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If I post a photo of Sylvester you like and think others would like, you're more than welcome to boost it.

I'm not going to beg for boosts because I don't really care. I'm just saying Sylvester photos are definitely fair game. :)

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I'm a software developer who's interested in many different things, some of which I want to try one day. I live in Abbotsford, BC, an hour outside of Vancouver.

I like photography, and my son and I are taking ukulele lessons together.

I post frequent pictures of the house CEO, a tuxedo cat.

today it occurred to me that you can "identify" any string using a series of regular expressions. Basically, do a binary search for each character using ^[a-z] (a-z is just an example, of course). As you identify a character, add it to your prefix.

This strikes me as completely useless and something I need to write soon.


This week’s Beer Club selection.

Zombieland 2 

(Sarcastically) “Who knew there were nuts in trail mix?”
“Not me. I thought it was vegan.”

Zombieland 2 

“If you love something, shoot it in the face.”

Bailed on it. The adaptation wasn’t working.

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I see they made a movie out of my favourite modern Stephen King story, Cell.

Trying to make a mouse work on Windows 10.

I hate everyone and everything right now.

What's wrong with this picture? (Hint: It has something to do with counting.)

I talked to a TV/movie insider a few weeks ago. He mentioned due to COVID-19 a lot of projects that are currently listed as “renewed” are actually 50-50 at best. I didn’t ask for examples, but apparently this is a thing.

Suddenly Depressed 

I think I’ll maybe just sit here in this parked car for the rest of my life. Doesn’t seem a lot of point getting out.

I’ve even got pizza and beer in here.


If you really think Trump is only 11% worse than Biden I think you’re probably an idiot.

Any of you have a mousepad that works well with a laptop on a couch, in bed, on a table, etc? Not sure what I should be looking for, really.

I've got a few apps on Windows 10 (mostly older games) that open Internet Explorer when I click links and ugh, I cringe every time.

Big Sur seems okay. Definitely some unpolished bits to it. I like a lot of the new UI components. The menu bar is awful, and turning on the option to reduce transparency actually makes it worse. Pop ups instead of sheets are nice. I've got used to the icons. Every now and then, drawing doesn't redraw a few pixels on the edge of something and it looks like a rabbit has left droppings on your screen. It's a beta, they'll get it right.

I love this line in the instructions:
"If you get an alert that the software hasn't passed Windows Logo testing, click Continue Anyway."

I read it as "Has it passed? Has it not? We don't know. It's your problem, not ours!"

Old USB stick: "up to" 480 Mbps.
New USB stick: "up to" 5 Gbps.

I'm not sure what the practical difference is exactly, but 10 times feels pretty close.

covid / uspol 

"If we can open Home Depot we can open schools."

The difference is nobody makes your kids sit in a Home Depot for six hours a day, hoss.

"I downloaded iOS 14 and all my data is gone, any idea what happened?"

Yes. You used a beta thinking it was a release.

CNN headline on main page: "Walmart is giving Amazon Prime a serious run for its money"

On the story itself: "Walmart is about to give Amazon Prime a serious run for its money"

I'm no Amazon fan, but c'mon. Neither of these is true.

Had to ask my wife to help me find my glasses because I couldn't see well enough to find my glasses without my glasses. Single people, how the fuck do you deal with this?

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Mastodon x = fun? A place for former ADN users - on the whole