Shopping for light fixtures is a good way to lose any remaining faith in the aesthetic sense of the entire human race.


@cherubiks That's a bullshit rule embraced by a very small minority of people who read tarot. Buying your own first deck isn't disrespecting anything, and ensures that you get one you actually like instead of a terrible Smith-Waite recolour.

@MoMartin Oh, wow, you just reminded me of how sad I was when the only local store that carried them closed. Half sours for the win.


(I really should have started these a month or more ago, but better late than never.)

Moshe refuses to look at images or cameras or mirrors. I think he might be a fairy.

@iconography And now I have a perverse desire to watch it, because brains are weird like that.


"Using QA tools in development could make debugging unnecessary!"

Yes, if we write perfect software we might never need to fix bugs. In the real world we need to be able to diagnose the problems that occur due to less-than-perfect code, and throwing away debug symbols makes that more difficult.

@matt (For contrast, in 1984 there were 49,764 babies given the name Matthew, declining to 11,611 in 2017.)

@matt It's more that Simon was never common in the US; the first time more than 500 children were given that name in a year was 1984, and it's since been growing in popularity (2015 is the year with the most new Simons, at 1,633.)

uspol and my canadian friend 

uspol and my canadian friend 

@dconley AWS at work, Linode at home (mainly out of inertia, but they've done some work on shifting from their original slow and clunky provisioning model to more modern on-demand offerings so it might be reasonable for your use cases.)

food, alcohol 

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