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I really want to like org-mode; I just kinda don't.

I know people who swear by it as a simplistic replacement for all the other tooling in your life, and I already have a running TODO list and personal wiki and similar crap, but honestly I don't ever see myself replacing any of that with something worse just because I can feel good about interacting with it inside of emacs.

So I have two options for this morning: old reliable, and something that apparently wants me dead.

This stuff better turn me into an astronaut or something...

just flambéd the crap out of some crepes, and as a bonus got to test out the fire alarms in my apartment 🔥

planning on doing the 2.7 update next weekend so I can play with all these new toys I keep hearing about

I may have borked my knee a bit more seriously last night than I thought. 😔 People in this city really need to be better about shoveling/salting their sidewalks.

I guess if I can't run for a while maybe it's time to get more serious about swimming?

lol, this is amazing:

I just wish I had more excuses to write (really anything) with LaTeX

devlaf boosted

Somebody has animated sheet music of John Coltrane's saxophone, holy shit. Actually a little dizzying to watch, but so much fun too.

I think you leave some part of yourself in the last place you visit, and you don't get to pick it back up until you leave home again.

Getting ready for day 2 of post-break work. It's always hard to go back to normal life after taking time off.

my landlord's smart thermostat is one of the dumbest things I've ever used 😒

Think of all the terrible and wondrous things that could be built with just one night alone in the McMaster-Carr warehouse!

He got frightened by the radiator earlier, but I think he's slowly warming up to it.

It's a great big world out there.

man, sometimes I'm so bad at simple MechE stuff 😩 -- ordering parts is hard.

When people encounter an error with your product there is a high probability that they're already frustrated. And cutesy error messages just serve to trivialize their problems.

It's so prevalent in software, and I really don't understand why. As a user I tend to get rather annoyed when my apps apologize to me and say silly things like "oh noes!" or "whoopsie" or "your data got mixed up in a whirling tornado!"

Like, that shit's just not helpful.

That said, this is sounding more and more like a brand new personal project, and I really need to be finishing a few of the ones that I've got going on already.

I guess that hasn't ever really stopped me before?

so it looks like you can buy the little standalone 360° lidar unit off the turtlebot for $180.

I'm not sure that the whole burger/waffle platform options really make sense, but this seems awfully tempting.

one of my biggest issues with working from home is that the machine that makes me a cup of coffee is about 10 times closer to my desk.

Hey Internet, where should I go to grab a beer?

😈 making our network shittier, one device at a time!

Finished an old project this weekend that had been sitting untouched on the shelf for months!

😜 Feels good (even if the project itself was pretty dumb)

I feel like my federated timeline is trending toward homogeneity. I guess I don't follow that many people, but more than ever it seems like the content I see is dominated by the few folks who post a _ton_ of crap. And that kind of sucks because the occasional one-off toot by the folks who don't post often tends to be far more interesting (at least to me.)

Perhaps I just need to follow more people. But that doesn't address the issue that Mastodon fundamentally has a huge discoverability problem.

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