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I’ve been experiencing a lot of β€œlost-algia”.. nostalgia but for I don’t know what? Or maybe nostalgia for something I don’t remember or never had? Likely a weird offshoot of my depression and is very frustrating yet hopeful? Okonono

I am newly reminded that I'm sad that modern English has largely eliminated six of its nine major prepositional locative adverbs. Each had a prefix indicating the place and a suffix indicating the direction:

h-: "this place"
th-: "that place"
wh-: "what place?"
and
-ere: "in such a place"
-ence: "from such a place"
-ither: "to such a place"

The surviving forms, of course, are "here" ("in this place"), "there" ("in that place"), and "where" ("in what place?"). But we used to have

hence: "from this place"
hither: "to this place"
thence: "from that place"
thither: "to that place"
whence: "from what place?"
whither: "to what place?"

and I think our language is poorer for their elimination.

LPT: name a room in your house β€œAziz” so voice assistants can turn the lights on/off when you shout β€œAziz! Light!” at them..

The only aspect I’ve been missing from the office are the views across the river/city where is stare while thinking, resting my eyes. As a result I have an eye-strain migraine today from not resting my eyes enough. It took 3 weeks to get to this stage, with the last 10 days of 16+ hrs monitor+laptop daily. Not too bad, probably only minor life adjustment required.

Forgetting to hit β€˜save’ before β€˜deploy’ a lot today 🀨 if I had CI/CD I’d be sitting around wondering why is hasn’t gone live ... like I have been anyway πŸ€ͺ

programming nonsense 

argh node.js and express and the weird function callback loopiness is breaking my brain. all the parameter sets are called the same things, so which parameter set/function/callback is this referring to??!! arrgghhhhh 🧠πŸ’₯

LudoCherry: Stylish tabletop shirts and skirts

A friend of mine from Melbourne launched her Kickstarter this morning. It's for a range of cool tabletop game themed clothes. The polka dots have d20s in them, and the skirts have pockets. Go take a look! I'm off to back it for a shirt…

(Boosts welcome)

kickstarter.com/projects/markh

It feels like I’m getting a reputation at work, as one of the β€˜difficult’ employees.. you know, expecting others to do their jobs properly, with attention to the details.

What we intended to do: Yarra Valley Icecream Festival. What we’re doing: parked on the side of the Eastern Freeway, thanks to an overheating car πŸ˜…

food mention 

β€œSurfing pickle and the chicken lumps” ... silly band name derived from tonight’s delivered dinner

It's amazing how some people can make things look complicated that aren't. My former employ used Redis, and the whole thing looked like a Black Art. Now looking at it myself, and I'm like "is that IT?"

Now trying to find something I can use it for.

If your executives inform you that they find it outrageous that 40% of all sick days taken by employees happen to fall on a Monday or a Friday...

...and the silence that ensues when you point out that Mondays and Fridays simply account for 40% of all workdays πŸ˜‚

Got a new pm2.5 air quality measurement gadget: outside is reportedly 50, inside the office is 16 πŸ‘πŸ»

Ahh phooey, forgot about the tram strike today when I booked and X-ray/ultrasound at the other end of Collins St.. πŸ˜‚

human biology 

Being human has some great perks, like waking up one morning to find your shoulder no longer works, and will take 6+ months of physio and potentially more serious intervention to get it working again πŸ˜• (adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder)

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