I am really enjoying listening to Patrick Stewart read through Shakespeare's sonnets, but wow did I not realize how many of them are about how pretty people owe it to the world to have kids.

Right now, smiling is physically painful. Which, sadly, is making hanging out with my daughter painful. Maybe she could be slightly less cute while I convalesce?

Because I’m dealing with a company in 1997, what is the best way to fax a PDF from a Mac these days?

Update: Bah. I’m going to have to get a tooth pulled at some point soon.

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I know on the scale of problems that people are currently dealing with this is not towards the top, but it is not an ideal time for my crown to pop off for the first time.

Overheard bits of my partner's conference call, discussing accommodations they're having to make for their maternity/L & D care in response to COVID-19. It's not good. I'm really grateful our kid was born six months ago.

I once saw a Twitter client that listed the latest tweet from each person you follow, rather than the regular stream. Can anyone help me identify that? Anyone know of such a thing for Mastodon?

The degree of creativity and generosity being demonstrated by folks in various levels of quarantine/lockdown/isolation is really quite lovely. Very heartening.

I have reached the "I don't need a barf rag, I have my t-shirt" stage of parenting.

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a cautionary tale about people who will only love you when you are useful to them.

Project lifecycle:

1) Come up with clever project idea.
2) Decide you don’t have time for it right now.
3) Write down a 2-3 word phrase designed to remind you of the idea. Importantly, do *not* provide enough detail to actually recreate the idea.
4) Fast forward several months; get more free time.
5) Look over notes, re-discover 2-3 word phrase.
6) Fail to remember what made the initial idea clever at all.
7) Curse self and abandon project.
8) Repeat.

I am on like my 7th iteration of this. :-/

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