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eng by education, software eng by job title. Expertise is in ++ and . I implemented in Go. I enjoy and music. From but live in . I enjoy politics but not the current partisan BS. Avid fan of video games like and but have little time to play. I enjoy with and am learning . I like writing letters to my friends. I enjoy novels.

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The go-fed/activity library (, for and in , now has a v1.0.0 tagged release! Woo hoo!

The supporting website,, is still a work in progress, though the tutorial should be mostly accurate.

BTW, for our personal family planning, this was the top reasoning my wife wished to remain outside the US and to have access to non-US based maternity healthcare. We do not want to be in a situation where my wife faces her own death or being handcuffed to a hospital bed after facing medical trauma.

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It is official: the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Today I learned US taxes are due on the 18th instead of the 15th because of Emancipation Day, according to the IRS.


Ukrainian sailor tried to sink a yacht of a Russian oligarch.

"He told a judge that he regretted nothing and would do it again."


Putin is working overtime to make sure any future would-be assassin is as popular, famous, and highly regarded in history books as possible.

(CW, insulting Putin) They say "you are what you eat" 

...and Putin is a piece of 💩.

Are there any known instances where people have adopted OTR but outside the simple "direct messaging" application domain?


I am personally impressed by Volodymyr Zelenskyy's leadership. Not gonna lie, when I found out Ukraine had elected a comedy actor to be President I definitely did not expect his charisma to be so steeled.

> Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky turned down an offer by Washington to help evacuate him from Ukraine, US media outlets say.
> Mr Zelensky said "the fight is here. I need ammunition, not a ride", the Associated Press reported

ClimatePol, War 

I am *for* going green and I am *for* renewables.

But a fair criticism is that the *new* dependence of dispatchable natural gas power on the EU grid means that cutting off natural gas means: instead of having "guaranteed" electricity for old fashioned heating remedies like hot bottles, you now have the prospect of EU rolling blackouts / brownouts on top of no heat. Very dangerous for vulnerable people. Also, "but the economy" for the EU wealthy.

Hence, outcomes like "no SWIFT".

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ClimatePol, War 

Everyone talks about "Germany", "natural gas" and war, but the way I put it together differently puts me at odds with a lot of other people. The natural gas problem isn't about heating -- this was a pre-existing problem

The problem was deeply embedding natural gas power generation into the EU grid's stability. That came about due to Germany's aggressive and rapid push for renewables: the duck-curve requires *dispatchable* power

IMHO this is a geopolitical war of "going green"

Prepatory Talk 

I never bothered to pick up our iodine tablets, but now I have them. I call them Putin Pills.

I've now subscribed to Delayed Gratification. I like to read newspapers and the new "slow" perspective will hopefully help me hone my media literacy.

Reading the testy exchange between a Ukrainian coworker and Serbian coworker only confirms to me that wars export trauma well beyond any geographic border.

Today on our walk there was a man practicing his Alphorn. I enjoyed it, dog did not.

A friend's discord has a friend of a friend that works at Meta who was trying to argue the specific position that E2EE encryption should never be default on. What a weird specific position to take!

Switter is being shut down. Primarily due to the legislation of Australia, from my understanding of their writeup:

(end) Cathartic rant against crypto 

If you made it this far, thanks. The rant is over.

If you made money on crypto, or were at one point a fan of it, or played with it, none of this is to slight you, or any single person. I don't think of (current or past) crypto proponents any less.

I do think it an ideology masquerading as something it is not, and that is what's dangerous. It is important to see it for what it is, not what we wish it to be.

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