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 (https://www.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."
"Remmy the mall hawk..."
REMMY THE MALL HAWK
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Simon: "What *do* you pay him for?"
Mal: "Public relations."
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>
Hey look, when you change that line, the RDF modules get a lot less chatty. 🙄
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: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-74.9252757,219m/data=!3m1!1e3
. 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.
(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..." 😲
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. 🤔