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I'm Brad, 33, he/him (mostly), in the US midwest, working on space science hardware (as far as I can get from the military-industrial complex)

I'm into:
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I'm getting into:
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I want to:
- Live in community with friends
- Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism

Thinking about building a low power build server with that new AMD Athlon that's coming out this week...

A vice of mine is keeping a ridiculous amount of paperwork. Taxes going back to 2005, receipts for parts I've purchased for my car. Normally it's just a big hunk of paper.

But in the past year, I've managed to reclaim like $450 thanks to this ridiculous accounting of my past.

That remarkable fresh feeling of updating a bunch of software at once.

Brave is showing up in my newsfeeds again, so

Periodic reminder that Brendan Eich, the CEO of Brave Software, is a homophobe who donates to anti-LGBT organizations.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't use the browser. But you should probably be wary of any monetization attempts, since we know where that money will go.

Flossbros be like 

tired: thought leaders
wired: brain landlords

minor complain 

lol welp att has gone from only offering 1.5 mbps dsl to my address, to offering nothing at all

learn to code? become a welder instead, a flagger, a plumber, an iron- or steelworker. something with a union. something with training. something with safety standards. something with even the faintest structures for asserting ethics. there’s nothing for you behind software’s glamour but trauma and anguish.

Food 

I cleaned out the USB port on my phone for the first time ever, and it had the same disgusting satisfaction to it that those internet videos do.

And now the charger cable actually *clicks* in again

submitting a foia request to the fbi for known anarchists in my area so i can find friends with good politics :)

My car has been leaking coolant all over the place. But only when hot! And fast enough that by the time I get where I'm going, there's no coolant left to see leaking.

But I finally caught it! And fixed it! And it was exactly as complicated as expected!

You know what I absolutely love? Seeing things I've given folks in the background of other pictures.

Oh, AJ put that sticker I gave them on their laptop. I see Katt is using her dice bag. Jen is wearing that hat!

If anyone can tell me anything about the Bernina Bernette 134D, I'd appreciate it.

I can't find much info about this thing, even the manual seems unavailable (Although the 34 and 234 are available online).

Apparently they were made between 1997 and 1999. Juki made other Bernette models, but this one doesn't seem to match any I can find, and it seems to have a totally unique needle plate.

I got the serger I pick up for almost no money working /kinda acceptably/. Still needs some dialing in, and some fresh parts, but it's working!

I only had to break and fix and break and fix it like 4 times.

The serger I bought for cheap was in pretty good shape, after taking a closer look! One of the tension plates was a little screwed up, but that was an easy enough fix.

Of course, I got it working well just in time to break one of the needle plates, so I guess I'll be working on fixing that next!

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