Presented without comment.

(a "heckers" game)

cw: ambiguous Show more

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.

commerce, colors Show more

hand/circulation irregularities Show more

food, yesterday Show more

Hot chocolate kind of day.

(Also for the stimulant effect, because tired.)

From "How Not To Be Python" (Python all on one line without statements or whitespace)

# tired
x = 2

# wired

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. (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.

It's cold in the office, but I stashed a blanket away in the summer for this eventuality. Friday continues to be good.