Ted's Tidbits

Advent of Code Day 3

Advent of Code Day 2

Advent of Code Day 1. Full solution on GitHub.

I’m doing Advent of Code this year, and it just occurred to me that I should be posting my solutions here. I’m using these little challenges as daily brain warmups as well as a chance to better grok Rust. So far it’s been fun.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I made a pie!

Sede Vacante

Jeremy Smith:

Researcher Bill Bishop … examined the way how our diverse country has become more polarized in the past four decades. He studied the number of … counties that went over 70% for a particular candidate in the presidential elections. Since the 1970s, the number of those counties increased 300%.

What the researcher was surprised to find was regardless of how much influence top-down gerrymandering or dark money in politics might have made for these landslide regions, the primary force for this change was bottom-up: choice of people like us. We moved to be in neighborhoods with people like us, who had the same Jed Bartlett 2020 bumper stickers we did.

And now by divesting from the broadly-held authorities for years, investing our money, time, and attention only in our circles, only to those psychological manipulations, we cannot see “the other side” as having any authority whatsoever. We’ve all become sede vacante: every chair is empty except the leaders of our echo chambers who self-select who else will be in the seat tomorrow.

Can anyone recommend a book on Texas History that is not Anglo-centric? I’m well steeped in the mythology; I’d like to read some other perspectives.

How Urban Planning Consultants Can Shape the Future of Dallas www.dmagazine.com/frontburn…

It’s Time to Hunker Down.


Excellent article in the Washington Post on my home city:

Shingle Mountain: How a pile of toxic waste was dumped in a community of color

I am selling my iPhone Xs. It’s in great condition and has one scratch on the front glass. swappa.com/listing/v…

So macOS 11 has been released. Should I upgrade? Is anyone upgrading today?

I’m migrating my wordpress.com hosted posts to micro.blog. My wordpress-hosted site is tidbits.tedchoward.com; my micro.blog-hosted site is micro.tedchoward.com

Can I have both domains point to micro.blog, or will I have to choose one? I want redirects to work for old urls @help

My Wordpress subscription is coming due, so I decided to migrate everything to micro.blog and just have one blogging platform.

One Dallas Developer’s Secret: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

The secret is don’t just build big stuff because you’re a builder. … Build to the ability of the tenants to make money … and teach tenants how to start up successful businesses so they can pay you the rent.

I’m getting near to the end of the day. I need to post something to keep up with #mbnov

Here I am very near to the end of the day. This was not supposed to be this close. Why am I here again?

Well, I missed the dreary start, and I’m not expecting to write much today, as I need to concentrate on my work, but I did want to make a half-hearted attempt as postings something today.

#mbnov 🖊🗓

Why can’t UPS text you when your package arrives? I have missed three delivery attempts that I got notified of after the truck had driven off. I was home, but my doorbell is currently broken.

We’ve been “Boo-Ed”! 👻

In a normal year, today would have been the last day of the State Fair of Texas.

I just mounted my iMac Pro on a vesa arm. I’m kinda terrified about it.

Dallas, TX, 9:00am, “DJ Daddy” chills on the couch.

#ADayInTheLife 📷

Well, it only took me 4 hours, but I got my new desk assembled!