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novalis honked 12 Jun 2024 18:01 +0000

Our third Ninja Creami just killed itself (along with a pint of ice cream). We bought the first one in February. I definitely do not recommend this product. I guess there's a reason the cheapest real Pacojet costs 20 times as much.

novalis bonked 12 Jun 2024 15:54 +0000
original: mjd@mathstodon.xyz

I also keep running into mentions of David Turner (@novalis) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Turner_(computer_scientist) and having to stop to think which one is meant in each context.

I was going to write to Newer David to suggest that he should change his name. But Older David is dead now, so perhaps he should be the one to change his name.

Both are inconvenient in their own ways. Older David, being dead, can't announce a name change that everyone would be expected to agree to. But Older David would also suffer much less from a name change than Newer David.

Really this sort of problem should be addressed earlier on. Newer David should never have been allowed to adopt this name in the first place. Each human should be designated with an arbitrary but unqiuely-generated identifier, perhaps a simple ten-letter string.

I have computed that my own identifier would be rnjtkzrbxr. Older David Turner is rhmbnevlip. Newer David Turner is rnkxryvwcc. Please make a note of this. Thank you for your compliance.

novalis honked 06 Jun 2024 13:54 +0000

Think I'm just going to call Hochul every single day about congestion pricing until she brings it back. It'll join my morning ritual of telling 311 about illegally parked city employees.