So we had our first (I think?) freeze last night. The plants that I'm going to save (and that I don't think are hardy enough to survive the winter) are inside now. The rest? It's been great working you! I'll pull off those last peppers this weekend.

I like Booker. I don't think this is his cycle, but I like his positive message.

Maybe as a VP?

Yang saying "Yes! Preach Beto" when Beto suggested we should be prescribing marijuana instead of opioids... I laughed, hard. Had to turn to Twitter to find out who said that.

One of my colleagues is a Yang fan. Pinged him about it immediately :-)

Things I've learned today... you have to approach getting AWS Re:Invent sessions like you used to have to approach getting a Code4Lib Con registration... the early bird gets the worm.

My middle kiddo is off to her first high school dance tonight. They grow up so fast!

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Californians: Remember, the reason we have to shut off your power is because we CEOs decided our bonuses were more urgent than the T&D repairs and tree trimming that could have prevented these wildfires. And the reason you can't control your own energy company is because socialism doesn't work and would result in blackouts and disasters.

I see I've listened to just over 4000 different artists/bands on now.

I go off an on with my scrobbling, but it's something I've done since 2004.

My most consistent Internet thing?

Two random thoughts:

1) It's Fall... with the colder rain this week, I've finally switched from shorts and flip-flops to long pants and socks.

2) Kimchi and hummus in a veggie wrap (veggie meaning: plus lettuce and mustard) is really delicious!

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Yeah, I'm not a fan of billionaires.

They didn't earn their money. They don't deserve it. They are a failure of our society.

We've got a new teleconference camera at my place of work. It's pretty neat. It gives you a wide angle lens of the room and then separate individual lenses that focus in on speakers. It's called a "meeting owl" (and it looks like its name, which also wins points for cuteness).

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You may not be able to tell from the picture but my neglected Black Pearl pepper plant is producing some interestingly translucent red pearls now that they've ripened. I haven't seen that color on a pepper before.

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What if we replaced drug corporations with a public R&D #commons for non-proprietary medicines and other health products, and a diverse range of cooperative and community owned manufacturers and distributors?


"A new, non-vaping, non-smoking way to get nicotine has come to America"

Hmm, this just sounds like a dry flower / leaf vaporizer to me. That's not new. I get wanting to distinguish yourself from all the cartridge vaporizers that are killing people now, though.

A better solution would be to kick the nicotine habit altogether (and, if you want to continue to inhale something, switch to vaporizing CBD hemp in its dry flower form).

Biases: I'm an ex-cigarette smoker

The 2019 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

"For achievements that first make people LAUGH then make them THINK."

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