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really appreciate how the pitch for USB-C was "now everything will be even more interoperable!" and the reality is "the spec is so complicated that nobody implements it correctly and you have to use the specific cable and charger that came with your device or risk frying it"

If someone wants to get into Greek numismatics, do they need to learn Attic, or can they get by with coin Greek?

Impressed by this tool that actually does what it says on the tin and makes it *extremely* easy to deploy existing Python code to AWS Lambda + API Gateway: github.com/zappa/Zappa

according to USPS, this package is still on track for a late delivery on February 24th

pssst…if you head on over to podqueue.fm and click "Sign Up" and leave your email for an invite, you'll be notified when registrations are open before it gets publicized more widely

basically, think of Instapaper, Pocket, or any other “read it later” service, except it works for any webpage with audio and formats what you send to it as a standard podcast RSS feed you can listen to in any podcast client

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been using it myself for a while (and working on it for even longer), and while I don't know *exactly* when I'll be comfortable launching it, I feel like I'm finally in the home stretch

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pssst…if you head on over to podqueue.fm and click "Sign Up" and leave your email for an invite, you'll be notified when registrations are open before it gets publicized more widely

it's cool that's only 87,178,291,200 possible event permutations

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Apparently there are 14 different webhook events Stripe sends back for a Stripe Checkout session (e.g. payment succeeded, checkout completed, subscription created), but due to async code they can happen IN LITERALLY ANY ORDER and you have to be able to handle that?

*leaning back in chair, peering over bifocals* “and what grammatical construction do we have here at Iliad 1.197, class? yes, correct: the genitive of wig snatched”

seems like something that should seem obviously wrong to a classicist even if they don't bother to try to read the greek but what do i know

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latest among the prominent ultra-tenured "critiquing 'Classics' is bad" crew unfollowed me when i politely pointed out that an image of a papyrus they posted wasn't an image of the papyrus they were posting about, because people in their replies were confused why a child's letter to their father would include a diagram from Euclid

[first ancient Greek to see a hippopotamus] what’s that over by the river? dude it looks exactly like a horse to me

The Library of Babel contains every possible sequence of characters, including this one: chili-filled donut

Some say a Ghost University still drifts along out there among the high seas; courses taught by ghost instructors, taken by ghost students, forever…

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