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    Ivan Reese

    2 years ago
    We now have a YouTube channel for the community: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_z2YnSvNaG0ljKgj-Vt2jg We can use it for whatever we want — demos, recordings of our virtual meetups, dispatches from the field, etc. • If you would like me to upload a video of yours, DM me and we'll figure out the details (file transfer, thumbnail, when it should be published, etc) • If you would like to be added to the channel as a manager (which, I believe, allows you to upload videos yourself), DM me and we'll set that up. I'm going to proceed assuming good faith. If anyone uploads way too many videos or otherwise abuses the audience, we'll alter course accordingly. • The moment we hit 100 subscribers, I'll give the channel a nicer URL. (Sigh)
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  • ogadaki

    ogadaki

    2 years ago
    As an echo to our recent discussion about fun, learning and design, here is an article that talks about hiding too much complexity makes us less resilient and having a bit less simplicity empower people and can be fun. https://ralphammer.com/make-me-think/
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  • Duncan Cragg

    Duncan Cragg

    2 years ago
    Form Follows Function - interaction design first, then make it pretty, not like Apple, etc: just make it pretty or remove all the functions so the poor user doesn't get confused!
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  • Stefan

    Stefan

    2 years ago
    Usually, you’d want to send some things here in #general to #meta instead — let’s try the opposite today: Was just reading this thread in #meta: https://futureofcoding.slack.com/archives/CEXED56UR/p1577580388049900 And it made me think… probably because I was just on Twitter and there I read this thread: https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Blow/status/1212857853754478592 We software developers are an interesting bunch.
    seemed to work.. fine. Not pretty, not pleasant, but tolerable.
    What makes us so much more tolerant towards weak design than the rest of the world? Why do we value features more than experience? And do you see this as a problem at all or is this just… fine?
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    Will

    2 years ago
    When you want to prototype an IDE feature (code/runtime visualization, search/refactor tool, etc.), how do you start? Are there particularly flexible, plugin-friendly, language-independent IDEs? I’ve been looking at JupyterLab recently, but unfamiliar with ecosystems around more standard IDEs.
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    Raathi
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  • curious_reader

    curious_reader

    2 years ago
    As usual interesting perspectives emerge from the meta perspective, if we start incorporating psychology and cognitive science into the process of software
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    Ivan Reese

    2 years ago
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    Peter Abrahamsen

    2 years ago
    Reading the conference CfP, I’m struck by the contrast between the word “conviviality” and the strikingly individualist tone of the Illich quotes. Can anyone who’s read Illich comment?
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    Kartik Agaram
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  • shalabh

    shalabh

    2 years ago
    I enjoyed reading this essay by @Paul W Homer posted inside a thread: http://theprogrammersparadox.blogspot.com/2007/12/nature-of-simple.html We often talk of simplicity but what exactly is it?
    In any comparison of multi-dimensional things, we cannot easily pin one up against the other.
    It also connects with what @Ivan Reese was saying about incidental complexity: https://twitter.com/spiralganglion/status/1198636841831825408
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