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Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you’re as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?

β€” The Elements of Programming Style, 2nd edition, chapter 2

Caught myself staring at lunch today thinking β€œI wish I could eat this faster” so I can get back to what I want to get back to sooner.

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It feels like you can become an expert at just about anything if you just follow these rules all the time:

1. Be systematic.
2. Mind the details.
3. Keep it elegant.

If I wait long enough, my mid-range-at-the-time computer hardware will eventually be able to run whatever game that once required the latest and greatest hardware.

"The pen is mightier than the sword", wrote the pen wielder.

Screenshotting on Mojave is much nicer.

This morning along the river, I rode over a stretch of steel grating which clicked-clacked, which I accompanied with choo-choo's just loud enough for me to smile to.
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Does anyone else occasionally read "incredible" as "not credible"?

"They are an incredible human being" then means that the person is not to be trusted for lack of credibility.

The dopamine hit from shipping code or publishing words is incredible, especially when others react positively to it.

Good news, no trouble last night.
Bad news, feeling the effects of it early this morning.

Coffee No. 2! Storing up my regrets for later tonight πŸ€ͺ

Is "huge milestone" redundant?

Is there such a thing as a "small milestone"?

Is there such a thing as a small mile vs a big mile?

A mile is a mile, right?

Looking through old photos thinking "Gawd I'm glad I've moved on from all of that".

So much for forgoing my afternoon coffee - I'm feeling just as amped up by this chai tea.

RT [email protected] Configuration of a generic system is the equivalent to programming, but with far more horrible tools.

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I hope I don't have to explain the level of irony it is to abbreviate accessibility as a11y

Seemed like the opportune time to learn about preferential voting and the political direction that each state typically leans. Thank you Wikipedia!

Stayed up way too late playing Borderlands. Yes, the decade-old one on my Xbox 360.

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An article on an emergent labor action among Lyft/Uber drivers:

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After 3 years of pay cuts, these drivers say now they have to fight back, by turning off their apps at certain times, drivers are able to artificially manipulate the Uber and Lyft apps into higher fares.

β€œAll the airplanes we know when they land. So five minutes before, we turn all our apps off all of us at the same time. All of us we turn our apps off. They surge, $10, $12, sometimes $19. Then we turn our app on. Everyone will get the surge,” one driver says.
"""

wjla.com/news/local/uber-and-l

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