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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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Sometimes when I'm writing Javascript I want to throw up my hands and say "this is bullshit!"....

...but I can never remember what "this" refers to. 😭


It's an old tweet of mine 😄


We elevated this the jokes tag today, follow if you like more content like this.

#jokes

plz post the lols

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Ben Halpern Author

Me today when @aspittel proposed the jokes tag

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Jamie Ferrugiaro

Yes, please.

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John Paul Ada

The GIF is making me laugh more than the jokes LOL

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Ryland G

This joke doesn’t seem ready, you sure it’s not a prototype?

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Juneau Lim

I'm crying...🤣

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Matt Graham • Edited

:cries in arrow functions: This is a joke

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Ananya Neogi • Edited

Why did the developer had to quit her job?
Because she didn't get arrays. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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C.S. Rhymes

Some jokes are all about context

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Florian Rand • Edited

yoda
A good feeling about this I have.
(edited, less annoying gif)

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Marko Anastasov

This is the first time I’ve wished to put a tag on a blacklist. 😕👨🏻‍🦳

I don’t follow any specific tags, just enjoy reading across all topics that people post.

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Ben Halpern Author

If you follow a tag and then give it “negative weight” in your dashboard it will help hide this. We’ll have better blacklist tooling in the future

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Marko Anastasov

Didn’t know that, thanks!

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Ben Halpern Author

Yeah, for anyone else that's curious: If you go to dev.to/dashboard/following and give a tag a number like -100 for weight, it will virtually never show up in your feed. The mechanic of first following and then negative is weird and we'll eventually make it more intuitive and discoverable.

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Jennifer Bradford

Can you call it z-index? Or is this a bad place for a css joke?

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Nicky Meuleman

"this" is a triumph.

I'm making a note here, huge success.

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Chinweike Jude Obiejesi

Jokes undergoing settings

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Carlos Caballero

Hahaha!!

Now ... I'm throw up my laptop! 😆😆

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Michiel Hendriks

Finally! This is the first tag I'm following.

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Jaimie Carter

Ha

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Seanmclem

Funny, that's how I feel when Not using JavaScript

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Scott Palmer

Sometimes?

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Dan Conn

Hahahaha! Awesome!

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Bruce Axtens

It took me a while but I finally understood.

Humour required, definitely.

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Peyton McGinnis

Thanks for genuinely making my day.

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Mike Ekkel

Love the new tag! Can’t believe we didn’t have it yet.

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Daragh Byrne

s/sometimes/often/g

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Sandro Volery

cannot find 'hands' of 'undefined'

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Thomas H Jones II

I figured you were just going to stop at "throw up".

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Sidney Yin

So I guess Javascript writers unite by coordinating our "hands throwing" from across the globe!

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Schnubb

It's window.
global was a mistake...