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watching a sitcom on Peacock and the subtitles (on by accident) say [Depeche Mode “Just Can’t Get Enough” plays] but it’s Devo’s “Beautiful World.”

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Working on migrating my Tumblr posts to an independently hosted 11ty blog. I have all the posts (~7500) and I think I've pulled all of the images (~850Mb). I have formats for each type of post roughed out. Big remaining question: attempt to tackle comments too??

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We've been wanting a specific mattress from a specific store; it's often OOS. I poked around the browser Network tab & figured out the URL to hit (& a header value it requires) to automate checking every 5 min. My little Node app stopped working after two weeks. While debugging, I went back to the site manually. Figured the header value timed-out after 15 days or something... I was refreshing and digging in DevTools for minutes, it was definitely not working... all the while I'm failing to notice that the dang thing is in stock. I should be clicking the Buy button, not debugging my little app!

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screenshot of JS code that handles an error by displaying "what the crap"

This error handler is in an NPM package downloaded almost a million times a week. Makes me feel better about my own... 😆

what the crap!

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Was offered 3 months of Apple Music when I set up that HomePod Mini. Cancelled this morning. If I ever used it, that was by accident. I guess I'm locked in to Spotify (though I hardly love it & should switch to YT Music which I get "free" as part of YT Premium, but don't use).

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Star Wars jelly belly

Mom always knows what I want for my birthday (from the Tuesday Morning clearance rack)

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Some days, Stack Exchange just has exactly what one needs. (If one needs to start adding .gpg repo keys the new safer way, and doesn't really know what they're doing...)

whoa wait where's the water

Earlier in the summer I restocked our emergency supplies, including bulk drinking water. I didn't want to put a bunch of varied-but-always-thin plastic containers (little bottles, big bottles, jerrycan-sized plastic jugs) in the broiling-hot garage, so I piled everything up in the spare BR closet. Stupidly stacked two (2) 2.5-gallon Publix spring-waters on top of each other.

Of course a pinhole opened up in the bottom one, at a bottom-facing seam where the container was glued together (or however they're constructed -- looks melt-y/glue-y). Over some period of time all 2.5 gallons trickled into the carpet. It must've been slow or I'd have seen/felt a wet spot, which I never did; this closet is about 5 feet from the desk at which I sit every day.

When I finally noticed, there was just the slightest hint of dampness in the back corner of the closet, 5 or 6 inches from where they'd been stacked. No smell, no mold, no mildew, no bubbles in the baseboard, nothing seems to be crawling up the drywall.

Dodged a wet bullet, I guess. As soon as the garage gets down under 120°F in the afternoons, I'm moving all this stuff out there. (where something else dumb will happen, probably. 😆)

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I gripe about stuff but I also appreciate when things work. Just told the appleTV to “play this tv’s audio on the HomePod” and after a worryingly-long think, it replied “now also playing in the kitchen.” WHICH IS WHERE THE HOMEPOD IS. It worked. Neat.