Wasted a couple of days trying to figure out why Chrome tabs would white out on our RDS servers. No software updates had taken place. Google turned an experiment flag on Tuesday to cause this. Thanks Google. Good number of admins upset about it. https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1024837

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@neauoire it's reinventing the wheel only for people who believe time flows in a single direction

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"The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, so readily capable of realizing grand conceptual structures."

— Fred Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month

@neauoire @Merristasis I discovered there's a live-coding environment for 3D visuals and synthesized audio for Racket. And getting ideas...

I accept that I am an expert generalist.

I am still exploring what that means for me.

One time my co-worker invited me to play with his band. They had been doing open mics and other small gigs.

So I am a total amateur... and I cannot even get the keyboard to produce any sound. But they're playing anyway! I try to play along with some basic chords.

They did say I was not bad at playing the bass! And I did play the drums for a beat, bass drum only. Pretty fun!!

I also took Music Theory I and studied it casually for awhile on guitar. I have played for live audiences on occasion, and not just for my family members.

It's just such a small part of my life, I feel, that I don't want to become a musician. Though I have noticed my skill in guitar plateau, that I would require significantly more time invested to improve.

It feels like a nice-to-have in life for me. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't mind producing an EP just for kicks. 😊

It's too bad that art in my middle and elementary schools was not as encouraged. You know, they don't do state testing on your skill in art composition.

I liked playing with LEGO -- but I could have been encouraged more to explore my artistic aptitude.

Before that, I considered myself a graphic designer for awhile and was pretty OK at it.

Actually, I love design! Though lately those skills are used on presentation design and minor web design for personal use.

The aesthetics of elegant design carry over into systems engineering and architecture though. That's why it always feels good to be well-rounded.

For what it's worth, I did take two semesters of traditional art and one semester of photography in high school.

If I hadn't felt more talented in physics and math then I would have become an architect.

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