Arm water?

Another oddity from my old phone. I have no memory of where this was, but I was there in May 2013.

Ah, autocorrect. Shopping list includes a box of "hello"

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Also, back on the art/eyesore theme: TIL that the first of Wyland's 100+ whale murals, on the wall of a Laguna Beach hotel, was later painted over as an "eyesore." I mean, c'mon, really?

But since then, a friend of his bought the building, and he's recreating the original mural. On canvas this time, so he can move it if anything happens to the wall.

And now I'm trying to remember whether the world's biggest ball of twine (in Minnesota) was name-checked in either the book or the TV show so far.

This seems like the kind of roadside construction that would fit in with American Gods' cosmology. More like The House on the Rock than Hearst Castle, despite the proximity.

Interesting: A few miles from Hearst Castle, a trash collector spent 50 years cobbling together his house out of junk and found objects. As Cambria became more trendy in the 1970s, neighbors wanted him to tear down the multi-level "eyesore," while others saw Nitt Witt Ridge as a folk art monument. It's still there, and still a controversy within the city and its historical society.

Modern use of the word "temper" is weird. It's like if we used "balance" most of the time to refer to something that had fallen over.

Trying to troubleshoot an API connection. Being told to remove the :443 from an https URL.

1. The port is being added by *their library*, not my config or code.
2. Since 443 is the default port for https, there is literally no difference between the two URLs.


What the fork?

So...did they have trouble with that one guy from Mystery Men or something?

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A spaceship landed, and an alien emerged.
"Greetings," it said, "um. We apologise for abducting your leader. We did not notice her coming aboard when we were here last week."
A cat emerged from the spaceship and sat down to clean her paws.
"Here she is," the alien said.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Was explaining the basics of lossy compression to the 8YO & demonstrating how different JPEG compression levels impact an image. He decided to set it to 0 and then add his own commentary on top of it.

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$ flatpak help
error: 'help' is not a flatpak command. Did you mean 'kill'?

Boy, that escalated quickly...

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