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Hia. I'm Alexandria. You may know me from the Slack or from such projects as:

Koios - a universal database-free file tagger

Zhmenu - a robust featureful dmenu-like replacement and input method

Wisp - A fast, smart, lispy HTML output language

SpotifyC (WIP) - C Interface to the Spotify Web API and Spotify command line client

Boosts would be deeply appreciated as more users = less bugs.

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Trainer in der Projektmanagement Schulung empfiehlt immer grün zu melden egal wie rot das Projekt ist

Grund: Es gebe Untersuchungen die belegen, dass PMs, die immer grün melden bessere Karrierechancen haben als die, die gelb oder rot melden wenn nötig


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"Applications are programs written by users of computers to solve the problems for which the computers were purchased in the first place."

Marcellus, Systems Programming for Small Computers, 1984

Again, we seem to have forgotten that it's the users who are meant to program the computers.

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Parents: are your kids exchanging vi keymaps?

wtf: one word forward, then to the first 'f'

LOL: insert a new line with a single 'L' just above bottom of screen.

fml: move to one character past the next 'm'

tbh: move to two characters before the next 'b'

dtf: delete to 'f'

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I put a Lisp on my iPad, and am packing SICP for my transatlantic flight tonight. Let's see how that goes

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Maybe this is a controversial opinion in today’s world but I think you should love your mom REGARDLESS of how many times she hits enemies for extra points of bonus damage

In other news: Lead acid batteries are cool. Hooked a seemingly dead one up to its charger for a few days and it came back eventually.
Pretty sure that wouldn't have worked with a lithium battery.

(if that sounds interesting to you, challenge.synacor.com/ is similar (it's also very transparently a recruiting tool, but it's fun anyway), and I can vouch for more than the initial concept on that one - made it to the seventh or eighth password before I got sidetracked building a debugging/reversing tool in Rust)

finally got around to starting boundvariable.org/ - didn't get too far because I had other things to do, but it felt really good to do some non-work programming

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[target acquired] . . .
[triangulating location] . . .
[calculating launch velocity] . . .
[calibrating traction control] . . .
[testing launch systems]. . .

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This is bizarre but true: in older (and by that I mean largely pre-1900) English printed alphabets, the character & was printed at the end, and was memorized as a 27th character.

It was recited in the alphabet as "per se and", meaning "'and' by itself". So the end of the alphabet went "X, Y, Z, and per se and."

The phrase "and per se and" eventually got contracted - and is how we got today's name for the symbol: ampersand.

No, really: merriam-webster.com/dictionary

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Starting an instance called pin.gu and posts will be called “noots”

Finally got my hands on a LaserDisc of something I actually want to watch - with subs, no less!

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