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Drag Time Story Hours are about acceptance which is why Republicans hate it

Saw this comment on Reddit and thought it may help people who may be wondering why drag time story hours exist. Once you understand this you may question why the GOP wants to attack such a thing.

“[Drag time story hours] are times when local drag queens will read stories to children while in costume. As one would guess, these stories tend to be focused on accepting people who are different and promoting positive self-image for people who don’t fit the standard mold. They started for just this reason – to help children see that there is nothing to be ashamed of if you are different than other kids.

Keep in mind that drag is not inherently sexual – it is just men dressing in flamboyant female costumes. There is nothing sexual going on at these story hours.”

“That last bit is important to remember. They’re performers and they do a different act for a different audience. Bob Saget, for example was super wholesome on Full House, but his standup act was absolutely filthy. Drag queens are the same way: they’re entertainers who can do a different act for different audiences.”

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So you want to be a programmer?

Practice the art of coffeeing. Put the creamer down. Never touch “mild” again. Fire up that dark roast. And here is the tricky part. Like a surfer seeking the perfect wave, you MUST learn to find that fine line between the brain fog of too little coffee and the jittery distraction of too much coffee. There is a magical flow state where too much and too little collide. It is up to your disciplined practice to find just how much coffee must be consumed throughout the day to ride that wave for maximum productivity.

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Back in Business!

I use Redmine to manage all my clients and their information but I run it locally on my machine since I don’t need to share any of that information and keeping it local provides a little added security. However, when my laptop died, so did my access to that information…single point of failure yada yada. Tonight I installed Redmine 5, new versions of Ruby (keep your 2.6 Apple), and discovered how rocking Puma is for application serving. I may just have to dabble in some Ruby and Rails development.

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All your database are belong to us

Woot! Success! In the Fall of 2022 when my ancient MacBook Pro’s logic board gave out the ghost, I thought my career had ended. Friends and family came to the rescue and I now work on a Windows 11 PC for my Microsoft development and an iMac for my creative development. But since the processor changed from Intel to ARM, I’ve had to reinstall all my applications. I accidentally installed MySQL8 when I’d been working on MySQL5.7. Neither ran. No matter the configuration or uninstalls and reinstalls via Homebrew or by hand, I could not get MySQL to run. Today I overcame that and have MySQL5.7 running. I will be upgrading to MySQL8 after I make sufficient backups etc. and debate whether or not I want both 5.7 and 8 running so that I can switch between them (don’t really see the need). Next up: Ruby.

ps. There sort of problems are so much easier to fix when you read the documentation and error logs.