Notes

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If I were a My Little Pony, I would have a purple body and curly yellow hair. My name would be "Daffil" and I would be a hairdresser, so my cutie mark would be a blow dryer.

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Good article, but the real takeaway is:

On macOS, you can open an emoji keyboard with ctrl + cmd + space. On Windows, you can open one with windows + .

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If you’re willing to embrace the grind you’ll look like a magician.

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Tim: “What's that song you're singing, Brian?”

Melissa: “It's from 'Wilbur's Spider'.”

Brian: “...You mean 'Charlotte's Web'?”

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Excellent list. One of my favorites:

  1. Naming things is fantastic. Everything on the screen should have a name. It’s better for your work. It’s better for accessibility. It’s better for your design. Take a table view and name it ‘Inbox’, ‘Screener’, or ‘Paper Trail’, and they suddenly mean something. What you do with them has changed. A good name transforms design and action.
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Koser's Theory of Leftovers: Remaining leftovers are redistributed evenly at the end of each day

(E.g., if I eat 4 pizza slices, Melissa eats 2, and there are 2 slices left, we both get 1 slice the next day)

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A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.
— Frederik Pohl
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By betting on Starship, which entails a host of development risks, NASA is taking a chance on what would be a much brighter future. One in which not a handful of astronauts go to the Moon or Mars, but dozens and then hundreds. In this sense, Starship represents a radical departure for NASA and human exploration.

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An interesting book by an interesting man. The digitization story is also interesting.

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In the background I heard Amber doing a broken record repeat of "a dream is a wish your heart makes." A little bit later, Brian came up to show me a picture on his phone and said, "A bream is a fish in some lakes." 🤦‍♀️🙄

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Read one of these as a kid and loved it. I had no idea the series was so successful.

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Nursery Rhyme

Lucy Lockett lost her mommy Kitty Fisher found her. Not any soul was in her Only a dress around her.

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My and my guys all sleep on our backs. We call ourselves The Back Sleep Boys.

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Idea for a microwave commercial: Hansel and Gretel can't fit the witch into the microwave

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API and webpage to link ISBNs with goodreads, WorldCat, and Amazon book IDs

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My nursery rhyme:

Little Tommy tucker 
Sings for his supper 
What shall we give him?
Spread his butt with butter!
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A guided tour that walks through the fundamentals of Git, inspired by the premise that to know a thing is to do it.

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A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. The substitutions are the real star.

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Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book-lover.

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Can we talk about issues instead of dumb stuff like, "The Office of the President Elect"?

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My TV shows:

  • Carrot Seed, Carrot Seed
  • Puppy Troll
  • Poodle Snack
  • Kitty Curl
  • Teddy the Bear
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See when a word was first used in print. Turns out I'm as old as "air quotes", "gangsta rap", and "nano-bot".

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"Analysts find the best scenario for economy emerges when a Democrat is President, but Republicans control Congress."

It depends on what you mean by "the economy". GDP? Stock market performance? Decreasing the poverty rate?

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You should never assume that Google is in the right, but Oracle is always wrong.

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His [President Warren G. Harding's] speeches left the impression of an army of pompous phrases moving over the landscape in search of an idea; sometimes these meandering words would actually capture a straggling thought and bear it triumphantly as a prisoner in their midst, until it died of servitude and overwork.
— William McAdoo
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In the animated movie Hercules, I wonder why Disney used the Greek name for the ruler of the underworld, Hades, and not his Latin name, Pluto?

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"So next time someone tells you we shouldn't be eating food that's been genetically modified, you can tell them we already are."

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"On 02/02/2020 GitHub captured a snapshot of every active public repository. Those millions of repos were then archived to hardened film designed to last for 1,000 years, and stored in the GitHub Arctic Code Vault in a decommissioned coal mine deep beneath an Arctic mountain in Svalbard, Norway."

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Clothing that injects junk license plate data into surveillance systems

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There's only so many things you can care about in a day, and Josh McDaniels is never going to be one of them.
— Michael Wilbon, May 12, 2020
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"If every animal is special, and each one has its own, unique intelligence, then why should we be any more enamored of the octopus than, say, the clownfish or the clam?"

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Former co-worker Mike Kastrantas's arcade game records on Twin Galaxies

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My verse

Kids, don't eat a live fish. And fish, don't eat girls.

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My philosophy: When you go through life being amazing, amazing things happen.

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Museum of Websites: A hand-curated gallery of how famous internet companies have changed over time.

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Foods we started eating from this article: sardines (still need to find bone-in), seaweed, chicken liver (the paté recipe is great). Also love:

Make a household rule that you have to take at least 7 bites before deeming a food “yucky.”

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"I had a whole gaggle of 100-point bucks in my sights, sleeping peacefully on their feet, like cows."

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It's a problem if you have more Goodreads friends than books marked "read" on Goodreads

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Every scene was a post credits scene until the 1960s

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If I'm ever on the run in Mexico, I'll use the alias "Jorge Curioso"

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I googled "clown names" and was disappointed in humanity

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Still disappointed we never got my imagined sequels to Super Smash Bros Melee and Brawl:

  • Super Smash Bros Fracas
  • Super Smash Bros Donnybrook
  • Super Smash Bros Brouhaha
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"Really, one could argue that the worst mistake Huff made was one that all of us have made at one point or another. He went to New Jersey."

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If we could choose any superpower, I'd pick 'slowing time' and Melissa would pick 'telekinesis'. So my power would let me do more work, and hers would let her do less ☺️

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Tim: “There's some cuff links hanging from his rear view mirror.”

Brian: “That's weird to see in Alabama.”

Tim: “I meant to say 'handcuffs'.”

Brian: “Oh. Never mind then.”

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I enter a password on my phone to open my password manager app so I can get the password for my app that lets me send my clipboard to my PC so I can send a website password from my phone to my PC. 😔

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Lydia: “(Pointing at object) This?”

Melissa: “That's a stepstool.”

Brian: “That's right! It's called that because Mommy had it before she got married.”

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Everyone ignores the first "R" in "February". I like to add one to make up for it. Frebruary.