For me personally, home is also where the shower is not in the bathtub.

Most bathtubs are useless, except for trying to make me die in a shower accident.

@micahflee personally, yeah. it was a longstanding norm that's fallen off somewhat of late, but i appreciate it and know quite a few others do as well.

Signs that you might be home: wifi connects, the desk and chair fit you, the bed is wonderful, and you know where everything is. Also, sun gets up and goes down at times you're used to.

Was away for 12 days on a work trip. Not a bad trip, but intense.

Not looking forward to re-recovering from jet lag.

“The technology behind the internet is not incompatible with our rights, but the business model Facebook and Google have chosen is.”

Yep, that’s Amnesty International saying that.

OH at work: 100% of edits to Wikipedia from space are by women.

My favorite cartoon to post after someone online replies that they don't like the thing I like. Feel free to use this.

the dbg!() macro in #Rust is quite cool. It prints out the line number, syntax you give it, and the value when it's run; for instance

for i in 0..10 {
dbg!(i + 1);

will print:

[] i + 1 = 1
[] i + 1 = 2

There are too many small items that Amazon has that make it nearly impossible to leave entirely, but I think with both Costco and Target stepping up their game, I may be able to eliminate needing Amazon for most items, and I think/hope that in the first half of 2020 I can get rid of Amazon Prime.

I've heard people who use Apple really like thier implementation of the W3C Payment Request API. Am wondering about it and privacy. Anyone have info to share?

If I posted text posts about anything I cared about on facebook the algorithm would not show it to almost anyone thats even following me. It would literally just drop off the radar and be forgotten. I post a random thought here and people from around the world actually have a chance to respond. That is powerful. That cant be underplayed. The fact that we dont have to worry whether our messages have financial viability makes our ideas stronger. Our voices ring.

I quit twitter because it's basically "road rage as a service."

Unfortunately, the fediverse is not at all immune from it either. I have no opinions on how to prevent this happening, just voicing off into the ether.

I'm still waiting BTW, for Software Heritage to provide a way for a git repo not on github to be archived.

I've been waiting for years.

Currently the only way I have to get code into their archive is to get the code into Debian.

This litany has worked well for me for getting people to review a document and give me feedback. It's powerful. Use it with care.

This document is perfect in every way. There are not even any typos. Grammar and language are flawless. Factually, everything is beyond reproach. Shakespeare himself would be pink with envy. Every possible piece of relevant information is included and everything included is correct.

Bjarni's queueing theory of wrongness:

The quicker I can admit I'm wrong, the less time I spend being wrong.

Wake up tired, after the first night back home after a bit of an exhausting week. Make tea. Blurry eyed, but manage not to spill.

It's Enligsh Breakfast tea, and not the expected Lapsang. Bummer.

Sip first mugful. Pour second mugful.

It's still EB, and still not Lapsang. Somehow this is a worse surprise than the first mugful.

Targeted advertising should be illegal and be treated as an attack.

If I had a time machine, I'd go back in time and tell Ken Thompson to leave off the trailing e in the create system call.

Random thought of the day: a meeting with 150 people actively participating by talking is not going to work, regardless of technical platform.

A meeting where a small number of people talk at 150 people is a lecture, not a meeting.

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