standing offer until further notice:
want to do something on the (gnu/linux/unix) command line but not quite sure where to start? trying to sort out some kind of tiny script? ill-advised regular expression not _quite_ hacky enough for the job? not asking stackoverflow quite the right thing? maybe i can help! @ me and let's see what we can do.
(disclaimers: speedy responses not guaranteed; i won't make fun of you; i'll tell you if i'm stumped; i'm pretty easy to stump.)
if anybody sees a follow request from @email@example.com, confirming that's me and i'm probably moving this account. going to make sure it seems like it'll _work_ before i bail on this one.
sometimes i do dishes and wind up staring at the cabinet where the tupperware goes for like a literal 10 or 15 minutes trying to work out the careful and deterministic set of rules by which i would know where in hell a particular small round lid Correctly lives.
you know there's a fresh thing of solder or a box of deck screws. you just don't know which carefully labeled toolbox inside which carefully labeled rubbermaid tub on which carefully labeled shelf it's at the bottom of, and if you tried to find out without asking, you'd disassemble half the household.
sometimes you just give up and buy a new one of whatever thing you're looking for because unlike the resident cache-oriented mammal, your mental model of the cache layout is woefully incomplete and months out of date.
there's this whole other thing though, that i seem to find in long term relationships. it's a subtype of tidy, i guess, or something like it. it's like sharing a warren with a small, efficient burrowing mammal that's particularly cache-oriented.
you wonder for months where, say, the handheld radios have gone and then one day you open a drawer and there they are, neatly tetrised in next to 15 batteries and several cameras.
...the more accurately i describe this, the more useless it seems, which is kind of the entirety of my output in microcosm.
reminder: https://phase.city/ for all your very approximately correct northern-hemisphere-centric current moon phase emoji needs
oh. i think i just got it.
i was really pretty interested in working some skull and crying cat face into this devops situation, but dang.