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Karen C๐Ÿฅจ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ–๏ธ @gamehawk@mastodon.social

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Yesterday we went to a giant art festival in Manayunk, a hipster neighborhood in Philly. It was an exceptionally muggy day so towards the end we started looking for a place to grab a drink. We ended up outside a Persian teahouse (safateahouse.com/) and it wasn't busy, so we stepped in. I tried sekanjabin, something described as a cucumber/honey/mint tea, and...

... oh... em... gee.

Turns out it's a new place, apparently a mother-son venture. Sadly (but not for my budget), an hour away.

"He has an especially strong dislike for dogs in sweaters."

MALL. HAWK.

When your community auto-sorted inventory is so huge you have to have a little rail to carry you along the stacks:

Me: ARGH WHY IS RDF::QUERY SO DANG VERBOSE
<digs into code>
Me: TRACE? WHY WOULD YOU MAKE YOUR MODULE *DEFAULT* TO TRACE? Oh well, guess it's time to enable logging on my own stuff.
<looks at tenth line of own launcher>
`Log::Log4perl->easy_init($TRACE);`

... oh.

Hey look, when you change that line, the RDF modules get a lot less chatty. ๐Ÿ™„

My new office building is lit entirely by motion-sensitive lighting. TIL all the basement cafe sensors are near the doors, and if you sit at a table long enough with nobody coming into the room, all the lights go out while you're eating lunch, and no amount of arm-waving turns them back on.

Said cowpathing also leads to fun intersections at the landmarks: google.com/maps/@39.9163159,-7

. That one is relatively sane, as things go. Sometimes fiveways have zero through streets *or* right angles.

Also there is no church there and I am not sure if it's just a historic leftover, or if the two Church street names refer to two different churches.

Jersey, no.
google.com/maps/@39.9161971,-7

(All of the roads around here are cowpathed and named for whatever is/was at one or both ends - town or other landmark. Sometimes said landmarks (or towns! I'm looking at you, Smithvilles) are insufficiently disambiguated.)

Dear Sandisk: Would it *really* be so hard to not put a stupid blue LED on your thumb drives, or at *least* not make them "breathe" while idle?

Pretty sure the "80% of the world's power is consumed by Bitcoin" would drop to like 5% if every single piece of hardware in the world didn't have to light up. And I'm pretty sure my Pi needs a bigger AC adapter before I plug this thing into it. Furrfu.

Me, a year ago: "Man, I'm so glad Linux sound finally settled down, it's nice to not have to fight it all the time."

Debian: "HAHAHA we're switching to Pulse Audio."

Me, today: "WHY DOES MY SOUND STOP WORKING FOR NO REASON?!"

Today's Preet Bharara podcast was entertaining: must admit I laughed out loud when a guest, talking about her first year as line prosecutor, said, "I did everything from shoplifting to prostitution to drug possession..." ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Soda-can Jenga is a regular thing at Costco. This week's game is looking extra-risky now that they've switched Pepsi from flats to boxes.

I would mock Amazon for this but then I realized that I bought four or five IPs a couple-three years ago and eh, I guess I can't blame that on the algorithm.

(It was my go-to gift.)

Running a SPARQL query successfully against the data store MUAHAHAHAHA MINE IS AN EVIL LAUGH

Clearly it's my day to exercise bugs: whenever Tusky gets a notification while I'm *on* the notification screen, it blanks the entire phone screen and drops out to the lock screen... and shows me the notification there. ๐Ÿค”

UGGGGHHHHHH

github.com/atom/atom/issues/95

Was all happily using Atom on both the desktop and the Pi (via X forwarding) and now the desktop has decided that all Atom windows need to be open locally only. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ