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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:

I'm going to deadlift until I quit being annoyed by minutia today.

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.

#hackerspager #hacktheplanet

But the *real* value is now all this knowledge is available when you're making decisions and learning new things. You become smarter.

Corona Borealis, the northern crown. R Coronae Borealis is known as the Fade-Out Star. It occasionally fades and become very dim. It produces lots of carbon that surrounds it and blocks the light. Then the pressure builds and blasts away the soot and the cycle starts over.

This is a fun, friendly intro to spaced repetition. If you've spent a ton of time and effort learning something that's faded away in a few months/years - SR is how you maintain, and it's dead cheap:

(But skip the shoebox and go straight to Anki.)

I wrote some code in an interview a few days ago. This morning I woke up aware of a bug in it that neither the interviewer or I caught at the time. Thanks, brain, real productive use of your calories right there.

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In this series of interviews it's become clear that a handful of companies treat it as a business-critical process and build CI/CD to evaluate candidates in single-digit N business days. But then most couldn't draw the state machine if they had a whiteboard, an hour, and hints.

Hey, kinda last minute, but I'm going to be free in downtown San Francisco this Monday (10/22) if anyone wants to say hi, suggest touristy things, maybe impromptu Lobsters meetup? Message/dm/email me.

(I'm afk for a thing after sending this, not ignoring you.)

that minute where you wonder if a carbureted engine will start on a cold morning

A funny thing about exit intent popups is that they interrupt the moment I move the mouse to copy their link and share the page. And then I think, "well... I liked the article a second ago, but if I send it, will *I* look irritating, too?"

take me down to parallax city where the back moves slow and the front moves quickly

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more