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I'm now operating three bots on Mastodon:

Launch Radar Bot - @launchradar

Western Quakes Bot - @westquake

Japan Quake Bot - @japanquake

<Americans> We're raising our child bilingual <Canadians> we call that "going to school"? <Europeans> Wait, you mean you only speak two languages? O_o

First you think it's bad. Then funny. And then it's suddenly kind of touching. European News Comedy shows sing a song together: dotheyknowitseurope.eu/

Just taught one of our cats how to play fetch!

I HAVE MADE FETCH HAPPEN

If you have an iOS device I highly recommend you check out play.date/media/ and scroll down to the AR section. You can view the device in AR and its really fun to play with.

Eclipse Foundation: "[We are contractually bound to not say that Oracle are big jerks and also incompetent and might possibly have doomed Java EE to the garbage pile of history]"

> Because of the complexity and confidential nature of our negotiations, the Eclipse Foundation and Oracle have also agreed that we will not attempt to characterize here what has resulted in this outcome.

eclipse-foundation.blog/2019/0…

The way forward is to put everything that was under javax.* under jakarta.* and write tooling to binary-patch existing compiled code for backwards compatibility.

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The Cat

I spotted her on my walk. I wonder just what she was thinking?

Canon SL2/200D - Canon 18-135mm Lens - ISO 160

#photo #photography #animals #cat #springtime

I'm incredibly happy to finally be able to talk about this wild thing I've been apart of building for 4 years!

play.date

I don't mean this in an elitist/exclusionary way. I think it's a bit irresponsible that coding schools and bootcamps start people off by teaching them React/Angular/etc. It's as if you took a woodworking shop and they're like, "OK day one, you will architect an entire five-story building and build it from scratch."

Aww man I totally missed that Unicode 12 came out in March!

unicode.org/versions/Unicode12

554 new characters, 61 new emoji

including important additions to Miao script, used for communicating with cats in the mountains of Yunnan and Sichuan,

and some kind of changes to Bopomofo, if you have Bopomofo fomo

I bought an old ThinkPad at a yard sale for $5. It had a clean install of Windows XP, except for one file, named "dat forklift.jpg"

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I think tonight I'll be breaking out the blender. I've got vanilla ice cream, half & half, and maple syrup. Time to make (and enjoy) a good old fashioned milkshake.

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