independent software developer, writer, musician, hiker, coffee drinker, mac user
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Writing is the process of using words to coax dropplets of rain from a diffuse cloud of ideas. The trouble is, sometimes the rain falls in the wrong place and you're forced to decide whether to try again, or to replant the farm where the rain is.

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It is told amid the far corners of the earth.

The Monkey

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I'm sure a younger me would be dissapointed, but I unironically love getting paid by ol-faithful, ol-reliable, simple, easy, dependable: check in the mail.

Everyone can do it and I don't have to make/manage accounts in a dozen bad payment sites.

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Twitter is not doing so hot at the moment.

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If you can see this, then it worked perfectly.

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Eternal Wisdom from a Web Developer:

  • The only way to truly know if an email is valid is to send something to it.
  • The only way to know if two links point to the same place is to fetch them.
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Today’s reading

12/3/22

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What might the future of social media look like given what we know about the Web, and the current situation with Twitter/Mastodon?

My take: If things go right and the stars align the Social Web could become like Email, and that would be great.

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Servers, servers, servers. All I do is servers. Yes it's only servers. Today! 🎶

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Anyone know if stupid-easy/fully-featured websocket support is coming to Django anytime soon? I'm looking for something as nice to use as django's caching, but for websockets. A django.contrib.websocket package perhaps?

Would also be interested in helping work on it if needed.

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Wow. TIL that American and European CSV files are not the same. They are actually two different formats.

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Just searched the App Store for my own app by name and the app appeared nowhere in the results. Thanks Apple.

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Three weeks ago I bought a new hoodie that turned out to be heavier than I’d expected. I was worried I’d never get to wear it in SD.

I was wrong. Great purchase.

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LETS GO SAN DIEGO!

We built nearly half the new housing in the County this year. Let’s keep going!

11/21/22

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I will never not find it utterly distopian that I have to "Sign In" to scan from my own printer.

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Not bad.

11/20/22

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Just finished the amazing book “Never the Wind” by Francisco Dimitri (@fdimitri)

A wonderful book. I haven’t read such a powerful book in a long time.

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Today’s Drawing of the Day sorta looks like Asia and Africa. Very cool.

11/20/22

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Last night I made a thing!

Do you want a new piece of randomly-generated line art every single day? Well do I have something for you! You can even subscribe to the daily feed! It's a little toy project, but toys are what make the Web fun.

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I am sad to see things at Twitter be so hectic, but it does make me laugh.

Sometimes all we can do is laugh at the absurdity of a thing, even if its not actually very funny.

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I am very glad I asked for my Twitter archive like three weeks ago by happenstance.

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Twitter going down? Use Pine.blog!

(or Micro.blog, or Mastodon, or get a blog)

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In which Adam describes how I make chili.

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Been spending a lot of time lately just waiting on long-running tasks. Such is the world of sysadmin and analysis. Run, wait, error, tweak, repeat.

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It strikes me just how much of my professional life has depended on connections made by or sustained with D&D.

It’s really been a core part of my life.