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Take me down to tautology city where the grass is grass and the pretty are pretty

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*slaps Walt Whitman* This bad boy can contain so many multitudes

I would love a good movie, especially this year when the real thing was canceled, but this new Netflix movie looks… bad…


New voter registrations are way down this year. Please talk to people you know, especially young adults, and help them register online. Also, research vote-by-mail options in your location and encourage everyone who can to use them.


Trader Joe’s stopped allowing reusable bags in store (because pandemic) but will offer reused cardboard boxes instead. So this is what my groceries looked like this week.

My daughter: It’s only shampoo if it’s from the Champeau region of France.

Me: Yeah, otherwise it’s just sparkling conditioner.

Rust is the only major programming language to allow you to put a cow in a box

Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young.

Long ago, the four nations lived in harmony

“Non possum fugere” is Latin for “possums cannot fly.”

pandemic, travel, ~ 

Well, since enrolling in TSA Pre-Check several months ago, I have definitely spent less time in airports.

I've kept tinkering with this from time to time. It now has strictly limited memory allocations, handles malformed requests better, and can serve non-text files properly.

Still only 120 lines of code (not counting comments and blank lines).

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I shot a man’s arduino
Just to watch it fry

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work (+) 

Yesterday I had a serious conversation with my manager and another lead about the need to encourage everyone to take more vacation even though they can't really go anywhere. Today at stand-up everyone got "think about scheduling some PTO" as homework for the weekend.

seattle protests 

This afternoon in a Zoom chat "tea time" with people I used to see at the office, we were talking about how frequent the offers of free food are while in the "autonomous zone". Then one of the regulars phoned in from there. We asked how long it was since someone last offered her a snack. Her reply: "No-one has, but that's only because I'm staffing the free snacks tent".

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uspol, film history 

Demolition Man also makes a reference to the “Schwarzenegger Presidential Library.” This movie came out a whole decade before the start of Schwarzenegger’s political career!

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uspol, film history 

I started watching Demolition Man (1993) tonight on a whim. Forgot how much it was a reaction to the 1992 Rodney King riots in L.A.

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