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Death Stranding is extremely good for being literally a bunch of fetch quests interspersed with borderline nonsensical cutscenes.
11/10
2019
@LoremToastum @Mrghllghghllghg This place feat an incredibly intense bar https://t.co/8fI7Ry4STUHouse touring with friends feat @LoremToastum and @Mrghllghghllghg through a very small hole in the wall https://t.co/DTTv9gXlE6
11/9
2019
@LemoneyLimeLime It’s been a great fit. Also I have no idea how I worked up there for more than a year before I learned Q existed.It’s 10:30 and mostly what I’m thinking about is eating @Qfanatic for lunch tomorrow.
11/8
2019
Caring about people is exhausting.
11/6
2019
Somewhere in the last year spotify decided I like Jukebox the Ghost despite me never liking a single song by them a… https://t.co/W9nu1eL4aE
11/5
2019
It’s amazing how easy McMaster-Carr makes it to spend money there.
11/3
2019
@MrRoboSteve Yeah I’ve been performance tuning elastic and neo stuff for the last week, and we’ve done basically al… https://t.co/PNL8K4AYPK @klardotsh FTAing/FMing for FTC is so incredibly rewarding— the entire job of the role is to help teams and make su… https://t.co/LFM2WwtHfoAaaaand typos. “I can upgrade my”“I have a performance problem with my python app” “It looks like the MongoDB calls are the problem” “I can upgrade… https://t.co/hp6L86JTUMHere’s a good rule on code correctness. All code you haven’t tested is wrong. All code you have tested is also wron… https://t.co/h4kveoOHO0
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11/2
2019
This is a truly beautiful thread https://t.co/oHTPnaIL9D
10/31
2019
@lib_wit so I actually did find out today that I was right on one of the things I thought was absolutely wrong yesterdayOn a related note apparently I should just give up attending concerts the last weekend of octoberwhy do good bands always play first ave during north champs? sad I’ll miss little dragon this year
10/25
2019
@lib_wit The context is actually a bunch of random technical things I’ve said at work recently and then immediately… https://t.co/tKtJjJAemB
10/24
2019
Sometimes you just have to say something stupid out loud to understand why it’s wrong.rip onshape
10/23
2019
Today I discovered the magic that is pathlib and my life is forever changed.
10/20
2019
I think one of the weirdest things about starting something is that when it happens, sometimes it feels like you we… https://t.co/o7KmiKxjAs
10/19
2019
@klardotsh @nfhammes @addzie22 We put this in all our postings and then completely ignore it. HR man...If you want to know how my day went it’s 10:40PM and I forgot to take off my badge from work.
10/18
2019
Do you want experience working in a fast-paced engineering environment? Our 2020 Robot in 3 Days team is looking fo… https://t.co/aVLPymU19f
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10/16
2019
“I don’t understand how this code works” “In all fairness, it might not”The world is such a better place for having had Woodie in it. Reading all the incredible stories and tributes like… https://t.co/RDiBvgt8DQ
10/15
2019
"The most important single aspect of software development is to be clear about what you are trying to build." - Bjarne Stroustrup
Retweeted by Nick Aarestadyou think you test in prod, but do you test in prod like Boeing used to? https://t.co/sxMNIFRUTu
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10/12
2019
Update: goat lost a leg while printing, but is otherwise doing fine: https://t.co/M8lMclDh7hTonight in “what is Nick printing”: https://t.co/yLWbR0AdCh
10/10
2019
I'm somewhat unconvinced that "we've built computers with 24TB of RAM for a single software product" says anything… https://t.co/Ylo1wVQJV6
Retweeted by Nick AarestadOverheard at Microsoft. Employee 1: “Our project needs to be more visionary.” Employee 2: “Or less visionary, and… https://t.co/thqLDdHpSH
Retweeted by Nick AarestadAlways write with readability in mind. The most important aspects of readability are consistency and the code actua… https://t.co/SWcl63jkWW
10/9
2019
When I first started breakpoint, I thought “ah, this seems like a decent enough game” but at this point I’m just pl… https://t.co/sEG7IQmUwU
10/8
2019
Speak midwestern 101 No Yeah = Yes Yeah no = No Yeah no for sure = Definitely Yeah no yeah = I’m sorry, but unf… https://t.co/WkHL73SVpj
Retweeted by Nick AarestadSpecifically referring to the “I’ll write it all down and then we’ll never have to answer any questions” stuff I se… https://t.co/ECNJAWIJD3And here we see the rare cross tweet applicable to both robotics and professional contexts.If your doc strategy is solely “send new people to this static doc” you’re probably doing it wrong. You can’t solve… https://t.co/VwghlXibmS
10/6
2019
On a completely different note, I actually took a night to recharge after like, a week and a half straight of work/… https://t.co/6RZYU5mSrQMaybe I’ve just reached that point where I’m too acclimated to them, but I don’t think I’d absurd to have some MTX… https://t.co/sdJRiibAWKMild take, but for all the people I’ve seen complaining about microtransactions in Breakpoint, I feel like they’re… https://t.co/zanKpDrDYd
10/4
2019
Congratulations to all of the young women, and especially to all of those that participate in #MNFTC https://t.co/IGW90MY8db
Retweeted by Nick AarestadCalling all @MNFIRSTRegional girls, do you want to improve your technical skills in an all-girls environment where… https://t.co/72a7Xu0jBr
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10/1
2019
@its_bvisness basically all the side bosses are an utter pain to beat @its_bvisness I guess with the notable exception of the “defend hadron” mission, which I think I basically played 5… https://t.co/wromdfDTvE
9/30
2019
@its_bvisness That wasn’t really my experience in the campaign. In the side bosses though...“Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity.” - Aaron Swartz
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9/29
2019
Well, I hear Montreal is nice in April!
9/27
2019
It’s really fun to be a part of a team that can just ask “what regional do we want to go to?” with almost all optio… https://t.co/5wEhrGNaoj
9/25
2019
"The next best thing to having good ideas is recognising good ideas from your users. Sometimes the latter is better." - Eric Raymond
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9/24
2019
@BaselThe2nd Yes! Which is why it’s so wild!It’s amazing to me that someone can write a sci fi roundup in 2019 and apparently only find one worthwhile book by a female author.
9/23
2019
Thanks to all the #MNFTC teams who came to our #SKYSTONE Robot in 2 Weeks scrimmage! We can't wait to see your bots… https://t.co/J44P1BWwnZ
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9/21
2019
Playing a dungeon game where a neural net is DMing has a lot in common with lucid dreaming. Text in particular is… https://t.co/EEGjdXI1LN
Retweeted by Nick AarestadStill waiting on some parts, but it looks like an intake! https://t.co/6T5EcIXiIX
9/18
2019
It’s coming together! https://t.co/Wsgdd0js6B
9/17
2019
this is how my mind works sometimes I’m sorryI feel like the MCU Spiderman movies reframing Tony Stark as someone who has quietly been building the capability t… https://t.co/OCja3rqbFW
9/16
2019
Related, I think I bought the wrong size of spring https://t.co/bahLhFOCSFWork in progress https://t.co/nlHjaX58mfHey #MNFTC teams, how are your prototypes coming? The Robot in 2 Weeks scrimmage is a little over a week away and w… https://t.co/JWRjIknGZq
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9/14
2019
It irritates me to no end when food products advertise that they use non-GMO products like that’s something to be proud of.
9/10
2019
the flip side to this is that competence is not a prerequisite for or guarantee of meaningful contribution https://t.co/nbFquwaRBRI decided to give up on modelling actual extrusion since it just makes the entire assembly process so much more painfulSmol chassis feat mock 75mm revcanum wheels for Ri2W (in an 18” box) https://t.co/j3LrbJr7OZ🤔 https://t.co/IMxkbYrcxJ
9/8
2019
the first step on the road to competence is realizing that you are currently incompetentIf you're at the @HighTechKids1 MN FTC Kickoff today, don't forget to stick around for the Poko (Post Kickoff) this… https://t.co/W6s0MCa2cl
Retweeted by Nick AarestadWell, I’m doing something the night before kickoff... https://t.co/G5uUJgUOAaif you can't trust your ops tooling to save your ass from a bad deploy on a Friday, you're losing a whole day of yo… https://t.co/bnaprZPz8d
Retweeted by Nick AarestadI think one of the best parts of starting a new position is that rush that comes from quickly learning a new stack.I’ve officially reached the point with heat set inserts where I’ve memorized the chamfer values for both sizes of M3 insert. @klardotsh I really like a lot of go features, but for now we’re limiting it to some pretty specific use cases where it shines. @klardotsh Actual quote from a conversation I had yesterday: “Yeah, pipelines are a great pattern but you have to w… https://t.co/ndRhpWdYrR
9/7
2019
@its_bvisness Obviously yes, but also clearly no.Update: 304 posts and climbing.
9/6
2019
working with graphs regularly makes me feel like I’m actually putting that degree to work
9/5
2019
when you think your dog is barking at nothing, he's actually barking at your lack of test coverage
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9/2
2019
@LoremToastum I’m down
9/1
2019
I picked up Control on a lark, and it’s basically a high budget SCP game so far, which I am *so* here for.
8/31
2019
Sometimes I’m feeling good about my life; then I remember that part of one of my hobbies has me watching grown men… https://t.co/viDsa0Aoe9Finally got a chance to listen to the OBCR for Hadestown and like, nothing against that cast, but man I’ll probably… https://t.co/gENiivHets
8/30
2019
Well, current job in the sense of current company. Current job is also great though, three weeks in.Legit one of the best parts of my current job has been working with people who have shaped my perspective in positi… https://t.co/Jxqi5keEsE @LemoneyLimeLime Culture is all about the people, and it was a blast working with you— happy to see you grow and ta… https://t.co/cvCQmGMl88
8/28
2019
@GameDesignDan Now I just want Adam Driver doing the entire “Zuko here” bit
8/26
2019
love something as much as the FRC discord loves LACK tables
8/25
2019
Chapter 7, and I don’t think there will be anyone left in the other houses when I’m done. https://t.co/rkO7WIkAhD
8/24
2019
Now fully assembled with the control hub! https://t.co/6fURQGkv1x
8/22
2019
I love that Twitter has figured out that there is a link between me and Target enough to show me ads for warehouse… https://t.co/O84hmEndwH
8/20
2019
@REVrobotics Well, you shipped my control hub this morning so I’ll get to try that out soon! Going to try it in a f… https://t.co/qh20AwCGL0
8/19
2019
Pictured with an expansion hub because I don’t actually have a control hub.Not quite done yet, but I was playing with compact FTC electronics setups this weekend. The control hub lets you ge… https://t.co/dkmzc8wF3D
8/18
2019
@REVrobotics Super cool! Can’t wait for CAD on those mecanums! Y’all really hit it out of the park with this releas… https://t.co/EN2jf2XqAQ
8/17
2019
Just finished The Dragon Republic, and wow, that was a wild ride.
8/13
2019
@EvanHochstein It’s also something I do when you are home.I’ve eaten almost a full loaf of bread in the past day and I have no regrets about this, it was delicious.
8/12
2019
@klardotsh I feel like the “internet developer” perception of trends often misaligns with reality.
8/9
2019
What are you doing gmail? https://t.co/J7r0OFmHNU
8/4
2019

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