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When recaptcha requires eight puzzles I'm mad at Google. When it requires one or two I spend ten times as long checking over my browser privacy extensions.

Today at I mostly fought with Wordpress because a recent update destroyed the layout of my blog, got it mostly fixed. The new block editor is broken in some ungoogleable way and I suspect it'll be less work to migrate to Hakyll.

Today at the South Side I merged some PRs, failed to catch up on emali, and subscribed to And my carbeurated motorcycle was pretty unhappy about the fog.

git has a 'blame' command; github missed a trick naming the dashboard /notifications instead of /guilt

"Strong opinions weakly held" is bad opinions loudly held. Hold opinions in strict agreement with evidence, and be a lot less confident in both directions.

Really nice to visit the South Side Code and Coffee this morning - Lake Shore Drive was spectacular, good gossip with folks, reviewed a PR, fixed a bug, chatted with someone considering starting a sister site.

Anyone interested in a hosted copy of the codebase/support contract? Maybe a disaffected subreddit or company wanting an internal community? Testing waters here, see readme for more: (Boosts appreciated.)

Today at I added tests to an increasingly complex database view and reviewed a PR. Really pleasant morning.

Tomorrow is the Andersonville Code and Coffee, 7-9 AM. Set your alarm to tuck into bed tonight, dream of your project, then come tinker on it (or study!) with folks tomorrow morning:

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I hope CyberDriveIllinois dot com is never renamed. It's a charming indicator of its time, like a coal chute hatch on the outside of a bungalow.

Been using yadm to share dotfiles between machines for six months now. It's very comfortable, a git repo and my existing config without having to move files around or symlink. No surprises so far.

Yay, my motorcycle started this year (last year was a bit of a project).

Consultant shower thought: given the increase in food delivery with stable identifiers (phone, address, CC#), how long before restaurants start A/B testing recipes? Eg. "Do we get more/sooner/larger reorders if we add a tablespoon of butter to this dish?"

Also he shows no sign of having talked to an HFT trader in the last 5y, or better understanding that "the market" is 11+ exchanges, not a single thing. Most of the runtime is him failing convince an 11yo and some undergrads that HFT is bad. Cut it, talk experts instead! Argh.

Michael Lewis's podcast Against the Rules has been really nice, but skip the last ep: it's Flash Boys with no new understanding from 5y of refutation. Really frustrating to listen to.

New sister site of Lobsters: is for discussing software development in Italian.

Shout out to on Freenode for awesome guides in their topic and helpful folks, even in the face of an infinite steam of people unknowingly pointing guns at their own feet and asking how to turn off the safety (bc that was me this morning).

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