Thing I said today: "If I don't like it, I'll tell everybody I know that I hated it and they should read it so they can agree with me that it's terrible." (I'm sure all the #BSDCan people will know exactly who I said it to and approximately about what.)
Thirty-four years ago, I told the students in my complexity class that someday their boss would ask them to solve the halting problem and they would have to explain why they couldn't. One of those students just told me that today was that day.
Why yes, company that I expect to do business with exactly once in my life, I would love to create a special account on your website just for you and then get told that you won't let me access the thing I've already paid for because you don't like my name.
LifeTouch, for grad photos. To access anything from the actual photo session (paid for up front before you get the chance to pay more for prints) requires a session ID (from the receipt they gave me when they were taken), an access code (from the "OK, we finally updated our database" email), *plus* the name of the person the photos are of. I had to call customer service, and give them the information, and they told me my name was misspelled in that database (but not as recorded on the receipt) and what to tell the website to get it to let me in.
According to my notes, a 60% on the midterm I'll be writing soon will bring the weighted average future mark I need to pass the course (and thus graduate) below zero. Based on the priors, I have a reasonable expectation of clearing that bar with plenty of room to spare.
Based on what the prof said today, it sounds like I accidentally tarpitted his whole day, not just office hours.
In summary: The answer key for the textbook he got it out of has the naive, non-physical solution. He and the TA got far enough to confidently say that the correct solution is absolutely not an undergrad E&M problem.
I'm now firstname.lastname@example.org on the network named after pleistocene megafauna. If things are configured correctly, things I say there should still show up on twitter and things from twitter should land where I can see them.
(Nitter addon enabled: Twitter links via https://nitter.net)
Automated email from the Registrar's Office confirming that they've received my application to graduate. I think that's the last paperwork I _need_ to do to get the degree (but I still have to decide whether to walk across the stage in June to collect it or just have them mail it to me).
Oh. It's going to be one of those courses. (My 76% on A1 puts me in the 90th percentile. Marker comments either don't say anything about what they were looking for or ask for things that I wrote down right next to where they commented.)
One of these weeks, I'm going to wake up the morning after dojo night without my body reminding me that it's been two and a half years since I've been getting more exercise than walking on a regular basis.
Lenovo seems confused; they invited me to write a review of my new Thinkpad with Linux. (The Thinkpad shipped with not-Linux and runs a different not-Linux. It's very nice. The only complaints I have are unreasonable expectations set by the Macbook that it doesn't quite meet.)
It's probably noteworthy that base includes tools that occupy the same space as these. The ones in base don't quite meet my needs but come close enough that they'd do if they were all that was available.
Discussing an online purchase from a company whose location unexpectedly turned out to be relevant: "In hindsight I guess their willingness to quote me a price in CAD was a pretty good sign that they weren't from USA"
So apparently being on @silverwizard 's instance is a cheat code for any questions one has about Friendica. Thanks to the tip and doc pointer from @Tobias I should have proper alt text on this picture:
I apparently need to find where Friendica allows specifying alt text. Image description: A screen grab of the MacOS terminal bell config; all of "Audible bell", "Visual bell", and Visual Bell's subfield "Only when sound is muted" are checked.