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numpy is extraordinarily useful! That's indisputable. But parts of its interface are vicious. For example:

And people call nethack player-hostile!

Are there wrappers for numpy that place less priority on extreme conciseness and more on making mistakes hard?

Know what still gets software updates?

My Kobo eReader, a model that was released in 2013.

It is possible to support consumer devices for more than a year or two!

Linux on the Desktop 

Today I learned that the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization don't believe there's a "black mold" that's unusually toxic.

It's still true that you generally don't want to breathe a ton of mold spores, some people have mold allergies, and you should minimize molds in environments for immunocompromised people, but there's not one color or species of mold that's a lot more dangerous than the others.

NBC got their television network going in 1947.

The traditional definition of Baby Boomer describes those born 1946 – 1964.

Network television and televised sitcoms are literally Boomers, raised together by the Silent Generation in the wake of World War 2.

Have you ever tried to get the cover off of one of these incandescent-bulb-sized LED lamps?

It's a hilarious exercise for those of us who grew up thinking of light bulbs as the most fragile of things that would crack and implode if you sneezed wrong.

I have put this thing under the leg of a chair and sat on it and it barely cares.

Hey, if you're a person who likes to have serious thoughts about competitive sports and gender, I have found the 14 kiloword article for you:

That's it: Self-destructing posts are like the *opposite* of pinned-posts.

You pin a post when it has something you want all future visitors to see it when they look up your page.

You make a self-destructing post if it's okay that some people see it now, while it's timely, but that you don't want to leave a big pile of on the profile that introduces you.

For a long time I didn't get the appeal of the time-limited social media content (e.g. Snapchat, 24-hour Insta stories, etc). Why would you post anything to a network if you didn't want it to be referenceable forever?

I'm slowly coming around to it.

Sure, both the host and anyone with read access to your feed _could_ capture it and archive or redistribute it, so don't trick yourself into thinking those aren't still risks. But it filters the audience a bit (in some self-selecting way I probably don't understand too well), and it's a way to share things that don't accumulate on your profile page as it's seen by future visitors.

peeve (😾) 

infotainment high-five apophenia markup language support system


fae (xe/xyr): may i have your pronouns?
me (they/them): sure! they/them
fae (they/them): thanks :)
me ( / ): wait


After seeing this clip

I went on a little exploration of triple pendulums last night.

There was a kinetic sculpture artist here in Oregon, Ken Patton, who did a lot of neat stuff, including rotation in more dimensions:

Doikayt: A Jewish TTRPG Anthology

I have no additional commentary; the tagline is likely enough to pique your interest if it's your kind of thing. I was excited to be told this is a thing that exists!

necessary rider for all Kickstarter links:

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