Well, it happened. Despite being fully vaccinated the very first day I was eligible, I got sick with COVID-19. A couple of weeks ago, I started feeling off. I got the first available appointment for a “Rapid” test the next afternoon.Read More
If politics is like football, defeating Donald Trump feels more like a successful goalline stand than a victory. We need to move very deliberately in the immediate term and then press hard.
The single largest thing holding back progress in America is First Past the Pole (&, by proxy the Electoral College). Ranked Choice is our best hope to rend power from exorbitantly-funded special interests. It’s like a salary cap.
The more Democrats serve the proletariat the better they’ll fare in future elections. If they kowtow to capitalists, Trump 2.0 Xtreme Edition will dominate in 24 (including down-ticket). It’s time to fake right and go left!
git aliases are useful command-line shortcuts to save a minute or two here and there while working with your version-controlled source code (or other data).
To use it, just add the following line to your `~/.gitconfig`
fb = "!git fetch origin && git checkout -t $(git symbolic-ref --short refs/remotes/origin/HEAD) -b"
git fb try/some-new-feature
`fb` is short for “feature branch“
EDITED 2020-07-21 to continue to work with repositories that have moved away from calling the default branch
master (Github is changing the default).
When we lost our elder cat last year, we planted a tree that goes by many names to honor his memory.
My brother’s family adopted a kitty from the same litter as we did and they named her Kiri. We followed suit calling ours a name that means “Tangerine” in Japanese. Mikan was a deeply-vibrant shade of orange and Stacy and I are both long-time Led Zeppelin fans, so the name was pretty fitting.
We bought the tree from spectacular local nursery / landscape designer, Earth Works, and it has done really well where we planted it.
Stacy mentioned yesterday that she saw some small tangerines on the tree. I’ve read that you are supposed to trim the fruit for the first few years so the roots can take and the plant can spend its energy developing a strong canopy, so I dutifully went out to trim them. I was truly surprised to see how many fruits there were!
Hopefully, it’ll be “big enough” next year to convince me to leave a few to ripen! If this was any indication, there should be a lot of them.
It’s not a complete loss, though, as I discovered that the tiny citrus makes a nice, zesty garnish for sparkling water 😻