My motorcycle ('81 Kawasaki) finally broke down, and I sold it on Craigslist rather than have A Project. Saw usual scams (check over the amount, get a vehicle report) but then all friendly people who understood the sale.

Code and Coffee tomorrow morning at Rewired Cafe Edgewater. Work on your side project, chat with other devs, drink a cup.

(Note: you don't have to "be passionate" or do this to work in programming. I happen to have endless curiosity for it and can indulge it. You do you.)

This is basically my approach to programming. Prob ~1 book a month, ~3 talks/week, ~7 articles/day since 2001, then books only for the 10 prior years. No special aptitude, just lots of time and practice.

By popular acclaim, the north side Code and Coffee is moving to Rewired Cafe from now on. We'll be next to the Berwyn Red Line stop tomorrow morning starting at 7. Work on your side project, chat, do or don't drink coffee. :)

Does anyone have a favorite long post or book on meaningful pre-revenue business metrics, especially about getting away from vanity metrics like site traffic?

Andersonville is tomorrow morning, 7-9 (or later for folks working from "home"), once again at Rewired, 1107 W Berwyn. Find me for a free drink.

I should've posted earlier - today's will be at Rewired Cafe Edgewater, 1107 W Berwyn Ave. I have a stack of cards for free drinks and snacks. Starting 7 AM as usual. See you there!

I've been enjoying wearing contacts. The putting in and taking out, not so much.

every instance of 'distinct' in an sql query is an incorrectly-defined join change my mind

Towards Guix for DevOps

Great blogpost by @jakob ... and great hacking over the course of this summer, too!

How long is this going to last? It's been three hours and I just picked up an almond the size of an ottoman with my frankenstein hands. It's like the world is made out of Duplo blocks.

All of my fonts are huge. Do graphic designers feel like this all the time!?

After 30+ years of glasses for nearsightedness, I'm trying contacts for the first time today. Has everything been this big all the time!? This is such a trip. And all this extra vision on the sides I don't know what to do with!

In the GNU Image Manipulation Program, do you know how to bucket fill based on the color of a lower layer? Details:

As promised, I checked back in on Nix a year after my blog post:

Last month someone got "hello world" to build! Maybe I should make time to take another run at it or guix.

New meme: whenever a broken site tells you to turn off your ad blocker, tell them security at work doesn't permit it.

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