I've been at this for a whole half-hour and I have already revisited the divine twins, the Huginn and Muninn of programming: "Why doesn't this work?" and "How did this ever work?"

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Wow, there is nothing quite like asking a stupid question on social media to let you suddenly see how dumb your question is.

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The Disquiet Junto challenge inspired by my bot InstrumentBot is in, and the results are marvelous. llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-p

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I finally got around to doing a Disquiet Junto challenge for the first time in ages, because the challenge this time is to take inspiration from @sculpin's wonderful InstrumentBot!

Here's my entry: llllllll.co/t/disquiet-junto-p

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Okay, Mastobrain, can you identify this beauty? My best guess so far is a Spined Oak Borer.

Pardon me, the assignment is to make _music_ inspired by my bot. I imagine some folks will make instruments and some will approximate them. I'm thrilled!

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"Altai Territory. Villagers collecting scrap from a crashed spacecraft surrounded by butterflies." Who's writing this timeline, do you think?


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@is @rjl20 This "What the Golf" game is ridiculous. I like it.

Today I learned what a tailor's clapper is, and I also learned that there are irons that will prop themselves automatically on little extending legs. youtube.com/watch?v=gF4nKm8umL

I don't know how that neighbor came to order sixty baby chicks by accident and believe me I'd love to hear it

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Four days after getting chicks, they're already noticeably bigger and are getting little tailfeathers. They're much less tame than our last batch, who arrived overnight in the mail; these were already five days old when we got them from a neighbor who'd massively over-ordered chicks some weeks ago.

I hope the chick sexing worked, because I'm not sure what I'd do with a rooster. They're illegal to keep in Seattle. I'd sworn to go with sexlinks only in future, but then this opportunity came up.

Just got off a birthday Zoom call to my nephew. Singing together over Zoom was like doing the Steve Reich version of Happy Birthday.

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“Tooth And Claw”, Jo Walton’s dragon romance novel, is free this month. ebookclub.tor.com/

Found a handful of old saved runner beans from who-knows-when that I thought I'd chit to see if I could get any to germinate. I thought I'd be lucky to get five. I planned for about five. It looks like every single one of them was viable, and now I'm not quite sure what to do about all my runner bean sprouts.

death, family, marketing 

As we come up to the first Mother's Day for which my mother is dead, not to mention her birthday, I was relieved to see that I could opt out of Mother's Day emails from a certain mail order company. Great idea. Very sensitive. Would have been even better if it worked.

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