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thu posted: Thu 2022-04-28 13:53:09 tags: n/a
TIL (relearned?) that the date formats with month first, day second, and year last are almost exclusively used in the US. (E.g. 04/28/2022 ; 04/28/22 ; 4-28-22 ; etc.) If you think about the order of unit significance, where a year is a more significant than a month and a month is more significant than a day, then it makes sense to order elements either as Y-M-D (most-to-least significant) or D-M-Y (least-to-most significant). Our peculiar American M-D-Y is as nonsensical as M-Y-D. How weird and silly does... (...more)
tue posted: Wed 2022-04-27 12:35:51 tags: n/a
Reddit/TIL/this TIL mechanical bread slicing was not perfected until 1928, i.e. 16 years after the inventor's prototype bread slicing machine was destroyed in a fire. Within 5 years, mechanically sliced bread was prevalent in the marketplace. So when it takes me all week, or even all month, to iron out wrinkles in a web-scraping automation... I guess I shouldn't get too frustrated.... (...more)
mon posted: Mon 2022-04-25 20:04:45 tags: n/a
Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter almost certainly spells the end of any pretense to credibility. Parler imploded because it declined to impose any standards of factuality, opening the gates to a flood of con artists stalking a ready-made marketplace of gullibility. Amazon's usability and credibility suffering from keyword-spam and fake reviews is a, shall we say, Prime example of why "free speech absolutism" is crap philosophy. * * * I missed the previous D+D session in the moving hubbub, so yes... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2022-04-22 13:28:02 tags: n/a
handyman TV mount appt
thu posted: Thu 2022-04-21 16:01:06 tags: n/a
Expect return shipping lbl via email
Broken desk should be disposable at town Citizens Convenience Center
Schedule final walkthru inspection at old addr
Finalize open enrollment benefits elections

pest count ++ with master bath roach
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