I’m drinking ziya Dianhong today: babelcarp.org/babelcarp/babelc

The aroma surprisingly has something in common with Dancong. There’s no end to surprises with .

Here’s an example:

«“Wondering if there is something NIH can do to help put down this very destructive conspiracy,” Collins wrote in an email to Fauci in late April, in reference to a Fox News segment mentioning the lab-origin hypothesis.»


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In general I oppose prescriptivism about language, but sometimes I just have to dig in my heels.

Over the last couple of years I’ve increasingly noticed people saying “conspiracy” when they mean “conspiracy theory”, always pejoratively. Don’t they know the difference? I think they do, but I also think they talk like this only when they’re sure “the other side” isn’t listening.

Not at all endorsing this product, which I haven’t tried nor expect to, but it’s interesting that someone has had the idea to add L-theanine to .

Of course, if you drink you get L-theanine gratis along with the caffeine.🤔

After nine days of mostly frigid weather, the buds are noticeably fatter.

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Normally this account doesn’t cover Earl Grey, but hey, never say never: xkcd.com/2570

I was just looking at the web usage statistics for for my website babelcarp.org. One of the tables lists usage by user agent, i.e. browser, web crawler, etc. Among the user agents listed were a few different releases of .

Obviously I’m fedi-friendly, but pleroma as user agent? I don’t understand. Is this maybe a pleroma smartphone app?

For days now I’ve been playing this new game called Eldrow, and now I’ve finally cracked it!

Menghai 7542 : soul food or junk food? mattchasblog.blogspot.com/2022

The author skates over the fact that the 1980s 7542 of hallowed memory was pressed before taidicha even existed.

Lew Perin boosted

climate, webdev, rant, looking for something else 

I hate my web developer job. No time for unit testing, no time for documentation, no time for creativity or nice algorithms.
Just use whatever trendy JS {front,back}end framework, ship high bandwidth, heavy, soulless sites in no time.
The mere consciousness of it from my colleagues are jokes between two crypto bs talks. The climate catastrophes ahead are literally a joke to them.
I hate that I contribute to this and I want out.

Does anyone here have experience going from this kind of job to a more engineering-focused, ethical one? Tips? Interesting reads? I'd love to hear about it!

Boosts are appreciated!

I’m drinking second flush Darjeeling for the first time in years.

It’s great, even forgiving, at a ratio of 4g/250ml for as much as 5 minutes with boiling water. But while gongfu is my normal MO for everything, I’m having trouble getting >2 short steeps at 4g/90ml without getting a nasty woody bitterness.

Strange, I don’t have this problem with FFDJ, which many people find difficult to manage in a gaiwan.

Seen on the side of a semi trailer on Carlton Ave. not far from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Spouse maybe brought this bar home from the store to challenge my vaunted tolerance of bitterness. 93% cocoa liquor, 7% nibs.

To me it’s pleasant: nice mouth feel, including the puffed-rice touch from the nibs.

But I’m missing the floral/fruity register, so maybe the bitterness is clamping my sensory apparatus’s sensitivity. If only those chocolatiers knew Lu Yu’s trick of adding a subliminal dose of salt!

Exactly. It’s hard to enjoy life while hating yourself.

Apple implements the image title in a way that to me seems grudging: the title text in the popup is in a smaller font than "Share", "Add to Photos", and "Copy". I think it's in lower contrast, too.

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For a while it’s griped me that in iOS Safari if you tap and hold an image element, its title (if any) pops up, but a long press on a button does ... nothing. To me this matters because babelcarp.org has buttons designed to be small enough for a phone.

Today I did something about it, replacing the buttons' cryptic text with nice SVG icons which in turn have explicit titles that an iOS user can actually view.

Take that, Apple!

It’s pretty easy. I mix up enough of the salts for 100 liters and then, for more than a month, I have enough to make fake Volvic from NYC tap water 2 liters at a time.

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If the app doesn’t have data on either your local tap water or the bottled water you prefer, please let me know and I'll try to fix that.

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