“Pact to the stacks!” Deepsea Adventure is not a cooperative—or is it?

The kids are not as excited as me about 🎉 Routine Maintenance Sunday 🎉

Me: Time for bed! Mom & I need to discuss events of the day.
Son: Discuss them with us!
Me: We have *adult* things to discuss.
Daughter: (Knowingly) Like *beer* and *dating*?


Why did the baker refuse to moonlight making tortillas? Because he had a naan-cum-pita agreement.

I know everyone is down on Captive State but I thought it was a great movie. It asks: how do you resist in a perfect surveillance state? It’s so 2019 it hurts.

Pretty sure 30% of my day is logging into things.

I was able to register for at what feels like the buzzer, woo! I've been going since 2012 and I just went through my blogchives (sorry) to travel back in time: onfocus.com/tag/xoxofest

The music in 2014 was off the xoxook (sorry): flickr.com/photos/pb/sets/7215

2019 resolution: blog more.

Refreshing to see this kind of honesty from a company.

I really enjoyed The Courage to be Disliked:


I wasn’t aware of Alfred Adler before and he has a fascinating take on how people should relate to the world. I’ve been processing this every day since finishing the book and I’m finding it meaningful.

How to speed up DNS propagation: 1.) Go to Google. 2.) Type: "how to speed up DNS propagation", Search. 3.) Browse through the results, skim articles. 4.) Repeat for 24-48 hours.

"This is going to take a long time"

I appreciate software that just tells it like it is.

lightning crashes and salesforce just dies
it wonders what I did before
i start to type out some lines
the confusion sets in
before the loading spinner even appears

Nah, I don't have a wacky domain registration problem. I can quit anytime. Pretty sure someone else registered paulbaus.ch and pointed it at my site which is odd I guess one of those mysteries that won't be solved, no, whois is broken I think.

I'm disappointed that I didn't get an invite, but I'm excited about its smaller size this year. Revolution Hall feels more like home for XOXO.

Cause of world helium shortage found: “noble” gas tired of being known for dumb party trick.

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Generalistic and moderated instance.