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Four years ago I had to yakshave to install some MS fonts. I spent an extra hour sharing my solution ( and forgot all about it. Today I learned it's been useful to many people and the Ubuntu/Debian packages may start using them. What a delightful surprise!

It is creepy how good these "Compose like X starting from Y" clips are: They're not perfect, but they are like, "bright music student riffing"-level good.

How soon I'll see Avengers: Endgame is a balance between my desire to see how it turns out and my anti-desire to be in a packed theater with zero ushers to enforce basic etiquette.

When you're so busy providing tools to spammers to the point that you have to pre-emptively ignore abuse reports (instead of, say, fixing the product), yeah, you're a spammer.

It did, however, turn out to be last weekend and now I'm back on six slacks, with thanks to wee-slack. Send me invites to your cool kid secret clubhouse slacks (if you can add the wee-slack app or issue a scare-quotes "legacy token".)

Whoever designed the Zoom download flow clearly never tried walking an elderly relative needing tech support through it.

Chicagoans, I don't know why, but we missed celebrating the 10th birthday of Jones BBQ & Foot Massage last week:

Code and Coffee Andersonville is tomorrow, 7-9, at Chicago Grind (Broadway and Berwyn, a block from the red line). Bring your project or study materials.

The pop dance music that my chain gym plays reminds me a lot of 90s tracker music I'd get from BBSs: all synth, repetitive samples, merciless structure.

I was saying all week that spring has sprung in Chicago and that I should get my motorcycle out this weekend... now it's snowing heavily, and we'll have a couple inches by the end of the day. Maybe next weekend.

I started lifting with the 5/3/1 program. has the best program planners (also explains Starting Strength better than the book, and Cube if you prefer). Not responsive, but clear and featureful.

Code and Coffee is now comfortably post-dawn for the summer. See you tomorrow? Bring your project or study materials.

Reading documents in web apps, I spend a lot of attention figuring out where to leave the mouse to minimize UI distractions like comment/share buttons appearing and disappearing.

Started 5/3/1 (BBB) with a million overhead presses followed by chin-ups, so if you never see me lift my hands above my shoulders again that's why. Low-five for lifting.

Listening to Code and Coffee folks chat about fun cases in their second languages, I want but for languages. They're good languages, Brent.

Snuck up on me because I was out of town last week, but Code and Coffee is officially post-dawn for the summer.

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