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philtor @philtor Beaverton, OR

Gardener, geek, frugalist, programmer, maker, learner.

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Maybe Indiana passed that law to distract from their AIDS outbreak? Could'a hurt tourism if people focused on that.
3/31
2015
@SBHNW There used to be hawthornes in a glenn, but we cut them down and built McMansions.Poison oak just leafing out. (Obviously not edible or touchable) http://t.co/2ehq9Ljqt0Stinging nettle. (Edible, but wear gloves when picking & handling. Makes a nice soup.) http://t.co/7jXIYqlfhpMiner's lettuce (edible and not bad tasting) http://t.co/CsVc0cT8XWYellow violets blooming by side of road. http://t.co/Xk4L4ZCwhaTrillium http://t.co/8ZYuOppZKtLunch time walk. The creek. http://t.co/FqKkoME5J1
3/30
2015
Little known fact: The "volatile" keyword is the only keyword in the C programming language which also describes the programmer's emotions.
Retweeted by philtorOur cat gets really interested when we're having ice cream. Doesn't seem to matter if it's diary ice cream or coconut ice cream.
3/29
2015
Excited that @kc_srk has started seriously hacking on multicore OCaml now as well! http://t.co/WQL6ooHtG0
Retweeted by philtorBlue states have more people in college housing, red states more people in prisons & jails http://t.co/jsz2tae2bU http://t.co/5UvTAODkT7
Retweeted by philtorBe in a Treehouse: design and construction tips for arboreal living. http://t.co/9iYsCuqstS http://t.co/AOhT8u1n8B
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3/28
2015
Intel reportedly negotiating to buy chipmaker Altera Corp. http://t.co/uE2jWLYaYD
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3/27
2015
Oregon's state marijuana chief Tom Burns fired by OLCC: Tom Burns, director of marijuana programs for the Oregon… http://t.co/GJcEXHsK74
Retweeted by philtorThe Patriot Act, Congress. http://t.co/FkpxfABiIs
Retweeted by philtorTrans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Suits Against U.S. http://t.co/YEwIOCPlQqCorporate Sovereignty Provisions Of TPP Agreement Leaked Via Wikileaks: Massively Undermines Government Sovereignty https://t.co/QllifS84ZxWikiLeaks Reveals Trans-Pacific Partnership Proposal Allowing Corporations to Sue Nations http://t.co/PMz2FrVDa1 #TPP http://t.co/VoS0UfTMX3
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3/26
2015
"The Uberfication of everything is turning San Francisco into an assisted living community for the young." - @StartupLJackson
Retweeted by philtorRT @JosephMkRoberts: Yaying mantises. http://t.co/lnZNVmRkkE
Retweeted by philtor@benward @skilldrick Ignorance is strength.It's been 13 years, hope my suits still fit. #XFilesReunion http://t.co/T8Yx6J8a5m http://t.co/L1ZM9BzXCr
Retweeted by philtorGiven Google's propensity for ending things (Google code, Google Reader) perhaps it's time to reboot usenet before Google Groups disappears.The massively parallel Xeon Phi is likely to take over the Top500 categories this year by the ease with which comple…https://t.co/AB3j7gEveu
Retweeted by philtorA unikernel experiment: A VM for every URL http://t.co/TairptZwj2 #mirageos
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3/25
2015
Let us not tire of preaching love, It is the force that will overcome the world Óscar Romero, killed 35yrs ago today http://t.co/GeKs5w1VIM
Retweeted by philtor@built And they strongly suggest that we stop using Java altogether.@built How about those mafioso recruiters: "That's mighty fine resume you've got there... it'd be a shame for something to happen to it...."
3/24
2015
This is a fucking official House GOP press release that mansplains their immigration position with lady gifs http://t.co/Z8rwOvJi7U
Retweeted by philtorRT @CNBCnow: US crude settles $43.46 a barrel; Lowest since March 2009 http://t.co/KtLeaVaiNY Thanks Obama #TCOT http://t.co/HdUDBNF41L
Retweeted by philtorAll Canadians should be allowed to run for President.
Retweeted by philtor@wfaler Apparently can go either way. This article says the Supreme Court has never ruled on this: http://t.co/NvtIM6yGPpDid Ted Cruz just forget that he was born in Canada or is his wikipedia page just wrong? https://t.co/xtrTXHfWPtHow can Ted Cruz run or president if he was born in Canada? https://t.co/xtrTXHfWPt
3/23
2015
Google Fiber: Oregon tax bill would make gigabit Internet 'extremely unlikely' in Portland http://t.co/p0DEmYIkss
Retweeted by philtorApple Car (Prototyp) #Apple #Car #AppleCar http://t.co/blIGtHRwFE
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3/22
2015
The ocean quahog — a species of clam that lives in the North Atlantic — can live for 400 years http://t.co/19nTCOanb7 http://t.co/4lkBF8auKZ
Retweeted by philtorJane Street: A lighter Core: We recently released a version of our open source libraries with a much anticipat... http://t.co/wL3tXenhHz
Retweeted by philtorWorldwide survey: Who do you see as the biggest threat to world peace? http://t.co/21OxyOAhfX
Retweeted by philtorPortland feels more and more like a giant theme park.
3/21
2015
Um... yes. http://t.co/NoAO530IEV #pdxcarpet
Retweeted by philtorWindows 10 -- we've fixed everything: http://t.co/qfIpTNILmb http://t.co/n2dQRbQ8aB
Retweeted by philtorBreaking: World Health Organization declares Monsanto's Roundup Weed Killer Has Probable Carcinogen http://t.co/t8fwU304EU #labelGMOs
Retweeted by philtorLambs! http://t.co/HDn8MlLHVxFrom @RachaelKGW: The #PDXCarpet is the Grand Marshal of the #StarlightParade http://t.co/Y3cMy1Qhq1
Retweeted by philtorWatch this: cop beating the crap out of guy in a wheelchair. w/other whose only reaction is to close the door. https://t.co/oWCVGE7u8k
Retweeted by philtor@MarkCC we're living in a dystopia.12 years ago today we invaded Iraq. This is what @thenation predicted would happen: http://t.co/EOpdM4LKc2 http://t.co/l8kzBlbhtN
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3/20
2015
@PaulTypes Good to see you're tweeting again.
3/19
2015
Wait, so why do we need a bigger defense budget again?You Think You’re An #Investor? I Think Not #Fed #Handouts #markets #PriceDiscovery #productivity #risk #Yellen http://t.co/crbhtmVnLB
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3/18
2015
@Wraithan isn't 4 weeks off/year a pretty standard vacation policy these days?@Wraithan category for a six month sabbatical. It was worth it in both cases.@Wraithan I've taken 2 6-month sabbaticals over the last 14 years. In both cases I had to quit to do that. Most companies don't have a...Get comfortable with abstraction. If you try to understand how everything works, you'll get nothing done. http://t.co/jfsXtdIySk
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3/17
2015
Best sports gif http://t.co/JPsXIbXHTE
Retweeted by philtor@mort___ to let them move through freely without the fence blowing over.Days like these make me glad I have a cyclone fence.The goat milk skyr making experiment seems to have worked. http://t.co/cuTvlHEmsAEPA: We have too much ozone, but fixing that could cost $15b–or even $140b–per year http://t.co/z0B0iff5SG #Muckreads http://t.co/1kFzcGRc9R
Retweeted by philtorPeak gusts as of 2pm: PDX: 48, Hillsboro: 44, Vancouver: 43, Aurora: 59, McMinnville: 46. #fox12weather
Retweeted by philtorBatten down the hatches! #pdxst
3/15
2015
Also working on making some goat milk skyr.Glad we finally got a rainy weekend so I could get motivated to start taxes.Declassified Docs: #CIA Helped Fund #alQaeda via #Afghanistan http://t.co/kl6jefGHov (Updated to include documents) http://t.co/eXolLmrZNQ
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3/14
2015
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Retweeted by philtorGene Gene the Dancing Machine, one of the best things about the 1970s, has left us. http://t.co/nEe93ZLTEm
Retweeted by philtorThe 6 stages of debugging: 1) Can't happen. 2) Shouldn't happen? 3) Doesn't happen on my machine. 4) Why? 5) Oh. 6) How did this ever work?
Retweeted by philtorThe Uberfication of everything is turning San Francisco into an assisted living community for the young. #youngisthenewold
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3/13
2015
From the "how the heck did they raise that much money for tungsten cubes on Kickstarter" department: https://t.co/Kexg0VaCev"What do you want to be when you grow up?" "An honest, brave, compassionate human being." "No…I mean, how do you want to sell your labor?"
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3/12
2015
The best cat videos come from the wild https://t.co/EAUMaAOsPB
Retweeted by philtorBREAKING: Someone leaked a copy of the letter the #47Traitors GOP Senators sent to Iran http://t.co/htFxiiBFO7
Retweeted by philtorAlways been curious about beekeeping. This looks doable: Flow Hive: Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive http://t.co/hQltsyhSdI got one.
3/11
2015
@built All those wires!My favorite part of Hillary Clinton email scandal is the private server at her house. Love image of Hillary installing Apache httpd updates.
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3/10
2015
@FioraAeterna I am a citizen, not a consumer.
3/9
2015
We need a compromise between Daylight Savings Time & Standard time.What if we turned the clocks back 1/2 hr and then quit fiddling w/clocks?@peterseibel or, should we abolish standard time and keep daylight savings time as the new standard time?Wait, #InternationalWomensDay on daylight savings time? We can't even get a full day, just 23 hours?
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3/8
2015
I'm guessing the tech hiring “confidence bias” discussed in http://t.co/1GMYt2nHCY is a propagation medium for structural discrimination.
Retweeted by philtorYour hiring process is already very broken, so instead lets treat humans like pokemon and catch them instead http://t.co/9z5n0MWkMU
Retweeted by philtor@chrisorourke @peat It's like 2006 all over again.So basically twitter just sends me tweets from pretty much anyone now, not just people I follow. #TWITTERFAILWhy is it so hard to see black and blue? One in 6 women are victims of abuse. #StopAbuseAgainstWomen http://t.co/cpNgEWGekq
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3/6
2015
Been programming in Julia lang for a couple of months now. Starting to get the hang of it. Liking multimethods, but mental shift required.After 400 Million Years, Coelacanth at Risk of Extinction http://t.co/8uyaTv8o55
Retweeted by philtorHN, Builder's Edition: http://t.co/PHkfHJCoSh
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3/5
2015
@GMA They're owners always think pitbulls are sweet dogs... Till they're not.Your access to health care could soon depend on which America you live in http://t.co/VUlLw7zlSA http://t.co/vLj9P3ERls
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3/4
2015
Don't care what colour the dress is? Neither do we. But here's why people see it differently http://t.co/wk3xslz3BW http://t.co/KYaFhlTCuA
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3/2
2015
This winter is set to be warmest on record in #Portland. http://t.co/WV5HUAxkm5 #pdxtst http://t.co/r2cjs12aDW
Retweeted by philtorSaw this a few minutes ago. I involuntarily gasped and had a hard time holding it together. #LeonardNimoy http://t.co/3XYy69gkGg
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3/1
2015
#YOU'RE_ITHearing kids playing in the neighborhood prefix every word they say with "HASHTAG"
2/28
2015
Don't smoke. I did. Wish I never had. LLAP
Retweeted by philtorPython list comprehensions are cute and all but I'd much rather just have map and filter
Retweeted by philtor@brixen Homecoming. Sure beats Chicago, eh?@brixen Where are you moving to?
2/27
2015
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