In my defense, the code *is* in desperate need of refactoring, and in hindsight, I've been working up courage to tackle it for more than a year now :-)
Just now on HN:
"FB censored me for mentioning open source social network #Mastodon "
So I heard too much of knee-jerk takes about #ivermectin vs. #COVID-19, so I went on the Internet and read something that looks factual: https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/therapies/antiviral-therapy/ivermectin/
- It's not just a horse dewormer, it's a legit drug against some tropical diseases.
- There are lab tests showing it inhibiting the replication of the Corona virus.
- There is however no evidence of it helping in real treatments. Probably because the efficient dose would be ~100 times higher than approved for people.
@CodingItWrong on static typing in Ruby: https://codingitwrong.com/2020/10/19/problems-static-typing-doesnt-solve.html
Matches my experience with Python. When people think they need type checking to not drown in their code, most of the time they'll be better of dedicating all this effort to fixing actual problems: tight coupling, lack of test coverage and unnecessary object-oriented fluff.
Wired has an interesting article on the practicalities of how history is made on Wikipedia.
So apparently I have a split kneecap (not fractured, born this way), which is the probable reason for it hurting while #running. I envision lots of physio therapy with an uncertain outcome :-(
Interestingly enough, this didn't affect my running for the past 10 years or so, but as the doctor said the stress has been adding up and it became a problem at some point.
Inkscape is an old app though, and it didn't open my file automatically, so for a few minutes I thought I lost it. But then I went on the Internet, and it helpfully informed me that the file is most likely saved in some special directory which I could look up in preferences and ultimately find my file.
So I don't need to redo the carefully designed label for the breaker box in my garage.
This night was saved by the autosave feature enabled in #Inkscape by default!
I kind of got used to ignoring the message about my laptop running low on battery. it's not really imminent usually, and I'm not far from a plug, and even if it shuts down, modern apps don't lose their state anyway.
As nouns the difference between nuptials and wedding is that nuptials is wedding ceremony while wedding is marriage ceremony
I read this like 10 times already and it still makes no sense: "nuptials" means "wedding" and "wedding" means "marriage" but "nuptials" doesn't mean "marriage".
I do realize that natural languages aren't supposed to be logical and non-contradicting, but this takes it to the next level.
A video of four planets circling a star 130 light-years away. We are living in an age of wonders. https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170201.html
"Hi, I like your profile! Opportunity-growth-challenge-career-blah-blah, let's talk for 15 minutes on the phone. If you're *not* interested, let's talk for 15 minutes on the phone anyway."
Really? I understand that to an average recruiter "talking on the phone for 15 minutes" is a kind of noncommittal activity one can do without as much as waking up. When will they learn that to an average engineer it's something they hate with all their guts?
Learn about your customers, assholes!
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