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Today's evil plot: convince my teenager that planting flowers for me is good for his business, and thus something he should do.

Given that he's keeping bees on our property, this should not be a hard sell, right?

Dear Universe: thank you for the kind of colleagues with whom I can clear up a two-month crypto debacle in a ten minute phone call.

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I received a fountain pen in today's mail with no note. I didn't order it. The return address is what appears to be a random drop-shipping company in Hong Kong.

The mystery is driving me crazy. 🕵

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There is a special hell for people who make websites with autoplaying video or audio.

Whining (or whinging, for my UK friends) 

WHY do American stationery supplies suck so much?

Working draft of previously-mentioned page (thanks to @craigmaloney there are a couple more in my to-read list that may be added later)...

I'm building a lending library for my mentees on stuff hacker culture doesn't generally teach well, such as organization, public speaking, business, and so on.

I'd appreciate good book/website suggestions to increase the list.

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Web browsers have been developed into complete operating systems in themselves just in time for the Internet to collapse forever. Perfect.

Few things feel as good as shipping a draft and knowing I can't do any more work until I hear back from the publisher. I get to just walk away from it for a bit.

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I'm currently trying to get an understanding of security for web fonts.

If you're like "This isn't a real problem", you probably don't know what an immense garbage fire technology is. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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I love getting patches like this one:

Very simple to write if you know a little bit of C and happen to run into a USB device which is not in the kernel's known device list yet. Every such patch makes it more likely that random devices people pick up in stores will "just work" with #OpenBSD.

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I was wondering for a moment why someone I generally respect was posting some really unthinking BS...then I realized that another user had the same avatar.

I wish that user IDs were more visible in Tusky.

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So tired of the argument "if you're not like me, you don't get to have an opinion on this thing that might impact me...even if it also impacts you".

Everyone gets to have an opinion. I may think your opinion is idiotic (I certainly think the above opinion is idiotic), but you get to have it, and voice it.

When you start naming categories of people who aren't allowed to have or voice opinions on *anything*, I find it very hard to take you seriously.

Twitter is so weird. Just had to clear up that I can't SSH into random tanks: I had to talk an operator through accessing a local console via satphone.

So glad a loved one turned me on to Old Time Radio Player (Android app). Today's 7-hour drive was saner thanks to old radio plays from the 1940s playing at me.

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Product idea:
1. You give me keys to your snail mail post box
2. Every morning I go through all the ads and replace them with a single flyer that's tailored to only things of your interest.
3. While doing that I'm going to read your personal mail, to get better at preparing a flyer for you.

What do you think?

Outrageous? Still using gmail?

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