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🎵 A list of some of the music I listened to in February:

Not everything, but some that especially stood out to me.

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"covid is only as bad as the flu now"

my good bitch if you told me that by living my pre-2020 life i would be getting the flu two or three times a year i would also absolutely tell you to fuck off

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What I learned from Mastodon this past weekend is that there is still a strong contingent of geeks who, if they see the words "free" and "software" near each other, will stop reading, slap on their Slashdot vintage flame warrior gear, and gallop screaming into 1999

Starting my week with another of my occasional bursts of clicking "Unsubscribe" in marketing emails instead of just deleting them. Maybe someday I'll find the volume has actually reduced.

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I am not happy about this thing where a website throws up a big modal ("subscribe to our newsletter!" or "don't go!") when the mouse pointer moves out of the viewport.

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Do not seize the day. This will startle the day and may cause it to become aggressive and give you a nasty bite.

Instead approach the day calmly without making eye contact, pet it gently, and slowly enfold it in a careful embrace

If the day shows any signs of resistance to being engaged with, it is likely to turn on you. Back off and return to bed.

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If you’ve got a marble statue of a philosopher or Roman general or other thing in your profile and your name makes reference to culture (or empire or ancient or something). I am hereby serving notice that I do not trust you to not turn out to be some sort of nazi in disguise. I won’t always be right but the fact it’s right more than a few times is a worry.

I'm trying to get a rough idea of the difference client location makes to uploading to S3 buckets in different regions, and I found a website that says - I kid you not - "go to the S3 console, pick a file to upload, time it with a stopwatch".

Cheers, like. That helps.

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Reddit: "My friend is in university and taking a history class. The professor is using ChatGPT to write essays on the history topics and the students need to mark up its essays and point out where ChatGPT is wrong and correct it."

Honestly, this is great! The students learn to check sources, discover that ChatGPT is unreliable, *and* can't use it to generate essay question answers for them, all at the same time!

Finished reading: Old Country by Matthew Query 📚

A bit of folk horror. Might have benefited from a tighter edit, though.

Son number one: “Can this go in the dishwasher?”

Me: “Yup.

Son number one: <leaves item on counter above dishwasher>

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Apple’s family sharing-ask to buy feature for child accounts is probably the most frustrating software thing I have to regularly deal with. Every couple of weeks it just stops sending requests to my devices.

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