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Person A: there's two hard problems in computer science, naming things, cache invalidation and off-by-one errors
Person B: and scope creep!

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another coworker, on a past hack:

"There was a Ruby... abomination that someone wrote that hooked on the 'undefined method call' hook of the base Ruby object, computed the closest actual method by using Levenshtein distance, and delegated to that function instead."

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Friend says "Yeah" and then burps several times, which sounds a bit like more words

Me: Did you forget to null-terminate the string

Used the Nix package manager for the first time. I wanted to TeX something, but I only wanted to temporarily install the packages and I didn't want to have to mess around with anything to get it to work. It worked perfectly! Hats off to everyone who worked on this. I'll do my best to get involved and contribute, because it could always use a little help on the user interface end, but it's really good already!


recommended for this season: The Heike Story. First episode was pretty good. I hope the animation quality holds up.

JFK airport, overheard:
A: (sing-song voice) time to take the airtrain!
B: Is it free?
A: *sigh* Nothing's free.

so one time in high school I wanted to bring up the concept of "slacktivism" in a group discussion, but I couldn't think of the word, so my mind inexplicably leapt to "warriors of the couch" to describe slacktivists. brought the house down. someone came up afterwards and asked if I was stoned

got some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies at the supermarket because they were on sale... very dangerous, can't stop eating them

once again in my software development journey, I'm trying to do something that shouldn't be done and getting upset that I'm having a tough time

resets the "days without forgetting to null-terminate a string" counter to 0

*reflects on the divergence between the noun and verb meanings of "contingent"*

today's vocabulary term: wattle and daub. a method of constructing buildings that's been around for at least six thousand years. also funny words.

I am a logistics mastermind. I had leftover noodles, but they didn't look like enough of a meal to me, so I cooked more. But the leftover noodles were just enough, so now I'm left with the same amount of leftover noodles.

anyone know any trans advocacy organizations? Wikipedia's having another discussion about deadnames and I would like more input on it. I've already tried the NCTE.

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