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Ben Kraft @bnkrft he╱him

writing “admirably pathological'’ text and “igniting quite an interesting discussion” @khanacademy

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Joined Twitter 8/31/15


@hillelogram Hey, I'm using that as my security question!
7/1
2020
@sedatesnail just gotta keep amending the commit until you get it right. make your own luck, they say.
6/30
2020
@Scirocco6 Word of the year
6/29
2020
@jackowayed @dydt Oh I find if the emphasis is right one is plenty 😇 @jackowayed @dydt Yelling once you are out of the way is important for catharsis though just saying @dydt welcome to the jungle
6/28
2020
Thanks to a friend (not on twitter) for noticing the quote from PredPol, which really gives away the game. And mak… https://t.co/hRhgZJDa3lAlso note that it's not actually enacted yet! It was unanimously approved to be published and voted on at an Augus… https://t.co/hblK8UxrW4I've seen a bunch of people sharing this article. But it seems like no one has read the ordinance (… https://t.co/ndFlZuZkKV
6/26
2020
We at Khan Academy stand firmly in solidarity with the Black community and the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the fi… https://t.co/MFpeSBa6dc
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6/19
2020
Juneteenth (article) | Reconstruction | Khan Academy https://t.co/VlBOxCYPRm
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6/17
2020
btw, if anyone else is removing these from their codebase(s), and wants help figuring out the magic `grep | xargs s… https://t.co/Cs6NkPVNvvI'm doing a lot less "blacklist" -> "blocklist", and a lot more "something_blacklist" -> "exclude_from_something" (… https://t.co/Bormp4tuzII've for a while been a believer that "primary/replica" is way clearer than that other thing, but today I am noneth… https://t.co/w5uq9eNgvFwhy do people use (TCP-like) ACK in conversation, but not SYN? the latter seems more useful in comparison to alternatives
6/16
2020
📣 personal computing is political computing 📣
6/13
2020
@dangoor @pamelafox @mathbabedotorg's book and blog also have a lot about this, I don't recall if she has a specific answer to this questionSan Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott ‘open’ to defunding police department https://t.co/vyc8EQnud4
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6/9
2020
this thread blew my mind. https://t.co/uWKCYvwuru
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6/7
2020
In less than 24 hours my office has received over 1,000 emails demanding that San Francisco defund the police department
Retweeted by Ben KraftI'm still not sure how to feel about encouraging police to take a knee. (Solidarity is great, but does asking for… https://t.co/TalztDttkpYikes, we were standing right near him. For a while he was the only one kneeling (the one on the very left joined… https://t.co/QPSRtF9Yyo
6/6
2020
tbh every bicyclist should understand how useless painting black lives matter on the ground is compared to actual structural reform
Retweeted by Ben KraftWhite people: We gotta talk about burn out. You aren’t conditioned to be thinking about race this much because of y… https://t.co/9f7c2OVvr9
Retweeted by Ben Kraft @dangoor @ariabuckles @MatchuSaysHi Don't be so sure about time travel! But rest assured I'm not an admin either. https://t.co/7AhahMw0ZM
6/5
2020
@MatchuSaysHi I took a class on general relativity once, and thus can say with mathematical precision that time is… https://t.co/irjAi1HvhL @MatchuSaysHi I thought you joined around the same time as me? which would make it almost-5.Pro tip: "I'm sorry that I said that, I was wrong" is an apology. The following are not apologies: "I didn't mean… https://t.co/DhgLEC3efh
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6/4
2020
Stay tuned for my new hit song: “You Distrust the Wielding of State Power, I Distrust the Wielding of State Power,… https://t.co/NmljFoHwp5
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6/3
2020
@Dansumo21 @SlackHQ It also looks like it was never open-source licensed. But! You can see the algorithm they're… https://t.co/RTO1CGqEcI @Dansumo21 @SlackHQ Looks like it must have linked to https://t.co/KnMAOw4P08, which appears to since have been monetized :|It's ominous, thinks I.
Retweeted by Ben KraftThis is probably the most impactful picture I have ever taken. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #LongBeachhttps://t.co/ymXwwWIe9v
Retweeted by Ben KraftFor every tragedy like George Floyd's death that happens to get recorded and shared, there are countless tragedies… https://t.co/XJa2JqjhUP
Retweeted by Ben Kraftwhat's happening here is obviously extremely bad but the fact that a major news network is covering it clearly and… https://t.co/fQDAj2gRO0
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6/2
2020
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Retweeted by Ben KraftThe saying is, “one bad apple spoils the bunch,” and they purpose of the saying is to point out that for some matte… https://t.co/nTw4glLW29
Retweeted by Ben KraftI can’t help but think about a few huge wins the left has claimed in #SanFrancisco recently that have made a BIG di… https://t.co/A4WKb3Pqxe
Retweeted by Ben KraftRust believes that tech is and always will be political- take some time today to invest in your community. https://t.co/YtDnBiwEve
Retweeted by Ben Kraft @dierat @Scirocco6 unfortunately locusts were already a few weeks ago: https://t.co/X9YhhznW1DFor example, if you don’t believe your country can really change, you double down on it being wonderful, just the w… https://t.co/ekgzKvYJfi
Retweeted by Ben KraftYou love to see it 💙 (From the @SFPublicLibrary's monthly "What's On at Your Library: Upcoming Programs", link to:… https://t.co/HUII8XShZT
6/1
2020
If we could talk about Whiteness, one thing we might look at is the many ways it teaches white people that equality… https://t.co/ososclGbwE
Retweeted by Ben KraftOkay, putting my money where my mouth is: I will match $2500 in donations to organizations currently fighting again… https://t.co/3rel5Cx3N8
Retweeted by Ben KraftNo justice, no peace. No justice, no peace. No justice, no peace.
Retweeted by Ben KraftYou can violate the Chemical Weapons Convention (which prohibits the use of tear gas) in Grand Theft Auto Online. https://t.co/kVhvxLqGVy
Retweeted by Ben Kraftanyway, I used to be a pacifist, but I learned about the cost of NOT using violence when it is necessary. I’m not… https://t.co/wkhpkdUbFh
Retweeted by Ben KraftNEW: Black protesters are exhausted and enraged, and "go vote" is not good enough response. On a wake up call bigge… https://t.co/p5nMKcebEk
Retweeted by Ben Kraft"A Report from Occupied Territory" (James Baldwin, 1966) feels frustratingly current today. https://t.co/cxfcHQbTG2 https://t.co/2mTXeWbo4Ni’m matching donations to the following organizations: @NLGnews @NAACP_LDF @BlackVisionsMN @EOakCollectivehttps://t.co/YoSPB7hiWx
Retweeted by Ben Kraftsystemic black oppression and brutality is the basis of US imperialism. if you stand against the racist actions of… https://t.co/FM1I0tFJJ3
Retweeted by Ben KraftNYPD loved talking about broken windows for why they need to come down on turnstile jumpers and taggers. But that t… https://t.co/T6mUAz0zhU
Retweeted by Ben KraftThe difference between a protest and a riot, is often just in how the police treat the protesters, and how media co… https://t.co/PCZNHFqy2j
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5/31
2020
@jeffreytumlin Just curious, where's the 10% stat coming from? I would have assumed more like 30-50%.I'm not even joking, I literally thought, after writing the previous rev, "huh, this has a lot of documentation, bu… https://t.co/vAySYHYyJcbenkraft updated this revision to Diff 255493. benkraft added a comment. I was thinking that a 1:10 ratio of code… https://t.co/Hduo5EjonX
5/29
2020
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comments: 9062 Obsoletes: 7234 Category: Standards Track Hypert… https://t.co/8n6V3oZ0ox
5/28
2020
@dierat Disagree. The worst part is coming back to work *and finding that you have both Monday and Tuesday meetings packed into one day*.“We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce [wa… https://t.co/oFKolauSzL
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5/26
2020
Related: so many supposedly technical choices are really operational and organizational choices and not realizing t… https://t.co/G9aVfOzZ41I, like @paulbiggar, have some skepticism of the manageability of the functions model as currently constituted for… https://t.co/NmQQBXwCYdThere's a parable buried in here about how both "platform as a service" and "functions as a service" models are bot… https://t.co/72XN9lqapR
5/24
2020
@momandine wow I gotta bike in places off the big bike routes more!Today I remember another one! Programming as Theory Building (1985): https://t.co/csoAyUtrOG https://t.co/VgtyMj0Opt https://t.co/f49HdO1KD4
5/22
2020
@birknsocks I can't decide if it's the cleverest thing I've seen this year or absolute sociopathy @birknsocks This is absolutely wild
5/21
2020
@sophiebits (And, similarly, the difficulty of reading code if it's too "wordy" or is spread out unnecessarily.) @sophiebits It makes me sad how a lot of the standard opinions on how to lay your code out ignore the mental overhe… https://t.co/FrEtTbDqmD
5/19
2020
#RecreateResponsibly Find more graphics related to NPS COVID-19 response and social distancing at… https://t.co/5YNoBSBMMa
Retweeted by Ben Kraftthis is the most obvious hack it took me years to discover (and I still don't use it enough) variation: comment af… https://t.co/Fqql31hWTr
5/18
2020
also related: is the difficulty of having projects which are widely shared without becoming a maintenance burden to… https://t.co/jRu2EYG3B6related: a rule taught to me by a past intern, who said that anyone is welcome to read and ask about their vimrc, a… https://t.co/u8JrmEbfl8(this brought to you by @dnerdy graciously showing me some of his personal scripts, and wow)wow, developer tooling is really quite the iceberg: the 10% of tools which are published/polished/maintained (wheth… https://t.co/ZMyM6SrpvL
5/15
2020
@birknsocks you gotta take a screenshot when he's off camera, then use the same picture as your virtual backgroundextremely this https://t.co/EYrUOt6gBq
5/14
2020
@__DavidFlanagan Not quite obsolete yet, but soon: I've been thinking a lot lately about how samesite cookies will… https://t.co/J3BqiTo4aO
5/13
2020
love the phish hate the phisher @dydt Ah yeah on Bosworth is an underpass! Then from there it's all surface streets. @dangoor @khanacademy Whoa congrats!!https://t.co/aZRssLU8s9
Retweeted by Ben Kraft @dydt Or you can do 1/4 of Rachel's route which as I recall is 3rd south to Geneva or so, then eventually to Missio… https://t.co/2v4j0z2bue @dydt https://t.co/KGrR9qTxJh @dydt You might actually be able to walk the same route, I think it all has sidewalk although San Jose is a little… https://t.co/aNZkmsgHJo @dydt Valencia -> San Jose -> Alemany. It's a useful route to San Bruno Mountain (today) or Lake Merced. San Jose i… https://t.co/pU2MmaY2NE @dydt On a bike you see a sort of random slice but it's definitely not that close up! @dydt Yeah I was thinking on my bike ride about how biking gets me to see neighborhoods like the Excelsior and Oute… https://t.co/bDmqws15Ey @dydt (It's funny how the parts of the city one sees by biking and by walking are so different.) @dydt Whoa which are these?
5/11
2020
This is great! The amazing thing about John Conway is that you can know about a bunch of things he did and still be… https://t.co/hizCT0bGS7 @sophiebits My favorite phrasing of this is "[we should] trust our future selves"
5/10
2020
More seriously, it's great to work on a team where a 2.5x traffic increase makes for a slightly busy week for a few… https://t.co/NJE9U4GwNFHello this was fun https://t.co/oiNpbP3WW9
5/9
2020
@misplaced_mic Oh to be clear this is all GNU sed! It's just vim's syntax highlighting that doesn't work. @misplaced_mic (I could avoid the \/ by doing s___, but want to do roughly `/giant regexp/ { s/giant regexp/.../ }`… https://t.co/ttFzMpxl48 @misplaced_mic no, actually! apparently its parsing of s/// doesn't handle \/ in the body.update 2: the syntax file also does not like the corrected versionupdate: both I and the syntax file were wrong about the parsingbreaking syntax/sed.vim, how's your day
5/7
2020
which is a critical thing to get used to if you want to make changes to, say, a large website or other distributed… https://t.co/VxqgtThrZV
5/6
2020

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