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Hey! This is the Mastodon version of my Twitter feed: twitter.com/ericrjiang

Most on my own stuff will be posted on both. Retweets will vary.

For those who know or ever tried to learn Chinese, a Chinese YouTuber tried out my online Hanzi recognition test: youtube.com/watch?v=pz1Tjp5VJD

It's interesting if you've never seen actual Chinese people struggle with characters!

The WSJ should think about dropping the word "Journal", which feels fraudulent, even comic.

seriously who edits the opinion section anyways

Lesson learned: run a cronjob that tests data integrity of a resource loaded over HTTP.

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But it suspiciously causes a lot of TLS connection errors, and someone who knows someone who knows someone found out that it would literally flip bits in TLS certificates. (e.g. "California" -> "Cadifornia").

It was hard to diagnose initially because the symptoms are just websites timing out, which could be *anything*, right?

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This has been going on for weeks, and AT&T support variously says to check your modem or that it's a "known outage" (based on what people online have said).

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AT&T Fiber is literally flipping bits in our Internet connection, and that of everyone else in the Bay Area!

Windows for programming.
Mac for gaming.
Linux for creative software.

Am I doing this right?

I still think about that kid who was arguing with the DMV examiner that he was only going 10 mph over the limit, not 15.

It's 2035. Perl X is declared a new language separate from and independent of Perls 5 through 9.

Recurring household chores:
- laundry
- vacuuming
- doing the dishes
- `npm audit fix` all your repos

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98.css – design system for building faithful recreations of Windows 98 UIs

jdan.github.io/98.css/

Found out that an essay I wrote freshman year in college was cited in a published research paper in 2018. The Internet is wonderful.

And the sheer panic that it can generate is something I've never experienced. Imagine shooting at a head crab, then running out of ammo... it jumps at you and you duck to the side. There's now a head crab behind you, but you've dropped your last clip on the ground when you tried to reload...

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It's actually not revolutionary in any particular way that I can see. But it definitely is the most polished VR game to date.

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Half-Life: Alyx is nuts. Played for about 2 hours so far.

People who don't use `git add -p`, 1) have you tried it, and 2) if you have, what do you use instead?

Not sure what's going to Quora. Half the default home feed is ads, and the real content seems noticeably lower quality than the stuff it initially was famous for.

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