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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

hello everyone from the timezones which I'm never awake during

masto 2021 prediction 

a decent python fediverse server emerges

my brain really goes to mush (to shreds you say?) after reading through IEEE floating-point spec tests for long enough

Boolean values? in my JSON? never! I use the strings "T" and "F"

- this website I'm using

Someone I know typo'd "blurb" as "blub". I like it.

my old posts on here are legitimately Cringe with a capital C. might as well leave them up as a warning for future me, I guess

Having read this C++ book from the 90s for a few minutes, I now understand how essential it is for programming books to pick the right monospace font. This book didn't.

I don't like cleaning up bad code other people wrote, but I *really hate* cleaning up my own bad code from the past. Same reason I hate losing in a 1v1 game much more than losing with a teammate, I think

few things disorient me as much as scrolling down at the end of a page, but the page doesn't move because I'm at the end of the page, but my eyes track upwards anyway out of muscle memory

aiming a laptop so its fan blows onto my leg while I do something else, so I can tell when the tests are all done

got back into lemon demon, for the umpteenth time. infinitely high-quality; everyone, as usual, is urged to go give the band a listen

I found that I can make YouTube drop a dozen or so frames more-or-less reliably, by rewinding 10 seconds with the J key, and then increasing (decreasing doesn't work) my computer volume. I feel like debugging that could be a bit of a can of worms, so I'm just gonna try and forget about it

imagine if mastodon had a good plugin/extension system

good comeback to someone repeating everything you say, courtesy a family member: "my point exactly!"

it kills me for some reason that the chromium.org website still uses a super-vintage Google Sites theme

I figure holding my projects' to-do lists in my head instead of writing them all out is decreasing productivity a little... at least that's easy to fix

oh NO, the creator has proposed the resurrection of the print statement

lwn.net/ml/python-ideas/CAP7+v

If nothing else, I expect entertaining discussion

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