Regex is one of those massive pains in the ass that’s just too helpful not to learn. I won’t pretend it’s fun. I’d put Regex at the same level of No-Dear-God-Why-Is-This-Happening as an enema or a certified letter from the IRS. But once you wrap your head around it, you’ll be wanting to use them all the time because they make everything else just… stupid easy.
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A few days ago, I was actively avoiding my life plans (and scrolling through WordPress) when I stumbled upon a GIF from Vincze Istvan showing where Google had plotted his locations over the last few years.
And my brain exploded. I mean, I knew in the back of my mind that anytime I checked my email or looked for directions or asked Lyft for a ride, my information at that particular time and place was probably being stored somewhere. That storage place had always felt far too abstract to make me paranoid.
Until I saw it projected in a GIF in a supremely tangible way.
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