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  • Experienced my first unconference today at PearConf. Really enjoyed the format, but it is intense. I feel more tired than I did after 3 days at RailsConf! ๐Ÿ˜…

  • Non-exhaustive list of people who think โ€œFinally, a real burrito!โ€ while waiting in line for one at the San Francisco airport:

    1. People whoโ€™ve been living in Germany
    2. Bay Area natives whoโ€™ve been in San Diego for too long.
  • Sarah Mei says she writes tweet storms instead of blog posts because the realtime feedback she gets makes her writing better. Not being Twitter famous, it didn't even occur to me that that's a possibility. I'm still pro-blog and anti-tweet-storm, but glad to hear her perspective.

  • Iโ€™ve had a 2017 MacBook Pro as my work computer for several months but am actually using its keyboard for the first time today, since Iโ€™m working from home this morning. It really is awful. Even if none of the keys break, itโ€™s just horrible to type on.

  • This review sums up exactly why Off the Wall is my favorite Michael Jackson album.

    Side note: wedding DJs should really make "Burn This Disco Out" the default last song of the night rather than "Closing Time" or whatever they play these days.

  • TIL that Rails's inflector class is officially frozen, as a safety measure:

    #--
    # Defines the standard inflection rules. These are the starting point for
    # new projects and are not considered complete. The current set of inflection
    # rules is frozen. This means, we do not change them to become more complete.
    # This is a safety measure to keep existing applications from breaking.
    #++
    
  • A Solution to Paul Ryan's Problem: Paul Ryan says Americans need to have more babies. John Warner says canceling student debt will help with that.

  • Crochet, Code, Craft ๐Ÿ”—

  • Albert Mehrabian on whether 93% of communication is nonverbal ๐Ÿ’ฌ

    Every time I hear my results being incorrectly quoted in this way, I cringe inside. It must be obvious to anyone with a little bit of common sense that this cannot be right.

  • When I grow up, I want to be a bookstore cat ๐Ÿ”—