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Genuinely curious... How are the PAW Patrol financed? They have some pretty serious tech. Someone has to be paying for it. πŸ€”

This is the Roald Dahl humour you never knew you needed:

Publisher: So you've given us a book about a big friendly giant, one about an enormous crocodile, and another where a granny takes a magic medicine and grows as big as a house. What's new?
Roald Dahl: There's this peach...
Publisher: Is it -
Roald Dahl: It's fucking huge

β€” Andy Ryan (@ItsAndyRyan) December 9, 2020

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You can send an email to an actual dumpster on fire with 2020 plastered on the side. You know. Just in case you need to. πŸ—‘πŸ”₯

https://dumpsterfire.email/

This is one of my favourite new features in Big Sur. Consolidated media management. πŸ’–

Finally got around to trying https://healthchecks.io/. Super elegant way to monitor cron jobs! Just append a curl to a job script, you can even pass the status code for some extra data.

Healthchecks.io – Cron Job Monitoring

Healthchecks.io – Cron Job Monitoring

Simple and efficient cron job monitoring. Get instant alerts when your cron jobs, background workers, scheduled tasks don't run on time.

healthchecks.io
Replying to myself

@pietvanzoen@twitter.com This has been my afternoon:

Basically even if you're transferring to an external device the file is cached with the Files app. And when the storage is full you can't move anything off the iPad, even to an external device. The only way to purge the cache is to delete/reinstall the Files app. 😱

The whole thing is glitchy as fuck.

iPadOS storage management is mind boggling. Transferring files from an app to a USB stick seems to first add the file to the Files app (taking up storage) before transferring to the stick. There seem to be no way to free up the space in on the iPad after the transfer. 🀯

This is the first ever β€œevery developer should know” list I agree with. πŸ’―

5 things every front end developer should know in 2021:

1. Keeping up with everything is pointless.
2. It takes years before knowing if a tech might stick.
3. You don’t need all the skills listed on job opportunities.
4. Empathy > Technology
5. Tech Twitter tells a lot of crap. https://t.co/nIg7PGFxqu

β€” Sarah Dayan (@frontstuff_io) November 22, 2020

This. At least once a month:

hi! i’m a senior software engineer and just spent 20 minutes editing the wrong copy of a file over and over again and wondering why my changes did not have any effects

β€” Anna πŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ #blm (@addaleax) November 20, 2020