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This makes part of me regret leaving macOS for Linux. It makes another part of me want to figure a truly powerful pro photography workflow on Linux, though, and write/promote the hell out of it.

The research isn't encouraging for the latter so far, though.

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Used Capture One on a Mac for a bit yesterday to do some tethered shooting. I've forgotten how nice commercial software could be... this is really a different level from Digikam/Darktable/Rawtherapee.

Frenchman Pierre Janet told us that it’s absolutely true that trauma overwhelms people. It’s too much and people cannot put it together. It gets fragmented and doesn’t become a story about something that’s happened a long time ago but pieces of the experience keep coming back as intense emotions, as flashbacks, images, body sensations and certain behaviours. So the memory gets replayed, gets relives. It doesn’t get remembered as a part of the past, it’s happening right now.

Wanted to make a dad joke reply to a post by a rather well-known developer here on the fediverse, but after going through the three gates of speech as mandated by the instance rules, refrained from doing so, since that person might take themselves a tad seriously at times. 🤷

It seems that to be a ketch, the aft sail would have to be significantly smaller than the main sail, so this first boat is probably a schooner.

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More beautiful boats from Corsica, including this oldschool ketch (or is it a schooner?), and this no less vintage green yawl (named “Gollum”!) seen in the Ajaccio marina

@piper Hi Piper, I really enjoyed the articles you're writing about pricing, planning etc. I've been freelancing for a while, but have a lot to learn about planning for my peace of mind!

Mildly interesting: the flies landing on my laptop stick to the bezel and never seem to venture onto the screen itself.

@gueorgui I’m absolutely infatuated with gaff-rigged cutters (and dream of one day finding something from their very small revival in the 1960–70s).

OK Merveilles/Fediverse: please show me your favourite sailboat pictures. (photos, paintings, illustrations, all welcome)

Complaining about React and JS 😫 

I guess a testament to the quality of Ruby on Rails as a tool for getting things done is how well 5+ years old code still works, not just running well in production but still supporting a growing feature set.

Compare and contrast with React code from 2-3 years ago... it’s night and day.

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Today again @Tingyi is running an art therapy session on Zoom from 15:00-16:00 London time. As before, no art-making skills or experience required, everyone is welcome. Come take some time for yourself in this crazy world of ours!

Zoom ID: 276 049 7148
Password: 518055

2019-2020. One year ago we had our wedding party in Taipei, and tonight we had a quiet dinner to celebrate with my parents. I have to say, marriage is an adventure! One of learning, growth, and tons of amazing discoveries. Here’s to many happy returns! @Tingyi ❤️

Complaining about React and JS 😫 

The whole React/Redux/etc ecosystem makes me feel like I need a phd in computer science in order to build a simple form. It takes things that should be super simple (ex: a form with checkboxes) and makes it unnecessarily, overwhelmingly complex.

I get it that in *some* cases this is actually really powerful and the right tool for the job, but for 99% of cases I've encountered, it ain't it.

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