Microsoft released the source for GW-BASIC (1983) and reading it is a wild ride.

This code has everything

* Double-precision floating-point library
* Kanji support
* Leftover code from the Altair 8800

github.com/microsoft/GW-BASIC

The first rule of cat ownership: if you think you smell cat pee, then there is definitely cat pee.

Things I always google:

* how to do any time formatting and conversion in Python (or really every language)
* which of >& or &> or 2>1 etc. redirect stderr to stdout or to a file
* anything involving sed
* jQuery AJAX functions

And basically everything else.
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RT @IanColdwater
I can absolutely guarantee you that all the experienced engineers you look up to still make mistakes and have to look things up too

Doing these things does…
twitter.com/IanColdwater/statu

“Something isn’t really working until the first time it breaks”

rhetorical follow-up: what do cofounders / small team members who have a mix of Deaf folks and hearing folks (who don't know sign language)? I feel like having such a strong culture around face-to-face, auditory meetings is needlessly anti-accessible.

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Would it be possible to have a tech startup with a *no* meetings policy?

Like "No-Meetings Friday", but every single day.

I am truly amazed at how often my neighbors can mow their lawns.

Now that all meetings are virtual, I feel like I am in way more meetings.

Maybe I was only getting time for work because people forgot to invite me to the in-person meetings that I would have missed as a remotie 😂

“I am the traditional sacrificial engineer”

I have to say that Python typing has been such a boost to my productivity.

Every time I go into downtown to pick up something from my office

@jamey Good to know. I've had almost the opposite problem with IPv6 -- Comcast does not always give an IPv4 address anymore, which initially caused some problems. It seems to be better now.

Do I know anyone in Portland who uses C*nturyLink gig fiber? I’m debating upgrading (from C*mcast gig) for better upload speeds and lower costs, but I’m concerned about reliability.

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