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I had a "fun" adventure with a nearly undocumented PHP / MySQL issue with the UTF-8 charset. I've documented my quest here for posterity:

robbie.antenesse.net/2017/09/2

there's probably a German word for when someone at work asks you to fix a third person's build-breaking code change that you had nothing to do with, even though you already committed a fix to the very same issue at least a day ago

First submitted and accepted Errata: packtpub.com/books/content/sup Hardly surprising though: URLs change.

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you theoatmeal.com/comics/believe via @Oatmeal

libraries are good and sacred places, both on and offline, and i would encourage everyone to go to one sometime

First semi-professional blog post, shame about the editing though ๐Ÿ˜ž bcs.org/content/conBlogPost/26

Tiny houses have a very tiny chance of being haunted. Even if they are haunted, the ghost is usually tiny and can be shooed away by a few sarcastic remarks.

FACT: The highest Mastodon uptake in London is in Tooting.

My son told me a joke.

Where do pirates go to shop?
-ARRRgos.

Except he didn't say 'ARRRgos', he said 'Argos' which is somehow funnier.