Anxiously awaiting the release of the printed version of Unicode 12. 🤞
I don't even know how I got to this point, not that I'm complaining.
land, prices, etc. Show more
Living, as I do, in relative proximity to a capital-c City, it's amazing to me how many places in the US you can look for a plot of land and go "Huh, okay, $40k feels a *little* pricey just for a plot out here. Wait, it's 10+ acres? And includes a small house?".
(This may be a sightly contrived example, as I only ran into like two of those this evening, and usually the buildings aren't something you'd necessarily want to live in permanently, but even so. Prices vary *wildly*.)
I had forgotten the distinct "something is happening, right now" buzz of high-tension power lines. Took a minute to recognize it over the wind and sleet.
Followup: this was a bad idea. I got the thing I wanted to have working working, though.
The only way to have it working appears to break something *else*, but I'm calling that a problem for tomorrow-or-later.
I'm going to listen to two mashups until I get this LaTeX abomination* working.
This is either a good idea or a terrible idea.
*: Row-spanning cells, with colored backgrounds, in a longtabu, with variable-height rows. Luckily a coworker has contributed code that's likely to do most of the job.
I like being able to go from "hmm, flying toasters" to "I liked After Dark screensavers!" to getting an emulator and rendering several screenshots to having several large posters on my bedroom wall in a few hours.
"How many are in there?"
"Oh, you know, half."
I love that my most frequent Slack has :catastrophic-aws-incident: as an emoji of the infamous "green checkmark with "i" icon".
@iliana What was the library-keeping software you set up? Would you recommend it?
(I have a variety of archives to keep track of, many of which will be getting spit out to tapes, and I'd like to manage their locations, searching for them, etc.. Very few things will have ISBNs, etc. though.)
autism, study writeup, yeah... Show more
"Autism enhances characteristics such as loyalty and focus which help those with the condition at work and in their relationships with others, experts have found."
Been thinking about those properties in the abstract recently. Interesting to see it in the study population, although I'll point out that n=28, all self-reported in interviews, so take with a pile of salt.
People who use a music organization tool (Beets, etc.): how do you handle random collections of songs you just have laying around, mashups, etc.?
about me, voting, pol-adj Show more
I've worn the same "Read Irresponsibly" (Banned Books Week) shirt* every time I've voted in a government election.
It's a very quiet protest derived from the first time I coincidentally wore it while voting, and a poll worker implied I shouldn't be reading any Marxist texts. I made it clear that one couldn't meaningfully come to conclusions about things without at least knowing about them.
*: No longer available, but it's from a comic at http://www.unshelved.com/2007-09-29 .
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