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Geek, coder, gamer, tinkerer, husband, father, system admin, web developer, and American cyborg, though not necessarily in that order. Creator of Mythic Wars (card game).

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The Art Institute of Chicago Has Put 50,000 High-Res Images from Their Collection Online
https://kottke.org/18/11/the-art-institute-of-chicago-has-put-50000-high-res-images-from-their-collection-online
What a great addition to the commons! Check it out at https://www.artic.edu/collection?is_public_domain=1

 

It was a long game (and a late night), but my Saheeli-thopter deck finally saw victory!
https://www.itsericwoodward.com/magic-decks/saheeli.html

 

The Pot - Brass Agsinst
https://youtu.be/8zfYO9sZjrE

Incredible Tool cover by a very brass-heavy band.

 

Took my 18-year-old son to vote for the first time today. Regardless of the final outcome, I'm proud of him for participating in the American experiment.

 

Played for the second round of , and he had a decent run, but in the end, he just couldn't pull off the win. Maybe next time.

 

Got plans for tomorrow, so tonight is ! And I finally won with my Estrid deck! Woot!

 

👍 How Everything Became the Culture War https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/11/02/culture-war-liberals-conservatives-trump-2018-222095
The question now is - how do we fix it?

 

👍 Programming Sucks https://www.stilldrinking.org/programming-sucks

"This is what it is to learn programming. You get to know your useful tools, then you look around, and there are some handy new tools nearby and those tools show you the bottomless horror that was always right next to your bed."

FWIW, I don't think it sucks quite this much, but it is kinda scary how much of this rings true.

HT https://adactio.com/

 
 

"All of this complexity is supposed to make the 'developer experience' better. We’re meant to be more productive and write better, more stable code by using these frameworks. I’m just not seeing that play out so far in practice. If we’re not even having a better experience doing the work, then what is the point of all this, really?" A good question from Pixel•Paper•Yarn.
http://pixelpaperyarn.rocks/2018/10/23/react-rails-and-the-degradation-of-the-developer-experience/