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"It might be well for all of us to remember that, while differing widely in the various little bits we know, in our infinite ignorance we are all equal."

How spicy tom yum noodle soup led to a sweet hot beverage pair with a cookie with icing.

My weather + hydration reminder Signal bot is exhibiting traces of sentience today.

42ºC today. The answer to everything will allegedly be revealed today. Stay cool, safe and hydrated everybody. See you on the other side!

"All ideas have some inexplicit component, since even our knowledge of the meanings of words is held largely inexplicitly in our minds. Physical skills, such as the ability to ride a bicycle, have an especially high inexplicit content, as do philosophical concepts such as freedom and knowledge."

"A culture is a set of ideas that cause their holders to behave alike in some ways."

I suppose I've had a relatively drama-free holiday season with the extended family around.

It's not that life has suddenly dealt a favourable hand or that a deity has granted a wish - no. It was each person making a conscious effort to elevate another's welfare above their own in whatever way they could or knew how to. Thank you family for seeing off 2018 and welcoming 2019 together with me ❤️.

Today has been an example of how a shitty start could set the day up to only get better from then on.

"At the heart of decision-making is the creation of new options and the abandonment or modification of existing ones."

Trying to figure out what exactly it is about penning on my surface go at my desk that causes my upper back to tense up. It's a similar posture to writing on a piece of paper, but apparently there's a difference.

If people have ideas, please share.

I feel a little guilty mixing "chilled" and "hot" to get slightly warm water.

Did my tonight. Life feels a lot better.

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When gargron said he didn't have analytics on his blog, multiple people said 'grep access_log' & I think that says something good about the technical community here on mastodon: we're not afraid to do things the easy way. A lot of devs feel like if one part of a project uses web tech the whole thing should, even when it makes the project borderline unmanagable, & this is how we get 3rd party trackers & giant CMSes.

11:42pm has got to be close enough. HAPPY NEW YEAR you all. May 2019 be great for you!

On the last day of 2018, I figured out how to:

- Run multiple apps as different users with `adduser --disabled-login $USER`.
- Get them to start on boot with a systemd `.service` file.
- Reverse proxy everything behind nginx and proper `sites-enabled` files.

(all inspired by the excellent mastodon installation guide)

Not a bad way to wrap up the year with mastodon, gollum and bludit sharing a single DO instance!

"If Trump tries to build a wall on our land, we’ll be a big pain in the ass." 😂


(bonus: see map)

While Chinese dominates as the most natively spoken macrolanguage at ~1.2bn, English is still some ways ahead in native + learning at ~1.8bn.

Curiously, there are more people learning English than there are native Chinese speakers (~1.5bn vs ~1.2bn).

World's most natively spoken languages.

Also of note: English has the greatest number of learners: 1.5bn, followed by a very distant French at 82mn.

Search "ruby types", received categories of gemstones. 🤦‍♂️

That's what you get for thinking wishfully.

I'm really perplexed by the Ruby tradition of plastering implicit state all over the place. Sure there is an element of convenience and terseness to it, but also very arbitrary and difficult to follow.

To be clear, perplexion is not a feeling that I particularly enjoy.

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