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Today at lunch, the waitress said to me, "Do you ever get told you look like someone else?"

"Yeah," I said, "all the time. Who'd you have in mind?"

"You know that movie, Revenge of the Nerds...?"

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We're on the verge of moving into the new house; a lot of the work is done. I tell myself that the reno- and move-related chores have been sapping my energy, while many of the activities I miss I'll be able to re-engage with after the move is done.

I hope it's that simple.

Since moving (which has been a while now) I've barely gotten on my bike at all. I really miss it.

Commuting used to be my motivator, but now, working from home, ...?

Fire up the converters, Chewie. We're going to make a run for it.

I love the Tron Legacy soundtrack so much, especially Sunrise Prelude and Finale. 😂

Poor freedom of speech. Its meaning has taken such a drubbing in the last few years.

I mean, originally, it was just "the government can't tell you what you can and can't say".

Then someone decided it meant "what you say should never have any consequences".

Then someone decided that it meant "nobody can deny you a soapbox".

Then someone decided that it meant "nobody can refuse to listen to you."

Now apparently it means "every program that could possibly access my soapbox MUST do so."

Tiger got to hunt,
Bird got to fly;
Lisper got to sit and wonder, (Y (Y Y))?

Tiger got to sleep,
Bird got to land;
Lisper got to tell himself he understand.

— Kurt Vonnegut, modified by Darius Bacon

<subtoot>You know what makes me *not* want to participate in your "study group"? Turning it into a competition. If you want to play code golf, play code golf.</subtoot>

"Listen to it again! Do you like it? Huh? Do you? ... "

I am *not* going to thumbs-up this track, because it's so obvious that <streaming music service> wants me to.

Okay, which ... the cover story for October 1982 was "Le Cinéma Synthétique", so yeah.

Order to pick up at one place.

Delivery requiring a signature at another place.

Cable hook-up requiring presence at a third place.

Times all overlap.

Why/how do I do this to myself?

Why is performance optimization of toy problems so engrossing??

I suspect it's because the problem is discrete and manageable, and the stakes are low.

It finally feels like I'm shaking this cold.

If it was a cold.

I'm trying to get through the day without decongestants or cough suppressants for the first time in over a week.

So far, so good. 😁

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