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Note to self: There's a reason you used to make optometrist appointments late in the day.

Now I'm afraid I'm going to have to take the rest of the day off because everything is too bright and full of halos.

Also, office opened at 10, my appt was at 10:15... first appt of the day. Doctor wasn't ready until 10:52. Seems like any other business would fail with this kind of customer service.

Medical records keeping is in such a sorry state in some places. Office has all my info, but I have to fill out a paper form with duplicate info to show it hasn't changed. They can't even give me a copy to verify. I'm afraid they don't even keep it on a computer.

gampur site: please disable your adblock
me: (looks at privacy badger blocking 29 tracking cookies) Heck no.

Website owners... it's gone far beyond just blocking ads. I'm blocking the dozens of companies you allow to track my usage across multiple websites. "We use cookies" is way different from "We allow several advertising companies to track your activity across the web."

Took my kid out to practice driving for the first time. No tears, no yelling, no swearing they'll never drive again. I take this as a sign that I am a better dad than previous generations.

Pro dev tip: If your deploy process doesn't remove files that are renamed/removed in the code repo, it's broken.

(This PSA brought to you by the guy cleaning up a years-old deploy by rebuilding it from scratch and figuring out what to do with all the stuff that isn't in the repo because of above plus manually deployed files never put in the repo.)

I know that, theoretically, a battery and a capacitor can be pretty similar... but I'm still surprised to see that the "batteries" in my BT headset are _literally_ labeled as capacitors.

It is done. I have uninstalled Avast and will rely on Windows Defender. 1) Avast has gotten too big, slow and invasive. 2) Avast installed a web browser without my permission. (I use Windows entirely for gaming.)

Husband/kid are playing a game together over mic. Kid is upstairs so I'm only hearing half of it.

Carl: "Why are the pitchforks under the marmite?"

Pro tip: when your company has a communications problem, making your all-hands meeting monthly isn't the solution.

There are a lot of little annoying things about growing older, but I gotta say, I think nose hair is one of the worst at this stage.

Bead store, during order processing: newsletter members, enter the number from your newsletter here for free shipping.

Me: abandons order process to sign up for newsletter.

Bead store: *does not send current issue of newsletter*

Me: *does not place order*

The reward for running 5 minutes early in the morning is sitting on a stationary train for five extra minutes, waiting for it to depart.

When a new version of a service you run implements a complicated GUI configuration system on top of its config, and you generate your config out of scripts, and they fight. :|

I was just told by my SSL cert vendor (which bought my old vendor) that their new prices are so incredibly high because they've had to invest for the coming future of quantum computing to keep me secure.

I'm looking for a new SSL cert vendor. Trying to figure out if we can go with Let's Encrypt.

Why does my dryer have a "low/medium/high" setting if no clothing care label says anything but "tumble dry low"?

I am fairly certain _The Neverending Story_ was inspired by laundry.

*door slams open, Karen runs into middle of room*


*Karen runs out of room*

So what I'm getting from watching multiple Kickstarters involving printing books... you should budget to scrap you entire first print run. You're going to make a mistake, or your printer is going to make a mistake they won't consider worthy of a reprinting, and you're going to have a load of books you aren't willing to ship to backers. I've seen this sink a project, or end with the creator losing money.

#outfitaugust day 12: Steam punk
I'm not well versed in the style so I tried my best ^^;

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