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duerig
    @matthewmspace Yeah. Android Marzipan would be much better as a name.
    duerig
      @johngordon There are more and more things which it doesn't even occur to me to look for locally. And when I do, I am invariably going to compare it with the online price.
      duerig
        @johngordon For your larger point, I think this is a sign of our times. There is a vicious circle whereby online retail cannibalizes sales most of rarer items. So stores start to focus more on common goods and that pushes more people online for rare ones.
        duerig
          @johngordon Take a look at the three options at McMaster Carr. http://www.mcmaster.com/#storm-door-latches/=xb5r6z I have been ordering from their website a lot recently.
          duerig
            @33mhz I had forgotten about Seed. The modules are actually stored on app.net using the files/messages API. @currentswithin
            duerig
              @currentswithin Hmm. There must be a bug with upgrades. I'll try to take a look soon and will add this to github. Feel free to email me at duerig at jonathonduerig dot com and then I can email you back when I have a bug fix.
              duerig
                @currentswithin Hmm. I am trying to figure out how to add upgrades myself now. This seems much less inuitive to me than back when I wrote it. :)
                duerig
                  @currentswithin Oh. I am starting to remember. There are the things you can buy to unlock upgrades. They are a list in order and each one opens the ability globally for you to upgrade any of your buildings of that type.
                  duerig
                    @currentswithin I don't recall if I ever put the code on github or not. If I haven't, I would be happy to do so and point you to it.
                    duerig
                      @currentswithin Hi. I haven't looked at it in a while. But if I recall correctly, you need to click the wrench to switch to upgrade mode.
                      duerig
                        @konrad It was precisely the dehumanization and economic thinking about relationships that @oluseyi called out as dysfunctional before. People obsessed with eking out the best 'deals' possible from those around them.
                        duerig
                          @matthewmspace As is right and proper.
                          duerig
                            @jacobrealo Go see Tomorrowland. It is apparently the 4th best movie so far this year: http://www.schlockmercenary.com/pages/2015-movies
                            duerig
                              @redqueencoder On a more serious note, I am starting to jones for some video game time myself. I haven't had time to play in a couple of months. That new Dragon Age game is looking pretty tempting. @joeo10
                              duerig
                                @redqueencoder Just put the TV screen up to the window and play outside that way. Problem solved! :-) @joeo10
                                duerig
                                  @redqueencoder So you either code or play with pugs? Sounds like a win-win situation to me. :-)
                                  duerig
                                    @matigo I, for one, am on the verge of unfollowing unless I see more puppy pics pronto!
                                    duerig
                                      @oluseyi There are unhealthy strands of our culture that encourage this kind of mentality as well in the form of 'trading up' on spouses or being on the lookout for somebody 'better' than your current partner. Both semi-accepted in our culture @tomcat @jws
                                      duerig
                                        @oluseyi I think this personality type is pretty toxic for all kinds of reasons. I hadn't really thought about the dehumanizing aspect before. But I think you are right that this is part of it. They reduce the people around them to puppets. @tomcat @jws
                                        duerig
                                          @oluseyi IMO, This attempt to maximise the return on investment for relationships is a particular kind of psychological affliction. It leads people to want to spend the least amount of attention on others while getting the most attention back. @tomcat @jws