The cooking for blockheads mod for Minecraft adds a preposterous scenario whereby the player positions a cow to stand atop a milk jar and then causes an anvil to drop onto the cow. The cow escapes this horror unharmed and is compressed in miniature into the jar. The cow-in-a-jar can then be used as a never-ending supply of milk for various recipes! πŸ˜‚

I made a personal account with Google Cloud Platform to check out the natural language parsing APIs and it went something like this:

CJ: "Oh, hi Google."

G: "Are you a robot?"

CJ: "No G, I'm not a robot."


CJ: "Yea, so anyway, I was reading about this fellow that parsed his Kindle highlights here and auto-linked the sentence subjects to their Wikipedia articles. I thought maybe I could try something like that. Do you have something like that?"

G: "How about THIS GIANT ANVIL!"

CJ: "What? No G, I just want to -"


CJ: ...



Web stuff slingin' thinger.

  • Commits: 96
  • Tests:
    • Specifications: 28
      • Examples: 30
    • Features: 13
      • Scenarios: 229
  • Time since last commit: 7 days
    • refactored to a fault, maybe

How I export, analyze, and resurface my Kindle highlights - Sawyer Hollenshead

Great idea!

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My son learned what bike gears do. "Ohhh, this one is for if you are running from the cops."

OG: "No. This is for going as fast as you can to them."

He's a good kid.


I am currently at home, in the Sunbury Cove watershed of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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The weather is partly cloudy at 17.1°C (62.8°F) with winds in the Southwest steady at 1.7 m/s (6 km/h; 3 mph).

The relative humidity is 84% at an air pressure of 1.007 atm (1020 mbar).

It's 3:51am in local ADT time. The sun will rise about 2 hours from now.

a6a - Packagist

I made an organization on packagist for Aetheria, but didn't commit any code to the repo!

Nice! Been thinking about code with this name for a long time!


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Title: The Baroque Cycle

Author: Neal Town Stephenson


  1. Quicksilver: 0-380-97742-7
  2. The Confusion: 0-06-052386-7
  3. The System of the World: 0-06-052387-5

Length: 2671 pgs

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  2. 815 pgs
  3. 912 pgs

β€œThe trade of this country is a boiler that raises all the steamβ€” which is to say, all the capitalβ€” we require.

What is wanted is a valve,” the Earl had said, β€œa means of conducting some of that capital into an engine where it may do something useful.”

Progress: 66.808%

~~~ For 4 months or so ~~~

I spent the day pressure washing the vinyl siding on my house. It's 30 °C out there and I am exhausted after doing only about 1/4.

Now enjoying Father's Day beer 4/4 and taking a break in the shade.