It was fine. I was 18 and a humbling walk across the road was probably good for me. I stopped for a sub on the way back
Years later, a friend who's a transit planner joked to me that Dallas was infamous in urban design circles for having thousands of transit lane-miles that still don't do a very good job getting folks to places.
Through the magic of technology, we can re-create the walk I took on that hot October Saturday in the suburbs of Dallas
Old Blog Excerpt, Some Shouting
"And let me tell you that I would have found one particular detail very useful in the day's planning: the fact that upon leaving the train station I would be standing on the east side of the north central expressway, in plain view of guitar center, with nothing but 14 MOTHERFUCKING LANES OF TRAFFIC between me and my destination. but ah well, such is the fate of the pedestrian these days. "
Baking, recipe recommendation 🍪
These Doubletree Hotel cookies are a very tasty, very versatile cookie recipe: https://newsroom.hilton.com/static-doubletree-reveals-cookie-recipe.htm
I was low on chocolate chips and ending up throwing in everything I could find in the pantry: walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips, almonds, and dried cranberries. They still came out great!
Did I wait an hour for these to cool?
(Jennifer Lawrence looks offstage and pantomimes an ironic “Yeah OK”)
I made my first custom path design! It's based on a pink brick pattern that Jessie found, but expanded to a two-wide path with ragged edges #ACNH
Food Spoilage, Gross
So um, flour mites. Nobody ever told me about flour mites. Yikes! Airtight flour containers: not just for looks, people!
It turns out I did not make biscuits this morning (went out for donuts instead). Didn't lose all that much, really, but still feels bad to have to throw out bread flour and self-rising in These Times
Software engineering is a very young profession. Its techniques and tools have matured faster than the culture in which they are used, and the number of practitioners has grown so rapidly that there are never enough mentors.
The result is that, compared to other forms of engineering, the field of software engineering lacks discipline. Many individual practitioners have discipline, but it's not expected, and there's nothing in place to induct newcomers into a tradition that includes discipline.
One of the things that give me hope about $YOUNGER_GENERATION is they seem not to care so much about this sort of posturing? That maybe the avoidance of "selling out" to the detriment of all else is losing steam as a cultural phenomenon?
These rules are stupid, arbitrary, 100% bullshit. And yet I am bound by them like an ancient curse
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They call me Ole Worm
Good morning, how are you? I'm Ole Worm
I'm interested in things
I am a real doctor but I'm not a real worm I'm not an actual worm.
Local dog discovers lawn care robot. Instinctual hilarity ensues: https://gallusrostromegalus.tumblr.com/post/618714943606423552/while-i-cant-fault-your-reasoning-on-robot
I wrote an agender FAQ for pride day! Illustrated with an old selfie of me in my Agender In Space t-shirt. :)
I made the fuckin’ soup, champions! Drizzled a bit of cream in to make it extra flossy, like it came from a 𝓇ℯ𝓈𝓉𝒶𝓊𝓇𝒶𝓃𝓉 . Plus some homemade oatmeal bread on the side! (Bread came out a little under-risen but still makes pretty kick-ass toast)
If you like the idea of biking alongside wildlife, today on the Mississippi River Trail between South St Paul and Inver Grove I saw cardinals, finches, robins, turkeys, blue jays, these fine turkey vultures, and a whole bunch more birds I don’t know how to identify. It’s a fun trail! #bikes #bikeing #MastoBikes
I like riding bikes and writing code and playing roller derby and doing nice things for people
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