Robot appliances 

Super appreciate the hustle little robot friend, but when we're Spring Cleaning in October, you can trust me that I know my procrastination has consequences. 😹 I've got decades of procrastination experience on you.

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Robot appliances 

My vacuum cleaner decided my house was too messy and it was going to just ignore my virtual walls and wander into other rooms than the one I told it to clean. Then it yelled at me because it got too full. Yeah, that's why I set up the virtual walls, dummy. I know we need to do this in stages. 😹

@apLundell Some artists really love silhouettes. Like fetish levels of love. Plus there’s whole Modernist schools of it (thanks Andy Warhol!). It *could* be a creative choice. It looks awesome from a distance. Might look good as blacklight poster in some teen’s bedroom. I don’t know

Tuesday Before Bandcamp Friday Reccomendation 

If anyone else hoards Bandcamp recs in their wishlist in the build up to Bandcamp Fridays, I’ve had an album in my head this week worth sharing, “Failure in Three Parts” by Jack and the Dull Boy:

jackandthedullboy.bandcamp.com

This 2021 release was a friend of a Discord friend sort of rec to me that I pre-ordered just on the hard rocking of the one and only preview track: their cover of “Maniac” (from Flashdance). The rest (prog) rocks even harder. 🤘

Amusement Parks 

Anyway, maybe I’ll actually ride something next weekend or the weekend after if I find another lazy Sunday.

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Amusement Parks 

If the park had wifi I’d consider “work from the park” next season. I’ve heard of a few software workers doing that in CA parks, setting up “offices” in an amusement park in a good wifi area for a change of scenery. I still could try it with phone tethering I suppose.

Apple Health warned me to try mixing up my usual walking routine so an hour walking an amusement park was just following health advice. 😼 Though I know a place with that much fried food isn’t that healthy for me.

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If I also lived in the Bay Area or LA I probably would have been very tempted to save for that total budget. It’s another weird sort of cost of living benefits to spoil myself with. All the parks I want access to. None of them are Disney or even the California version of Six Flags, though one is formerly Six Flags (don’t get me started on that rant).

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I’ve an FB friend that shared a spreadsheet they built of the best multi-pass amusement park deals to maximize West Coast park access (between SF and LA). It added some small perspective for me. My local park is tinier and less renowned, but also what I just paid for an entire season pass was a rounding error compared to that pass budget. I could also get passes for two or more of the other regional parks near me for less than the cost of just one CA multi-park pass (of three+).

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There’s just something magic about cool weather and bright lights everywhere after twilight on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

I bought a whole season pass just to walk around the park for an hour after sunset tonight. It was great. I didn’t ride anything. I just walked meandering figure eights around the park. I don’t know yet if I’ll make much use of the pass regular season next year or if I’ll find more time over the next three weekends. I did buy it just for the one hour.

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So this October is like the first time in maybe decades the city’s small, local amusement park has decided to do October weekends. They’re calling it “Pumpkin Weekends”. It’s very cute. They had a deal that next year’s season passes would include these October Weekends.

It’s partly because of sleep deprivation, but I have the strongest nostalgia for October nights in an Amusement Park from the one HS autumn I worked food service at one.

@wagesj45 It is true in jumping from IPv4 to IPv6: an IPv6 /64 is huge compared to even an IPv4 /8

Also, when I first learned some of this stuff netmasks were still more common than the CIDR / format which is SO MUCH cleaner. Netmasks were just bitwise & bit masks. You still see them in UIs sometimes, but they are goofy: 255.255.0.0, for instance for a /16. They look even goofier for IPv6: ffff:: for a /16. It’s a useful teaching tool though. Subnet prefix is whatever bitwise &s the mask.

@wagesj45 Might as well jump to 10.0.0.0/8 and pretend your home went corporate. Or best yet, fdRR:RRRR:RRRR::/48 (where the Rs are random rolled hex digits) for all the IPs a home should ever need in our lifetimes. (I like IPv6.)

Lower Decks is great and says the thing 

Sexy establishing shot of DS9 followed (rightfully) by:

(Bajoran) Lt. Cmdr. Shaxs (angrily): Tacky Cardassian fascist eyesore!

👏

@apLundell @Taweret “Oscar, the HOA clearly states all trash cans must be hidden inside a house’s garage except for the minimal time necessary on trash collection day. You can’t just hang out on the street, that’s unsightly!”

@ifixcoinops @dajb Related to this is my forever disappointment in the Bird/Lindelof “Tomorrowland” film. They had unprecedented access to Disney’s EPCOT archives and related research to use for concept art of the film and then… told a lazy story about their EPCOT only exists if you Atlas Shrug hard enough and is for John Galt-like individualists only. (Like a BioShock in reverse.) Which seems like the exact opposite lesson of our real timeline. (Not enough collectivism in urban planning.)

@edstink There’s a restaurant I know where this is my brother’s fault as manager (so indirectly my fault for introducing my brother to Futurama). If it’s the same restaurant that is neat and it is a small world and if it is a different one, I’m glad there is more than one. 😹

@ifixcoinops @dajb The wild thing to me is that this isn’t even a buried lede in Disney’s park designs. Walt himself spent years on national TV proselytizing the EPCOT vision that the US could *plan* walkable/livable cities (of tomorrow) IF IT WANTED TO. Back when EPCOT was an acronym for “Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow”. Today there’s a park named Epcot (not an acronym) at Walt Disney World as this sort of sad reminder that we the US didn’t care to try.

@ryan Which I realize is a very strong opinion that is mine and a lot of people don’t agree with me. I’m happy to acknowledge Google seems filled with a lot of very smart people. I just don’t think they are incentivized to use their smarts fixing the right problems at a corporate level.

@ryan But “nobody got fired for picking Google tech”. Google tech seems “safe” for developers. That “time to paint” metric is easy to find/read/understand. Proper usability studies are harder. Real performance knowledge is a massive field with a lot of rabbit holes.

@ryan Meta/Facebook seems to prioritize usability a lot more than Google does. Right now in the “war” between vendor libraries, my performance expertise says “Always pick Meta/Facebook over Google tech”. Pick React over Angular. Pick whatever Service Worker library Meta picks over Google Workbox. (For a while that was Workbox with a ridiculously different config than default, now it is something else I forget what.)

For a tech company, Google seems bad at tech. At least, with respect to users.

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