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Intrepid little mouse adventuring in the Roppongi subway station.

So I just learned about the grasshopper mouse, a tiny thing which

A) announces its presence by screaming into the night sky, and
B) eats scorpions. And its mousey body converts the toxins from the scorpions' stingers into painkillers mid-lunching.

You know we've gone full corporate when I ask a question to my manager, and he responds, "I don't understand the ask."

Hashtag band name of the day: The Ask.

Seriously. I get that "ask" is monosyllabic, but "question" only has two. It's not that much more difficult to say or type. And, what he's *really* saying is, "I don't understand why you're asking the question. Can you clarify?" Responding with that as a response would have been, you know, a little more ... human.

Step 1: create a diverse ecosystem of successful open-source software, dominating the software market and defeating Microsoft once and for all

Step 2: Put it all on one proprietary software forge

Step 3: Microsoft buys the basket we conveniently put all of our eggs into

Wait

How to See the World's Reflection From a Bag of Chips Computer scientists reconstructed the image of a whole room using the reflection from a snack package. It's useful for AR/VR research—and possibly spying. wired.com/story/how-to-see-the #wired #news #Science/PhysicsandMath #augmentedreality #machinelearning #computervision #Science #cameras

Our kid's school just announce the extension of the closure until May 1st.

...cabin fever intensifies.

Dear tech wizards,

How do you stop and start work? That is, how do you pick up mentally a project where you left off? Notes? Saved tabs? Reminders?

Thanks.

Flagging typos and grammatical mistakes in graffiti with my own can of red spray paint, deducting points and adding "see me after class".

Individuals and companies continue to step up where the POTUS fails. #COVID19

Ford joins 3M, GE in speeding up ventilator, respirator production | Article [AMP] | Reuters

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