PSA: use UTC everywhere in the backend of your microservices app, and only convert to/from local times/dates in the frontend when needed.

BONUS: if you do this from the beginning, you will save a bunch of wasted time and headache! :D

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Thinkpad and laptops in general thoughts 

The build quality and keyboard/trackpoint are SO much beyond anything you'll get from a regular consumer laptop. The fact you can pick these up for so little and have a way more solid and higher quality all around computer is pretty amazing. We've got it pretty good now compared to 10 years ago.

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For those interested, here is the long version of our trip out west complete with a bit of context, more pictures, and a bit of drama:

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Start coding, they said. It will be fun, they said.
I've been sitting here for almost 3 hours researching how I could compare various time formats with each other.

The perks of being a masochist...

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I was wondering if there is an open hardware :openhardware: portable MP3 player? :blobfoxthink: I was trying to search online for one but I found nothing...

day 8: CO -> NM; safe landing in our apartment in Santa Fe. After almost 2 years living by necessity in the northeast, we are back out west where we feel at home

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Setting up your my IDE (AKA the shell) for some local web development:

% for i in index.html ; do touch $i ; open $i ; vim $i ; done

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A university teacher this morning was in a kernel panic state because his disk failed and he needs what's on it for his lecture next week.
Of course his last backup was six months ago, so his crucial work is not on it.
He found an expensive data recovery service, but then they asked for his bitlocker password. And the one he gave them doesn't work - we still don't know if it's because we archived the wrong one of because changing the controller makes the deciphering key obsolete.

Do !

day 5: IL -> NE; so... much... driving... i feel like don quixote in awe of the windmills though.

no this is not where we are staying tonight, i just found the pizza subsign amusing :p

day 4: OH --> IL. not a lot through here, but lots of farms doin that good work and beautiful wide open skies... and TRUCKS

making a buttload of food for tomorrow's exodus. quinoa and tempeh pictured, got a giant roast of eggplant and broccoli in the oven...

Crazy linux backdoor masquerading as systemd/gvfs processes, purpose unknown:

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It took some time fabricating this, but I’m happy with the result! (jkg)

At long last, we repotted our spider plant in a bigger pot - glazed this time, to deter mold growth :)

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