I will never understand how some of my comments on reddit get down-voted. I guess some people down-vote based on the mildest difference of opinion.

@silverseams I looked up the hardware specs. Now, the Pixel 3a is much higher resolution than my Rebel XT.

I think it says something important when the Project Manager calls out sick and the team doesn't see a point in having a standup without them.

@silverseams I should probably just teach you to use the SLR. Looks like it's still higher resolution than your iPad camera, despite its age.

If you wear contacts, and your glasses don't match your current prescription because you "never wear them," and you work with computers all day... you should get your glasses updated.

Spending most week not quite able to focus on my screens because I scratched my cornea is really difficult. I literally cannot focus on these words with my right eye. I never really considered that I'd have to work all day for several days in these glasses.

I've realized that I'm not sure I've seen the movie Hackers. I've been confusing it with Sneakers, because I thought Hackers was the movie with the blind hacker that used a braille keyboard. How could I have missed Hackers?

So I think I need to show my kid War Games, Sneakers and then Hackers.

uspol 

Realized that Enigma's "Sadeness" hit the radio 29 years ago.

It just doesn't feel that old. Nothing from the 80's and 90's feels "old" to me (mid-80's was high school for me, this is the music of my youth). I think, in part, because it doesn't change... people get visibly older, buildings get older, remodeled or torn down; brands get older and fade out or change their image, but the music is always there, just as it was the first time I heard it.

From an Amazon review for a watch band: "I use my hands for various tasks in the world..."

Don't we all?

2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

Having trouble finding any interpretation of this that I can agree with.

Configuration management is essential, especially in large environment. But most of the time, all it needs to do is take a pre-baked config file, maybe substitute an IP address or something, and put that in place. Make it _readable_, make it _maintainable_.

"Data-driven" infrastructure-as-code is a trap. 

Still a little freaked out by Amazon Prime and "Order within 2 hours to get by 10 PM today FREE". I mean, I live near a warehouse and AMZL will deliver, but dang... I grew up with "wait 6-8 weeks for delivery" and 2-day delivery has been like a miracle. Next-day and same-day delivery are kind of scary.

Got hit by a bunch of surprise bills this month. I'll be fine, but money is going to be very tight.

If you want to help out, Splinter Zone is still 33% off over on itchio:

mokka.itch.io/splinter-zone

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