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Nothing like streaming from your MPD server at home and suddenly the server falls off the face of the earth.

Given I saw utility trucks at my cross-street this morning, I'm gonna go on a whim and guess ComEd caused a power flicker.

This wouldn't suck so bad if the Vagrant VM that powers my music server started on boot, but it doesn't. Meaning MPD is now down until 6, when I get home.

Damn my laziness in learning the Windows boot scripting methods.
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Linux is an amazing thing. PlexHT + PlexServer + Transmission Web Interface + libvirtd + webvirtmgr.
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I'm now a proud member of the cold-brewed coffee cult, and it tastes absolutely fantastic.
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So I totally graduated alongside these guys in 2014. Vandalia as a city may have nothing going for it, but at least some cool music makes its way outta there on occasion. These guys were actually already a band by my senior year (with a slightly bigger lineup I believe), and I stayed in Vandalia for almost a year after graduating... I still somehow never ended up seeing one of their live shows before moving. Oops.

+Kyle Brown if you happen to remember Kenny from OA nights way back when (I think I introduced you guys), he's one of their guitarists. Cool guy.
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I'll give their shit a listen. Definately remember Kenny. Glad to see that you weren't the online making something of yourself out of that place. Better than I can say about my hometown. 
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Benefits of getting to work at 6:30 and skipping lunch on Fridays: I'll be going home in about an hour and a half.

Boo-yah.
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So this is a thing, now. I might have to get this running in Arch, because mixed DPI is a hackaround right now for me in X.

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Fedora developer Christian Schaller recently posted an update on the state of Wayland in Fedora Workstation, and it is looking promising. One of the newest features outlined by Christian that is in Fedora 23 is the ability to properly use... Continue Reading →
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These Pok3r keycaps are pretty much garbage. I've owned this board for a little over a week and already some of the lettering is discolored (doesn't seem to be rubbing off, just absolutely does not handle typical uses very well as far as keeping color of lettering).
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I can definitely touch-type all except the function layer. Those damn home/end/pgup/pgdn keys are impossible to memorize, let alone the arrow keys.

I can handle the Green keys and I'm getting used to it, but I can't help but feel I'd fatigue less and think less about my typing if I had lighter switches in there. Then again, the one time I used Blues, I thought they were featherweight, so....

Hmm. An A/B test really sounds fair here, but I'm also looking to change apartments in Sept./Oct., which takes higher priority.
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Just logged into my mail server for the first time in an eternity to copy over a new SSH key. 9 months uptime and counting.

I love Linux.
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Protip: don't back up 10GB of files to a FUSE (read: slow) partition late at night. Ugh. Look, all I wanna do is start the OSX Internet Recovery (sorry, Linux) before I sleep, is that too much to ask? 
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As of this morning, about 50% of spoton.com has been refactored by yours truly (internally - not deployed yet) to use ES6 (plus ES7 async/await) throughout,  and to use jQuery a whopping zero times.

Even pulling in babel-runtime and some webpack overhead, our deployable JS file dropped from 56K to 40K, and this code is downright pretty to read.

I'm calling this a solid not-quite-read-only-but-it's-a-feature-branch-so-meh Friday. Off to lunch, where I'll read some books on why hyphenating most of a sentence together to create an adjective is a Bad Idea™

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Spot on.
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One of jQuery's most popular, and arguably most useful, features is one of the biggest reasons it's a pain to refactor jQuery out of an application: the lack of distinction between a selection returning a single element or a set of elements.

This wouldn't be a problem if document.querySelectorAll returned an Array, but that'd be far too programmer-friendly for the DOM Spec folks. No, we need to return a DOMNodeList, which duck-types only the most basic of Array functions. If you need an actual ECMA Array like a normal person (to map/filter/forEach/etc. over), you'll have to Array.from() that DOMNodeList, which is both code and memory overhead since nothing in DOM-land runs on streams as it would if DOM were a Node library.

But that's fine - just do a single-selector and be done, right? Wrong. Because modern web developers have been fed the "IDs are bad, classes for everything!" dog food, it's impossible to easily determine, looking at some source code, whether any selector (jQuery or DOM) is going to return one or multiple DOM nodes. So now, I need to go in by hand and test every jQuery selector in my application and see if it's returning one or multiple DOM nodes, so I know whether to refactor this to a querySelector or querySelectorAll + Array overhead.

I'm starting to think frontend web development is a self-fulfilling prophecy. There's a limited selection of skilled JS engineers because we don't feel like dealing with this shit, but since nobody deals with it, bad ideas propagate and prosper, which leads further down the rabbit hole and drags the "average" for frontend developer skill even further down as we go.

Frontend JavaScript has made some great advances lately, but until the "cowboy it up with jQuery because it lets me get away with stupid shit" mentality goes away, I'm always going to hate refactoring old frontend code.
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Let's play "see how much of Josh's upcoming paycheck he already has earmarked for various tech purchases"! So far I'm at about 33% of what's left of my paycheck after bills. Which is ridiculous considering how low my COL is (relative to salary and relative to other folks around my salary level in this city).
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+Kyle Brown Then there was this. Aaaaaaahhhhhh I wish I still remembered the tools I was using to do this at the time, and the configs I was running. Because this looks so much better than my current homescreen.
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Flanked steak tacos from here are the bomb. Also the only place I've seen Ski served at north of Chillicothe, OH.
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Om nom nom. Chipotle / Fusian (my inner Ohioan is showing...) ordering style, and man oh man it's delicious. And the Blood Orange Lemonade is definitely worthy of all the hype it gets in the other reviews. The line can get pretty long, but nothing compared to some of the stuff in Streeterville or the Loop on a Saturday night.
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