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Big shout-out to all the senders of spam for being the only people I know who put emoji in their subject lines, thus making it very easy for me to visually spot any spam of theirs that makes it past my filter.

Was cold enough last night that some of my windows fogged up. Was still warm enough inside that I had to sleep with a fan on, but we're getting closer to that time of the year.

That's right: Hoodies and sweaters.

Today was a day full of reaffirming hope in the next few generations.

But also it started with a staff meeting at 8:15 am and ended with a Back To School Night that ran long until almost 8 pm.

‘We were shocked’: RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%

Well I'm shocked. /Shocked./

... well, not that shocked.

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the only relevant unit of measurement 

bullet points per minute (bppm)

"There is growing evidence that the atmosphere of Venus contains molecules" is one of my favorite XKCD lines, and it isn't even the final punchline of this strip.


Part of the struggle of working from home is smelling the contents of my slow cooker become more and more delightful while knowing I still have another 4 hours until it's done.

boosts appreciated, poll for people who learned to write English in school 

curious how many people were taught various English writing systems in school and how that might relate to age

Waiting patiently for conservatives to condemn gender reveal parties, which have killed several people and caused hundreds of *b*illions of dollars in property damage, at the same level they condemn antifa and anti-cop protests, which they claim to be condemning over a few hundred thousand dollars in property damage.

"There are two hard things in computer programming: cache invalidation, naming things, and off‐by‐one errors."

The thing I must remind myself is that many of the people I am helping are encountering tech (and other) problems they never thought they'd have to deal with, and it's very overwhelming.

It is easier to remember this every time I have to fight with [service name redacted], whose UI is designed so that the ones who made it know where everything is, so that's good enough, right?

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Periodic reminder that non-binary, agender, trans masc, trans femme, and all other non-cis identities are 100% valid.

(:boost_requested: so that this can reach creatures who really need to hear it right now.)

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Aaron Smith

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