I have an on-again off-again relationship with learning . I think I need a project to kick myself in the butt. Something small enough that I can manage it in my ever decreasing free time but large enough that it's not completely trivial.

I'd welcome suggestions if anyone has them!

Just heard someone at the coffee shop say they have a coin flip app on their phone. And I thought, "well that's silly, why not just, you know, flip a coin?"

And then I realized it's probably been months since I've had an actual coin in my pocket. Well played random stranger, well played.

Two things amaze me about my laptop.

1. How poor a design choice it was to put the power button so close to backspace.
2. How relatively rare it is that I accidentally turn it off while doing something important.

Canada (and a bit US) politics 

Just saw a post on facebook full of people gushing about how Stephen Harper was "the best PM ever!"

So many people. So much kool-aid. And my god, it's full of typos.....

I'm really worried that we're going to end up with our own mini-Trump running things up here in a couple years. Christ I despise these absolute garbage human beings.

Meant to get hot chocolate at the grocery store. Forgot to get hot chocolate at the grocery store. Currently experiencing hot chocolate deficiency.

Jason boosted
> Entrepreneurship is like one of those carnival games where you throw darts or something.

> Middle class kids can afford one throw. Most miss. A few hit the target and get a small prize. A very few hit the center bullseye and get a bigger prize. Rags to riches! The American Dream lives on.

> Rich kids can afford many throws. If they want to, they can try over and over and over again until they hit something and feel good about themselves. Some keep going until they hit the center bullseye, then they give speeches or write blog posts about "meritocracy" and the salutary effects of hard work.

> Poor kids aren't visiting the carnival. They're the ones working it.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15659076

> Every inspirational speech by someone successful should have to start with a disclaimer about survivorship bias

https://xkcd.com/1827/

/via https://twitter.com/Afelia/status/930059141653127168

Sentient matchboxes! Well, okay not sentient.

Intelligent matchboxes! Well......

Matchboxes which learn to play Tic Tac Toe!

youtube.com/watch?v=R9c-_neaxe

It occurs to me that I should probably get around to actually changing my clocks at some point.....

Whoa! Firefox quantum is quite zippy compared to Firefox not quantum.

My beloved Vimperator is no longer supported but there is Tridactyl. It doesn't have all the features of Vimperator yet but that is, apparently, the goal and it's usable-ish now. So yay!

Anybody know a good way/app to save voicemail as an mp3 (or wav or whatever) on Android? Some tax scammer just left me a message and I'd like to save the audio to attach when I report it. Thanks in advance!

Haven't really played for a long time but picked up Prey yesterday. Haven't gotten very far yet and I'll only have a couple of hours to play on weekends but really enjoying it so far.

Never been particularly good at the whole social media thing. I think I just fundamentally don't get it. But as an attempt to ease into it once again, please enjoy a picture of my dinner. octodon.social/media/YLQ_KH2QR

Well, you can tell it's been a while since I've had a good play but oh well, good fun anyway!

Also, boo brow sweat at the end!

octodon.social/media/OX1wdtN6W

A few days (weeks?) ago someone on the local feed posted about Cataclysm DDA. They were breaking a self imposed rogue-like ban and mentioned getting sucked back into this game.

I had never heard of Cataclysm. Now I have. So. Whoever you are, I would like to thank you for introducing me to this game.

I would also like to curse you for introducing me to this game.

That is all.

Here's a thing that popped up on youtube that I had never heard of: Prince Rupert's Drop: youtube.com/watch?v=xe-f4gokRB

Some days I just want to leave the apartment, start walking and never come back. Today is one of those days. Unfortunately my brain is the thing I actually want to get away from and since it comes with me everywhere I go, walking forever will never be the solution I'm looking for.

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