uspol Show more
Fighting the urge to do a complete audiobook reading of the Mueller Report for Librevox Recordings.
Re last boost:
"As one worker put it, “We’re basically Whole Foods but with more bourgeois prices.”"
death, vague Show more
Life is unfair and I hate it sometimes.
Also we didn’t just observe the supermassive black hole once and were fine with that; we viewed the black hole over several days of observation, so we watched the gas/dust disk’s dynamics change quite rapidly. The disk is orbiting at about 1000km/sec [~600mi/sec] and nearly 90 Earth masses of material falls in every day. Early data is even suggesting the jet of material escaping before the event horizon may be pushing the black hole, moving it away from the center of M87.
parenting Show more
Yes, I am proud my kids listen to and love Weird Al.
Things that are happening at work: the Wikimedia medium-term plan. Feedback is desired from anyone who cares about the future of Wikipedia and related sites. (Feedback directly to the discussion page of that wiki page. I'm afraid I don't have the bandwidth to relay it.)
mh~, joke about librarians Show more
I wish I could find a therapist who would try to solve my emotional problems with the same thoroughness and alacrity as a research librarian solving my research problems
meritocracy Show more
tl;dr -- Believing in meritocracy will turn you into a bigoted asshole
manager life whine Show more
7:30am-12:00pm back to back to back meetings, minus 30 minutes between 8-8:30. Time for lunch/break! Back at it again from 1:30-3:00 back to back to back :)
There's a group of 3 boys using the library computers to play a group game (something FPS, dunno) and they're just talking to each other like they're the only ones here ("who killed me?!" "I killed you!").
It's kinda cool and reminds me of LAN parties. Also tinges my grumpy old man nerves. But I have headphones, I'll be OK.
sickness, complaining Show more
The family has had a group cold for the past 2ish weeks. Started with the parents and moved to the kids afaicr.
I'm in the stage now of "holy cow sharp pain when bending over or coughing due to the congestion". At least I can breath through my nose again though.
The WMF working group on CI tooling has concluded its work and produced a report.
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