Lifelog

Mayonnaise & Wine

There are precisely four types of wine —

  1. You take a sip and you go "Ewww...get this nonsense away from me"
  2. You take a sip and you go "Not bad"
  3. You take a sip and you go "Yumm! What's on the
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Docker: Failed to establish a new connection: [Errno 113] No route to host

Experienced a strange issue today while rebuilding one of my Python containers which was failing on pip install.

The problem is strange because internet works fine on my host system (that also uses Google's 8.8.8.8). Seems to be a

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Choosing a Dev Machine

IMHO, the Mac is not a dev machine. macOS is not a dev-friendly OS to do your programming. You can make it as *nix-like as possible. You can install Docker and stuff and make it bearable. But there's so much else that

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"And the vision that was planted in my brain still remains..."

I still remember the first time I attended a "rich people" party at a fancy restaurant. I still remember being dragged into pointless "have-you-tried" conversations. I had nothing to contribute in return. "You must try the delicious [insert-veg-here] soup at [insert-fancy-place] here"

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When Are You Getting Married?

The question is backed by good intentions, as if to say — have you found yourself a companion yet? ...because life will soon suck like never before. But it's highly invasive and makes a lot of assumptions.

Before they attack a civilization,

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Tech

Google sucks at UX flows

This [1] is the UI for managing Google's service in G Suite. I totally missed the fact that this page was paginated. The list has loads of whitespace at the bottom, which on my large screen monitor is quite considerable.

This is

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Lifelog

The Perception Of Loss

Say you spend a decent amount of money to make a flight or hotel reservation that you later aren't able to make use of. Would it make you sad? Would you feel like you've lost money? If so, why?

It recently occurred

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Tech

Lessons From Using Amazon MQ

I'm not sure what rationale Amazon Web Services employs to name its offerings — AWS DeepLens, AWS DeepLens/AppSync vs. Amazon MQ/Lex, etc. — but Amazon MQ still appears under the AWS namespace in the SDK. FWIW, it's basically Active MQ

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Being an Adult

Each time someone instructs me to "be an adult about it", a thought pops into my head about adulthood. For me, adulthood is the ability, nay, privilege of heading straight to the dessert counter in a buffet situation. Although this thought makes

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