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In my new world order, only one thing is allowed to happen at a time, anywhere. Anyone trying to walk and chew bubblegum will be shot on sight.

This edict was brought to you by an afternoon debugging concurrency issues.

In what I can only assume is an algorithmically-generated mashup of all my favorite things, here's a chiptunes-synthwave-metal band I've been jamming on all day.

This is basically the best-case scenario for any given weekend.

I wrapped up my "comic a day" thing I was doing this year. I made it 23 days in a row (this comic being the 24th, like a week or two late). Probably going to go back and color them to give me a chance to work out a good coloring process.

Daily comic #15. Probably gonna give up this comic-a-day thing at the end of January, then go back and color all the ones I've done so far.

Tired: content warnings

Also tired: this cat who is shielding me from entire Masto columns. 🤷‍♀️

I'm doing comics daily for a while. The goal is to do one every day, no matter how much it sucks. Many will not be funny at all - it's really more about getting in the habit and building the skills around it. We'll see how long I keep this up, since I'm only on day 3.

Woo! AWS Lambda got a *lot* better today!

- Native Ruby support
- Support for custom runtimes (haskell? prolog? brainfuck? have at it!)
- ALB now supports lambda so no more messing with API Gateway just to glue a url to a lambda function

I've been doing a bit of digging into the academic literature on hiring. It turns out the reference checks kinda suck, but letters of recommendation SUUUUUUUCCCCCKKK.

Really, all technical talks would be improved by colorful impressions of lemur voices like @baweaver 's.

I just remembered that Machinae Supremacy exists. Time to spend a quiet evening with a mug of hot cider and some chiptunes powermetal.

Whelp. It happened. I bought proper lederhosen for Octoberfest in munich. I look a little silly, but overall better than expected.

I love that the default Emacs scratch buffer text got into Mario Golf (GBC) somehow. I wonder if this was a mis-copy-and-paste from a developer, or if it was another case of a compiler taking random memory contents and using them for padding in the ROM...

Just saw my coworker snapping at his computer. Like, literally snapping. Turns out he was just testing the microphone, but for a minute there I thought he was trying to get its attention and I was like "Does that work? Because if so I've been going about this programming stuff all wrong..."

Went to the park to do some sketching and ran face-first into an opera performance. Apparently the SF Opera does free, open-air concerts ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I just heard from a mutual friend that a random stranger I don't know is excited to see my talk at rubyconf. I mean, it stands to reason that this is true for at least one or two out there, but it's still super cool to hear. Also a reminder that I *really* need to nail down the content of said talk so I can start practicing in earnest. :D

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