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You know it's bad when you're trying to figure out how much it would cost to retrofit air conditioning onto your pre-indoor-plumbing 110-year-old house.

(The answer is... way way too much...)

Why do hangouts links on iOS open in the gmail app now? What's wrong with the hangouts app? Why are apps so dang bad?

personal / work 

Last day of my full-time parental leave. There's absolutely no way I'm going to be a productive member of society any time soon... This should be interesting.

life, non-tech 

Added a new node to the family tree

This is kind of out there, but has anyone ever come across a bug where some `storcli` commands can cause an LSI controller to reset ~0.1% of in-flight IOPS? I have a good reproducer for it, but of course LSI was sold Avago who was sold to Broadcom who doesn't care about RAID controllers so there's not really an "upstream" to engage with...

Happy everybody! Remember, if anyone else breaks anything by pushing on this particular Friday, you're officially allowed to tell them to fuck off!

Took some photos at the (now-reopened) UC Botanical Garden today. Really enjoying the little Ricoh camera.

How many emails have *you* gotten so far about the data breach?

I see someone decided to cross-post something I wrote to hacker news. Oh joy.

I wrote a blog post about why v3 makes me sad. You know it's good because it's more than 50% footnotes.

Having a lot of fun going through the loan data that got FOIA'd recently and seeing how many companies I recognize who took the money. is a bummer. I like my O-MD E-M5 micro four thirds camera and I don't think Panasonic will be able to keep the format alive by itself.

I feel like I could just do this myself with some DELETE statements in SQLite without involving this whole awful JavaScript extension API, but the schema in places.sqlite is bonkers.

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I keep forgetting how terrible "Places" is in . Any interaction with history or bookmarks blocks the main thread, and if, say, you want to auto-delete history after a time period, you (a) need an extension, and (b) should expect it to take *literally hours* with a moderately-sized history (e.g., my places.sqlite is 50MB and firefox has been spinning for about 10 minutes at 100% CPU trying to delete around 1000 records).

Aww yeah removing most of our customers' password requirements at work over the advice of myself and every other IC because we want to chase after the absolute worst customers who can't be bothered to make a password that isn't "password" and because we've decided to hand the keys to all technical decisions over to a bunch of PMs with no technical background. This is going to end super-well.

Who is marc and why does ze get all the email in the default config?

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