Benjamin Esham

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“So we can argue whether ‘guys’ is or isn’t gender neutral, but for an awful lot of both men and women, ‘people’ isn’t even gender neutral.” — Kate Gregory, “Thoughts about ‘guys’ ”

TIL: It’s possible for a single “git push” command to force-update some refs but not others. For example, “git push origin +develop master” is like a combination of “git push --force origin develop” and “git push origin master”. See the git-push docs.

The Bay Area’s ugliest bridge, as seen from the Bay Area’s most beautiful Target parking lot


#disneyland #darkroomapp

As expected, Trump walked into the turkey pardoning and pardoned Saudi Arabia instead.

I know we’re not supposed to have a lot of exceptions to the First Amendment, but should people really be allowed to put “Flour” in the name of their gluten-free bakeries?

If anyone reading has a Lobsters account and wants to invite me, I’d greatly appreciate it!

“The shame over an incident like Baraboo’s shouldn’t be merely over the fact that it happened. It should be felt over the fact that when it happens, we pretend like nobody could have seen it coming.” — Monica Hesse in The Washington Post

Romulan Ale is illegal in the Federation, sir, and I never slice!

Hazy Mill Valley and Mt. Tam on Thursday from the Camp Fire 😔

Not a bad commute.

#goldengatebridge #sunset

I thought the race for director of the Marin Municipal Water District was going to be the most boring one on the ballot, but one candidate is promising “tasty water” and the other supports “expanded use of goats.” I don’t know what to think!


“What’s this?!” Jack Skellington shouts, increasingly frustrated by JavaScript’s binding rules

In a sane world, “files that are modified by your build system during its normal operation” and “files that are tracked by version control” are disjoint sets.

The Genesee Valley, 7/2/18

#sunygeneseo #upstateny #flx #geneseo #geneseony #shotoniphone7

Sometimes I feel contempt for the people on Stack Overflow who say, “I don’t care what’s going on or what the underlying problem is; just tell me how to make this work!”

Then I start having Xcode problems…

In his review of the iPhone XR Austin Mann writes,

The iPhone XR and XS have the same wide angle lens, a 26mm f/1.8 lens. The iPhone XR uses this 26mm f/1.8 lens for portraits and the iPhone XS uses its telephoto lens (51mm f/2.4) for portraits.

It makes perfect sense to give the focal lengths in 35 mm–equivalent terms, but you need to convert the apertures too for an honest comparison. These cameras are 26 mm f/11 and 52 mm f/21.

Fall wall

One of the habits I’ve adopted from writing Haskell is arranging function arguments so that the ones most likely to be partially applied come first. I’ll admit, though—when you do this in JavaScript or Python the ordering usually just ends up weird.

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