Drove through a Tornado Warning area this morning, and thought my car was about to transform into an airborne piece of debris at any second. That'll teach me about not checking the weather before I embark on a long commute!
Also I'd like to thank the driver who was going 15-30mph through the whole hell-zone. I just tucked right behind that guy and followed his tail lights through the dark, windy night. Always nice to have road buddies like that in hairy driving situations.
And don't let splitting the vote even enter your mind. Voting out of fear has created the problems that are most pressing in our politics today, from the overarching regulatory state to the 21 trillion dollar debt hanging over this new generation's heads. Don't be a part of it - vote Liberty!
Had to run around Meridian today getting paperwork done to get utilities turned on at my new place. Really glad I don't work in county government, because if I did, I think I'd shoot myself. Never been in a more depressing place than a county gov't office. Also, why does the EMEPA office smell like an old folks' home?
It's midnight on thursday night and I'm starting my 4-day weekend by studying up on #C192 (Database Administration for Programmers) and listening to Depression Cherry by Beach House. And it's honestly pretty comfy.
At some point recently, DuckDuckGo stopped lazily loading / infinitely scrolling search results, instead opting for a "More Results" button at the bottom of every page.
Infinite scrolling is a dark-ish pattern meant to make you lose track of time and context, improving "engagement" with the website. None of those are things an ethical, user-centered website should insist on.
And a society that goes down the path of condemning citizens as criminals based on allegations, and proceeds to ruin lives and careers without waiting for due process is a society of mob rule. Folks, a divided society without due process is a doomed one. Western Society cannot stand without due process. We rose above mob rule after we conquered the western US and ended segregation in the South. Do we really want to go back to it?
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