How is it cell phones videos bypass all of our social standards of not bothering your neighbors in a restaurant?

My phone has more CPU cores than my desktop machine.

One of the worst things about text chat as work communication (whether IRC, slack, etc) is asking a technical question, and while you're waiting for an answer, someone else posts a totally different question that sparks a conversation, and your important technical question goes unanswered.

I didn't have this much trouble with team mailing lists.

This toot brought to you by a dev who is editing code where all the variables are different from the DB and are confusing AF, but policy doesn't let me rename variables for clarity.

Simple DB dev tip: When naming variables that correspond to a field in the DB, give it the same name as the field, unless you have good reason to do otherwise.

I think I use my letter opener to flick crumbs out of my keyboard more than I do to open mail.

Google Music:
Wednesday afternoon: how about listening to that album you've listened to every day for a month?
Monday morning: how about listening to that album you've listened to every day for a month?
Every Day: How about...

Yeah, Google, I listen to that album every day. Your recommendations are not exactly Deep Neural Net AI quality here.

My wife's been posting pictures of her creations alongside photos of old Dragonriders books. I barely remember my great grandfather. He died when I was little. Years later, after great-grandma died and we were cleaning out the basement, I discovered in the many boxes of old books, some very early prints of Tolkien, Lovecraft, McCafferey, etc. It made me regret I never got to know the man because we clearly had something in common.

Toxic masculinity. Does that mean all masculinity is bad? No! Not at all.

This comic explains it fairly well. The term Toxic Masculinity is from Social Sciences, to help explain certain problems in the current image of Masculinity, which hurts both men and women.

Proper pictures tomorrow in daylight, but the first cut-and-sew pug came out pretty well.

I find it ironic that corporations have basically turned "mental health" into another task on my plate to be kept track of, executed and measured.

In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really
good argument; my position is mistaken," and then they actually change
their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really
do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are
human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot
recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.
-- Carl Sagan, 1987 CSICOP keynote address


YOU GUYS THE DRAGON PATTERN WORKS. Gonna tweak the neck just a smidge, but for the most part it's done.

Made entirely on an embroidery machine, in the 4x4" hoop (i.e. a size even the smallest embroidery machine can handle).

It's just a little over 3" tall, a little over 5" long. I'll put a picture of it with my hand for scale next.

When you ask Amazon for "low-sodium snacks" and it literally gives you stuff with "sea salt" in the name, and some of the highest-sodium snacks available. πŸ˜–

Me (in anime slack): Explain why the Japanese use this English word when they have lots of their own words for this concept.
Slack: [lots of generic info about loan words, isolation, etc]
Me: You don't actually know, do you?
Slack: ...

Every Monday nj dot com runs a "Pets in need" column featuring shelter dogs and cats which is kind of a nice way to start the week. Today they included "Tom Terrific, who has survived two fires, is a young male American bulldog/hound mix in the care of the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City."


Was reading an Endgame callbacks article which reminded me [no spoilers]: in a fight scene after someone surprises someone else (and the audience) with an unexpected use of a power, a young teen down toward the front row blurted out in a sincerely aggrieved tone, "Well, that's just CHEATING!" into an equally-unexpected moment of near-silence and cracked up the whole theater.

I'm wondering if there are other industries/careers that blur the line between work life and personal life as much as the software/tech industry does.

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