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Chris X Edwards 20h
Why is the Erie Canal not labeled on Google maps (for at least 100 miles)? Was boating on it today - it definitely exists! And is beautiful!
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Chris X Edwards Oct 8
Often using Ubuntu I am amazed at the awful interface. Later, helping out with a Windows problem, I am horrified to see what inspired that.
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Chris X Edwards Sep 22
My problem BTW is that the hotspot my employer paid good $ for works fine. For about 1.5 seconds. Then traffic dead. Phone-cursed!
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Chris X Edwards Sep 22
More phone rants: Mobile phone tech support, make sure the CSRs don't mumble! Call quality seems awful until exonerated by awful hold music.
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Chris X Edwards Sep 19
Anyone interested in programmer productivity should note Goodhart's law: any metric turned into a policy target becomes a bad metric.
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Chris X Edwards Sep 17
Call mobile phone tech support - "solution" always begins with power cycle the phone. Genius. Pure. Evil. Genius.
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Chris X Edwards Sep 14
It seems a waste to put a good-tasting beverage in a bad-tasting disposable cup.
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Chris X Edwards Sep 5
Waiting to turn left into a long line of oncoming, a break opens because someone is absorbed in their texting. Mixed feelings about that.
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Chris X Edwards Sep 2
US $ losses from traffic crashes (lost productivity, legal & medical costs, insurance & damage, traffic, etc) are 5x the NIH + CDC budgets.
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Chris X Edwards Aug 30
You shouldn't make tautologies if you shouldn't make tautologies. (Inspired by a pharma commercial.)
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Chris X Edwards Aug 28
Adding things to the wishlist which are immediately recommended. No, --I am trying to give _you_ recommendations.
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Chris X Edwards Aug 26
At the zoo--the Buffalo buffalo did not buffalo Buffalo buffalo. But they did want us to know their scientific name is Bison bison bison.
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Chris X Edwards Aug 26
Let me get this straight: George will be 23 when he impregnates 16 year old Jane; Judy to be born in 2046. (Wikipedia details the Jetsons.)
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Chris X Edwards Aug 25
A Tiny Book Review for Vonnegut's Mother Night: Like the finest chocolate, well-crafted, not too sweet, slightly bitter, and extremely dark.
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Chris X Edwards Aug 23
Saw the metric prefix `da` in use for the first time. Note that this pointless symbol is the opposite of an abbreviation.
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Chris X Edwards Aug 21
I'm looking at a detailed nautical map of just above Niagara Falls. I suspect that if you really need that your boating has gone awry.
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Chris X Edwards Aug 20
One day you'll be able to log into your social media accounts with a number tattooed on your forearm.
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Chris X Edwards Aug 19
Tonight's irony: activating new phone - needs my phone number; buying a house - needs my address. Processes unclear on the concept!
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Chris X Edwards Aug 19
People whinge about Unix syntax being inscrutable but are fine when told to "dial" *#*#4636#*#* or *#0*# or *#n# (n=06,526,746,1234,232339).
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Chris X Edwards Aug 19
Wife says, "People will think we're weird." I remind her that's fine because we are weird.
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