@pratikbaid3@twtxt.net is looking for a few small projects to add to his contractor/freelance CV and has reached out to me to see if he could do a bit of work on the Yarn.social mobile app. He’s done work before in the past and has done a pretty decent job.

Two projects we’ve discussed:

  • Flutter upgrade and cleanup, ensuring the mobile app builds successfully with the latest Flutter (which breaks all the time 🤦‍♂️)
  • A UI/UX Redesign of the Mobile App with a Bottom Nav Bar layout. This would end up having something like Timeline | Mentioned | Profile – Maybe it could also have “Search” too if I somehow found the time to add an appropriate search endpoint to the API.

What do y’all think? 🤔

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In-reply-to » The switch to daylight saving time has really screwed me up this year. I’ve been tired for two weeks now. 😩

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Well it’s screwed with my working hours somewhat, but this year I’ve decided to just “not give a shit”™ and just get up at the normal time and start at the time I had been starting work the past 6 months, 8.30am. In practise it probably means I end up working a bit longer for ½ the year, but oh well, at least I don’t have to fiddle with my alarm clock ⏰

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In-reply-to » QOTD: Hello Linux users, what do you use to monitor your network traffic?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yeah I immediately thought of this when you asked, because we use eBPF-based tools in Kubernetes clusters. It’s very powerful stuff and you can do a lot very cheaply with it, including tying packets to processes.

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In-reply-to » Why don't more people borrow to invest and increase their portfolio and wealth? 🤔

The kick is, if you want to borrow money, all interests are super high (10%+). You can’t “borrow to invest ” in a savings account.

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In-reply-to » Why don't more people borrow to invest and increase their portfolio and wealth? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net Goldman Sachs, through Apple, is giving 4.4% on $100K (minimum). Four months rolling CDs in our bank are giving up to 5.10% on $50K, and up. Government treasure bills are around that, some a little less, some a little more.

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In-reply-to » @prologic well, when you buy property you are obtaining something tangible, guaranteed. When you bet on the market (I am assuming that's what you meant by investing), you are not guaranteed.

@bender That’s precisely what I’m talking about. Investing in good businesses that are well established. If they also produce an income in the form of a distribution or dividend, that that’s even better. YOu can have some tax benefits too if you do it right. But the trap? (I think) is falling into this false sense of security of thinking you can leverage up to the bank’s LVR (Loan to Value Ratio) only to get caught up. Best to be conservative so you can take the wild swings and obviously diversity.

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In-reply-to » Why don't more people borrow to invest and increase their portfolio and wealth? 🤔

@bender No I meant like a “savings account” 🤣 You guys (us) are lucky I guess? A savings account here in Oz barely gets you 0.35%pa to 1.5%pa depending on how much money you have in it (0-$10k, $10-20k, $20-$30k, up to $50k)

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In-reply-to » @prologic well, when you buy property you are obtaining something tangible, guaranteed. When you bet on the market (I am assuming that's what you meant by investing), you are not guaranteed.

@prologic@twtxt.net can you be more specific? Arguably, borrowing to buy real estate might be worth it. Buying a successful, established, business might be worth it. Both are incoming producing assets.

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In-reply-to » San Francisco's Light Rail To Upgrade From Floppy Disks Those taking public transport in the tech hub of San Francisco may be reassured to know that their rides will soon no longer be dependent on floppy disks. From a report: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's director of transportation Jeffrey Tumlin told ABC that the city's automatic light-rail control system is running on outdated tech and "relies on three ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net wut?!

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In-reply-to » @prologic well, when you buy property you are obtaining something tangible, guaranteed. When you bet on the market (I am assuming that's what you meant by investing), you are not guaranteed.

income producing assets 👌 The math works out if you’re conservative and don’t over leverage 😅

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In-reply-to » @prologic well, when you buy property you are obtaining something tangible, guaranteed. When you bet on the market (I am assuming that's what you meant by investing), you are not guaranteed.

Not betting on the market no.

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In-reply-to » @bender It did indeed, except I fell over the car's trailer hitch on my shin, fuck that hurt 😞 thank god I didn't break my leg (just badly bruised)

@prologic ouch! We all know the pain in the shin is at the level of hitting your coccyx, or balls. It hurts like hell!

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In-reply-to » Why don't more people borrow to invest and increase their portfolio and wealth? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net well, when you buy property you are obtaining something tangible, guaranteed. When you bet on the market (I am assuming that’s what you meant by investing), you are not guaranteed.

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In-reply-to » Why don't more people borrow to invest and increase their portfolio and wealth? 🤔

@bender Is it really gambling though if you’re investing long-term? How is it any different from borrowing money from the bank to. buy property? 🤔

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