Open Source Developer, Security Professional and Video Game Enthusiast. All views expressed are my own and do not represent those of my employer.

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David Quigley retweeted
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David Quigley retweeted
Since it's Monday, I'll share with y'all the awful joke someone told me yesterday. It's awful, and we laughed hysterically anyway.
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Replying to @kaya_masters
It’s probably like the divorce statistics. They say some large number of marriages result in divorce but the reality is that a large number of those are people who have gotten multiple divorces.
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Replying to @kaya_masters
The whole point of being a Catholic as opposed to one of the other various protestant denominations is the structure and authority of the church in terms of dogma. The church believes abortion is an egregious sin. You can't be a catholic and be pro-abortion.
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Replying to @kaya_masters
These people will never leave. They are addicted to the blue notification bell lighting up when they post their ever valuable insights to the world.
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Replying to @BrianNeall
Ovechkin is starting to look old. How old is he now?
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Replying to @BrianNeall
So spotify has two shuffle features i believe. There is shuffle 1 and shuffle infinite. You want shuffle 1 for that behavior.
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Hmm seems i’m mistaken that only works for repeat. I know they have a feature request page where you can suggest features. They might already have it there and you can upvote it.
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Replying to @BrianNeall
Technically that is just as random as any other pattern…
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Replying to @Marc_Leibowitz
I'm curious. What makes a whiskey Kosher? I'm not aware of anything in the process that wouldn't be Kosher. Is it purely an administrative issue of having the process overseen by a Rabbi?
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Replying to @jameszimmermann
The worst thing I ever experienced in music college was the elitism of what we were supposed to find as “legitimate” music. The classical guys looking down on jazz, etc…
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So at least for saxophone the only educational benefit they provide is consistency. In terms of cost one reed is almost the cost of a full box and if you break it then you’re screwed. Educationally their strength rating doesn’t match cane reeds so the number you play is different
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That said when you are starting there is something to be said about knowing that the problem is with you and not your equipment. So it definitely is a trade off.
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Replying to @jameszimmermann
i’ll focus on that next time. The difference I noticed was a weird brightness in the synthetic reeds. It sounded unnaturally bright. My main concern is you can’t tune them which on bassoon reeds is a huge problem. I could see using them for musicals though to avoid dry reeds.
Replying to @jameszimmermann
Any issues with the orange oils interacting with the finish on your horn? I can’t tell how old your horn is but maybe newer finishes are more resilient?
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Replying to @jameszimmermann
In the past I tried Alto Sax and Bassoon synthetic reeds and I’d definitely agree they weren’t as good as cane reeds at the time (especially bassoon). I’ve been listening to lots of these side by side comparisons and for sax at least it’s much harder to tell now.
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Replying to @jameszimmermann
I haven’t touched my bassoon since I became a programmer almost 15 years ago and it pains me deeply every time I look over and see the case and my reed making tools. It’s good to see you’re going to be able to get back to doing what you love professionally.
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Replying to @kaya_masters
I appreciate not having to commute but sitting alone in my house with 0 social contact outside my kids activities at night has been a major detriment to my mental health. Not sure how being isolated from others is supposed to help mental health unless you’re an extreme introvert.
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