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   sonicrocketman

Seeing Biden in the Oval Office is genuinely making me want to cry tears of joy.


  
   sonicrocketman

He's back!


  
   sonicrocketman

I can't find this listed anywhere on the NYTimes website, but I was able to guess the URL.

You can follow @ezraklein and his new opinion column using this RSS Feed.


  
   sonicrocketman

I'll give him one thing. He is really, really good at getting his name in the news.


  
   sonicrocketman

Good.


  
   sonicrocketman

Yeah, I would say so.

Symbols


  
   sonicrocketman

I feel that today will be a "get almost nothing done" kind of day.


  
   sonicrocketman

NYTimes:

Senator Mitch McConnell is said to believe that the impeachment effort will make it easier to purge President Trump from the party.

If McConnell sees that can rid himself of Trump we might get somewhere. He might not care about abuse of power, but he cares about himself


  
   sonicrocketman

Am I the only one experiencing a growing sense of dread because every day that comes is one day closer to this weekend which is going to be terrible?


  
   sonicrocketman

Today I unplugged my laptop from it's dock for the first time in months.


  
   sonicrocketman

Unions protect workers.

Albertsons is laying off employees and replacing them with gig workers, as app platforms rise:

“Unionized delivery workers will not be laid off in the shift, Albertsons said.”


  
   sonicrocketman

I have not had COVID.


  
   sonicrocketman

Waiting for my antibody test results.


  
   sonicrocketman

I have never been happier that I directly subscribe to news sites. Quality news is worth your money (I even get a Sunday paper). Here’s my list:

  • The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • The Sacramento Bee
  • The NY Times
  • Vox

  
   sonicrocketman

Nothing is preventing the President from hosting his own microblog. He just can't use Twitter's version (or mine).

Mr. President, I know you can't see this, but if you create an account on Pine.blog, I will promptly delete it.


  
   sonicrocketman

All these improvements may obviate the need for one of my feed parsing nodes.


  
   sonicrocketman

In other news, my latest editorial is out!

The way forward: Jobs for all →

To right our wrongs, we need to be bold, we need to be swift, and we need to be ready to make history.


  
   sonicrocketman

And there is still more to come in the next few weeks. No more backend stuff, now it's time for the fun stuff.


  
   sonicrocketman

You can clearly see the effect of my recent upgrades/optimizations in these charts. Lots of database query optimizations and other performance tweaks. The responsiveness of the site should be much better now.

Before/After #1

Before/After #2


  
   sonicrocketman

I never have to hear the phrase "the president just tweeted" ever again. Today is a damn fine day.


  
   sonicrocketman

Pine.blog is back! And what a day has happened while it was gone.


  
   sonicrocketman

Pine.blog is going to be down a bit today for mantinence and upgrades. Apologies.


  
   sonicrocketman

She said that impeachment was the "the overwhelming sentiment of my caucus.". Pelosi and Biden are similar in this respect: they're party leaders. If the majority of their caucus wants something, they will get it.


  
   sonicrocketman

Pelosi's current threats to impeach feel more like a courtesy call to give the President time to resign rather than idle threats.


  
   sonicrocketman

I have often questioned Nancy Pelosi's decisions, but I do not question her resolve. She gets what she wants. She knows how to count votes. If she says she will impeach, its because she already has the votes to do so.