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dominicm07:11:08

We got 3 trick or treaters this year

dominicm07:11:14

What happened?

yogidevbear07:11:50

It was very quiet in our neighbourhood too compared to last year. Even in terms of houses with decorations handing out treats

dominicm08:11:22

That's cool. We couldn't find any carving kits this year.

dominicm08:11:49

most shops we went to had no Halloween sections.

dominicm08:11:07

We couldn't even get a biscuit with a spider on from Gregg's.

3Jane09:11:57

Day before warmups to ClojureX, too 😄

dominicm09:11:56

And that's why I've had a mars bar fun size for breakfast

dominicm09:11:49

Oh my, 80kcal in the small bars. I'm never eating a full size again.

mccraigmccraig09:11:10

my 8yr old managed to get 950g of sweets from around our way last night - and there were roving tides of screaming children everywhere - maybe people are travelling further afield to neighbourhoods with juicier pickings ?

mccraigmccraig09:11:35

that's 3800kcal of carbohydrate... i think it will be a good while before he's allowed to get through that pile

dominicm09:11:59

Our neighborhood isn't particularly "well off". But I can't imagine people making the 10-15m drive to the other side of town to be in the richer part. Maybe I don't know enough though 🙂

dominicm09:11:13

I never went trick or treating

mccraigmccraig09:11:48

no, me neither, trick or treating wasn't a thing when i was of the age

jasonbell10:11:27

The teen didn’t even bother answering the door last night. So I was left to do it. 🙂

alexlynham10:11:00

had completely forgotten halloween was a thing

otfrom10:11:35

we're not in the right neighbourhood of Dundee for any guising

rickmoynihan13:11:00

glad you’re learning the local lingo 🙂

otfrom13:11:45

doing my best. 🙂

danm11:11:38

Laura was very disappointed that we only had one group, and they were scared of the dog

danm11:11:12

Although she didn't have time to sort a pumpkin, and most folks pass by houses without obvious decorations

dominicm11:11:49

I wonder if the lack of decorations on our street discouraged people from coming down

mccraigmccraig11:11:47

@dominicm most likely - we only went to houses with pumpkins or other obvious halloween kitsch - i imagine my children were thinking that as long as there are a sufficient number of such houses then that behaviour will maximise their candy yield

dominicm11:11:28

I'll have to start a competition next year with my neighbors somehow.

jasonbell11:11:33

Now Halloween is over it’s now the race to who can get the Christmas lights on first

3Jane11:11:37

put a raspberry pi powered LED counter outside displaying weight of candy left 😉

3Jane11:11:19

and maybe a visitors count. Just like in the old days of geocities 😛

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jasonbell11:11:23

@lady3janepl Nearly as fun as my barcode scanning advent calendar.

jasonbell11:11:48

Treats were always gone by the 3rd December so I made it difficult. 🙂

jasonbell11:11:20

I build a small website with each day and what the treat was. Then printed out barcodes for each day. I then gave an old POS barcode scanner to my daughter and showed her then advent calendar.

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jasonbell11:11:43

She loved it…… for about a week.

dominicm11:11:57

what were the treats? how did the barcode scanner factor in?

dominicm11:11:02

WHERE'S THE CHOCOLATE

yogidevbear11:11:56

But the richer neighborhood are richer because they're stingy 😉 https://clojurians.slack.com/archives/C064BA6G2/p1541065439143500

dotemacs11:11:46

In London, the best places for trick or treating are where the (wealthy) Americans live. And then their (non American) neighbours follow in the same fashion.

3Jane11:11:39

I dunno, I had a basketful after doing rounds in Camden.

3Jane11:11:53

I mean, my friend’s kid had a basketful! 🙊

3Jane13:11:09

you know it

3Jane13:11:37

as more and more friends spawn, I’m even more glad I got good at baking 😄

alexlynham13:11:38

it took me about fifteen seconds to realise aunty tax wasn't code for tv licence there 😂

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jasonbell13:11:53

@dominicm Had to scan the barcode, the website would tell her what the treat was and then it was given to her. Sounds horrid I know but I’ve seen an advent calendar cleared in three days so I had to do something 🙂

otfrom13:11:35

@jasonbell did you think maybe you shouldn't stuff all the chocolate in your own face but let your daughter have it? (at this point Jade will say he doesn't like chocolate, which I think is just a likely story and not the truth)

jasonbell13:11:29

Nope, I don’t like chocolate (and neither does Jade)

otfrom13:11:27

with this level of predictive power I should hire myself out. I just need a petrifying cave and a twee town in Yorkshire. #mothershipton

jasonbell13:11:10

I wouldn’t class it as “prediction” more a case of “access to history” so it’s just basic record keeping.

jasonbell13:11:35

And yes I think Knaresborough will be really accommodating of your rental request.

danm13:11:00

How does it differ from the one in earlier versions?

mccraigmccraig13:11:19

it doesn't, it was always rubbish, but previously i could use totalspaces to give me something much more functional (2d grid of virtual desktops, 2d key-based desktop nav, ability to exposé all desktops in an overview and drag/drop windows between them were the key features)

mccraigmccraig13:11:48

now mojave won't let totalspaces run without disabling SIP permanently

mccraigmccraig13:11:38

so i'm forced to use MissionControl and i hate it

jonpither14:11:55

Sorry All - had to delete the tweet - could those that kindly retweeted, do again? https://twitter.com/juxtpro/status/1058002097784999942

jonpither14:11:02

Sorry - k thx