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If you were thinking of auto-deleting your old toots I have good news - I made a thing for you (me): github.com/hughrun/ephemetoot

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Followers who are here for the MicroFiction! Please follow @FutzleFiction for future stories; they will be posted there (and I may or may not boost them here on my main account.)

Haters of my MicroFiction! Now you can just mute the above account and return to my usual stream of photogenic pets and sysadmin horror stories.

"Six of the ten largest companies in the US are in the business of circulating capital, not producing anything: the ones who are producing anything are inventing new business models on old products to turn those into circulating-capital businesses too."

deprogrammaticaipsum.com/on-th

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Newish JavaScript syntax I like 

"Optional chaining" is really nice!

If you have written any JS you have probably had to do something like this this:

if (myObject && myObject.foo === 1)

in order to prevent things from going to shit if myObject happens to be undefined.

Optional chaining lets you do this:

if (myObject?.foo === 1)

It's made a whole lot of my code a whole lot less verbose. It's of course even better when accessing sub-sub-sub properties. More here:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Operators/Optional_chaining

Good luck today @alissa! (not that you need luck)

Just tried to do a web search by typing a phrase into a terminal prompt, so I'm right on top of my game today.

Some days it feels like twenty first century librarianship is just a collection of blowbacks from the application of 1970s ideas into 1990s contexts.

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"Any college or university that claims to prepare students for civic participation but fails to provide systematic instruction in web credibility is engaging in educational malpractice."

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"Telling college students not to use Google and to use only librarian-approved databases, as some information specialists do, makes as much sense as telling them to practice abstinence-only birth control."

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This has been sitting in my digital TBR pile and I finally got to it. Compulsory reading (the whole PDF, not just the abstract).

"Educating for Misunderstanding: How Approaches to Teaching Digital Literacy Make Students Susceptible to Scammers, Rogues, Bad Actors, and Hate Mongers"

purl.stanford.edu/mf412bt5333

"Technology cannot single-handedly lead us into utopia. But to deny that it has a place also oversimplifies reality: We must acknowledge that we are technological beings, as well as natural, spiritual, social, and political beings. A successful transition depends on it."

reallifemag.com/appropriate-me

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Magawa, the rat, who got a gold medal for his heroism, is retiring from his job of sniffing out landmines in Cambodia's countryside.

But a crew of new trainees is ready for duty.

DW

covid, vic (+) 

Alas because some people are idiots you now have to listen to them read out a gigantic list of reasons you can't visit the vax centre – e.g. you are supposed to be isolating because you just got tested 😒

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covid, vic (+) 

FYI if you were planning on booking a vaccination in Victoria I just got through straight away to book my second dose. 💉

It's 4pm on Saturday and all I've done all day is chores 😭

I really wish gemtext allowed for italics. It's the only thing I'd really change, probably.

Just been visited by an Eastern Spinebill 🤩 🐦

food 

Might fuck around and make chapatis tomorrow.

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