TIL potatoes are members of the nightshade family and closely related to tomatoes.

Potato flowers look like tomato flowers except for color - tomato flowers are yellow, but potato flowers are white, lavender, or pink.

Potatoes only go to fruit in cold wet summers. A potato fruit looks like a green cherry tomato, but is highly toxic. Planted potato seeds take years to grow into a plant with edible tubers, which is why they are normally grown asexually by planting the tubers.

I stole this video that depicts the interactions between dev teams and QA teams from twitter specifically so some of you here could share these relatable feels regardless of which side you relate to.

Happy Friday. I hope you have no deployments scheduled.

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re: Uspol 

@socketwench @thegibson I think he's planning to declare himself the winner on election night, and just try to will it into existence. He's a big believer in the power of positive thinking and all that shit.

Being apolitical is the privileged being political.

i found out how deep the rabbit hole goes. it's like, a few feet. some rabbits were very upset by my incursion.

♻ RT @ayanaeliza@twitter.com:

Plastic recycling is largely a con. It mostly goes to the dump.

"In 1989, oil and plastics executives began a quiet campaign to lobby ~40 states to mandate that the ♻️ symbol appear on all plastic — even if there was no way to economically recycle it." npr.org/2020/09/11/897692090/h

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First U.S. presidential campaign ad devoted entirely to climate change, running here in Michigan. I'm not a farmer, but I'm from an orchard family, and this hit me in the feels. youtube.com/watch?v=0d0Pr2Iee8

"I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” My father said the EXACT same thing after he got a bunch of steroid injections. It wore off.

Haven't taken a sick day in 6 months; my daughter goes back to in person school, and now I have a cold (COVID test was negative). I wonder how many other communicable diseases have reduced transmission rates this year due to social distancing?

“The perfect is the enemy of the good” - Voltaire


I will be voting in person. I feel that this is something worth the risk of contracting a deadly plague.

Hundreds of thousands of people have died of COVID-19. The west coast is on fire. They’ve run out of hurricane names. Police attacking protestors. Kids in cages & forced sterilizations. The rich getting richer faster than ever. Murder hornets! Life on Venus? We need major systemic changes.

Biden is not the one to make them happen, but if he’s not elected, they may never happen.


The states do not present the results of their presidential elections to the U.S. government until “the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December”. The news media like to call the winner on election night, but that's not what the law says.

"Knock Knock!"
"Who's There?"
"We've been trying to reach you regarding your car's extended warranty"
(slams door)

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