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me: i would like to buy one general-purpose computer please

apple: no

microsoft: maybe

dell: if you're a developer, ok for now

weird small linux manufacturers: duuuuuude try a drag of this one, maaaaaaaan, it'll make you see the bits in your miiiiiiiiiind

why do programmers prefer dark mode 

because light attracts bugs

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The bug was that a var sometimes wasn't initialized when doing a mute operation, and ended up causing an exception later down the line as undefined turned into NaN...

This came up very frequently in error logging once we started logging client side errors.

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Poked more at the GC proposal discussions.

Bumped prio on doing a review for a small bug fix on the old video player, which is still deployed by default until I tidy up a few more things.

Had some trouble reproducing the bug to test the fix, turned out I was clicking the wrong thing. ;) Confirmed and +2'd.

Poisoning Pigeons in the Park – Tom Lehrer Songs

Now with lyrics and sheet music released for any use

used to be, before gutenberg, letters were a lot more expensive. punctuation, even more so. you'd have to trade a bushel of oats for the "a," etc. if you used the comma twice in once sentence, you were judged to have spent more lavishly than you could afford, such as foolishly trading your strongest livestock, which would have sustained the farm with its work, for an optional bit of punctuation, like a dandy. that's why they call it trading the "ox fer d'comma"

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Poked a little more at some of the Wasm GC proposal discussions for my research.
Cleared through a bunch of email:
* tagged some stuff to check on later regarding TimedMediaHandler cleanup
* weighed in on WMF bylaws proposed changes (which I am strongly against)

Honestly for a Monday morning I'm feeling pretty good about that.

"Object permanence" and "automatic garbage collection of unreferenced objects" are at odds

Object permanence is knowing an object exists when you can no longer see it.

ADHD is knowing an object existed in your hands no more than five minutes ago but where it is /now/ is one of life's greatest mysteries.

love how gmail marks things as PROBABLY PHISHING when people email a list with their personal account

Me: I think I'll look at some old books with C code in them to learn C.

Book: for(x=0,work_in[10]=2; x<10; work_in[x++]=1);

Me: Seriously?

Worse, in another book it started with a brief introduction before letting that kind of fart off in church.

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