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I feel like I don't have enough nor sufficiently powerful superlatives to give either this beautiful music or the video for it the adoration they deserve. But let me give it a shot anyway: stupendous, head-expanding, exceedingly lovely and brave. Also helpful and necessary. 12/10!!

2017-11-01 07:52:13+00:00
arrow.beam.stands

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Note to my nerd self (and anyone else who might find this information handy one day): if you run the Unix env command and there is a blank line in the middle of the output? it means there is a goddamn newline at the end of the value assigned to the variable immediately above. Trying the old echo $MYENVAR can mislead you even more; it doesn't even print an empty line to STDOUT or in any other way indicate the presence of the \n at the end of your assigned value. If this envar happens to be—oh, let's just say,—setting an administrator password in your application container, and you overlook this subtle nonprinting character, this can entirely fuck your shit up, even as far as a full-day-wasting, headdesk-y bout of frustration.

A good way to finally noodle out WTF is going on is to drop into a Python shell and os.getenv() the offending variable. The result will actually, explicitly, and helpfully show you the \n at the end of your value, and you will remember to strip that damn thing off before you base64-encode it for your Kubernetes Secret resource definition next time, but trust me: the blank line in the env output should clue you in, and would be a lot faster and less painful.

2017-11-01 05:31:55+00:00
jazzy.notice.softly

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TFW your laptop power cord is tangled up w/ your shoelaces

2017-10-31 18:06:53+00:00
press.voted.match

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I see the candy companies are still referring to teensy candy bars as "Fun Size"

2017-10-31 17:49:55+00:00
plenty.bump.falls

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Current stage of social media withdrawal: everything I stumble across on the internet looks amazing, fascinating, and super-important to be posted and shared. Otherwise not feeling strongly drawn to actually log in—not missing it, surprisingly.

2017-10-31 15:24:00+00:00
still.poems.jeeps

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The interesting question isn’t whether so many Republicans are demonstrating a striking degree of hypocrisy, but why. – David French, NYT, 2017-10-30

2017-10-31 07:08:56+00:00
deed.brief.towers

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Like everyone does from time to time, it seems, I am taking a break from the social media. I've tried this before and to be honest I'm really bad at it. But I have gotten increasingly upset about what Twitter and Facebook have done to warp discussion in the general commons of society at large, and have always been uncomfortable letting someone else own my personal data. I am also (again, like practically everybody) concerned about the effects of compulsive or addictive checking social media sites on my personal life and relationships.

I don't have a plan for how long I want this hiatus to last. I realize my chances of success would improve if I made a specific commitment, but like I sad I'm bad at this. I also don't have a great history with blogging, but I'm hoping having this little site going will give me an outlet to turn to with stuff I might otherwise post to the Facebook or the Twitters. I am really hoping to keep this hiatus up for at least 30 of solid days of not logging in or checking FB or Twitter at all, and my fond wish is to find I can do without them permanently or at least indefinitely. I haven't missed LinkedIn since I deleted my account there, I tell you what.

2017-10-30 23:54:58+00:00
goals.tell.name