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I think it's no coincidence that someone like me, who has worked with computers for over a decade, prefers to own a dumb TV, a blender with mechanical knobs instead of a touchscreen, no "smart home" stuff, etc. I know how computers work, and for that reason I am terrified of them

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USPOL 

I look at Portland tonight, and I want to get in the face of every gullible fool who told me I was crazy post 9-11 when I said the creation of the DHS was a very dangerous slope to tread.

That giving up liberty for security would get us neither.

for their fear taking them over and letting bad decisions be made...

This is on all of you... I remember you, I remember you trying to make me question my beliefs...

I ended up being right... and not a single one of you will dare admit it.

This is all on you.

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Starting a new website called "just the goddamn recipe.com"

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Me: Worst video game ever!
Dept Chair: It's called Zoom.

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I will concede it is *possible* to have a funny April Fool's today.

It would require luck, skill, panache, tact, imagination, grace, and absolute mastery of humor.

That person is not me. And it's probably not you.

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Covid-19 coverage :

Facebook : negativity, pissing matches, misinformation, profiteering.

Mastodon : positivity, helpful advice, personal anecdotes, factual information.

The difference has never been more stark.

#Mastodon #Covid19 #coronavirus #socialmedia

Today's random obsession...The Andes Volcanoes. Wikipedia has enough articles on them to keep me happy for a while.

Growing up in the shadow of the Cascades, they look so familiar. Very pretty mountains. Beautiful.

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facebook link but it's 100% wholesome 

Take your mind off everything and look at this miniature steam traction engine and its ridiculous whistle:
facebook.com/groups/2576378752

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@thegibson

Ubuntu desktop == stable and has solid update cycle ; may lag lightly for some stuff (LTS really lags after the first ~6 months)

Arch == top of the curve for updates ; i ran this as my main desktop os for a few years but there were times when things got updated to the latest version and were suddenly missing features (as it happens with oss sometimes)

Debian == super duper stable ; should be do-able as a desktop but you've got more to do up-front

Gentoo == control freak / from source ; quick update cycle ; be prepared to fight config and compilation stuff
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Crazy how the advice everyone’s had for the last 40 years has been to have six months of living expenses saved up but all these companies that have been posting record profits for years have two bad weeks and are suddenly out here hat in hand begging for bailouts.

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@lilithsaintcrow We gotta make our own hope. The only way to do it is together. Artisanally.

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have a little bjenny montero to brighten your spirits

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ALL the Assemblage 23 queued up on the Sonos.

Manuscript open.

Bad sleep last night or not, it's time to make the words. :flan_writing::flan_racer:

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I should go to bed but Garanca is singing about Pastia’s inn on the outskirts of Seville, and I can’t tear myself away.

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We are prioritizing folks who are sick, unhoused, disabled, quarantined without pay, elderly, undocumented, queer, refugees and immigrants, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, trans, and queer, including those displaced from Portland to the nearby areas.

You can request assistance here:
docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

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Personal Update~ 

I'm settled into my WFH bunker. Deeply grateful to Dog that my job lets me. Deeply worrried for my comrades who cannot.

turning over a new leaf at the same time. Major changes in my personal life, and i am trying to take care of me.

For the first time in years I have a desktop setup that i can use for...coding? writing?

And i intend to use it.

Peace, and long life to all of you out there. We can do this.

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