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If I had known how easy it was to replace the shower head, I would have done it a long time ago!

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“On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.”

~ 25 years later ~

On the Internet ... we know the breed, age, location, estimated education, current sentiment, and which chew toys to pitch.

At a kid's birthday today I saw trick candles for the first time in something like 30 years.

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I've usually explained open source to non-technical people as being the equivalent of an ingredients list on food.

Even if you don't make food yourself, even if you don't know what those ingredient names mean, it's important that the information is public so that experts can check it on your behalf.

I went for a ride today and discovered Easton Tower, which was a pump house built in 1900.

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Q. What is the most used language in programming?

A. Profanity

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Throwing my gigantic hardcovers of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and the Chicago Manual of Style at anyone who doubts the singular "they"

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This is the Fortingall Yew in Scotland, and at between 2000 and 3000 years old, it's one of the oldest living things in Europe.

Yew trees are dioecious, meaning that individual trees are mostly either male or female. But some yew trees are both. Others, transition from one to the other over time. The Fortingall Yew was once a male tree, but it's recently started growing female flowers and producing berries.

So it turns out, trees can be both nonbinary and trans too.

It's not really the busy-ness so much--I don't mind being busy. It's the barrage of context-switching that's getting to me.

This is one of those weeks when I'm running frantically from one thing to the next. I don't know if it's a failure of planning on my part, or just bad luck, but it’s not a great place to be.

Possible GoT spoilers 

I know it shouldn't be, but it's always jarring for me to encounter someone wearing a red MAGA hat in person.

Scripture, Confederate monuments 

Scripture, Confederate monuments 

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charles babbage & ada lovelace were mathematicians and engineers who almost invented the computer about 100 years early

someone once asked babbage, "so, if i put the wrong numbers into your machine will i still get the right answer out?"

and his response just pops into my head all the damn time:

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Alright this is not a drill.

The default icewm desktop wallpaper is a bunch of Linux penguins. We need an artist to make an awesome (Open)BSD desktop wallpaper to donate to upstream so we can default to that instead.


Now I’m doing my happy dance... The new fan is in, and my laptop is both quiet and cool once again!

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