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Matthew

TIL: Amazon.com does not validate account email addresses.

Related. Sorry random person that signed up with my wife's address.

Matthew

Early each morning, as I open my porch door for my morning coffee/reading ritual, I hope I'll not be greeted by heat and humidity. So far, I've been disappointing.

Matthew

On bias, birds and parents

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First some background. I love birds! I have feeders and houses all over my backyard. I watch them from my workspace every day. I know the times of the day certain birds come to the feeder. I log when the Painted Buntings show up every year. But there is something about Blue Jays.

When these beautiful birds show up at the feeder my heads says "ick, go away". Jays aren't particularly aggressive to other birds. They don't thrash seed from the feeder. There is nothing wrong with these birds, but I do know where this bias comes from, my parents.

They also loved to feed birds, but for some reason I never understood, disliked Blue Jays. They complained about them when they were at the feeder and scared them away all the time. Apparently this bias, some might call it hate, stuck with me. It's something I think about every time I see a Blue Jay. It's something I force myself to ignore and process through. I think about this when I say things around my kids. What am I teaching them to hate, or to love?

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Current status: Ripping the house apart to find a tree frog that got in. Operation save the frog.

Matthew

People who bother to scoop their dog's poop then throw the plastic bag on the ground or worse, in a storm drain.

Matthew

Slowly moving away from Google services/dependence. How about you?

Matthew

Huh. People that aren't recruiters actually post updates on Linkedin.

Matthew

Had reason to touch a xorg.conf today and realized how long it had been since even needing to think about that.

Matthew

Replied to a post on werd.io :

I assume you've tried running without any addons and it still crashes? If not, worth a try, then add them back until you get crashing again.

Matthew

Nicely done!