A drawing of the head of a red dragon wearing a blue baseball cap.
This dragon is wearing a human-sized cap.

What if dragons wore caps? Before we can explore this important question, we need to dive into some background, so bear with me.

Background

There was only one time I ever won a championship and it was in a browser-based war strategy game in the early 2000s.

I played my first…


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I’ve always hated the song Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls because it was on the radio all the time in college and every single line is the same melody. The “chorus” is literally just singing the same melody but louder. But did you know it also has words? …


My dog Frobolome died a few weeks ago at age 11, and it’s been rough.

He was named after one of the best typos I’ve ever seen. A teenager on a forum I was on posted his sandwich recipe on a “favorite sandwich” thread, which included several ingredients he had…


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Twitter is a tough place for an oversensitive coward such as myself and it has broken many of my kind. How have I avoided self destruction so far? Mostly luck, but I also realized I have unintentionally developed a set of unspoken rules for myself that prevent some of the…


Electron and Firebase can be a great combination that allows a developer to quickly build a desktop app for multiple platforms (using Electron) and connect it to realtime cloud data and authentication using Firebase. Electron has been used to develop popular apps such as Slack, Skype, and Visual Studio Code…


Sometimes a woman will share about some unpleasant or horrific incident of harassment. The responses are often terrible. Of course there’s the usual crotchwads that say outright cruel or dismissive things, but there’s also well-meaning or apparently well-meaning folks that are exhausting for different reasons.

1. The Liam Neeson In Taken

There is always some weirdo…


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Modern designers and developers are obsessed with “delighting” users and reducing “friction,” coddling the online population until we all eventually devolve into nothing more than soft bags of jelly clicking buttons.

Do you long to reject this shameless pandering and inflict the unceasing torment of reality on your doughy, pampered…


As a long-time user of React who was using it way before you were, I am definitely not a late bandwagon-jumper who is trying really hard to retcon the past 3 years to make it look like I was in on it from the beginning.

As part of my completely…


Back when I was in college I mentioned liking this one song on the radio which turned out to be “Run-Around” by Blues Traveler, and my boyfriend at the time said, “If you like that, you’ll like this other song by Sister Hazel because it’s exactly the same song” and…


Most of my time I don’t spend on work or exercise or child care is spent playing mobile games, which actually overlaps a lot with child care. …

Christina Holland

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