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not Free as in Beer, but Free as in "A very specific set of rules I've created for myself that I must never deviate from."

Oh, I see your problem, you're using Linux. You should really upgrade to BSD.

January 20 2017: Alt-right leader and fascist Richard Spencer gets punched in the face at Trump’s inauguration in Washington DC. Happy Anniversary!

The cool thing about friends requests on modern social media is that now you have to figure out if you know this person, or if it's just the Snapchat filter making you think you do....

Deno is a cool project. However... Why did they have to build their static HTML manual as a web app which requires JavaScript, has a loading spinner, breaks if there's a network hiccup, and can't render incrementally on slow connections?

And why is every single client given the task of rendering the markdown to HTML, instead of just rendering markdown to HTML once on the server?

work gripes 

turns out, the bug that I needed to run this on OSX to debug can't be replicated on OSX anyhow.... so back to the Windows environment to just re-re-re-implement this thing because VSCode and it's terminal don't mix - gotta use the git plugin like it's dreamweaver or something.

In today's WTF news... Opera - yes, the browser company - "has made a dramatic pivot into predatory short-term loans in Africa and India"

oh no, my Brewfile is misconfigured for the modern world, it didn't install vim and the default on OSX hates my plugins 😵

It all works fine now... except my project... one of the dockerized doodads don't do diddly

Latest 2600 has a pic of the cutest "Little Free Library" I've ever seen.

fun math:
-financial experts say you should only spend 1/4 to 1/3 of your income on housing
-the average price of a one bedroom apartment in Harlem is ~$2300 per month
-in order to afford this, at the max recommended 1/3 of your wage working 40 hours a week, you'd have to earn ~40 dollars an hour.
-To get to 1/4 your wage, you'd have to earn ~53 dollars an hour.

rent control isn't an extreme policy, it's a compromise between right now and eating your landlord.

today's mission: setup my work environment on OSX...

Which takes about 30 seconds to kick off, but finishes with all my fav software configured just how I like it, via homebrew

Now only if Windows will give me a proper bash shell so easily, I could script Choco to do the same.

Car Alternators Make Great Electric Motors; Here’s How

The humble automotive alternator hides an interesting secret. Known as the part that converts power from internal combustion into the electricity needed to run everything else, they can also themsel…

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Bad idea of the day: a study comparing average number of lines in a repo to that repo's license

programming is hard, we need 3 or 4 levels of abstraction so people who don't know hot to program can write programs they can't debug.

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