I'm going to start a petition at work to demand they quit buying cheap toilet paper. Life is too short to put up with that.

So using Vagrant and virtual machines as build environments (vs just having a build environment on your laptop or a dedicated VM) is a thing now, and I'm wondering how much time is lost waiting on the environment to set itself up every time someone needs to test a build over and over.

I'm convinced sysadmins developed this method because they were jealous of developers starting a build and getting to go have a smoke.

RT @s3rioussam@twitter.com

This amazing movie is why all your award shows are a sham.

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Such a difficult balance. One BT headset warns of low battery every few minutes when there is well over an hour of charge, another with less than fifteen minutes.

I wonder how much time is wasted by meetings before the meeting ever starts... people idling, having nothing productive to do in 10 or 15 minutes before the meeting.

So... just how does one approach a quote for that is well into the five-digit range, when one was expecting low four digits at most? It's not just that the service is way too expensive for what it does, it's that we'll never get that kind of value of it. It's a "nice to have" on our side, not a business-critical function.

My mother passed her recipes on to me by letting me copy stuff out of her cookbooks and, eventually, giving them to me.

I just passed my recipes on to my daughter by sending her a link to the Plack server that runs on my desktop machine and serves up the web pages and text files of recipes I've saved.

You ever run into someone who kind of rubs you the wrong way, like, "Just stop talking, nobody wants to hear about that right now," and you worry that this is how people see *you*?

Strange Planet simply makes me smile. Not enough of that in today's world.

I wonder how many games have been made that involve Santa losing all the gifts and the player recovering them.

(This toot brought you to you by 's Project CHEER.)

Looking at my Google Maps Timeline for all history, I find that GMaps has decided the place I lived for 20 years up until 5 years ago is the house next door to where I lived, and I am somehow strangely offended.

You know how tricky it is to change a deploy process to prevent people from deploying with the script in an old copy of a repository? Chicken and egg... changing how the script works won't fix the problem until everyone updates their repo, and not updating the repo is the problem I'm trying to avoid.

grown-ass adult with a mortgage and kids: Is this pizza still good?
me: It's been out since yesterday. It should be thrown away.
GAAwaMaK: It's been less than 24 hours, it won't kill me.

Friends, this is not how food works... not even pizza. Over 2 hours at room temperature, throw it out. It's called food _poisoning_ for a reason.

I have a desktop micro-fridge that holds 6 cans of soda. I felt guilty about the electricity it uses, until I realized that taking the elevator to the basement kitchen every time I want a soda uses way, way more electricity.

Thought for the day: I have so little hair to start with, why does cutting most of it off make my head so much colder?

For real like Bandcamp is exactly the kind of service we *hoped* the internet would give us: “hey, people make things, they set their own price inc. free, we provide the storefront, you buy it and the money goes to the creator, you get it in a DRM-free format and can play it however you want, we just make money to keep going & improving and aren’t a VC-funded nightmare company of rampant reckless growth that will do something nightmarish and implode.”

We need more media platforms like that.

Reminder to review your Patreon memberships and see if you're giving money to people who have stopped producing content.

(Not always a bad thing, but sometimes you find you don't want to give money to a "weekly" content creator who has gone completely dark for six months without explanation.)

I have to admit, I'm a grumpy old man... 25+ years as a systems engineer and you start to feel like anybody with less than 10 years of experience is still a beginner. The irony being that the _important_ things aren't tools and software languages... there's understanding ease and cost of maintainability, working with others, seeing the difference between good and bad solutions, etc. Experience you can't get from a book or video.

I think I'm going to write a book: "Master Software Engineering in Just 10+ Years."

Balance out all those "learn X in Y days" resources.

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