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:

(401k limits are based on calendar year, so I'm contributing as much as I can before the end of the year.)

Welp, got paid for my first three weeks of work. Made a cool $115.93.

Today in yak-shaving: moving my vim plugins from Pathogen to vim_plug to get set up with yadm so I can share dotfiles with my work computer. Fingers crossed.

@rocx I've liked newsboat for years now, if you'd like a terminal-based reader.

Aside from the Blade Runner vibe of haze, facemasks, and impenetrable fashion, maybe the weirdest thing about San Francisco is the absence of the midwest "wup".

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz That's great. Did you create it? Does it have a name? Is the board available, maybe even a kit anywhere?

I was stuck in an elevator for a few minutes this morning. Enough time to get nervous, not enough time to get hungry.

I'm going to visit San Francisco next week and the week of 12/10, if anyone wants to catch up. Lunch is out, but a breakfast or dinner is open.

Another Code + Coffee morning that's going to be all reviewing and merging Lobsters PRs. Having so many contributions is great. Thanks, folks.

For the daytime crew: if you're interested in running a community of bootstrappers, Barnacles needs a new admin:

@tom_dalling In my bio I ask people not poke me for them, but I recognize your blog as having been submitted last week and featured authors are always welcome.

It's time for me to pass the torch on Barnacles, the social news and discussion site for bootstrappers I've been running:

Because it came up this morning: The Conversation is a masterpiece film that should be part of the nerd culture stdlib:

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:

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