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I'm a software engineer working on Chrome OS in Boulder. I like peaceful passtimes with friends and my husband @brandonward and our dog: hiking, dinner and board games, and watching TV.

I organize a science and sci-fi book club that meets online. We read about 1 book per month.

Also, I'm vegetarian and I meditate.

In former lives, I had a radio show, was a GNOME module maintainer, published a book on Ruby, and worked in Beowulf computing.

Welcome, newcomers!

Writing a love letter. So far Iโ€™ve got:

You annoy me less than most people. You donโ€™t seem to snore which is a bonus. I like your penis.

I've never noticed the ads for cryptocurrency exchanges on public transit before. Is this new? Does this mean we're officially in the cyberpunk future?

There's much less neon than I expected.

If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.

When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.

There's a poster in the break room on the dangers of prolonged sitting and someone posted a clipping from the Edmonton Sun on how prolonged standing is also bad for you. Ooooh the office drama is heating up!

the most depressing part of a breakup is updating your emergency contacts

I grew up poor. Food stamps poor. Now, I'm in the upper class (since about 5 years ago). Something I discovered as that transition occurred is that companies can somehow figure this out. When they do, you start getting offers that would never be offered to any other class. Great rates, access to privileges, better service, exclusive invites. Everytime an offer comes it makes me sick because I remember what it's like to go without food. The system is broken and I don't know how to fix it.

In college I was talking to a visibly inebriated climate scientist.

I asked her what we should be doing about global warming. She got drunk-serious, โ€œcarve everything you know onto something permanent. Weโ€™re not gonna make it.โ€

I still think about that.

It's Kyber Monday. If you've been holding off on building your new lightsaber, now's the time.

The list of hardware vendor officially supporting firmware updates on Linux is growing...

"The State of JavaScript 2018"

Interesting results. Svelte seems to be gaining more momentum, which I love to see.

Just had a 45 minute 15 person standup and I have no more will to live

i wore programming socks two days in a row, and instead of writing lots of code, i wrote lots of planning docs

not sure if the socks are defective or are actually working perfectly

"Google's 'Squoosh' Image Compression Tool Shows Off the Power of Web Apps" by David Nield

The Chrome team really did a great job with It's rare for a tech demo to get so much mainstream attention as a legitimately useful tool. Also... it works in more browsers than just Chrome. ๐Ÿ‘

"The futurist philosopher Yuval Noah Harari thinks Silicon Valley is an engine of dystopian ruin. So why do the digital elite adore him so?"

My roommates taught me how to make the simplest possible udon broth: mirin, soy sauce, kombu, wakame, lemon juice and optional shichimi. The original non-vegan version uses tsuyu sauce, which contains dashi.

Sorry for all the buzzwords, but there are no exact English words for most of the ingredients. Just go look them up in Wikipedia.

Let one six-sided die carry the faces {1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4}; let a second carry the faces {1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8}.

When rolled together, this pair of dice have the same probability distribution as a normal pair of dice.

This is the only arrangement of digits to do so that doesn't include negative numbers. They're called Sicherman dice after their discoverer.

US followers--tomorrow is Election Day! Do you know where your polling place is? How you're getting there?


Spent literally two whole days of my vacation messing around with my text editor config and I don't feel guilty about it one bit.

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