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If the first thing that popped into your head was, (singing) "Conjunction Junction, what's your function?" You're welcome.

Huh... it hadn't occurred to me that the law-oriented School House Rock ("I'm Only a Bill") coincided with the US bicentennial. Guess that makes sense.

I'm kind of a stickler for punctuation, spelling and words literally meaning what they're suppose to mean. But man, I start a lot of sentences with conjunctions.

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.

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.

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.

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:

It's like my entire life prepared me for this... 🤔

Wondering how long before the OED recognizes "sike" as an alternate spelling of "psych". :( When I see it, it still takes me a moment to figure out what they're saying.

It's kind of ironic that Giphy doesn't actually use GIFs anymore. (Also, someday I'll learn how to use Giphy images on mastodon in a useful way.)

That feeling when a group is giving feedback on a logo and you don't have much stake, so you keep quiet, but every iteration, the logo gets more and more cluttered and confused.

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