I tried opening up my old hp laptop a while back to try to fix a hinge issue that had been going on for a while. It was awful trying to get the case open, and when I finally did, any motion resulted in little flurries of black plastic from the hinge that had been grinding itself apart over time

Am I the only one who thinks this is fine? If you have reasonably scoped PRs I don't find the rewriting history thing to be a problem - your feature appears in main as a single commit. I think if the squash makes it unclear what's going on the change shouldn't have been a single PR

bragging about my wife 

Good for her, massive career change sounds scary

Oversharing, traveling, thoughts. 

Yo the codependence is extremely real. My wife and I got married in 2020 so the entirety of our marriage has been together basically all the time so any time apart feels weird. Glad to know it's not just us

Theoretical mostly, comparing ecological impacts of planting natives vs foreign ornamental species. I benefitted a lot because the author lives in the same general area I do, so his examples are directly applicable to me, where they wouldn't be for people in other areas.

It's a pretty great thought. I've found myself reading more of comment sections than actual linked content, so one thing I did to try to combat that habit is write a small app that returns an RSS feed of just the links from the front page of hacker news. I get the things the hn hive mind thinks are interesting without getting into the social bits of it

Yeah I totally understand. Sometimes it feels like I'm not doing enough to justify my position, but it helps to remember they hired you because they needed you to do a job and that job is getting done. It doesn't necessarily have to be the pace you're used to

In case there are any other ecology-interested but uninformed folks in tech fedi:

Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy

There are very few books I've ever read that I've gotten anywhere near as much out of.

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It's really interesting how quickly I went from being the guy who wanted the perfect grass lawn to the guy who's extremely disturbed by the ecological impact of grass lawns and very interested in native plants and local wildlife. Exposing yourself to (and learning from) new information is important folks

I had a similar feeling starting my new job. Previous gig was extremely fast paced, this one is very much slower pace but do it right. It took a little while to adjust to some days not being very productive, and that's ok

Ah yeah. I haven't watched super formula either, but that boost sounds similar to push to pass in indycar. I'd prefer they didn't have it, but it does add some interesting strategy to races sometimes


Welcome! I'm also an amateur radio operator, although not very active. You might want to give a few folks on mastodon.radio a follow

This is a minor nitpick, and I dislike Google as much as the next person, but I couldn't find anything in your DO link that confirms your assertion that they're blocking port 25 specifically because of Google. Google has a huge influence on email, but I don't think it's quite that simple

Today's lesson at work: if you're working on something that processes files of a specific format, double check which version of that file format your files are actually using

Extra bonus points for including what version of said tool generated the files.

That and needing coworkers to actually not edit the generated files to the point that we can't use the auto generation anymore because it'll break everything

Some of the later start times for Indycar (ie when they're not scheduling to try to finish before nascar starts) should be in the morning for you. Some IMSA races as well

The curse of international motorsports, that's why I don't watch much F1 live. I haven't gotten into FE though, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the reminder!

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