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"Newborn Friend" might be Seal's best song.

I don't understand half of what Seal writes, but danged if I don't enjoy listening to him.

me: I think we can deploy this code revision in the morning. Just need to rearrange the repo and submit the PR. you really should spend a few hours reorganizing the repo, updating the install and troubleshooting documentation first, otherwise no one will know how to troubleshoot your drastic changes.

me: I think we can deploy this code revision on Monday.

Patreon creator: This isn't my full-time job, if you want access to the fully-unlocked software, you need to back me at $5/mo so I can justify working on it.

Patreon: 2941 backers, pledges are currently $152,928 a year.

Remember folks, Val-o-ween is about being "spooky" not "terrifyingly scary". We already have terrifyingly scary; spooky would be a nice break.

I find it hilarious that you can rent the D&D Player's Handbook on Amazon.
Only $20 to use it now until mid-December, vs $27 to own it permanently.

That feeling when you want to back someone on Patreon, but it's the last day of the month and Patreon is going to charge you today and tomorrow. :|

Whenever [specially the electron] people talk about "unused ram is wasted ram"

It's already the OS's job to manage system ram, not your program

Stop assuming your program is the only thing running, yes the machine has 16GB of ram, which should let it run many more programs at once, not two or three bloated program

If you are going to use resources, it has to be for something useful like actually intensive work, not just for backing your badly made framework that is idling most of the time

Gamifying security awareness at your company doesn't work if people don't want to play your game.

Roleplayed for the first time in about six years. First time with people other than just my wife and daughter in... over ten? I really can't remember when that was, though I remember the people clearly enough. Was really nice, even if it wasn't in-person.

I love how modern D&D has to spell out every obvious thing. If you die while concentrating on a spell, your concentration is broken. If you are incapacitated, you lose your defensive bonus from dodging. What happened to DMs applying common sense? Its not an unmoderated fantasy card game subject to strict rules interpretation.

When I was young and playing D&D, I played characters older than myself. Now I realize, in my 50's, roleplaying is about playing characters younger than myself. I hadn't really thought about that transition as it was occurring.

reCaptcha: Please select all bicycles.
me: selects all bicycles
reCaptcha: all of them, please
me: selects motorcycle
reCaptcha: you may pass

ssl cert inSANity with DigiCert 

Dear DigiCert: why does each additional SAN on a cert cost 33% more than the cert itself?
Cert for $59
Cert for with 10 SANs: $799.

It's highway robbery. Guess I'll just use Let's Encrypt.

Wishing we could change this "Your lunch hour is for learning for your job" culture that's developed around me.
Lunch is for getting away and decompressing. If I go to a lunch-and-learn, I take a real lunch break after.

I never notice how much my front porch concrete is stained by moss until Amazon delivery folks send me a picture of it.

Some days the only sensible, rational, and reasonable thing to do is bake some goddamn brownies.

I knew nothing about all this and had it described to me at computer camp in middle school in the early 80's. Just based on the description, I went home to my small and ordered the Basic Set from the Sears catalog store.

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Reading about the anti-D&D sentiment and all the negative publicity in the 80s. It's ironic that the events Mazes & Monsters was inspired by caused D&D's sales to skyrocket. All of the negative publicity of the 80's seems to have just created awareness that it existed. Plenty of parents wouldn't let their kids play it, but that didn't stop the bad publicity from driving more people to discover it.

DRM is one of the real killers for new platforms. Paying customers can’t access services like Netflix or Hulu on their devices. They can’t even read their books on them.

DRM is anti-competitive and anti-consumer.

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