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Thursday, January 28th, 2021

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Red Brocade by Naomi Shihab Nye (poets.org)

Originally found via this tweet, but I found this poem beautiful and a reminder that compassion is needed in this world.

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1/28/2021 3:14 am | |
Tags: poetry

What It Feels Like to Fly an A-10 Warthog (nationalinterest.org)

As a kid, I was obsessed with fighter planes. I convinced my parents to subscribe to this service which delivered me glossy hole punched single page info sheets about various fighter planes, and they were kept in a 1.5" ring binder. I loved reading them, looking at the pictures, and imagining the amazing air battles.

Of the planes, I was fascinated by the stubby rounded nose and weirdly not aerodynamic design of the A-10 Warthog. "It was like flying in a bathtub" is a quote I recall describing flying the plane because the only armor was around the cockpit to ensure the plane's pilot was safe while flying in for the bombing runs.

I am far from pushing to save the plane, but I enjoyed reading this about flying the Warthog for the nostalgia it brought me about being obsessed with these planes as a kid.

1/28/2021 3:37 am | |
Tags: airplanes, military

Rowan Atkinson discusses some about filming Mr. Bean sketches (youtube.com)


1/28/2021 9:52 am | |
Tags: sketch comedy, british tv, comedy

1/28/2021 11:10 am | |
Tags: first nations, us history, washington state

Tonight's coding is not on Glowbug but on another one of my projects. One in need of a refresh and rewrite: My Fixture Picker. Currently it lives on firsttou.ch, but honestly I might let the domain drop and just bring it over to trickjarrett.com. We'll see.

This site solves a problem for me: I really like watching soccer. I have access to lots of games in different leagues on different channels or streaming services. How do I pick what I should watch?

What exists right now is entirely made via server side code using PHP. What I need is to rewrite it so instead it provides your browser with all the raw match data and then you can set some variables for preferences, pick favorite teams, etc. And then it is saved in cookies or as a unique user for you.

So, my plan today is to begin working on that rewrite. I might use this as a chance to experiment with ReactJS since I have no experience with it. We'll see.

1/28/2021 5:30 pm | |
Tags: programming, php, javascript, soccer, proj:fixture picker

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