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After exhaustive testing, I've determined that I am composed of 93% bad jokes, 6% really bad jokes, and 1% Foucauldian discourse analysis.

Q: "How does the system know what salt to use for the password?"

A: "It's stored with the password."

Q: "But how does it know to use the salt?"

A: "It's stored with the password."

Q: "But why does it know what salt to use?"

A: "Because it's stored as part of the password."

(this went on for four more rounds before they achieved enlightenment.)

Q: How do I do X?

A: <a moderately complex explanation of how to do X>

Q: That doesn't help me, I actually need to do Y, I was asking about X because it's simpler.

fast food 

alcohol, mild body horror, eye contact 

It's that liminal time of year where my evening run is cold enough that breath condenses on my facial hair, but not so cold that icicles form.

re: Abolishing the university 

top-notch bootlicking 

I would say that "this thing? It's bad actually" is not a valuable contribution 80-90% of the time

Random obsession of the moment: mechanical puzzles.

"Actually, employees should just quit and find better jobs rather than engaging in collective action" is certainly an opinion.

"Ryan studied the two females. The plump brunette, Dawn, was as short as Taryn, and strength seemed to radiate from her. This female was a born alpha. He also sensed that she was a cougar shifter. The dark, curvy female, Madisyn, had the sharpest eyes he’d ever seen."

Using "male" and "female" instead of "man" and "woman" is A Thing in shifter romances and it always weirds me out.

uk politics 

rape culture 

regex crash course! 

I have now successfully remembered Tennessee Williams's name, but in the meantime forgot why I was trying to remember it.

Everyone's familiar with finishing a 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle and discovering that the box contained 1499 pieces; this is the first time I've ended up with 1501 pieces.

No man is an Island, except me, I'm an Island and a man, behold the terrible Man-Island, tremble in fear

uk politics 

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