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And every horn on every car is held down

No joke there's like 20,000 people on the streets right now

Center City Philadelphia is fucking nuts right now, holy shit!

@nolan of course you still get entitled users all the time but the signal:noise ratio has dramatically improved in my experience and I get lots of contributors to my projects as a result

@nolan I think this approach is what tends to happen anyway given a long enough timeframe on a project but I formalize it from the start which sets up everyone's expectations right

@nolan I can totally relate. My solution is to hardly provide support at all to users - but I provide plenty of support to contributors. Everyone who contributes to my projects has their own agenda and their own list of things that are important to them (including me) and if there aren't any devs whose interests align with a user enough to fix their bug or implement their feature then that user is encouraged to write a patch themselves.

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Being an open-source maintainer is really hard. A lot of people tend to act very entitled towards you, as if you "owe" them your time or your attention.

It's totally illogical: you put something out there for free, and now because of that, folks feel like they deserve more of it! And yet this is often the prevailing mood in OSS communities.

At the same time, you may start to believe this logic yourself, leading to "open-source guilt." This often ends in burnout.

@mairin @bb010g I would just configure it separately in each enviornment

@mairin @bb010g tbh I think that's misguided, but yeah, you might be able to do something with git submodules without changing upstream.

@mairin @bb010g in what way do you think "a git repo for my git repos" would address your problem?

@mairin @bb010g I'm afraid I don't understand how this relates to your original toot.

@mairin @bb010g can you explain your problem in more detail?

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> every library should have a good science fiction and fantasy section

> Predictable Success
> JavaScript: The Good Parts
> Flawless Consulting
> Effective XML
> Real World Haskell

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