How many people, total, would you guess are necessary to work at a small independent grocery store?
Yes, it's an incredibly low margin business and I shouldn't be considering it. But still. Guesses? Actual knowledge?
(I just surveyed one; plan on asking others as I run into them. But I'm curious what people think. Boosts are fine, if you may know people with good guesses.)
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Sitting in the back of a vehicle with a seatbelt but just a metal loop where the buckle should be on the seat, trying to work out the best way to wrap things in case the vehicle hits something at 60 MPH.
Can't produce the name of what I've done, but it's the "shove a loop inside another loop" thing, and then rolled down the slack. I think it'll stay taut for a good 200-400ms, which is probably all I need. Other ideas? (CC @gdkar )
I'm in love with you I know
And I know that you love me too
I'm in love with you I know
I'm in love with everyone too
We're all comrades now you know
- Oingo Boingo discussing their experience on the fediverse in *checks notes* 1981.
*ambient emotional support for your upcoming day*
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.
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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".
This is a personal Mastodon instance.