

Aside from a few plot lines that they just destroyed all meaning of, this season would have been fine if they just paced it better. Major character and story changes were just so immediate.

Would you enjoy differently-sized headings, blockquotes, code blocks, bullet point lists and other rich text features in toots on your home feed?

(Screenshot follows in next toot)

Today is one of those days where I have the Pippin soundtrack stuck in my head???

My favorite boss in Dark Souls is Aibyu Profjen, the Pain Killer

Just joined a pixelfed instance. We'll see how this goes! I've never really used Instagram or any similar photo sharing besides just Mastodon and Twitter posts with pics in them.

Say hello to Telephant!

I've written a little Mastodon client for the Desktop - called Telephant - and am currently looking for beta testers!

Want to help out and don't mind compiling the app yourself? (Don't worry it's fairly straight forward and I've added detailed instructions to the README!)

Join me here:

Looking forward to hearing your feedback!

Since starting at Stripe, my mental wellbeing seems to be improving, at least during the workday. Maybe I was burnt out. Maybe I didn't realize how much energy being in an office took. Maybe I just needed a change?

Working from home full time and, although it's just week one, I'm feeling really good about it.

Thanks to's UIPF (Unified Interactive Physical Foliage), #InFluxRedux has awesome grass that flattens as you roll through it. It also has awesome water that ripples as you roll through it 'cause of his UIWS (Unified Interactive Water System). This Guy #ue4 #gamedev

Dude on NextDoor posting about offering "home defense classes" for using a gun to defend your home. Someone posts a Vox article about guns in homes increasing chance of injury/death.

OP calls Vox "a socialist website" and begins talking about "logic" and linking stats about other ways people die. In response to gun suicides, says people with "mental illness" shouldn't have any weapons.

This is not behavior I'd like to see from someone offering to teach others how to be safe with weapons.

Just voted in my local election because it's important

And because my vote actually counts asjch as other people's votes in this one

But really just always vote when you can.

In case you missed it, you can follow people across the Fediverse even if you're using a different kind of site.

For example, here's a PixelFed account:

@earth's a PeerTube account...

@documentaries's a WriteFreely account...

@carbontwelve's a Plume account...

@PlumeDev's a Friendica account...


...and you can follow all of them from Mastodon.

Just click on the @ link to see their profile, and then click on Follow.

#Fediverse #Federation

We started a new company! This one is called On the Outskirts, and also has to do with games :)

More news in the coming weeks probably. #gamedev

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