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This was my favourite part of the episode. The entire scene summarises every Asian parent-child interaction in the history of Asian parent-child interactions.

Pre-empt your child and chide them for something they haven’t done yet. When they do it, chide them because they were too slow. Distant, yet still caring. Always judging, in their best interests. Never quite good enough, but only because you know they could have done better.  But pragmatic also.

Infuriating to live with, but hilarious to see its essence summarised in one scene on TV. Really wanted to give May a sympathetic Asian child fist-bump for that.

(Source: bellamyyoung, via whedonesque)

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Extending a Wordpress theme for a client.  It’s one of the most hipster themes I’ve ever seen and the sample content is in hipster ipsum. Look how faint that font is. Do hipsters like squinting or something? It’s not like those fashion thick rimmed glasses have a reading prescription in them or anything.
If you’re looking at the preview image, it’s the text above the rounded rectangle button.

Extending a Wordpress theme for a client.  It’s one of the most hipster themes I’ve ever seen and the sample content is in hipster ipsum. Look how faint that font is. Do hipsters like squinting or something? It’s not like those fashion thick rimmed glasses have a reading prescription in them or anything.

If you’re looking at the preview image, it’s the text above the rounded rectangle button.

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Choc-chip Banana Custard Ice-cream

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fastcompany:

There’s a new lifehack for dealing with email 24/7, and it might just be our favorite yet: Move to France. Read more>

Considering how many times we’ve had to interrupt the dinners of sysadmins because TPTB need something deployed, something tells me our client won’t be allowing us to outsource techops to France any time soon.

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fastcompany:

There’s a new lifehack for dealing with email 24/7, and it might just be our favorite yet: Move to France. Read more>

Considering how many times we’ve had to interrupt the dinners of sysadmins because TPTB need something deployed, something tells me our client won’t be allowing us to outsource techops to France any time soon.

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rhodeskc:

The Expert, A Hilarious Sketch About the Pain of Being the Only Engineer in a Business Meeting

Jesus fucking Christ, they were recording our business meetings at my last company?!

Filed under: Shit I don’t miss when working with my old company.

Past and current and freelance.

Unfortunately it’s just reinforcing the idea that I need a seachange.

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(via news.com.au)

General world knowledge according to some members of the American news media:

  • Perth, the capital of Western Australia is located in the state of Tasmania, on the east coast of the island continent.
  • The Pacific Ocean is now the Coral Sea. This one isn’t too bad, I suppose. The Coral Sea is actually a marginal sea just a bit north.  They probably flipped a coin because their label was placed kinda between the Coral and Tasman Seas.  I suppose we can blame bing for that. At a certain zoom, that is sort of what it implies.
  • Kuala Lumpur is now in Indonesia.  We’re only talking about a flight from Malaysia on Malaysia Airlines.  It’s just like Canadians getting mistaken for Americans.
  • The Australian Prime Minister is John Abbot.  Portmanteau of John Howard and Tony Abbott? I guess I can understand that. There were times we generally felt the same way about both.

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We’re creating a short film about WA, by WA. We’ll be selecting favourites which celebrate everything we love and even loathe about this unique state. To get involved hashtag #ThatsSoWA on your Instagram images or videos.
I like that they’re welcoming negative things about WA from people as well. I should take a photo of one of the restaurant strips when everything is closed on Monday. Because #ThatsSoWA.

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rhodeskc:

skunkbear:

Yesterday there was some big news in the world of physics - scientists detected evidence of “cosmic inflation” - the first exciting moments of the Big Bang. 

Cosmic inflation was first described by Andrei Linde and his colleagues in 1983. The new evidence — called the “Holy Grail” and “missing link” of cosmology” —vindicates Linde’s work. Stanford University shared this video of Linde hearing the news:

Chao-Lin Kuo, one of the physicists behind the new discovery, surprised Linde at his home.

"Renata [Linde’s wife] tells me, ‘It’s probably a delivery - did you order anything?’" Linde said. "Yeah — I ordered it 30 years ago and it finally arrived."

That GIF set is all kinds of awesome.

One of the most touching parts of this (all of it was really rather squishy) for me was after the nod when Renata just comes out and gives him this big hug.

Science is beautiful.

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disoriented:

smatter:

guys read the fine print its hilarious

Okay, the ads are nicely done regardless, but the fine print is the cherry on top.

"Through the transformative power of rock ballads."

(Source: bluebombardier)

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