It's even worse than it appears.
Nixon going to China is a political story worth studying. Sometimes a moderate can be more progressive. The electorate is weird that way. #
I wish there were an Amy Klobuchar action figure. It should be a requirement for a serious presidential candidate. BTW, "action figure" is an adult-acceptable term for "doll." I like them because they have white backgrounds and therefore look good in the right margin of my blog. I'd accept a nicely-cropped publicity photo, or a disembodied head like the ones I use for Trump.#
Just noticed GitHub has a new home page. A bit motivated by Twitter perhaps. I like where they're going. Can't stop to take a closer look right now, just thought it was worth a mention. #
A year ago I went digging around what remains of the BloggerCon website, restoring pieces like the participant list and the grids. The first BloggerCon was 16 years ago, in 2003. It was the where the term unconference was coined. #
  • I always wonder why people disclaim that they don't like me before they point to something I've written as being relevant or important. So I won't tell you what I think of David Brooks. 💥 #
  • His column in today's NYT is worth reading. He asks if it's Trump v Warren, who he, a moderate Republican, will vote for. I'll save you the suspense, it's Warren. Good, Brooks has a soul and isn't an idiot. #
  • Four years of Warren, who imho likely will be as ineffective a president as Jimmy Carter, is way better than four years of the accelerated lunacy of Trump. The United States, seriously, would not survive that. I don't think we'll survive another 1.5 years, which is why impeachment and removal is an urgent matter. #
  • He says "If the party nominated one of those six, you really could see the Democrats gather progressives and moderates into an enduring majority coalition as the Republicans recede into old, white, rural obsolescence. You could see movement on a range of issues where large majorities are already stacked on one side: guns, climate change, reducing income inequality, expanding health coverage." #
  • I agree. A lot of change would be possible with a centrist Democrat in the presidency, they might even be possible with Warren. I like the progressive ideas, and I think our chance of progress is better if we elect a moderate in 2020. #
  • Like Nixon going to China, something worth considering, a moderate Democrat could be more effectively progressive than Warren. #
  • As with previous installments, this contains spoilers. #
  • I got up to the episode where Hank dies. A very pivotal scene. Walt loses his money to the Nazis, of course Hank dies as does his friend Gomez. Walter White comes unglued. All logic says, based on previous Walter White choices, that Hank must die. The Nazi, Jack, knows it, Hank knows it. Hank, after hearing Walter offer the Jack $80 million to let Hank live, must have been touched, because his final words were: "You want me to beg? You're the smartest guy I ever met, and you're too stupid to see -- he made up his mind 10 minutes ago." It's a beautiful scene. And of course none of the events taking place wouldn't have happened if Walter weren't so blinded by his obsession with money, and his feelings about Jesse. #
  • I still hate Walter White, I guess I never doubted the depth of his character, he has a heart, and it's breaking now. #
  • I'm working on a project using simple-git in Node, and have what I think should be a simple application, not sure how to do it. #
    • I have a local called myAppFolder containing the source for an application. Various JavaScript files, a package.json, folders for user data and stats. #
    • A location on GitHub, a repo called test2 with a folder whose path is helloworld/ that is meant to have the most up to date version of the files from the location on GitHub. #
    • It's a one-way sync, from the server to the local folder. #
  • I have code that clones the repo, but that gets a copy of everything in the repo. #
  • I just need to keep up to date with one folder. #
  • Any help much appreciated.#
  • PS: I opened this as an issue on the simple-get repo. #

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