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"While the world winds down to a final prayer
Nothing soothes quicker than complete despair
I predict by dinner I won't even care
Since I gave up hope I feel a lot better"

"Life unwinds like a cheap sweater
But since I gave up hope I feel a lot better
And the truth gets blurred like a wet letter
But since I gave up hope I feel a lot better"

Met someone last week who used JIRA at a four-person company. That seems so wrong, on so many levels.

@tomasino It is challenging to imagine two friends in polar opposite emotional states at the same time. Hope you were able to navigate it smoothly!

Security theater. They singled out my Pakistani friend to make him dump his toothpaste and shampoo. I went through with similar sized items and wasn't bothered.

Heard a great line, yesterday: In The Princess Bride, Chris Guest's fingers went to 11.

What a bunch of amateurs. Nothing inspires confidence like a hastily-launched stock WordPress site with cert problems and a domain name not even registered to the party promoting it.

gopher hole 

I've stuck my trowel in the ground and dug a tiny hole on . I'll be linking stuff up here and there in the near future. A hello-world post is on the list.


I'm using as my guide. The very first thing I learned was to be careful of the special characters - had to make a couple of spot edits to the ASCII-art text :)

@tomasino Have you used ASDF?

Wish I knew about it when I worked with a finicky Python+Node.js app.

@papa Are you still the maintainer of

Is down right now? Wish they had a status page on a different domain...

The eclipse today was beautiful. Glad I had the chance to go outside to enjoy it for a few minutes.

I have more fun writing code with 0utrun music on - it bleeds cyberpunk.

To override the default <ol> style, or not to override?

These days I shy away from CSS overrides by tag name, except for some gentle defaults for x-browser tolerances.

Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko