Well, darn it all to heck. Our directory allows some Unicode characters, but when I tried to add πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’© as an alias it didn't go through.

I'm tempted to ignore the things I should be working on and implement RFC 6531 instead, since it would bring me great personal satisfaction to own an email address containing emoji.

Ocean's Eight is worth watching just for Cate Blanchett's outfits.

I crafted a πŸ”₯ Facebook comment and no one reacted: a horror story for our modern times.

Watching Youtube videos about ZX Spectrum hacks > sleep

I'm not ready to render a final verdict, but the initial impressions of pumpkin spice beets is not incredibly positive.

Shocking no one.

I've made an experimental beet pie filling with pumpkin pie spices. I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's certainly an idea.

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I generally enjoy Bec McMaster's paranormal novels, but several have featured an unfortunate pattern where the hero is a member of a minority the heroine despises, but rather than truly challenging her prejudice it's resolved by the hero being special and different from the rest, and rejecting his heritage. Neither "what these people need is to be saved by the love of a good woman" nor "he's one of the good ones" is comfortable framing of racial issues, even when justified in-setting.

Boss: I'm going to heavily focus on patient X when presenting our case.

Me: No, don't do that, they're not going to care about X because foo. Focus on Y, Z, M, or A instead.

Boss, during the conference call: X X X.

Them: That's not relevant because foo. Are you sure yinz know what you're talking about?

It's so great to have a boss who listens when I talk and ackowledges my expertise.

It's always fun when one bug report uncovers three different bugs in two pieces of software.

(On a related note, if you have any questions about DMARC feel free to ask me.)

Every once in a while I'm reminded that I'm one of the top experts in the world in specific subject areas, and it really weirds me out. Like, I remember a time before I understood these things at all, and yet here we are now.

I think there's a useful distinction between the transphobic feminist whose transphobia is an unaware reflection of the dominant culture and the TERF whose transphobia arises from a coherent philosophical construction of feminism that is aligned with radical feminisim. Using TERF for both (or going further and using radfem in place of TERF) diminishes the communication content of the term.

(I mean, they can all fuck off, but there's no need to cede linguistic territory to them.)

I reminded the security team about a bad decision they made last year and now they want to have a meeting to "sync up". That doesn't at all sound like a bunch of work is about to land on my plate.

2018-09-02: Relative that I barely know adds me on Facebook.
2018-09-09: Racist post about Nike.

Welp, goodbye. And good riddance.

$ curl parrot.live

I can't tell if I'm delighted or horrified. Probably both.

(cw flashing/quick animation)

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