just learned about `disown` in shell and wow, that's a good command

I'm daily dumping all the dumb bash trivia I've accumulated over the years on my new staff.

Why the ./ sometimes?
What does the shebang do?
What's an environment variable?

Sometimes I think, woah, I've learned more than I thought. Most of the time I think, is it better to introduce this trivia as we go, or in a more structured way?

Typos has me wishing for a shell utility called cud.

It would be a do-nothing loading bar that would print
"chewing..."
a set number of times or for a set period

On the other hand, the IT department has delightful desktop backgrounds and I treasure everytime they share their screens.

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TFW when it seems like senior leadership has no incentive to do something and no disincentive to not do nothing.

Should I interpret that as a directive to not do anything as well?

Is there someone that sells old mac pro cases as trashcans?

Back to the content grindstone, to give this fed some good content and encourage more uptake.

I really like pytest, but there's so much syntactic magic that it's scary. Need to mock something? Sure, just call monkeypatch as an argument... :0

I'm writing some training on how to use pytest with argparse for my staff. Ooof, this feels harder than it should be.

I wish that I had seen some cool bugs today, but our Integrated Pest Management team is doing a pretty good job.

I did eat some black jelly beans. They were delicious.

Hello fellow kids. I'm back after hearing Elon Musk's name too much.

The possible compromise a friend proposed is to give a prep sheet of topics we'll discuss but not the specific questions.

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Gut Check

I'm hiring and want to give interviewees a copy of the questions a few hours before the interview. Mainly, I don't see the value in testing their on-the-spot thinking, and moreso I don't want to discriminate against anyone that struggles with that type of time-dependent test. HR disagrees.

Anyone have opinions on this?

Is BitWarden still the recommended personal password manager? What about for sharing passwords at work?

My favorite part about COVID meetings is when folks start a question with, "I know this isn't my area of responsibility and it doesn't affect my staff or building, but..." and then something about how security guards will interact with the public.

I'd like to get rid of the word repository. It's meaningless.

Two weeks ago, I opened up my RSS reader for the first time in a half year. Today, Mastodon.

Video in Russian, can't verify content as not racist/sexist/offensive 

This video has resulted in over a quarter-million page hits to our Digital Collections. youtube.com/watch?v=l-hwRWh5Wq

It's in Russian, and from what auto-generated-translated captions tell me, the narrator is dropping truth bombs about Atlantis, the Romans, and the real structure of our world, as he pages through our website.

If anyone sees me in a "lightly-sponsored" video in the near future, I disagree with everything that I was edited to say.

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