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Throwing goats is a dangerous pastime that can injure the goats. I recommend cow tipping as an alternative.

#fail #humor

Jan 9

News Alert: The U.S. Healthcare System Is Still Fucked. Latest example, Blue Cross prescription formulary changes. Patient not told that medication is no longer covered, nor is the generic. Doctor has to guess on an alternative… denied. Rinse. Repeat.

#ibx #healthcare #commentary #MedicareForAll

Jan 7

So, #Microsoft wants developers to use an Electron app reliant on a dumpster full of plugins as their development IDE. What could possibly go wrong? #vscode

Dec 28, 2023

The proverbial “plumber's crack” has an actual purpose.

#humor

Dec 18, 2023

My Yule Log.

#humor

Dec 12, 2023

Hunter Biden Prepares For Court By Drawing Tie On Bare Chest
Hunter Biden Prepares For Court By Drawing Tie On Bare Chest

www.theonion.com

#humor

Dec 9, 2023

I didn't realize that “sun & sand” scents came from “pure, natural plant extracts”.

#humor

Nov 29, 2023

In case you want to adjust your shopping habits accordingly…

Home Depot’s Billionaire Founder Says He’ll Fund Trump... Even If He’s Convicted
Home Depot’s Billionaire Founder Says He’ll Fund Trump... Even If He’s Convicted

www.huffpost.com

#GOP #MAGA

Nov 29, 2023

Make Atlantic Great Again!

#MAGA #humor

Nov 26, 2023

This is why Rogaine runoff isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

#humor

Nov 24, 2023

Given all the chaos surrounding the Sam Altman firing from OpenAI it looks like AI really is threatening people’s jobs. Well, specific people anyway.

#tech #ai #humor

Nov 22, 2023

#humor

Nov 17, 2023

#humor

Nov 17, 2023

#humor #atheism

Nov 17, 2023

This has been a long time coming. This is good for everyone.

#tech

Apple announces that RCS support is coming to iPhone next year - 9to5Mac
Apple announces that RCS support is coming to iPhone next year - 9to5Mac

9to5mac.com

Nov 16, 2023

This is why we need to own our important media. Too many company mergers end with the liquidation of a favorite app or service.

#tech #opinion

Amazon is killing the Comixology app on Android and iOS and merging it with Kindle
Amazon is killing the Comixology app on Android and iOS and merging it with Kindle

9to5google.com

Nov 16, 2023

New Marvel WHAT IF? episode idea: a world of Hulks where gamma radiation turns them into scrawny weaklings.

Nov 15, 2023

Microsoft has patched the Windows 11 ‘product server’ trick for TPM check bypass, but the bypass still works with setupprep.exe. This bypass will upgrade Windows 10 clients to Windows 11 without requiring a TPM.

setupprep.exe /product server

#windows #tech #software #YOUREWELCOME

Nov 12, 2023

Serendipity (noun): when words like brawny and scrawny sound alike because they just should.

#grammar #pedantry

Oct 29, 2023

Post-acquisition Umbraco continues to be a developer-hostile organization. This time they bought the company that created Konstrukt, renamed the product “Umbraco UI Builder”, and released it for Cloud customers or agencies willing to pay $4,000 per year. The vast majority of developers are out of luck.

#Umbraco #DickMove

Introducing Umbraco UI Builder
Introducing Umbraco UI Builder

umbraco.com

Oct 26, 2023

More details on Qualcomm's new Snapdragon X Elite make me even more excited for an Windows on Arm future, and a real competitor to Apple Silicon.

...the company claims that the X Elite will run up to twice as fast as an Intel Core i7-1355U or Core i7-1360P at the same power level, or it can match their performance while using 68 percent less power. Qualcomm also says the X Elite can match the performance of a beefier Core i7-13800H using 65 percent less power—providing roughly the same multi-core performance at 30 W that the Intel chip provides at 90 W. The X Elite's power consumption appears to max out at around 50 W, and to go as low as 10 W…

#tech #Windows #Intel #AppleSilicon #Snapdragon

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite looks like the Windows world’s answer to Apple Silicon
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite looks like the Windows world’s answer to Apple Silicon

arstechnica.com

Oct 25, 2023

Even Catholics like Jim Gaffigan get it.

Messages From God | Jim Gaffigan: Dark Pale
Messages From God | Jim Gaffigan: Dark Pale

youtu.be

Oct 18, 2023

Funny thing, I found a flaw in GPT-4 as well…

#humor #spelling #pedantry

Oct 18, 2023

Prioritizing Software Features

Being a pragmatist when it comes to software development, I generally prefer simple solutions whenever possible. So when clients are faced with the challenge of determining which features to add to their products, as a starting point I usually recommend looking at user value versus cost to implement.

Given a progressive value scale from a “cup of coffee” at the low end and a “house” at the high end, we can easily see where the best choices lie.

Looking at the first row in this example, if a user values a feature at “house” and your cost to implement is a “cup of coffee” this feature addition becomes a no-brainer.

Likewise if a user values a feature at a “cup of coffee” but it will cost a “house” to build, it's certainly a feature to avoid implementing.

There may be some diamonds in the center blue area, but more information is usually required before we make those decisions.

#code #tech #software #developer

Oct 15, 2023

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About Non Sequiturs

Non Sequiturs is the personal blog of Michael Argentini.

I'm a software developer and Managing Partner for Fynydd and Blue Sequoyah Technologies, the project lead for Coursabi, and Āthepedia founder. I also have several nerdy open source projects on Github.

I'd describe myself as an Oxford comma advocate, autodidact, aspiring polymath, and boffin, with a mechanical keyboard addiction. You can also find me on Mastodon.

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