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I don't think I ever did one of these and there's 🍍 all these new people 🍍 so: #introductions 

I'm mostly a software engineer and , with tangents to , failing to learn , and otherwise wasting a perfectly good B.Mus in performance. I was a (SERVER FIRST ALGALON 10), and now I'm a .

Found on my brother's work laptop, circa 2012, author unknown:

Gemma was having a fabulous day
'til she wrote past the end of the Gemma array.
The warheads went flying
while Ritchie roused crying
and Gemma began her decay.

tfw you accidentally get food on the tip of your finger and you don't realize it and you start typing and smear it all over a half dozen keys before you realize what's happening

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PBS reporter shelters behind a counter at the capitol building while covering the US transition to unstable democracy

I don't know what people mean when they say nobody uses Google Chat; I use it all the time.

covid doom 

"Girls with too much free time on their hands couldn't resist the allure" is a creative way to spell "Predators used menstrual products to coerce sex from children who needed them after the schools closed."

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If you need to chat with someone over the holidays, whether it’s about PHP or anything else, I’ll be hanging out at, so feel free to join me there.

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I gave a set of 2020 headlines to the neural net GPT-3, whose training data cut off in October 2019.

Having never seen 2020, it tried to predict what headlines are next on the list.

Ok is released and that's great and all but can we deal with the 🔥 that is this official announcement page? 🤩

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If I wanted to get into home automation, what’s a good OSS manager and hardware? Would prefer not to sign up for a cloud service. Getting tired of my kludgy stuff disconnecting from Google Home or not responding.

I just wanna turn off my lights without getting out of bed.

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Earth, Moon, Venus, and Jupiter seen from the ISS by Scott Kelly

Today in Sort-Of-Winning: I managed to only burn fifteen minutes fixing the segfault I fixed a month ago and didn't document, including time spent documenting.

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I feel like my head has been released from a vise I didn't know was there.

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Today in 5-character bugfixes that took me literally a week:

diff --git a/php/session.ini b/php/session.ini
index aaaaaaaa..bbbbbbbb 100644
--- a/php/session.ini
+++ b/php/session.ini


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