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"An idiot admires complexity, a genius admires simplicity."

- Terry A. Davis

OH LOOK! I found an actual comment in the code

//TODO: Rename $free_second_day to $free_standard
//These global variables weave in and out through files
//I don't feel confident I can rename them all.
//If someone else ends up having to deal with this.
//I'm so sorry.

Reminder: "Don't feed the trolls."

I was close. So close. Had the post all ready to go. Just needed to hit the send button. And then I remembered:

"Don't feed the trolls."

@Bishop @Johncdvorak there are two types of people in every organization: the people who are there to fulfil the mission of the organization, and the people who perpetuate the organization itself. As time goes on, the latter group expands at the expense of the former. I forget who it was who expounded this originally, though :/

I enjoyed this short video. It's from about six weeks ago, and it's just some ordinary thirty-somethings going for a night out on the town in Montpellier, France.

Something about the relative normalcy of it gave me a sense of peace, especially at a time when it may seem like nothing at all is normal.

(In French, but it's mostly visual.)


Plusieurs compagnies de gendarmes, certains armés de fusils d’assaut, ont contrôlé le port du masque en amont des collèges et lycée. Dans l’Essonne mais aussi en Bourgogne, dans la Vienne ou encore dans le Doubs.

I was in the living room yesterday while my wife was watching a TV program. Two characters on the screen entered a strip club called "The Landing Strip." For some reason it brought to mind this post from last summer.

Kyle Rittenhouse defense lawyer Lin Wood locked out of Twitter after advocating for his client

Whaha! A Karen on the chat wants to speak with the manager :flan_laugh:

A couple months ago, I did a series of reposts from my personal blog (@curt), which I'd recently enabled for . The code I wrote to push the posts from my Hugo-powered blog into the Fediverse is a set of proof-of-concept AWS Lambda functions that I'm now attempting to rewrite into a somewhat coherent web application. Anyway, this is why I'm holding off on another set of boosts for the time being. It's also why I'm not blogging much. 😉

"Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)

The domestic departure area is much more utilitarian than the international terminal. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France. September 2016. 🇫🇷

> Russia, Russia, Russia!

Ugh, here we go again.

November 4 can't come soon enough.

There was just enough rain for a rainbow during this past weekend's hike at Shaw Butte.

Today is the first day of September. The last time I had a proper haircut was just after I got home from Mexico in February, so it's officially been at least six months now. In the meantime, the hair attachment that came with my beard trimmer has been doing an acceptable job.

It was bad enough all the barbers and stylists had to close their shops, in some cases for months, but how much of that business will never return because people figured out how to do it themselves?

Wine windows? 🍷

A quaint tradition with a dark history. Pint-size hatches, carved into the concrete walls of wineries and shops of Tuscany 🇮🇹

Beverage merchants could serve drinks at a safe social distance during the Black Death plague. 💀 Now repurposed for COVID-19 🦠

#Wine #Vin #Vino #WineWindows #BuchetteDelVino #Alcohol #Italy #Italia #Tuscany #Toscana #Europe #Pandemic #COVID19 #Coronavirus

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