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I didn’t invite all of these cats into my TL, and yet here they are

Seriously, I’m not even a cat person

"Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. ... When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - CS Lewis

Someone wrote a book about blockchain and I’m like 🙄

Alright, everything is done except the ridge vent. Ima wait on that until I have a better idea what to expect in terms of winds. It's easy enough to crawl up in the attic even after things get started.

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The outlook for me is better than it was on Friday, but it still looks like Hurricane Dorian is going to make a rather close pass on Wednesday. So I’ll be taking this Labor Day holiday to do the following:

1. Nailing loose fence slats
2. Trimming the crepe myrtle in front of the master bedroom
3. Building a board for the family room window
4. Putting a tarpaulin in the attic to catch any water that gets through an inexplicably leaky ridge vent

Enjoying the holiday! 🙄

Ah, yes, the multipart/alternative email envelope with only one alternative: text/html ...

Pick a tool and learn it deeply, then leverage it as much as you can.

Prefer Emacs to Vim? Great! The text editor holy wars are stupid anyway. Just promise me you'll learn to use it well?

You've learned to use it well? Great! Now try and use it everywhere you're composing text. Code, obviously, by also emails and other documents. Learn LaTeX just so you don't need to leave Emacs to write a document.

Master your tools, then leverage them everywhere.

In lessons this week, I’ve discovered you can run :s over a range, which is something I’ve wish I had dozens of times.

Ranges in general have not come as naturally to me as other parts of Vim.

When Java is your hammer, everything looks like a NailInstanceFactoryImpl.

(...and the hammers come from a AbstractHammerBuilderFactory)

‪One of the oddities of domain-driven design is the notion that a language specific to a bounded context should be called ubiquitous ‬

I guess the bottom line is that I have a hard time taking a place called Slapfish seriously

We all absolutely need space to disagree with each other. But if your response every time someone says something you don't like is to get angry, power up, put aside the assumption of good faith, and paint the other as a villain, then I'm sorry, but I now know more about you than whatever substance you might mean to convey.

I'm taking a break from listening to angry people. It's just too exhausting to try on top of everything else life throws at me.

Syntax highlighting has been one of those things I haven't even questioned for about 20 years now. At some point assumed it was absolutely necessary in order for code to be readable and I never looked back.

Anyway, I might be over it now.

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