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I posted a lot of weird shit while I was psychotic but I’m actually a romantic. If something isn’t beautiful, it’s hard to find a place for it in my life

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Man, Facebook is destroying democracy in the US.

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For the last few months, I have been using the Metaflow framework to orchestrate my personal data projects. I made some modifications to the recommended infrastructure design to meet my own requirements, e.g. cost reduction, complexity reduction, and use of Terraform. I also tried to bake in some AWS best-practices from lessons learned professionally.

wtanner.github.io/metaflow/ter

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When they accuse you of sitting and doing nothing but you have a standing desk.

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The wire for the flipper safety fuse BROKE OFF? But I desoldered and resoldered it so it works now, welcome back beautiful. ☺️

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Engineers hooking up cables to pick up the Dragon Capsule from the ocean:

-"These guys are highly trained and very specialized, it's a difficult job. They're very careful as we wouldn't want anyone falling overboard."

*Engineer finishes hooking up the cable to the capsule and dramatically swan dives into the ocean*

-"That was intentional."

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Tasting party extras.

My favorite were the Raspberry Point oysters from PEI 🇨🇦❤️, very umami, mushroomy, appropriate amount of brine. 😍

The Race Point oysters from Cape Cod 🦈 were so clean and balanced, salty.

The ROC Reserve from Duxbury MA were so sweet I didn't really like them alone but they were bangin' with the spicy mango mignonette.

I still have 18 in my fridge so maybe I just eat oysters every day now. 🦪

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Lime posset 

I made a very old (centuries old) fashioned dessert, posset

It can be made with eggs or breadcrumbs as a thickener, but this one is just the acid reacting with the dairy to make a custard

I watched some @lnpgaceta virtual baseball while I made it and it was great ⚾️

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If you use Youtube, or Invidious often on desktop then I'd definitely recommend FreeTube (freetubeapp.io/) as an alternative client. Using invidious or a local API as an implementation it doesn't connect to Google APIs, so less risk of corporate data mining!

Spent some time today working on the toast feature for the Vue rewrite (github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTub). The current client is pretty great but the new version is shaping up to be better visually and functionally from the ground up.

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Harnessing fire? The wheel? Flight? Space travel? Pfft, *this* is the pinnacle of human ingenuity. Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning in a shaker container.

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Today I finished the first 1/3rd of the video I am doing for all of you showing CBD to THC semisynthesis. I should be able to finish the rest tomorrow I hope.

Today I covered dissolving the CBD in hexane in the proper proportion then stepped everyone through the steps to do a TLC plate on it so we can verify the purity of the starting product, which includes how to stain it to help CBD develop a distinct pink color for easier identification.

Tomorrow I will do the semi-synthesis into THC and then the final analysis to prove the end result.

I attached a sneak peek at what the TLC play to identify pure CBD looks like after it is developed. That pink dot indicates pure CBD.

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