The problem with reading early 20th c novels by white European dudes is that they always manage to milkshake duck themselves by the end. Like, can you fucking not. It's that meme with the sweaty guy and the two buttons, and they're labelled "finish the novel" and "insert insulting racist horeshit first".

Ender's Game, except instead of murdering aliens they're just doing someone's taxes

sprained my back, still have to get down to wipe butts and play trains all day. opioid addiction makes much more sense to me now.

It turns out that the mighty privilege of changing your font at all is a special disposition from Samsung. For $1.99 a pop, you may purchase additional fonts from the Samsung store, where they will etch a new font into a willow branch, as your mouth fills with blood not your own

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Android default font selections:
* Two sans-serif fonts in which upper case I and lower case l are indistinguishable
* Three varieties of comic sans

Would it kill you to have a serif, Android

New things in our neighborhood this afternoon:
* Curbside EV charging station
* Acrid smell
* Con Ed technicians climbing into manholes

Hah, sorting through old links and was just came across Bashar (channeled by Darryl Anka), which I like to think of as "for-profit Alan Watts who always keeps his eyes closed"
bashar.org/

I accidentally summarized it perfectly in a conversation with a friend today: geometry is easy; computational geometry is hard.

my 5 year old just got out of bed to ask me why they didn't put any spaces in a sentence in the back of the book he was reading.

it's because it was a hashtag.

i told him i'd explain it in the morning.

Okay, I've reached the point where I'm understanding CGAL well enough to actually enjoy it instead of just wrestling it

banks, complain 

Spent about an hour having to update all my credit card info at various places around the web. Kudos for making this fast and easy go to criterion and bandcamp. Serious side-eye at paypal, which took about three minutes of clicking around, and patreon, whose process was so broken I had to google it, and whose website is so busted it crashed a tab.

electronics industry blablabla 

Advanced Circuits has just been sold to Tempo Automation, which seems... fine? I usually use OSHPark nowadays, but I've still got a soft spot for AC as they were the first place I ordered a PCB from.

Found a receipt in a book I bought in Ithaca in '98; in a moment of nostalgia looked up the bookstore and found it had closed in '19. Lasted a good long time, I guess.

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