I've been using this account as my primary for about a week now, and I'm think I'm settled on using it for the foreseeable future, so I guess it's time to do another #introduction post.
I'm a dad of four kids, and a web developer. I have a college degree in #Theater (or #Theatre) and had aspirations of being an actor. I kind of fell into web development as a career. It was a hobby back in high school, and I just needed to pay some bills after college, so I ended up doing this.
I always have aspirations to do other things, but for now, I'm pretty happy spending most of my time as a dad and husband.
Some day, I'd like to get back into #acting, or maybe do some #VoiceActing. I also enjoy #writing and will, from time to time, post some #MicroFiction, usually from somebody's #WritingPrompt.
I love #StarTrek, and usually watch at least one episode nearly every day. I like all #SciFi really, though, as well as #fantasy. I used to read a lot, but find I don't have as much time or mental capacity for it as I used to. I also enjoy watching #anime, and have really been enjoying the new episodes of #Bleach lately.
Feel free to follow me if you think we have similar interests, and I may follow you back, if I think likewise.
#WebDev #PHP #BackEnd #Laravel #introductions #Parenting #DadLife
If I ask a search engine how old the earth is, and I get a link to Answers in Genesis saying "6,000 years," then I've learned a true and correct fact: namely, that AiG claims to believe that the Earth is 6,000 years old.
That's in essence the promise that search engines make when you ask factual questions, that they will deliver you relevant evidence to support "x claims to believe y." Thus, I always learn something from searching even if it's of limited utility.
If I ask an LLM how old the Earth is and get back 6,000 years, I've learned jack shit. In that hypothetical, it just spat back nonsense without providing me any information at all. That also means that I don't learn anything when an LLM is correct, either — there's no distinction I can use to separate those two cases, making LLMs useless to any sort of epistemology.
Less than a day until #StarTrekPicard season 3 episode 3x06 "The Bounty" drops. 😊😊
This is another one of those episodes that will "nourish me for a long long time", I presume! :-)
If I say, "America should work on being less racist." Most US folk agree. 👍🏿 Black US folk love that I say this! But some US folk say, "Why are you attacking America?"
If I say, "The tech industry should work on being less racist." Most tech workers agreed. 👍🏿 Black tech workers love it. But some tech workers say, "Why are you attacking the tech industry?"
If I say "Scientists should work on being less racist." You already know what happens next. 🤷🏿♂️
A Map of Places in the US with the Same Name. "We calculated what place someone is most likely referring to, depending on where they are." For instance, in most of the country, when you say "Springfield", people think "Springfield, MA". https://pudding.cool/2023/03/same-name/
“Describe your approach to work in one word?”
Me: …and I just held her in my arms until she died.
Facilitator: OK…does anyone else want to share a fun fact about themselves?
Calls for civility are often weaponized by abusers, by bigots, by those who would oppress you. If it is considered impolite to speak out against dishonor, then it is time for a true warrior to be rude.
"Language has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone, and the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone." - Paul Johannes Tillich
See more of Taunton State Hospital on Abandoned America: https://www.abandonedamerica.us/taunton-state-hospital
Get In The Habit Of Writing Alt Text For Your Images Challenge 2023 😑
Asking for other people to help you with the alt text is also a perfectly valid option. See the thread linked for more info.
What's the use of recalling what's past?
There is a city in Turkey called Batman.
It is the capital of a province also called Batman.
That is all.
Odo: Any machine can be a smoke machine if you use it wrong enough
Building a Kanban Board with Laravel and Vue.Draggable https://laravel-news.com/building-a-kanban-board-with-laravel
#Nintendo will abide by the results of the poll linked below. Also included: an image of the soon-to-be-released Switch successor.
Laravel 10.4 Released: New File::json() method, converting existing HasMany relationships to a HasOne relationship, a new test response assertion, and more
Celebrating 25 Years of cURL! 🎂