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I want to write a free, copyleft book about how to thrive on low income in the USA, because all the books on personal finance give advice like "don't buy a latte every day," instead of "first, get your staples at the food bank, and *then* any other food via food stamps."

I've been writing an outline, and I need more sources. What books and links can you tell me about that are like more the food stamp example? (And please retoot!)

Trying to think of ways to proceed other than building a new machine and using the external sata array. Plugging a single drive direct into the raid card and a power line seems like a good test, but trying to get at one of the connectors will be a challenge.

Ok. Looks like one of the system drives is bad (sandisk ssd+, other people report the same error state), AND something may be wrong with the raid card or the sata backplane. Lspci shows the card, but no drives are detected.

Before I try to figure out if it's worth attempting to ship them back, does anybody want a pair of Indestructible Shoes, Zero Grey, size US12?

indestructibleshoes.com/produc

Free, but I'll probably make you come get them.

(They don't fit quite right for me, and I don't like the sole. I'm keeping the Ryders I bought at the same time tho)

[watches trailer for new Dark Crystal series] [starts watching the movie] [shops for a life-size Dark Crystal prop]

testing my new RubyOnJets-based Twilio router, esp the new sms functionality.. seems to be working so far, yay.

Ran into some complications and headaches and, frankly, bugs with jets and the deployment, but was able to sort them all out.

Downside to Castlevania S1: too much focus on the villains, not enough on the hero. S2E1 is starting off better.

The hero is Dracula, in case I wasn’t clear.

Finally getting around to watching Castlevania. Love the demon’s speech to the bishop in s1e4.

Finally started writing the Jets version of my twilio phone/sms router. I've never been happy with the js-lambda version I ported from the original sinatra app. Got as far as storing config in dynamo, modeling the accounts and phones, and getting access to sms. Still need to write the lambda handlers for the router, and then a ui for reading/sending sms. maybe a dialer. But I've done enough for this morning.

Reading an online review of leatherman’s new tool and thinking the reviewer probably shouldn’t be trusted with safety scissors.

Kinda wish I hadn't spent so much money upgrading the physical hardware of the machine. Otherwise I'd have no qualms with yanking the drives into an external sata array and building a nice new mini-itx box to mount them.

Kind of at a loss as to what to do. I can't really work on the physical hardware where it's at, I'm not physically capable of moving it right now and have nowhere to move it to at the moment. The only things it's the sole repository of are my media library and my personal blogs. I can live without the media indefinitely, but I feel bad about the blog being down.

Oh, even better. The second system hard drive, part of the raid-mirror system disc, is detected as being 16K in size and has been dropped from the raid. what the actual fuck?

Oh, great. My file server doesn't see any of the raid drives attached. Neat.

I _hate_ live-coding interviews, however nice the tools.

"Write this function."
"Done."
"Ok, now can we make it NOT O(n^2)?"
"Yes, we can. But my normal process would be to walk away for a few minutes, and let my subconscious figure out the painfully obvious solution, but I can't do while you're waiting on the phone."

Where did this term 'Staff Software Engineer' come from? I don't remember ever seeing it last time I was on the job market. It _sounds_ lower level than, say, 'senior software engineer' or 'software architect', but it _seems_ to mean 'software principal'.

Every once in a while I like to check my insurance claims info, to see what insurance is (or claims to have been) paying for my insulin.

The last 90-day refills of my tresiba and humalog work out to $74,688 per year if uninsured.

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