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It’s not that I don’t like the idea of new technology. It’s that I worry about how each new technology will hurt a portion of society and, at this point, it is safe to say that every new technology hurts people in one way or another.

Physically we’re safe. We’re at a friends until Saturday and then we will go home if we still have one or to my parents in Chicago if we don’t. We really have no idea but, for a number of reasons, it doesn’t look good. Emotionally I’m not OK at all. I’ll see y’all on the other side.

Ian is officially a hurricane and a hurricane watch has been issued for Sarasota.

Packing up to get away from this house for the storm and... it's amazing how many clothes I bought in the last 2 years that I've never worn... always saving them for a "special occasion.”

Yeah, that's the stuff I'm taking (we're talking nice jeans, t-shirts, a few button-down shirts, etc, not suits or anything like that). My mother has always hoarded clothes. I'm annoyed that the pandemic got me starting it.

Three things are hard in computer science:
0. Off-by-one errors
3. Concurrent
1. Naming things processing
2. Cache invalidation

That’s before even getting into the other questionable choices they made.

We bought the place sight-unseen and I don’t have to think about it often but, when a storm comes, the realization hits like a brick. It just was t built for a storm.

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The addition on my house is from 1983 but, seriously, whomeever built it was an idiot. It’s cheap frame with out so much as ever even taping the drywall. How it’s still standing is a miracle without a major storm (to the best we can tell it’s never had > cat 1 winds).

Our local gas station is out of gas and a few homes boarding up already on our walk this morning. Saw 4 cars pull through looking for gas just as we walked by

I really picked poorly when we moved here for someone with extreme anxiety. Storms didn’t worry me as a kid. I’m already down 5lbs this past week due to being sick from anxiety.

Celestial objects to scale in size, rotation speed and tilt - Dr James O'Donoghue

One thing I’m starting to come to terms with is that, even as a well paid tech worker, finding a home in the heart of a big city, much less a major one, is almost impossible anymore.

Thing with WordPress nowadays is that we’ve now got blocks, reusable blocks, custom blocks, and block patterns, but also block styles, block variations, block templates, (theme) templates, and template parts. And they’re _different things_. (Also, [custom] text formats, block transforms, `theme.json` and `block.json`, server-side rendering, hybrid themes, and more.) And I haven’t even looked at React/JSX, yet.



Well, the forecast for Ian still has it hitting our home dead on as a major hurricane but the models this morning are pretty evenly split between here and where we were planning on going to keep safe. It's going to be a very stressful weekend.

@chris man I’m over here doing the opposite.

This whole thought came from me lately trying to figure out “how do I get people building their own stuff as FAST as possible?”

I’m not trying to open the gates; I’m tearing down the whole fucking fence.

Everyone should be learning to solve their own problems with programming.

I am continually disappointed by the WordPress community. I wish I had the energy to do more about it in some cases and feel horrible that I don't but... damn... I don't need to be involved with that shit anymore either.

Well, it looks like we're prepping our evacuation plan with TD9. Our house has a really poorly built addition added in 1983. Because of that my wife and I have always agreed that anymore more than a Cat 1 really isn't safe here. Add to all that a very busy time at work where I can't afford to be without power/internet for weeks again and... Ugh.

I haven't updated my Facebook Partisanship score graph since the beginning of the year. This takes the top 10 daily trending stories, ranks them from -10 (very left partisan) to 10 (very right partisan) and averages the score for the day. This year has really been trending a lot closer to middle of the road *but* it's not because there are equal numbers of far left/right days. It's that the algorithmic boosting seems to be pushing more neutral content (pop music, cat videos, etc). #DeleteFacebook #DeleteMeta #DeleteBigTech

After a week + with iOS 16 I’m really impressed with it. I don’t think I’ve encountered a single bug yet and the new data in the weather app, sports in News and a few other features really are handy. I feel like it’s even better than my last Pixel now.

It's looking more and more like we're going to be facing a major hurricane here next week and my anxiety is going through the roof. The next few days, at least, are going to be very rough.

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