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reading

Have not been reading a lot of fiction the past year or two, but I certainly am this week. Read just 8 novels in Jan-Mar, but already 5 in April, and 2 in the past 2 days.

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The Just City
The Just City
author: Jo Walton
name: Joey
average rating: 3.73
book published: 2015
rating: 0
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date added: 2015/04/16
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0x27

0x27 in programmer years means

... I can mostly sort of understand this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KioQRICpmo

... And hey, I remember that guy, we had lunch in Canberra once and the whole table of LCA attendees happened to know Haskell.

... And, it seems, I wake up at 6 am to watch lectures like this now?

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persuasion

Pleased that I helped the curl developers fix its behavior when downloading a 0-byte url. Before now, it "successfully" didn't create a file at all in this situation. https://github.com/bagder/curl/issues/183

They went from "It certainly works like this on purpose, it is not a mistake" to "I have merged the fix for this issue". All it took in this case was gently pointing out a better approach than the one they'd gotten stuck on.

Good bug reporting is such an art. Mine aren't always so good, or successful. Sometimes just funny is the way to go https://github.com/yamadapc/haskell-ascii-progress/issues/13

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Laundry, taxes, and then an emergency .1 bugfix release. I've had better days.

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Earliest possible April fools joke?

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Is the SMS network somehow more libre than the Internet?

(Honestly curious, the only thing I've ever done with SMS is block them all to try to avoid chargeback spams.)

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Mrs Manners says to click it 12 times in this situation.

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Wait, didn't I report a security bug in obnam restore?

Clearly, removing it is for the best..

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Not only should everyone run adblocking software, but it should be included, and enabled by default in OS installs.

BTW, check out https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/ if you haven't seen it yet.

Edit: Its readme has a succinct statement of this -- "The ultimate logical consequence of blocking = theft is the criminalisation of the inalienable right to privacy."

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puzzling puzzle

Wish I could understand why, when someone is reporting a really strange problem, I can get 100% puzzled by it and stuck. But then, if I manage to reproduce the same problem, I can always quickly figure out the root cause and fix it.

It's often a night and day difference, I can go round and round with a user for hours trying to understand what they did, but once I reproduce the problem, I can have it fixed in minutes.

It's something to do with bandwidth, and limited information, and communication difficulties, and confirmation bias, and.. I don't know what all.

Being able to diagnose and fix reproducible problems is a good skill. Being able to coax reproducible test cases out of users is a good skill. But I feel there's something here I could be better at.

(Users could also be a lot better at reporting bugs and reliably communicating of course..)

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\o/

Back in the sweet, mellow air of the South!

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brainy bus

On the bus at 5 am, sleepily looking thru slices of my brain while on my way to see RMS.

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The Highest Frontier
The Highest Frontier
author: Joan Slonczewski
name: Joey
average rating: 3.42
book published: 2011
rating: 0
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date added: 2015/02/01
shelves: currently-reading
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Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future
author: Ed Finn
name: Joey
average rating: 3.74
book published: 2014
rating: 0
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date added: 2014/12/18
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Schild's Ladder
Schild's Ladder
author: Greg Egan
name: Joey
average rating: 3.91
book published: 2002
rating: 0
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date added: 2014/11/17
shelves: currently-reading
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Otherbound
Otherbound
author: Corinne Duyvis
name: Joey
average rating: 3.78
book published: 2014
rating: 0
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date added: 2014/11/12
shelves: currently-reading
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The Peripheral
The Peripheral
author: William Gibson
name: Joey
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2014
rating: 0
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date added: 2014/10/31
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