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.

@polychrome Due to lack of bezels and a different aspect ratio the 5.8" S8 is actually narrower than the S5 and only about a quarter of an inch taller, so I find it more comfortable to hold.

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.

@feminineforms I find it frustrating because I think it's the most ambitious and genuinely thought-provoking film in the franchise, but it tries to serve too many audiences and thus falls short for all of them.

@feminineforms Fair enough, but I think that the main reason it feels like Rey doesn't do much is that the movie is so overstuffed. She has one of the most fully realized arcs in the film and has a decent amount of agency, but it's competing for brain share with the least interesting casino trip ever so the impact is diluted. (This also ties in to the cerebral thing, since she's far less shooty and fighty than in the first film, but that doesn't mean she's not doing anything.)

@feminineforms Are you from the universe where it's literally the worst and has completely destroyed the franchise, or the one where it's a remarkably cerebral meditation on the power and perils of mythologizing (that would be even better with thirty minutes trimmed out)?

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.

@feminineforms I think it's a cult. Or possibly a sandwich topping. Who can say?

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.)

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