Uncredited, unexpected bit of oddly beautiful artistic design in Coxwell Station. I approve.

Anyone happen to know an old American numismatist? I’d like to ask about very early printing of American Demand Notes and the goldbug/sovcit cranks have gotten their claws way too deep into that part of Wikipedia for it to be useful.

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@amphetamine TIL (from wikipedia):

"An Easter egg is present on the Apple II floppy disk release. Though claimed to be sold as a single-sided disk, the reverse side of the disk included a full version of the game that would be rendered upside-down on the player's monitor. According to Mechner, this was done as a joke, causing naive users to call tech support and ask why the game was upside-down. Invariably, those users would receive the reply, 'take the disk out, insert it right-side up, and reboot.'"

Seen from Canada, the Windows S value proposition is ridiculous. Is the Microsoft App Store thing a wasteland in other places?

What laptop lines prize upgradeability these days? Any, outside the usual thinkpads?

I don’t think I downloaded the right version of Aquaman.

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Please nobody fly in the US during the shutdown: "I've even had a couple of people say that they want to work for Lyft or Uber, in addition to working air traffic ... I would hate to be as fatigued as you would be if you were working both of those jobs."
kqed.org/news/11717442/sfos-ai

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Sitting in the hall outside my son's soccer practice, overhearing a bunch of conversations. One thing is clear: Youtube's autoplay is one of the most terrifying parts of modern parenting

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I can never find it, but back during all those clown sightings there was an article where a sheriff was telling people not to worry because "he believed it wasn't real clowns, just people in clown outfits" and I think about that all the time

(whispers: all of iOS' design improvements in the last five years have been cribbed directly from the N9)

Actual work conversation at the last workweek:

Me: “I’m thinking about getting one of those Hufflepuff team jerseys.”
Colleague: “You?! You’re not a Hufflepuff. You are 100% Slytherin.”
Me: “I know.”
Colleague: [long stare] “... ok, I am keeping an eye on you from now on.”

The new Wordpress editor is proving difficult to love.

Knda sad that upstart(8) is has been in maintenance mode forever, it was a great tool for babysitting processes in userland.

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science fiction without class analysis is worse than worthless.

Mastodon as birdsite methadone is getting unsatisfying.

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