"You guys don't have popcorn no more?"
"No more popcorn, sorry."
I was waiting for my refill at the pharmacy, but it's not the pharmacy it was. The old branding is taped over while they put up the CVS signs.
Central Drugs, 1903 – 2018.
It was one of the last independently owned pharmacies I knew of in the city.
I didn't see Gary there, which is unusual. Did he retire from it when CVS took over?
I love what reactji, made popular by Slack, have done for text chat and I hardly know how to converse without them anymore.
The Slack I frequent most has made extensive additions to our emoji set. But today Slack switched to using platform-native emoji and it's thrown us into disarray. https://toot.cat/media/u2XQmRj0J_VZVRmny4c
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Once again, a critical part of my company's product's software stack (that we don't pay for! yay open source!) has approximately 0.05 maintainers with PRs for core functionality going unaddressed.
Despite the fact that I thought this was a very widely-used component. (*everyone* uses S3! Right?)
Wondering how we can make software outlive the attention span of its individual contributors.
I'm reluctant to post links to birdsite here, but this person is so enthusiastic about their vintage restoration work: https://twitter.com/_danilo/status/944335696529186817
This is the best computer crime story I've read in a while.
Remember those record-breaking DDoS attacks of '16? I guess the botnet is named Mirai. The ones that Bruce Schneier said “it feels like a large nation-state.”
Turns out it was a few college students who wanted to corner the Minecraft server market:
Although the highest-profile of those attacks was against Dyn, and that specific attack isn't one they're charged with, though it was born from the same code.
jq, json 🛠️ Show more
I've been working on adding jq to my repertoire, currently as an aide in analyzing log files.
My logs are mostly written by Eliot and go through logdna, so they're in JSON format.
Yesterday's question was how to sort things based on a field (memory usage of a task, in this case).
This Big Datums post had the piece I was missing: use `--slurp` in combination with `sort_by()`
mental health 📚 Show more
Tension. Anxious arousal. Melancholia. Anhedonia. General anxiety.
Disentangling symptoms of depression and anxety: http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2017/12/04/many-different-types-of-anxiety-and-depression-exist-new-study-finds/
This is not what we mean when we say you might have to use a polyfill when targeting older platforms: https://www.wmfs.net/youtube-pranker-comes-unstuck/
Patreon Show more
The artists it hurts the most are the ones who bring a little bit of joy to a lot of people. It's hard to justify prioritizing them in my budget, but I know if many of us pledge a dollar, it'll make a significant impact for the artist. But with this change, I'll want to hold on to that dollar to spend somewhere else later, somewhere that 40% of it won't be eaten up by the finance machine.
Patreon Show more
Just sent to Patreon support in response to https://blog.patreon.com/updating-patreons-fee-structure/
As a patron, the Patreon platform offers me several advantages over clicking a PayPal button on a creator's own site. One is that it gives me a central place to manage all my pledges, but another advantage is that because Patreon bills me just once a month for *all* my pledges, I've been able to make small pledges without fear that I'm going to be supporting the payments industry more than the artists.
Portland, sit-lie Show more
The thing he *doesn't* ask is why this is a problem for their Sorel employees, why they're considering moving that Sorel office back out of downtown, when nobody's talking about the safety of the retail employees at Columbia Sportswear's flagship store, which has been in that building for ... how many years? or decades?
Portland, sit-lie Show more
OPB did an interview with Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle, following up on Boyle's opinion piece in the Oregonian about public safety in Portland.
I haven't been following everything about our sit-lie ordinance and how it changed this August, but
I feel like I should be keeping track of this story because I've worked in the building they're talking about for the last four years.