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Fixed bugs, did code, all day was meetings, now trying to write fun code, made a great dinner (did you know you can do latkes any time of year?) and having tea. All topsy-turvy and good.

These "but commutes are good actually!" articles are really cheesing me off. They all boil down to people enjoying dedicated break time where they have no work or personal responsibilities. You don't need a commute for that, you need boundaries.

I wish that I could do the same for the great now-lost Polynesian ships. What the Fijian shipwrights did was amazing, and that we don't have any drua that even approach the largest historical ones is so sad.

At least there's Hลkลซle'a for me to fawn over and hope one day to at least step aboard, even if I'm unlikely to get to sail on.

Y'all go learn about Hลkลซle'a's global circumnavigation, now, please.

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I just spent half an hour with Allie watching video of various tall ships around today, commenting on what I liked and disliked about each. My ideal period is about 1790s-1810s, and some were too late, many were too early, some were in that range but have sloppy lines and otherwise look messy, whatever, but I know these ships by name, and in many cases bits of their history (military or otherwise!)

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I've been deep-diving (har) into Polynesian ship building. I want a show that gives me the same kind of soaring thrilling shots of ships that you get in Black Sails, but with drua and proa and all those beautiful shunting crab-claw rigged vessels.

Basically, I want a live-action three-series drama of "We Know the Way" from Moana.

Last night, I learned that Jack Terricloth died. Vale, Jack. You were an amazing performer and an incisive poet. We all have a bit more to live up to now.

We must burn but burn joyfully, and give off light,
Unalloyed joy, at least for tonight.

Submitted for your approval: Eโ€ขMOโ€ขTION (2015), Carly Rae Jepsen.

Gotta stop thinking โ€œand once itโ€™s past midnight and Iโ€™m in bed and still not ready to sleep, I can start working on creative projects!โ€ That is demonstrably not a viable way to create.

Got dose #2 yesterday. Felt woozy, then fine. Woke up this morning, thought I felt fine, then slept for hours more. NOT ENOUGH IMMUNITY BUILD MORE IMMUNITY.

Realization: Blockchain tech isn't actually decentralized. It's so staggeringly wastefully inefficient that it can't run on less than millions of machines, but the result is still a monobloc of data outside of individual users' control.

using a modern computer on the internet is like you've got this amazing studio workshop library full of tools and stuff, workbench space all over the place, and you're gonna put it all to use any minute now - except you just can't stop staring out out one dingy window at these people screaming at each other in the street

Having the white oolong (I know, right!?) from the tea club of my beloved local cafรฉ. Seven to ten second steeps suffice. This is some gentle tea!

In case you need to hear it today, just picture Fuฤรญkโ€™s โ€œEntrance of the Gladiatorsโ€ playing in your head, forever.

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