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My App: *has a bug*
Me: *reproduces and fixes*
My App: *still has a bug*
Me: *adds logging*
My App:

The number one take-away I have from Golang when writing PHP is: sprintf() is amazing, and we should use it way more. I wish that PSR-3 had supported it out of the box.

If you leave a light on with a blown bulb… does it use electricity? My brain says no, but it's 5:21am and I'm not sure of anything right now…

I picked up & Lumen the last 3 weeks for a new project...Β  and I don’t think I’ve ever been this productive in my life. Super excited with what I’m building right now...Β most exciting PHP project in a long time. \o/

I saw a cartoon avatar generator with an API a while back and I can’t find it again, it allowed you to create a cartoon person that looked like yourself, similar style to this, but again, API: getavataaars.com

I've tried several times to get on the Laravel train, and have failed miserably each time, getting frustrated before I could get productive. However, the last couple of days I've been using Lumen to build an API, and it's the *perfect* backdoor for my brain to just pick up what it needs as I go along, rather than needing to front-load a bunch of Laravel conventions up front.

I choose Lumen knowing that I may need to expand this project beyond the API later; happy with my choice so far!

Me: *pays for 400/15Mbit*
Me: *only seeing 5Mbit down*
Me: *calls @ComcastCares@twitter.com*
Me: *now seeing 0.7Mbit down*

Uh… 

(A tech will be here later today, so I can’t complain too much :)

I think the most surprising thing about the new AirPods is they chose to call the new chip the H1 chip instead of the W2. I suspect H because of β€œHey Siri”, but also because they’re planning to add this chip to more products for β€œHey Siri” support, e.g. Apple TV/Remote…

I think my only option is a single network but my experience thus far is that most devices end up picking up the much slower 2.4ghz signal. Any ideas? 2/2

I have a Netgear R6400 with split 2.4ghz and 5ghz WiFi networks, and for some reason devices in the 5ghz cannot see devices on the 2.4ghz… is that normal? I feel like they're all on the same router/subnet (I think) and that shouldn't be an issue. 1/2

I have a Netgear R6400 with split 2.4ghz and 5ghz WiFi networks, and for some reason devices in the 5ghz cannot see devices on the 2.4ghz… is that normal? I feel like they're all on the same router/subnet (I think) and that shouldn't be an issue. I think my only option is a single network but my experience thus far is that most devices end up picking up the much slower 2.4ghz signal. Any ideas?

They turned off.

You CANNOT charge and listen at the same time. This is unforgivable. I am so disappointed. :(

So: recommendations on a new pair of durable, good sounding, good noise cancellation, portable, headphones.

I can't wear earbuds because hearing aids.

Also, USB-C is the future. BUT they didn't support multiple devices, and I love that feature in my Sennheisers.

I've been using the Sony's for about an hour trying to decide if I can forgive this, and I'd gotten myself to "well, I can always use the 3.5mm jack with my laptop, and Bluetooth with my phone".

Then the battery died. No big deal, grab a USB-C cable from my desk and plug it into my laptop. AND THAT'S WHERE IT WENT WRONG. 2/?

I have never been so mad with a pair of headphones as I am right now.

I used to own the Bose QC25, and when it came time to replace them, I bought the QC35, after some issues β€”Β notably, terrible audio from PC and bad multi-device pairingΒ β€”Β I returned them and pick up the Sennheiser PXC550. I've loved them for 2 years but it's time for new ones.

Enter the Sony 1000XM3 β€” I bought some for my wife. Love the sound quality, the comfort, the noise cancellation, the gesture to turn off NC 1/?

Two world collide: British-style pancakes with my favorite Snowqualmie Falls pancake mix. Great way to finish up pancake day thanks to my wife!

Has anyone actually successfully gotten PHP 5.3 w/Precise working on @travisci working? It keeps using Trusty and failing for 5.3: docs.travis-ci.com/user/refere

See this build/job for details: travis-ci.org/akamai/AkamaiOPE (you can see the config too)

After almost a month and a half away from my family, I'm finally heading home. I treated myself. LHR✈️SEA

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