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The Tyranny of Spreadsheets

“When used by a trained accountant to carry out double-entry bookkeeping, a long-established system with inbuilt error detection, Excel is a perfectly professional tool. But when pressed into service by genetics researchers or contact tracers, it’s like using your Swiss Army Knife to fit a kitchen because it’s the tool you have closest at hand. Not impossible but hardly advisable.”

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Birthday Party for Jake

I ended up arriving between waves, as one set of folks were leaving and another showed up. We had a ton of rain (and some tornado sirens) earlier in the day, but by the time the party was underway… there wasn’t much more than the occasional slight drizzle.

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No Alarms

Lately, over the last 4-5 weeks or so, I’ve been getting up in the mornings before my alarm goes off. In fact, I think it’s been something like 4-5 weeks where I’ve even heard my alarm go off. It’s weird.

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Breaking [News]

“I? become a machine. A transfer of information. They? become a plea for empathy,

an oversaturation of feelings we’ll fail at transforming into action.”

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Alternate Realities

This is a mesmerizing collection of videos, showing the top 100 submissions of a challenge issued to 3D artists worldwide. Each clip was based on the same initial animation, with certain rules that needed to be adhere

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Initial Planting

More work in the backyard, with a lot of the soil tilled and amended. While a lot of our soil is generally really rich and great, the areas here have been hard and dry. So much so, that it’s really difficult to even get a shovel in.

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