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Manhole is perfect fault radius for "Stay" training, and lots of distractions around the cul de sac boundaries.
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I'm giving up procrastination for Lent.
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8yo's past reactions to scary cinematic moments led me to share Jurassic Park carefully, so as to not add even a monetary after-movie discomfort to his established fascination with dinosaurs.

In addition to a couple of trailers and a clip or three on YouTube, this is the first of two behind-the-scenes offerings I used to solidify the idea that the movie's T-Rex was in real life a toy... a machine... so that 8yo could most safely and very fully enjoy being afraid of it during the film.

JURASSIC PARK T-Rex - Part 3 - Building an Animatronic Dinosaur: https://youtu.be/KZtJVh3nUyU
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You could also use the Little Girl vs. UNIX scene as proof positive that it is a work of fiction. So, if you are alone in your bed in the dark, and can't get the image of a Velociraptor  out of your head, just think about flying through the 3-D UNIX filesystem. Lolz
That and there are no feathers to be seen on dinosaur one. Also, the Velociraptors are the size of a Utahraptor, but, I mean, how many images do you need to destroy the suspension of disbelief?
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Made a rookie mistake months ago. Later learned it was a rookie mistake, but prioritized its fix below other work. Fixing it today. Feels awesome.
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Great art depicting a shuttle launch.
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lol negatron...
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The anatomy of a joke usually starts with a setup, followed by a twist or the introduction of an unusual element, which leads us to a punchline: build the world, introduce an unusual element, follow the unusual element to an unexpected conclusion.

The setup of this particular joke, is John Oliver ranting from his desk at the camera. The punchline is dick pics. The unusual element is… journalism.
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Will the parts in self-driving cars last longer? Humans are so hard on cars.
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Was driving home from a farther town last night and passed through Grandma's town. It was late, and we had no time, but she's right off the interstate, so my whole family knocked on her door without warning, hugged her and Grandpa awash in smiles and surprise, and immediately left. Felt way better than even I anticipated. We see her every six months or so, and I call more often than that, but that's a visit I'll not forget for a long time.

We almost didn't stop for fear of disturbing them unannounced. Such a stupid reason, in hindsight. My wife and kids were largely responsible for our finally choosing to, at the last second just before the off-ramp.
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Yay for the "bad" guys?

TIE Fighter - short film: https://youtu.be/PN_CP4SuoTU
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+Lance Hilliard Pish-posh. The only reason The Empire is "bad' is because of all that we know about them are stories from the other side. What about if we had a game that featured the Empire being portrayed as good?Oh wait. *TIE Fighter*From a certain POV, of course. :)
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"This quick change will cut my development time in half. But it would be horrible if this made it into production. Oh well, it's just temporary..... I'll remember to undo it before checking in."

Build server failed the build because tests didn't pass. The test that's broken is MY test that makes sure loser devs LIKE ME don't take stupid shortcuts LIKE THAT.
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There's running", and then there's "paying attention". :( I seriously need a VS plugin which prevents check-in if the tests are failing.
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I love working together such that others on the team genuinely enjoy doing well various things that bore me to tears to do.
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Lance is a husband, father, software developer, and a perpetual learner. When he's not with his family or working, he likes to sing in the choir and occasionally play a video game. He also wonders why anyone would use the third person when authoring an introduction about themselves.
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