I still don’t know what I’m doing, but no one suspects anything
The chinstroke-nod maneuver has worked very well
I keep a stack of paper napkins under my coffee mug to emphasize a sense of aloofness and mild OCD
The intern has started to grow mushrooms on his hoodie
Occasionally, I grab a manilla folder and run down the corridor to escape [redacted] and her terrible small talk
The cat has become one with the discarded PC case and is now an even higher order life form
103: Early Hints
206: Partial Content
412: Precondition Failed
417: Expectation Failed
418: I'm a teapot
420: Enhance Your Calm
421: Misdirected Request
424: Failed Dependency
451: Unavailable For Legal Reasons
530: Site is frozen
A 1950s film noir in HTTP status codes
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See you in a while ✌️
Remember to be good to each other
Good news: I'm getting a remote gig
Bad news: It's way off in the boonies. No connection at all probably so I'll be offline for a good while
I'll be heading out soon with my backpack and laptop
Schools: please stop using proprietary formats that aren’t even supported by the companies that own them.
People click on things
News at 11
The Akatsuki spacecraft of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) has been streaming images of the planet Venus
Damia Bouic, space imaging processor, and all around awesome person, created these composites from them
You can check out more of Damia's space photos here:
I want and support FOSS solutions.
If we want to grow the user base... IF... then we need to be supportive of standard users.
It's that simple.
Those of us comfortable with the current state of affairs are not the target growth demographic.
I need some coffee
Or maybe something stronger
Japanese artist Mio Izawa created an iPhone charger with pulsating umbilical cord
This is a tad disturbing, but I think it's worth sharing
There are similar videos on the artist's YouTube page
[Viewer discretion is advised]
30 years ago it would have been a newspaper or magazine, comparatively fewer choices, all with someone else controlling the narrative. Today, people control the narrative on their site but you have so many choices. You can read several accounts of an issue and get a better idea of the real truth.
i'm working on a new theory that most of what we self-mockingly file under yak shaving is in fact more socially useful productive labor than the theoretical core tasks of most technical employment.
Education, Resistance, Democracy, Corruption Show more
Here's the deal: I don't really believe in revolution with violence. Usually ppl with guns are among the worst and they would take over immediately. What (I believe) we need is good education and I don't mean schools. How do you tell adults why democracy is a good thing? How do you tell them that if they won't take control someone else will? How do you tell them that _they_ need it?
In the Munich airport, I asked the attendants at the full-body scanner if I could avoid the scanner and do a manual check. They accepted immediately without any hesitation and performed a good old-fashioned body check. The guy asked me why don't I trust the full body scanner, and I said I don't know where will the data end up (thanks to @mk). He nodded while saying that he himself cannot give a definitive answer to this question. Overall, I'm very happy that I tried :)