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Any game ideas to help an 11-year old (ND; #ADHD and #actuallyautistic) learn vocabulary, including spelling?

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It's a super-basic and common failure: the wire broke from repeated flexing where it entered the dremel. So all I'm actually doing is re-tinning the wires ao that they can be reinserted.

And they had the gall to put torx screws on this thing! Consumer products need to be repairable.

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Low to mid 60s in the Appalachians right now, but I always have to contrast this with people in the fleshosphere unironically believing climate change isn't real.

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Toni Morrison didn't publish her first book until she was 39 and became a cultural cornerstone.

Never believe its too late for you to accomplish what you want in life just because you didn't do it in your 20s. Becoming established that early in your life is usually out of luck or having immense privilege. The rest of us are forced to move a little slower and that's 100% fine.

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Yesterday, I was holding my cat like a baby and giving him scratchies. His eyes were closed and he was purring when suddenly he opened his eyes and slapped me really hard in the face and ran off while making happy sounds.

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It's wild how some potential clients want you to put together 'example' projects for free as a prerequisite for *possible* consideration for employment.

For example, I had a potential ask me to build a fully featured video player as part of an interview. I asked how much they were paying because that's work and I don't work for free.

They said I was no longer a candidate for the position b/c I wasn't a 'team player'.

It's wild how folks really just want to exploit and steal.

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PROGRAMMER TIP: When running a query that process over a million rows of data, quietly say the programmer's prayer - "Hold on to your butts" - before hitting the execute button

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