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Hello, my name is Judas Gutenberg and this is my blaag (pronounced as you would the vomit noise "hyroop-bleuach").


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   sheer force of will
Tuesday, October 4 2022

location: rural Hurley Township, Ulster County, NY

It was a cold, rainy day, but something about yesterday's dysphoria had me doubling down on the code comprehension troubles I was experiencing yesterday. And by sheer force of will, I was able to break through to the understandings I needed. This mostly was respect to some Javascript code, which held the secrets to how a tabbing system worked. After that I quickly implemented the code that should've saved an added column in a Entity Framework database model. But that part didn't work, though I'd implemented the details of the new column exactly as its sister columns had been implemented throughout the model. This made me wonder if Microsoft wasn't up to its old tricks again, hiding essential configuration information in a manner that was unfindable by searches. In the world of Linux, all the pertinent information can be expected to be found in at least semi-human-readable text files, but this is often not true of technologies coming from Microsoft, and it's one of the reasons I will always harbor a background level of contempt for them. Mind you, they're a lot better than they used to be; there's no way I would worked for four years in a Microsoft shop back in the early 2000s, say.
This evening while Gretchen was off teaching her prison class, I watched the latest episode of House of the Dragon. It was good I decided to do this on the big screen in the teevee room (which I use very rarely when watching video by myself), because this episode had a prolonged sequence that was only very faintly lit, with nothing much to see except the bleached-grey hair of the Targaryens. This was the episode where war broke out between the children of the various frenemy families.

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