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Saturday Errands

Liz was on the lookout for an older window. But we mostly just browsed around. While the windows were fewer than we had hoped, there wer definitely a lot of doors.

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30 Seconds of Daisy Snoring

I was sitting with Daisy one evening, and she decided to just hang out in her hop-n-flop… and promptly fell asleep. But not only was she sleeping, she started snoring.

I was able to get my camera out, and quietly filmed her up close for a little while.

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Revisiting an Old Refactor

I’ve been doing coding for myself this week, which was a surprising thing. I’ve been mostly all work for a while now, and downtime rarely involves coding for my own pleasure.

While I have several old projects that really need some time and attention once more, I ended up revisiting my Villanelle Bot project. Which, after some recent changes at Heroku, stopped working.

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Everyone, Meet Hugo

We’ve joked that we should have named him “Buddy,” because that’s what we end up calling him casually. Maybe that will be more of a nickname, and Hugo will be what he uses for… I dunno, when he signs legal documents or something.

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The Follower

The Follower is a great combination of open cameras, social media, and digital voyeurism. It takes publicly available camera data, Instagram photo data, and produces a snapshot of when a particular Instagram photo was taken.

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Alone with the Goddess

by Linda Gregg The young men ride their horses fast on the wet sand of Parangtritis. Back and forth, with the water sliding up to them and away. This is the sea where the goddess lives, angry, her lover taken away. Don’t wear red, don’t wear green here, the people say. Do not swim in the sea. Give her an…

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Getting Rid of Things

So, a few things to note here. First, as an employee of Grubhub, I get $50 in credit, per week, to use for ordering food. It used to be $35 per week a few years ago, but during the pandemic the amount got upped to $50.

If you don’t use your allocation before midnight on Sunday, it gets rolled into a donation fund… and then you’re issued another $50 on Monday. Something of a “use it or lose it” kind of thing.

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