Programming is great because you can just take that huge messy chuck from the middle of your function and hide it away under a new name in a new function and feel good about how you "cleaned up" the original function by abstracting the internals.

This is exactly how I used to clean my room as a kid - I'd refactor all the junk on the floor to be under my bed. Boom - problem solved.


@bigzaphod its even better you can put it away in a whole different file

if its really bad you can make it into a *module* and publish it and never have to look inside ever again

its great i can never think about all the horrid things i've done out of laziness or spite

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a small self-hosted instance running on physical hardware. We will always *very aggressively* ban any right-wing content. Generally chill. This is run on a machine use for some other stuff that is way overprovisioned for the tasks i need it for; uptime should be near 100% and i take hourly backups of the db and user content. If people start using this (more than like 20), i'll set up some HA/failover mechanisms to guarantee it stays up. For now it should be a lot more stable than the more heavily populated instances. I don't plan on ever explicitly prohibiting content (besides nazi shit, which will be fucking purged and doxxed instantly), but if people are reporting troubling content I'll play it by ear. If you have compelling arguments for making a more strict content policy, you can be on the mod team! DM me.