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> this really fixes it. i know. i tested in in prod.

coronavirus, quarantine, humor 

coronavirus, [dark?] humor 

I could be so much more awesome at work if I were just more motivated. 🤔

Okay, I've intellectually understood that there are introverts (me) and extroverts. But this isolation is driving home for me just how much some people need human contact... I've not left the house in two weeks. This is not a big deal. Extroverts? They've been isolated for less than half that time and they're using video calls to meet up for drinks, go on double-dates, trying to maintain some kind of video face-to-face social life. I'm like, "Yeah, I wouldn't mind getting out eventually."

Believe me, customer... nobody wants your service back up as badly as I do. The only thing I want more is to go back to bed. Again.

Wondering... how many people just don't answer the phone for numbers they don't recognize (aren't in their contacts)?

keeping your head during coronavirus 


Carl's brother's circle of friends, all very white small-town-Kansas redneck types, have nicknames. Rocket, Fireball, Goose, Pud, etc.

I am endlessly curious about what his brother's nickname is, but they all studiously call him "Dave" around MIL's house (MIL is the "everybody's second mom" type person and there is always at least one nicknamed person at every holiday gathering "because he didn't have nowhere else to go").

So I recently bought a pair of "cordless" earbuds, having been frustrated with how the cord of my last wireless corded pair kept pulling them out of my ears, and I gotta ask... does _anybody_ find cordless to be more convenient? I gotta carry around a case for them, when they fall out of my ears they end up on the ground, I can't just drape them around my neck when someone wants to talk. All of my fears turned out to be true... who actually thinks these are a good idea for general use?

It rather disturbs me that I can buy a product on Amazon and the seller gets my email address. I leave a negative review and the seller is emailing me directly to "make things right". I suppose they feel they're doing the right thing, but it feels really creepy.

Me to Poppi: "Okay I'm going to get up and go to the fridge for a drink. It's five yards away, in line of sight, you don't have to get up and follow me.

Poppi: *follows me to fridge*
*follows me to box of seltzers*
*follows me back to fridge*

Me: "Okay yeah, 'Shadow' is a cliche name but I think we're going to use it for you."

Ad for a pawn shop saying, "Forget the Bank" and get a pawn loan instead... like a bank is dishonest and going to give you a bad deal, so trust this pawn shop instead.

So there's a weeks-long street closure in Old City (water main break), and the restaurants are suffering big-time. So I've stopped bringing my lunch and eat at the pizza place across the street a couple times a week. Same waitress for the last year, friendly enough, but pretty typical. I started tipping her $5 every lunch and now she's been showing up with my usual soda when she comes to take my order. :) Hasn't quite memorized how I like my cheesesteak, though.

Cryptographers: “knowing the difference between your public key and private key can mean the difference between life and death”

Also cryptographers: “so lets call the private key ‘d’ and the public key ‘x’ in this standard”


Listening to music from the 90's and really struggling with the idea that Y2K was over 20 years ago.

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

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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.

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