An rare thing about this very nice mainstream article is that the developers profiled are not presented as alien weirdos, unable to relate to others or be understood: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/10/the-friendship-that-made-google-huge
I'm going to be pretty sad if downtown Chicago stops smelling like brownies: https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-blommer-chocolate-sale-20181119-story,amp.html
in which I attempt to tom sawyer someone into painting a bikeshed for me https://github.com/lobsters/lobsters/issues/596
For the daytime crew: if you're interested in running a community of bootstrappers, Barnacles needs a new admin: https://barnacl.es
It's time for me to pass the torch on Barnacles, the social news and discussion site for bootstrappers I've been running: https://barnacl.es/s/iklvvc/passing_torch
Because it came up this morning: The Conversation is a masterpiece film that should be part of the nerd culture stdlib: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conversation
Its worth stocking oral rehydration salts in your first aid kits; dehydration can get serious quickly. Even if you don't, you can get most of the way there with this recipe: http://rehydrate.org/solutions/homemade.htm#recipe
I took the pager apart again and cut a piece of gold-metallic colored paper from the craft store to fit in between the screen and display. Didn't need any tape or glue, it just holds together perfectly.
The results are great and no more shadow when you're looking at it from an angle. I did a bit more light sanding, and saw how it looked in the holster!
Movie screenshot included for reference.