Interesting treat if you like sour candy: Cover green grapes in lime juice and freeze them for a couple hours. Let them partially thaw (15 minutes or so) and enjoy!

They have a punch like a sour patch kid candy, and a little chewiness from being frozen.

"The team hypothesized that a sealed container on the ocean floor could provide ways to improve the overall reliability of datacenters. On land, corrosion from oxygen and humidity, temperature fluctuations and bumps and jostles from people who replace broken components are all variables that can contribute to equipment failure."

For a certain sect in politics, “life isn’t fair” became “life shouldn’t be fair” somewhere along the way...

When my gf brings me Mediterranean food: “get the Greek to him”

When all you can think of is a hammer, every analogy comparing software tools to physical tools looks like a hammer analogy.

ending all communications with "idk" to absolve myself of any mistakes.

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Something neat I was reminded of when reading this note about aperture on @slisne's page (
The f-numbers in photography have "weird" values (1.4, 2, 2.8, ...) because the thing you want to control is how much light is let through, which is proportional to the aperture area, but the f-number is proportional to the aperture diameter/radius. f-numbers increase by factors of √2 so that the aperture area increases by a factor of 2 for each step, since area ~ radius².

I've seen much criticism of cryptocurrency that hinges on the environmental impact of computing, the fear of mob rule of the ledger system – or the trust we place in cryptography itself.

I think the worst part of virtual currency is the exactitude with which it enshrines our debts.

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Slathering myself in spf and going to the beach.

Starting a podcast with the significant others of my significant other's best friends called "The Hos of my Ho's Bros Before Hos".

Left my pencil outside all night in torrential downpour.

It's totally fine. Perfect tool.

I'm listening to the Overcooked 2 OST while working to see if it makes me more productive and cooperative.

The main menu of my site become longer, so I stopped including the entire navigation on every page.

I can't tell if it's a bad change, or if I'm just getting used to it.

Any Ian M Banks fans? What’s your fave book in the Culture series?

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