Not Viking news from 866 ... While clearing out my garage to fit our second car (due to possible impending hail storm doom) I found my Mom left her axe here last time she came over to help with outdoor projects. Made me chuckle.

Has anyone had any experience with Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)? There are variety of companies offering services for under $2000 but the landscape is like a mine field.

I've read everything from going 9 months with no replies after spending $700 to having gaps in data, to paying extra to get raw data, having to mess with format conversion, etc.

Can anyone recommend a service with at least 30x coverage that will give you access to raw data in a timely manner?

arep.med.harvard.edu/gmc/genom

"Yay" (read: FUCK OFF) privatization of government services. Previously the NC DMV had online registration, and it was free and the normal 2-3 pages of enter info, it looks it up, and you're paid and done. Now it's done via payitgov.com, it's a chatbot style thing (which imho reads super weird when you tell it things via a quasi-form still), and it's a $3 fee.

If you live in a Spectrum service area but are happy with your existing ISP you can use the following URL to opt out of their bi-weekly bullshit, tree killing junk mail:
spectrum.com/policies/your-pri

I'm convinced LDAP, Kerberos and Active Directory were all marketing projects from the alcohol industry.

Hashtagging - A scheme to get the masses to create free training data for machine learning.

It took me ~15 years to figure out my lawn mower has an air filter, oops. I haven't really had any problems with it so I guess I just never thought about it.

I downloaded Elder Scrolls Blades early access for Android. Apparently their infrastructure is shitty and it will send me a notification later when their servers can handle me. 25 years ago when getting Elder Scrolls Arena running on my 486 DX33 w/ 4MB RAM I did have to jack with custom config.sys settings to get enough free RAM to run the game but I didn't have to wait for a notification. Can't say this is an improvement. </rant>

A nice evening on the Green in shorts compatible weather. Almost makes me want to play golf.

twitter.com/aleffert/status/11

<< It’s VERY IMPORTANT that we start calling the Year 2038 bug, where 32-bit Unix time overflows, The Epochalypse. Plz spread. >>

For the hell of it I've decided to occasionally post random photos from my collection. We'll see if it butchers the preview image (probably.)

Lyon, France 2010

Meanwhile in Canada...
Grocery store left unlocked on a holiday. Someone lets them-self in, takes tomatoes, over pays by leaving $5 note.

kingstonist.com/grocery-store-

I figured out the appleid.apple.com issue.

It sniffs your User-Agent.

If it says Linux, Bad Gateway error.

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

IT WORKS WITH A WINDOWS UA

IT WORKS WITH A BSD UA

IT WORKS WITH A GOD DAMN OS/2 UA

NOT LINUX

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU

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