Presented without comment.
(a "heckers" game)
Happy winter, northern hemisphere folks!
(a mug of hot chocolate, marshmallows, and a spoon)
My new hobby: getting things addressed to "aschmitz " if forced to enter a first and last name and in the process testing Unicode handling. (That's "aschmitz" as a first name, and "\u200b", or a zero-width space, as a last name. It doesn't trip most "is this string blank?" checks.)
FedEx's internal thing appears to work okay (or doesn't have an unknown-character fallback?), but their full-size label maker drops to a "?". Cards Against Humanity (and I assume Blackbox) goes with "‰ÛÜ" (I think).
Felt like playing with topography.
Newly finished laptop jase!
(handmade denim laptop case with a ThinkPad sticking out of it)
I made a different thing, but I didn't like it very much. Instead, have some pastels.
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Getting a new door, need to pick a color. Suggestions? I kinda like the purple orchid, but am not quite sure.
person at store: "yeah, I've even seen people order these" [points at pink/purple]
me, internally: "but I like those."
Exterior is a redwoodish brick facade with lighter brick edges and white windows, interior is almond paint/white trim/some darker accents.
https://ostatus.lardbucket.org/media/MIhWbInU3jbLhyyl7Kk (MMI DOOR paint color swatches, old door for comparison)
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This is maybe not a good thing? 😕
(#np https://youtube.com/watch?v=DVZFG_YraMk )
https://ostatus.lardbucket.org/media/IdGy_TsltLHCoDaDYDo (snow over and between some urban buildings)
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This is the Mastodon burger from Kuma's in Chicago. Now you know.
(Legitimately didn't get it for the name, but because it was the most appealing with the fewest modifications: I removed barbecue sauce, but that was it.)
(Bun, burger patty, bacon, cheddar, "frizzled" onion.)
Hot chocolate kind of day.
(Also for the stimulant effect, because tired.)
The editor tab I've been using for the last ~2 hours.
From "How Not To Be Python" (Python all on one line without statements or whitespace)
x = 2
it's not quite as hot -
more cool air moves in the city
new desk art is up
(Chris McVeigh's "Emperor Bonsai: Red Maple" LEGO model.)
Really pretty happy with how my phone case turned out. https://ostatus.lardbucket.org/media/_lp_15w8zxxpXUtCLYI (Hard to describe as alt text: squares of colors with random saturations and shifting hues with random rotations and offsets that increase with distance from the center of the bottom.)
I was curious about the "default" genders of emoji from the main 3 vendors (when you specify, say, "zombie" without ZWJ + gender symbol). Google's about as balanced as they can get, but all three have more male defaults than female defaults.
Found: one @kibimon -balloon (I think?) https://ostatus.lardbucket.org/media/w90ilp-91gnrvIJUTiI
It's cold in the office, but I stashed a blanket away in the summer for this eventuality. Friday continues to be good.