Today I helped someone with a bad cURL request. They were concatenating the command from several strings, none of which had a space before/after the string.
That made me think of the space character, how it's like the concept of "zero". We used to write "scriptio continua", with no spaces or punctuation. According to Wikipedia, "Spaces were not used to separate words in Latin until roughly 600–800 AD." (the Western Roman Empire ended in 476 AD). Anentirecivilizationswordsallrunningtogether.
Spare a thought for the legions of programmers working behind the scenes to make #StarFleet work.
* troubleshooting transporters, forced to test in production
* fixing buggy food replicators remotely
* yet another system became sentient
* bridge viewscreen keeps showing feeds from the holodeck
Fireworks terrify dogs, causing them to run away and get lost. Fireworks also seriously disturb wildlife. #4thofjuly
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