Threads for boffbowsh

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    Enjoying our new baby, she’s finally here! Her name is Freya and she’s a CHUNK. 9lb 2.5oz. Moms a champ. Still in hospital for recovery so just relaxing with her on my lap and enjoying life.

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      Congratulations! Well done, Mom!

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        Love the name.

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          Thank you! My wife and I wanted something unique but not ridiculous, no misspelling of common names, something short, easy to spell/pronounce, and not easily warped into a mean nickname by other kids. We feel like we nailed that niche.

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            Freya made it into the top ten baby names in the UK a few years back. One of my friends named his daughter Freya, thinking it would be unusual. Unfortunately, Thor came out that year and a lot of people were interested in Norse names - Freya was the most popular.

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        I’m going to take some time to play around with all these new AI image models that are around now. I’d love to see if there’s a nice way of generating illustrations for a children’s story.

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          Writing a thing to parse the awful PDF rail tickets my company’s travel provider sends out, with the intention of converting them into Apple Wallet passes instead. The QR code bit is easy, getting the metadata (destination, times) will be the hardest as it’s about parsing free text in specific places on the page.

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            Has anyone tried this? I’m thinking of installing it on my M1 MacBook Pro.

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              I tried it on an M1 Air for 20 minutes and it was very smooth. Linux itself seems pretty good, but it’s Arch and KDE which I’m not too familiar with, so I switched back pretty quickly to macOS to get some work done. I’ll have another bash soon with a bit more time and patience.

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              https://emojinator.fun/ for creating custom emoji mashups for Slack et al