Pros of remote work: you can still call in to meetings when you get sick.

Cons of remote work: you can still get sick when you call into meetings.

I don't understand why my array with almost 500 million elements is so slow to iterate over.

Had to add a new custom emoji to express how I feel about all this #NFT nonsense :hurb:

Starting to get excited about ReactJS. I was nervous when my company declared all new UI projects should use it, but it's actually much better to use than our previous "blessed choice" Angular (so far)


Not bad for entering Day 3. It wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't decided to tell a completely different story and shelved the month of prep work I had already done. Guess I'm a pantser this year.

Butternut squash ravioli with a browned butter sage sauce would be the mood for dinner tonight. Topped with toasted pecans.

Waking up and realizing you can't sate your endless desire for content and should probably start making your own is a sobering way to find other things to do.

Suddenly cleaning my house is a *very* compelling thing to do.

Watching someone who's been on countless hit records shred next to $20,000 worth of gear gets old fast, especially when you can tell the content isn't meant to inform but to show off the creator's skills. That has its place, but not as the massive, Texas toast-sized slices of bread for a single slice of extra-thin advice in the metaphorical sandwich of video content.

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Basically, guitar YouTube is demotivating because it's generally a bunch of gigging professionals who are using it to get more gigs under the guise of providing "wisdom" to the masses, where the wisdom usually boils down to "here's what I, a professional, do professionally with all the time I have as a professional musician". That's not wisdom, that's a to-do list.

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Like, you would think I'd be able to learn something from videos and come away inspired by seeing people posting their accomplishments, but for some reason it's not and I come away from the video wondering why I just watched someone stroke their own ego and push their brand down my throat.

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It's strange, deciding to give up watching videos pertaining to a hobby because they don't motivate you to pursue that hobby but in fact have the opposite effect.

Over the past year and a half, I have been becoming progressively more and more mentally fatigued. I can overcome it for a time, but ultimately it's like taking a nap when you've lost ten days of sleep. And I don't see an end in sight.

Aight, so why not subsidize Xcode Cloud with the $99 membership fee? Or with the ~$90B you make from the 30% App Store tax? But, knowing Apple, you'll probably get like 30 build minutes for $4.99.

I'm sorry, but when discussing security and privacy, I only understand things when I'm dealing with "Alice" and "Bob", not "Katie" and "Eric".

Why does state ID cards coming to Apple Wallet make me say, "Finally! We're in the future!"

food, eating habits 

At this point, I'm literally running on coffee and fumes. It's been an interesting experience, and looking at the next five weeks, where I have a goal of 1600 calories/day and have more reasonable diet restrictions (more protein, 3 6-8oz servings) I can't help but think, "Shit that's a lot of food."

Weird how quickly perception can change.

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food, eating habits 

So this week I've been participating in a nutrition challenge at my gym. It's six weeks, with a "before" and "after" body scan. The first week is a "detox" week, where I am severely limited in what I can eat (2 3oz servings of protein, 2 ~1cup servings of fruit, unlimited veggies).

it's called bitcoin cause it's all an elaborate bit

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