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Everyone, especially those who work in software or computers in general, should take 10 minutes out of their day to watch this Tom Scott video:

9 years ago today we released the first version of OS. Happy birthday to us!

Like many of you, I'm passing time by cooking and stress eating. I made a smashburger last night. This evening I'm giving homemade Japanese fried rice a go.

Most unexpected thing I've learned during the quarantine so far: almost everyone I follow has apparently always wanted to learn to bake bread, and just never had the time. Those loaves are lookin' good, everybody!

After literal decades at this point, how is it that media scanners still can't get the order of Firefly episodes right? Plex, The TVDB, IMDB, they all do it by air date instead of correct episode order.

I can't see my family for risk of COVID-19 exposure, or go eat a rack of ribs at my favorite BBQ joint (my usual method of celebration), so I'm deferring this year's birthday until a later date - but I do acknowledge the fact that today marks my 26th journey around the sun.

Don't know how I missed this moment on my original playthrough of DKC Tropical Freeze, but wow did it make me smile. Thanks for the memories, Cranky!

Me, after having a brilliant idea for a thing I need in my life, finding it on Thingiverse, and then accidentally browsing everything on the site for a solid hour

The web in 2020 is such shit, let's go back to ~2006 and just try again.

Saying goodbye to my UE Mini Boom today. Despite not being waterproof, this thing has accompanied me in almost every shower in every place I've lived for over 5 years. Been dropped countless times from various heights and doused with water often, but kept ticking. Unfortunately it doesn't really charge, and doesn't hold the charge for long when it does, so I'm afraid it's time to replace it.

I always thought people who had surgery and then said they could "feel the weather" were nuts, but my ankle is currently predicting 2-4 inches of snow so what the heck do I know.

Spent the day hacking on Vocal. Fixed several annoyances, and in the process figured out one of the main causes of instability that was introduced with the integration. Feels sooo much better now. So dang close to getting 3.0 out in users' hands.

Update: went pretty well! Sometimes the library was a bit too quiet - I work best when there's a constant murmur in the background. Coffee shops are my go-to - unfortunately there aren't any around me that are open past 5pm.

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Trying a new thing where I go to the library a couple times a week in the evening to work on FOSS / open data / project-y stuff. Trying out the library near my apartment for the first time today. We'll see how it goes.

There is a new project to make a #FLOSS DuoLingo alternative!

Would love to figure out how to have the social aspects federated!

One of these years I'm going to be able to actually make it all the way through 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.' But I don't think it will be this year.

After spending more time than I'd like to admit chasing a simple error, it finally works :)

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