I was concerned about how this quinoa might turn out, but it's absolutely fine.

2017 must have been a good year

IT backup discussion and poll 

I like that this millet is from the US and not some highly politically contested area like quinoa.

It doesn't seem that different from quinoa.

Somebody PLEASE recommend me a desktop xmpp client that looks good and isn't horribly written and can do MUC

I'm so tired of Gajims awful performance. I really don't need a program that passively and constantly uses 10% CPU in my life.

does talking to food work while cooking?

"You're supposed to absorb the water"

Maybe what we want is an activitypub client with a game interface…

As I was thinking about the costs of conventional wisdom and unexamined societal defaults, "The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising" landed:

This explains the insane, expensive, poisonous unexamined beliefs about #advertising's (non-)efficacy.

“all the traffic that had previously come from paid links was now coming in through ordinary links. … Annually, eBay was burning a good $20m on ads targeting the keyword ‘eBay’.”


"Turn! Turn! Turn!", or "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)," is a song written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s and first recorded in 1959. The lyrics—except for the title, which is repeated throughout the song, and the final two lines—consist of the first eight verses of the third chapter of the biblical Book of Ecclesiastes. The song was originally released in 1962 as "To Everything There Is a Season" on folk group the Limeliters' album Folk Matinee…

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