If I had to pick one thing I learned from reading the Dao De Jing it is to reframe all statements about myself from "I am <positive adjective> X" to "I am becoming a <positive adjective> X". For example:
"I am a statistician"
"I am becoming a better statistician"
It does three things for me:
1) Affirms I have the agency to change myself
2) Ensures I never stop growing
3) Forced me to reflect on *how* to reach a goal. Often this requires "learning about learning", a form of empowerment.
This is a striking finding... 5.8% of young adults given opioid painkillers after having their wisdom teeth removed were addicted to opioids a year later, versus 0.4% who weren't given opioids.
I had my wisdom teeth out a bit more than 20 years ago. The dental surgeon sent me home with Percocet and some kind of NSAID. I was a cautious kid, and I remember resolving not to take the Percocet unless the pain was completely intolerable with the NSAID alone. It wasn't.
Mischief managed. Just POST the message to https://www.googleapis.com/upload/gmail/v1/users/me/messages/send?uploadType=media with these headers...
Authorization: Bearer <access token>
Content-Length: <message size>
... and you're good to go.
Very excited to be able to use #mutt for my gmail-based work email! (Our admin had disabled "less secure apps," so I needed oauthbearer authentication to be able to use mutt for IMAP access.)
I need Zoom conferencing for my second job. I'm installing #debian on a USB stick, and it's taking agonizingly long. Of course, the chances that stuff will "just work" are fairly good. And it's probably just as well I'm not using one of those distros where you end up having to read a dozen wiki pages just to remember how to partition your system and install the bootloader manually.
"Although meant to unify people, the 19th-century campaign to make Thanksgiving a permanent holiday was seen by prominent Southerners as a culture war."
The most enraging detail in this piece is that the website where Arkansas Medicaid recipients are required MONTHLY to report their work hours, lest they lose their health coverage, goes down EVERY DAY from 9 pm to 7 am "for scheduled maintenance."
No website could possibly require this much care and feeding. Moreover, Arkansas is not going to pay state workers this much overtime to do it.
They're just trying to trip up poor people to cancel their coverage.