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Programming Komedy
Yes, I still do think it is funny when I create a global variable that holds web addresses called ‘@gURLs’, why? #perl
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I just want to sit in a cafe alone
https://taskboy.com/img/mask-requirements.png Key and Peele are national treasures. Don’t @ me.
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I heard it through the grapevine
I am a pretty liberal guy, but this Big Chill retrospective from The National Review speaks the truth. Vapid people with empty lives wondering why their lives are empty, vapid.
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it is starting to look like a triple mutant
https://deadline.com/2021/04/double-mutant-coronavirus-variation-india-discovered-in-california-1234727857/ 🎵Double Mutant Virus across the sky! Yeah Yeaahhh! So intense. Double Mutant Virus across the sky! Wow, wow, oh my god! Look at that Mutant!🎵
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gen z gets schooled
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasminsuknanan/gen-z-awkward-money-questions-for-millennials This is clickbait. I know this. None of this is likely to be real. Still triggered. Not-so-young-uns: learn the game or get played.
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Less scorn more kindness
Kudos to the USDA for undoing a Trump move born of pure malice.
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Mark is great and all
Did...did people older than 10 years of age really think Mark Hamill was in charge of Star Wars casting decisions? We know that actors are just contractors, right? Right?
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Apple designs for phones for no one
Just watched trailers for Apple’s iPhone 12 Flip and iPhone 13. Apple, get me real, tactile buttons, please. When I use my phone for routine tasks, I don’t want to look it. And also, I need non-interactive edges of the phone to hold it. Unclear how your devs uses phones, but where I live, people hold phones with their grubby little meat stick fingers.
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Like moonlight through the pines
Georgia has decided to take a bold stand against the scurrilous practice corroding our democracy which is *checks notes* giving people waiting in line to vote food and/or water. ... Georgia GOP: desperation is a stinky cologne.
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Other than that how was the play Mrs Lincoln
This BBC article should be the new definition of pyrrhic victory. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-56483445
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Even Harvard faculty can wrong
Oh man. It’s not aliens. AGAIN! Science, you are absolute no fun. https://phys.org/news/2021-03-scientists-extra-solar-oumuamua.html
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Cabbage Patch dolls but you can email them
Non-fungible tokens, like the Pet Rock but Digital! https://www.investopedia.com/non-fungible-tokens-nft-5115211 (NFTs are an impressively stupid idea. Crypto is not magic, people — it’s just math.)
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Ye Olde Shoppe Spree
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Dial tone apocalypse
Your call is important to us, @substitute. Please continue to wait .
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Doctor Z Shoots And Scores
This one is the best yet. @danagould’s machine is firing on all pistons and such. Is it just a matter of getting @pattonoswalt to do the show? Operators are standing by now to take your answers.
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But I know it when I see it
Nudity in video games is dumb, cheap, and lazy. Hey devs! Level up your design instead.
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Nice is back
Joe Biden’s latest speech was the first presidential address I’ve listened to in about a decade and it brought tears to my eyes. Biden was the right choice for this moment. He may not restore American greatness, but he will restore mere decency as a public virtue.
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IoT meets DnD
Two hundred dollars for dragon dice? Well, those sure better be awesome *sees glowing numbers on dice* WANT. WANT. WANT. https://www.polygon.com/22323173/pixels-electronic-dice-kickstarter-release-date-price
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Well you could change your platform GOP
When the Democrats lost power in 2010 through 2016, they focused their efforts on attracting new voters. The GOP lost power in 2018-2020 and they are expending every effort to keep you from voting. This should tell you everything you need to know about the two parties.
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To Oldly Go
Amazed that The Shat is 90. He looks amazing.
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220 in 2021
A minor, but noteworthy milestone in my 2021 weight loss journey was reached today: I now weigh 220 pounds. This means that half the weight that I seek to lose in my current weight loss project has been dispatched. Should I lose another 12 pounds, I will move from the BMI category of “obese” to “overweight.” I long to be merely overweight.
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scenes from nocturnal suburbia
I may or may not be wandering around my house announcing in an exaggerated crescendo: he Went TO JJAARREEDSS!
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WhattaVision
WandaVision was just a delight. Not only was the arc for all the principals great, but a lot of the supporting characters got some time to shine too. *chef’s kiss*
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Sermon on the font
Google appears to have made a fontawesome/glyphicons competitor. Never use images again! Looks interesting: https://fonts.google.com/icons
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The Cat and the Hate
Mulberry is a classic from my childhood that I read to my kid too, as well as If I Ran The Zoo and Scrambled Egg Super. These are wonderful books and will be missed. However, I won’t miss the racist images which always required a reminder that they were the product of ignorance. Rather than hide from historic racism, perhaps we can use these examples to show why fear and hatred of the other is bad.
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The mask of kings and fools
This incredible Tudor artifact belongs in a D&D module or my name is H. R. Rolly-Polygon III.
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What week of the year is it
During the pandemic, you might need some additional help orienting yourself. This site is here to help: https://whatweekisit.com/
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The Greek God of MIDI
You may think you are the Fanciest Dan with your 88-key MIDI controller, expensive synth patches, and Logic Pro, but Vangelis is laughing at you and your childish toys. I had no idea such MIDI kit was available and I am abashéd in my ignorance. #midi #vangelis
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Armageddon insurance
Let’s do remove to power to end life on this planet from whims of just one person. In the age of instant communication, getting three people in a chat room to make a decision should be quick and efficient. This restructuring is long overdue.
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We Have All Sinned Against the Design Gods
This is an exceptionally inspirational story from @jmacdotorg about designer hubris and the hope that we sinners can, in the twilight of our careers, mend our ways. Also see Chesterson’s fence: https://fs.blog/2020/03/chestertons-fence/ #design
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WandaVision Agatha
WandaVision. Wow. Just. Wow. #agathaharkness
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10 poundaversary 2021
Since the beginning of the year, I have lost net 10 lb. Because I am a Huski Boi, that loss is somewhat imperceptible to others. #pantsdontlie
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history of icons
Behold the wonder of yesteryear’s icons! Feel the nostalgia! Pixelicious.
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bushnell kickstarter
# ^ https://twitter.com/NolanBushnell/status/1361708848940081154 Nolan Bushnell is unstoppable. H/t @textfiles
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css fantasy
font-family: fantasy; It's been with us the whole time: https://www.w3.org/TR/CSS1/#font-family
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bitcoin ewaster
This tweetstorm gets it right. Cyptocurrencies are all comp sci projects that escaped the lab. I see few of the promises of this “currencies” coming true. It does not scale. It consumes hideous amounts of power. Your crypto wallets will, trust me, be used against you. h/t to Aaron Parecki via https://aaronparecki.com/2021/02/14/24/bitcoin #bitcoin
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cultist simulator
I picked up Cultist Simulator (on the Switch), which is a kind of real time card game. Great narrative. No tutorial mode. Reminds me of an IF game. Definitely has overtones of Echo Bazaar. Needs buckets of time to play.
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star trek personality
Which Star Trek OS character do I most identify with? Scotty, obviously. But I present more like McCoy. #themoreyouknow 🌈
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prophet of zod warning
Prophet of Zod tries to explain the mindset of many Trump-Won-ers from the point of view of an ex-evangelical in a Dec. 6, 2020 vide. His concerns would be validated on Jan. 6, 2021. Perhaps we should take his concerns seriously. https://youtu.be/0lqaqp5TwnU
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delete ur fb account
Always nice to see other engineers reach the same conclusion as me about Facebook specifically and social media generally.
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germans deferred to powerful state
Although this is about how the average German in the 1930s quelled their morality for “law and order” promised by the Nazis, this rationale applies equally well to many Republicans in 2020. https://youtu.be/kEdnwpo28NM?t=973 #godwinslaw
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delete your tweets
Following Jmac's lead BUT MORE SO, I have deleted all my tweets made before summer 2020. No one with beneficent intentions is looking back that far anyway. #twiiter
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ptr to ux post
A new blog post in which I rail against the injustice of ableist design in my own home (my wife told me “just wear your glass”). https://www.taskboy.com/2021y02m05d_14h19m19s-improving-the-user-interface-of-everyday-things.html
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pub runnel
I coded a program and then ranted about having to do it. Now, you can read about it! https://www.taskboy.com/2021y02m04d_14h00m24s-runnel-is-my-mp3-app-i-built-in-2020-despite-not-wanting-to.html
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maga death cult
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hogwarts at home friday
We have begun our “Hogwarts at Home” staycation tonight by decorating the kitchen like the Leaky Cauldron and having butter beer, pumpkin pasties, and official chocolate frogs. Tomorrow: A virtual tour of Potter movie locations and dinner in the Great Hall of Hogwarts itself.
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lincoln lyceum
“Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defense.” —Abraham Lincoln, Lyceum Address
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nationalize coal 2021
Nationalize the Coal Industry already. That’s about a $5B cost. Just buy the whole sector out to kill it. Give the workers government-sponsored pensions. This isn’t hard. https://theweek.com/articles/795716/withering-american-coal-industry
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mashup news metallica
This mashup is better than both of the originals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MRx4LpYbQ4 #mashup
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git stash pop star
I’ve become a git stash pop-star! #devlife
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tubman earpods
Looking forward to soon trading in my Jackson’s for Tubmans. Then we can say “4 Tubmans for wireless EarPods is a bargain!”
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alpha flight reboot
New Alpha Flight reboot with Wolverine? GO ON; I AM LISTENING. https://www.cbr.com/wolverine-alpha-flight-heroes-reborn-teaser/ #comics
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hoodies done wrong
This I scream into the void forever: ADVERTISERS - HOODIES ARE NOT “HACKER” ATTIRE YOU LAZY PRATS. STOP IT.
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mira furlan
Heartbroken to learn of Mira Furlan’s passing. She was the pillar upon which B5 rests.
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babel antipattern
Have we considered that the JS lib Babel might be an antipattern keeping alive web browsers that should have been discarded years ago? #javascript
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Four Buck Chuck Pi.txt
Four Buck Chuck, er, Pi. This seems very interesting, even though I am not much of a hardware hacker. Maybe micropython will make this easier? https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/21/raspberry-pi-foundation-launches-4-microcontroller-with-custom-chip/ #rpi
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president biden 2021
I think the last time I wait four years for a particular day to arrive was the day I turned 21. Good luck, President Biden. Your challenges are enormous, but you will not be doing them alone.
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jmac job 2021
@jmacdotorg got a job and I feel fine.
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rssified 2021
There is a JSON feed, but it isn't well advertised yet. It should be. Thanks for asking! https://www.taskboy.com/recent_notes.json
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jmac dogpiling 2021
Jason outlines some ugly truths about how Twitter has suborned our better instincts in the quest for social validation. In response, he has limited his Twitter use and I have logged out of the site indefinitely.
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white malism
Being a 49 year old white male, the process by which other old white males turn from liberalism to prosperity cultism is of intense interest. I can only pray that my brain does not betray me in the future. https://www.propublica.org/article/the-radicalization-of-kevin-greeson#1042256
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bitcoin for terrorism
BitCoin: When Absolutely, Positively has to be there overnight... without the Feds knowing about it. https://gizmodo.com/pro-trump-extremists-got-520-000-in-bitcoin-a-month-be-1846064654
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git rebase surgery
Any time I successfully rearrange my git commit history with ‘git rebase -I’, I have a swelling of arrogance as if I had just performed brain surgery.
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bowie pixies
Bowie waxes on about the Pixies. As usual, he is 100% correct. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7VhNjZXALU
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joker cannot be prosecuted
Look, can anyone clearly distinguish between simple childish pranks and antisocial criminal mayhem? The line is just so fuzzy. https://slate.com/culture/2021/01/impeachment-prosecution-batman-joker-penguin-catwoman-riddler-united-underworld-kidnapping.html
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comp lang trends 60 years
Fun presentation about the rise and fall of computer languages from the 60s until now. I didn’t appreciate how popular Pascal was in the 70s and 80s. https://youtu.be/UNSoPa-XQN0
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fdisk mkfs
Yes, it is 2021 and I am still typing ‘fdisk’ and ‘mkfs -t ext4’. Please get off my lawn.
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trump palin pizza
We were warned. We didn’t listen. https://youtu.be/IOSow6-cmog
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pew on 2020 voters
This December 2020 article from Pew: https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2020/12/17/voters-say-those-on-the-other-side-dont-get-them-heres-what-they-want-them-to-know/ I carefully read ALL of the Trump voter quotes. I agreed with 2-3. Most fall into: * "stop yelling at us for supporting fascism" * "Trump has done a lot! [never specifics]" * "Biden is corrupt! [no specifics, but fine]" * "Follow the constitution! [which they claim to understand better than Biden voters]" * "You have to do your own research" * "I work hard, you need to too! [denying implicit bias and systemic racism]". And there is a lot, A LOT of self-pity coming from the right. There is one spectacular self-own: "We don’t go on a rampage and have riots, unlike the Democrats and Antifa and Black Lives Matter, if we don’t win an election." The Dems have to get better at explaining how their policies will help these folks and then deliver on that promise.
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dg white priv
Also would have accepted: assaulting the police to support the police.
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runnel 0.0
I am proud to release Runnel, the brain-dead MP3 streamer. https://github.com/taskboy3000/runnel It's version 0.0 (which means you will need to read the source to figure it out). It's perl, HTML5, and JavaScript. Call this the "it works on my desktop and on my mobile devices" release.
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pivol moment social media
At this pivotal moment, I am happy to have locked myself out of Twitter. This feels like a time to listen and act, but not to speak. Stay safe.Í
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one hour carol of the bells
There are several 1 hour versions of Carol of the Bells on YouTube. Several. One Hour. Carol of the Bells. How did this happen?
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white dude SF rage
When oily-skinned old white dudes my age (or slightly younger) complain on youtube that the new series of older franchises like Star Wars, Star Trek, or Doctor Who have become preachy with identity politics, I scream at my mobile device. These shows have always explored contemporary social issues, you nimrod. Maybe, you were too stupid to notice when you first watched the shows?
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terrible people 2021
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llama drama 2021
Anarchy in D.C.? Anarchy in the Bay State! Newburyport citizens were rocked by reports of a rogue llama *checks notes* “wandering in a field” near the highway. I TOLD YOU THIS WOULD HAPPEN BEANTOWN. LET THIS DOOM BE ON YOUR HEADS. https://apnews.com/article/llama-wandering-highway-dd06961a178aa347b795dc242a801fe2
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mojo ui update
Mojolicious is a great framework and I am glad to see the project continuing to move forward.
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accountability for maga
As always, @jmacdotorg distills into calm reasonable prose what would have been for me an expletive-laced rant. Accountability. Now.
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trump hat seller
I would like Wikipedia to refer to Donald Trump as “a hat salesman who unexpectedly became president.”
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gitmo for good
We haven’t closed Gitmo yet, right? Cause we have a bunch of domestic terrorist we need to put somewhere.
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civil war widow
Last Civil War widow has died. This is an extraordinary example of how events that have seemingly passed out of living memory are closer than we normally believe. https://boingboing.net/2021/01/05/the-last-civil-war-widow-has-died.html
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beato SG
Congrats to @rickbeato on getting a Gibson signature line! So, I guess this YouTube thing is working out for you? (I got into Beato’s stuff about a year ago and it has helped a great deal.) https://www.guitarworld.com/news/rick-beato-is-getting-a-signature-gibson-les-paul-special-dc
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clown show
Expecting a loud and spectacular clown show in DC on Wednesday.
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jmac style
Congrats to Jason for his continued support of Perl and the large Perl ecosystem.
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dumb election drama 2020
I am slow, so it took until this morning to understand at least the pretense of why some Republicans believe the 2020 election was stolen: few understand how long it takes to count mail-in votes. The dumb drama of watching states flipped from red to blue created by the media doggedly reporting likely winners of states when no state should have been called at all until the all the votes were counted. Many in the media itself said, given the vast mail-in votes, all reporting should refrain from calling any winner, but just report on the progress of counting the votes. Those pleas when unheard. I have seen many elections lost by the Democratic challenger where states flipped as the last few votes got counted. I suppose if you had never seen this demoralizing form of failure, you might well believe in a conspiracy. Of course, none of this applies to the GOP Congressmen and State reps who know better and are fanning seditious lies for political gain. Unclear what pot of gold these characters think they are chasing. #politics
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mf doom rip
Very, very sad at the passing of MF Doom. Still love his Adult Swim themed album. Also, I am currently 49. The same age as MF Doom. So...
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drilled thru concrete
Yeah, I drilled through concrete to bolt shelving onto my basement walls. I just pretended the concrete was 2020.
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on xtian history
I posted some thoughts about my ongoing hobby of early Christian history. https://www.taskboy.com/2020y12m31d_15h42m09s-a-sojourn-into-christian-history.html Am I turning into a Jesus freak? Magic 8 ball says "no."
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boomers v 1000ers again
I relate much more strongly to the Millennial tweets. I suspect quite a few other Gen-Xers do as well.
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search engine trie
I totally added a search engine to an MP3 streaming app using perl’s Tree::Trie in under 2 hours. Trie is fast and fairly good on memory. I indexed on song title, artist, album, and genre. Search terms are ANDed together (a feature I had to add). Current mood: 😲
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perl python get along
(From @szabgab) When programming languages turn into cults, their culture has failed. Perl and Python share common DNA and common vision. Please denigrate neither, although thoughtful criticisms of both are always welcome.
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alien saturnalia
Such a grim-dark novel written today would feature crowds cheering as the robots/aliens/wolf-things devour babies in the streets during a Saturnalia celebrating the world’s “return to the Glory Days.”
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punchable
For @bookjailer, a very punchable face with ascot: https://www.taskboy.com/img/jjohn-smoking-jacket.jpg
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smoking jacket irony
I have begun to wear my newest smoking jacket at night without irony. Can strychnine poisoning be far behind?
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taskboy fraidycat
Been using Fraidycat to follow folks Twitter (h/t @jmacdotorg). Worth noting that taskboy.com's articles and notes each have feeds Friadycat can consume.
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orkish and not defined
Perl, I love you. printf("%s: %s\n", $k, (ref $response->{$k} || $response->{$k} // '-')); Orkish test followed by definedness test = JOY
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twitter lockout
I locked myself out of twitter on purpose. Here’s to a more peaceful new year. Happy holidays to you all.
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rpi dual monitor off battery
One more shot of the dual monitor RPI, this time running solely off a battery. Monitors are powered off the USB ports on the RPI. https://www.taskboy.com/img/dual-display-rpi-on-battery.jpg #rpi
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dual micro displays rpi
Here’s a photo of my 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 powering two 5” displays configured as one logical desktop. Two small screens is actually quite useful for development (if I wear my glasses :-) https://www.taskboy.com/img/dual-micro-rpi-displays.jpg #rpi
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bonhomie
Bonhomie is a word I have misused in the past. I now wish to make amends: https://grammarist.com/usage/bonhomie
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2020 2000
So far this year, I have: * Written a blogging system based on Plerd * Ripped dozens of CD * Started writing my own mp3 streaming service 2020, you are an insane version of 2000.
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mall death
I have seen a couple of hot takes in this vein, but I reject all hand-wringing over the death of malls, which are suburban planning anti-patterns. First Walmart was killing malls, but now it is Amazon. Good. Malls are terrible for everyone. https://www.vox.com/recode/21717536/department-store-middle-class-amazon-online-shopping-covid-19
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closet organizer
I don’t know how I missed this (although 2010 is a blur), but this brings the funny: Closet Organizer - SNL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK6WUKO6IKk
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ampache I would do anything for love but
Wowzers. Am I really going to setup mysql on Mac OS X for ampache? I guess so. What’s another 400MB download?
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ampache on mac os x
I am taking a trip in the Way-Back machine by installing ampache on Mac OS X so that I may have a local MP3 streaming service. I have to deal with PHP dependencies and everything! Weee! #osslife
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hpl cool air racist
Was rereading HPL’s Cool Air and, oh boy, it is racist A.F. The racism is casual and completely unneeded by the story, which is pretty weak anyway. I need a shower.
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ACA GOP MFA
The Affordable Care Act was a GOP initiative before it was passed by the Dems under Obama. By attacking it, the GOP validates Sanders’ position on Medicare for all, which will never be undone by SCOTUS. Can’t stop progress.
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nasa benefits today
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-report-details-how-agency-significantly-benefits-us-economy NASA is building the world of tomorrow while supporting the world of today. I love that agency so. darn. much.
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jmac stoppers beer
Growlers are big jugs of beer that come with their own caps. Boston Beer Works used to sell them. Using stoppers works, of course. You can buy the Big Boi bottles too without feeling overcommitted.
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bad news everybody
Bad news, everybody! We have reached the end of man-sandal or Mandal season again. #toeverythingturnturnturn
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summer reads 2020
This summer, I read two adult, nonwork books: Ringworld and Jesus, Interrupted. Ringworld’s sexism was off-putting. Erhman’s content is excellent, if a bit repetitive. #summerreads
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high perf mysql
I am currently reading ORA’s _High Performance MySQL_, a book last updated in 2015. The book is most useful to me for re-orienting the way I think about hows and whys to measure performance. I have been using MySQL for more than 20 years now. It’s been good to me. #dba #sql #mysql
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Scaredychat mojo
Jason continues to reap the benefits my pestering him to learn the very excellent Mojolicious framework. Since there is only twitter and rss in my life, I have no need to consolidate chat streams.
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bise stats
For @jmacDotOrg jjohn@www:~/src/bise$ bin/bise -c conf/conf.yaml ~/sites/www/logs/access.log August 20 - September 03 Source Uniques Regulars ================================================= All visitors 503 81 RSS feed 13 8 JSON feed 32 1 Front page 316 58 From Twitter 14 0 From web searches 58 0
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Fallacies infelicities frauds
Teddy Roosevelt called the U.S. Presidency a bully pulpit, as anything the said by that office is reported by the press. It is unfortunate that the press continues this tradition when the office is used to disseminate demonstrable fallacies, infelicities, and frauds.
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GOP presidents stats
Since 1971, only three incumbent presidents failed to get re-elected. Two of them were Republicans. Two presidents have been elected without the majority of popular votes. Both were Republican. There is still time to register to vote in November.
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Wifey gourds
#fall2020 #halloween Behold! My wife’s weighty gourds! We shan’t be found lacking during the High Holiday. https://www.taskboy.com/img/Pumpkins-August-2020.jpg
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Nerd rage at Disney Star Wars
There are more pressing issues, but the number of white dudes over 30 hating on Disney Star Wars on YouTube vexes me. Would the prefer no Star Wars? Because that’s what they are going to get.
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Nineteenth Amendment
It’s not all bad: 2012 - GOP female VP nom 2016 - Dem female Pres nom 2020 - Dem female VP nom This trend was unthinkable when I was a kid. #politics #amendment19
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Twitter squabbles crisps
Twitter makes it easy to get in squabbles and my brain makes squabbles enjoyable. As @jmacdotorg said “Twitter is potato chips.” #twitter
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The are many funny things about Qanon, the Russian sponsored disinformation project.
The are many funny things about Qanon, the Russian-sponsored disinformation project. The funniest is holding up DJT as someone who will *find and destroy* a nest of pedophiles. Just like suggesting Reagan was a master planner.
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Unomare disney
Last night, I had an Unomare, which is a variety of stress dream named for a certain Pizzaria where I used to work. This one involved being a waiter at Disney, where some of my Cape Cod friends were and exotic animals. Somehow, I made $1000 in tips.
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Mental health 48
Only on the doorstep of 50, do I feel like I am thinking more clearly, more rigorously than at any previous point in my life. I believe I might have gotten here much earlier if either I had less trauma as a kid or had I aggressively treated it (and my dyslexia). Do not neglect your bowels, er, mental health. #life
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the big o
man, The Big O still turns my crank. #anime
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LowerDecks
I am very pleased by ST Lower Decks. Pretty much what the franchise needs right now.
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more plerd todo 202008
I really need to advertise that taskboy.com accepts web mentions and come up with some help on posting web mentions on my content. Need to add WM summaries to notes pages. #plerd
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youll be back again
Still, no relief from “You’ll Be Back”. Head DJ, why are you doing this to me? 🎶😭
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unicode from dropbox
this post is directly from dropbox's primitive editor. Will it mangle this unicode world? 🌐
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utf8 2
this is a "test" is unicode cool? 👍
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utf8
this is a "test"
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utf8.text
this is a “test”
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Youll be back
I would like the song “You’ll Be Back” from Hamilton to stop playing in my head now. Please. It’s been a solid month.
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Duct tape notes
Using duct tape and gum, I have stitched together a system that publishes the notes I write for www.taskboy.com/notes_roll.html to Twitter. There is some latency between when the note appears on my site and Twitter, but that is a feature. #indieweb
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notes publisher
Wrote my own twitter client to publish notes from here to Twitter. Will post the code somewhere at some point.
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ssl offload
A lot of fighting with apache SSL offloading last night. This plerd wants to use the whim site I set up as a REST resource. This means that the SSL blog pages need to request SSL resources from whim. Whim is just a mojo process running HTTP. Apache can handle the SSL part and forward the HTTP part to whim (that's what SSL offloading is). This mostly appears to be working now, but I find that the little whim server can get overwhelm by requests from the blog. I think I need some caching here, but not sure the what the best app is for this sort of architecture.
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Working on
Working on: * Updates to my plerd fork to support web mentions via whim * Various small Layout tweaks to plerd * Getting bridgy to post my notes to twttr (need more discovery on this) * Finishing the RPG/racism set of posts. Obviously, this needs to have the right tone and that’s tricky
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TikTok banned
The president just ban TikTok (https://www.cnet.com/news/trump-issues-executive-orders-with-effective-bans-of-tiktok-wechat/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5b), which is another loathsome social media company. I have little love for any of them. However, I can’t believe there is no reaction on the “business friendly” Right to a sitting president banning a company via executive order. That seems like dangerous over reach.
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covid ma 2020 07
Looking at the covid numbers in Massachusetts (https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/massachusetts), our state has made enviable progress in reducing deaths since mid-April. However, we are somewhat plateaued at where the disease was April 1. Put another way, without PPE and state-mandated closures, MA could see covid deaths soar back to its peak levels in about 2-3 weeks.
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More bear love
Man, I really have come to love using Bear as a text editor on iOS. There is a lot of competition for editors on the desktop, but Bear feels just right on mobile. Excellent work, Team Bear. #blogging #bear
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on jmacs encoder
Dear Jason, Long-time reader; first time commenter. I am concerned that your algorithm may cause integer overflows even on 64 bit hardware. Are you single-handedly attempting to move the industry to more quickly adopt 128 bit CPUs? I'll take my answer of the air. Thanks.
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dropbox as plerd editor
So, you **can** create a text file from Dropbox directly! But it’s not a great editor. Good, perhaps, for quick, dumb notes, like this one. I’d give it 3/5 stars for plerd-purposes. As in “editor of last resort.” #plerd #editors #dropbox
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liking iw notes
Indie web suffers from sparse of documentation. These efforts are welcome. Next, we need better tools for non-techies. #indieweb
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Getting into tweet fights
Getting into fights on Twiiter? Why that’s my brand, man.
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ack jmac
I fixed the DOM, I hope. Cheers.
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25k
Twenty Five Thousand. That's the number of tweets and tweets I produced for Twitter since 2008. More than enough words to have written a book instead. I am appalled.
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3 minute wait
As a further commitment to slow thinking, I backed down the cadence of my plerd to check for new posts/notes every 3 minutes. There is nothing that urgent that I write that cannot wait for three minutes to publish.
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testing webmentions
I just don't know how exciting this note is. Also, there is just too much formating with the in-reply things. Strip that, jjohn.
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In reply to jmacs microblog
I have whim installed on taskboy.com. The installation was straight-forward. Configuring apache’s reverse proxy was more challenging, since I do not do that often. #plerd #whim
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goaccess is nice
Start using this https://goaccess.io/ to monitor web traffic, which is what I used to do in the late 90s with perl and other tools. This version has a cute ncurses interface and is written in go. #unix #cli
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BearIsFine
#bear is working out well for my plerd needs. Actually sprang for a subscription (renting software is terrible but it’s a naughty world and devs gotta eat).
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plerd wip
This plerd fork turned into a substantial rewrite. What I feared would be a week of work is closer to that of a month. Still wrapping my head around microformats and web mentions. Mostly there conceptually, but how to implement this with my plerd is going to take some trial and error. #plerd
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Twitter regret
I regress a little into posting twice on Twitter this week. I REGRET NOTHING #twitter
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hello world
Not very exciting, I know. But some note had to be first.
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