standing offer until further notice:
want to do something on the command line but not quite sure where to start? trying to sort out some kind of tiny script? ill-advised regular expression not _quite_ hacky enough for the job? not asking stackoverflow quite the right thing?
maybe i can help! @ me and let's see what we can do.
(disclaimers: rapid response not guaranteed; i won't make fun of you; i'll tell you if i'm stumped; i'm easy to stump.)
cars, theft, a psa for owners of the honda element
so somebody took a sawzall (presumably) and cut the catalytic converter out of the exhaust system on our honda element some time over the weekend.
it turns out this happens _constantly_ to this model of vehicle - it has fairly high ground clearance and that section of the exhaust system is easy to reach. someone can probably get in and out in a few minutes.
new blog post!
# Software From Another World
> We undermine not only unions, but every aspect of the worker's life: AirBnB spikes rents, Uber disenfranchises drivers, a thousand streaming services reinvent cable, Amazon fucks everybody, and so on. Despite any niche expertise, these are companies made possible by software, by the lending of software labor to capitalist ends. We can choose to deny them, if we stand together.
it's bluegrass o'clock.
a thematically appropriate song title as i gather my festival accoutrements and leave the internet behind:
Lazyweb: I am looking for a list of relatively mundane objects that existed in fiction first, before being brought into corporeal existence. I'm thinking of things like the red Swingline stapler of Office Space, which wasn't sold in red until the movie created a demand for it, or the black M1A Buzz Ricksons jacket that had only existed in green before William Gibson's Pattern Recognition made it the protagonists's signature look.
don't drive tricky roads on 3 hours of sleep before caffeinating, kids.
got up at 06:30, drove up into the hills, loaded a bunch of surplus roofing metal from an acquaintance who's moving house, had a moment of total brain failure and threw the van into reverse on a downhill instead of into first.
so i guess we're ahead for the day unless i totally horked the transmission, in which case this is going to be some pretty expensive secondhand roofing metal.
we've been trying this for decades, and look where it's gotten us
and then i'm like well, how certain *am* i that the ants don't have tiny radios in their heads
i mean, i know i was being trolled. what i still don't know is whether he's serious about it anyway.
Jorts horse! Jorse! Masto's mascot obvs.
from ebay search results, it appears to be called the lampasaurus, and was made by a company called salton in maybe the late 90s. it's pretty bright and smells like burning when turned on.
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