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“I'm just a guy from Canada, living in California and trying to be a pretty okay human being.”

_Shingle Ladies (Put a Roof On It)_ — woman-owned roofing company
Seafood/sausage food truck called _Shellfish Brat_
Table-top gaming store called _Dice Dice Baby_
A clothing store that only sells flannel called _Plaiditudes_
Ratpack-themed steakhouse calleld _The Wagyu Look Tonight_
Grunge-themed cocktail bar called _Smells Like Grenadine Spirit_
Name idea: Afghanistand (mall kiosk that sells blankets and throws)
Bar idea: Rum Lola Rum (only rum cocktails; patrons can only stay for 20 minutes at a time)
Food truck name idea: Quiche from a Rose
There’s some good advice in this article on controlling hyphenation in browsers: clagnut.com/blog/2395
Pottery studio name idea: San Francisco Clay Area
Food truck name idea: Za'atar Hero
I've found that the Amazon Echo is much more likely to respond if you say “Alexxussss...” in your best Moira Rose voice.
Two Sega Saturn-isms I've noticed in a bunch of games and really appreciate:
1. Press both shoulder buttons at the same time → your character/car/whatever stops
2. Press A+B+C+start → back to the title screen
Today's delivery: a Sega Saturn Action Replay, pre-flashed with Pseudo Saturn. Import games await! Today's delivery: a Sega Saturn Action Replay, pre-flashed with Pseudo Saturn. Import games await!
I'm pretty proud of this. tedium.co/2019/02/21/video-game-save-state-history

I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to share this with a wider audience, and for the leveling-up the post got by Ernie, the editor of Tedium.
I spent a big chunk of the evening working on microbot, a work in progress that turns your DM conversation with a bot on Slack into a timeline of messages (and a microblog-friendly RSS feed).

My timeline: whimsicalifornia.com/microbot/user/shinypb
Microbot’s not-done-yet code: github.com/shinypb/microbot
Hello. Hello.
Two features I wish would vanish from the face of the earth: snooze buttons in alarms and shuffle mode in media players.