[BAWD #84] OSS Security and GPT-3
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Good Tidings 🔊
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Featured Tweets and Videos 😍
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⬇️: I quit using console.log in prod
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Quote of the Week 💙
“Many problems are minor when you solve them right away, but grow into an enormous conflict when you let them linger. As a rule of thumb, fix it now” –James Clesr
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