@nudgenudgetilt that's fair, it definitely isn't the speediest thing out there, plus the not-great-about-open-source stuff, but so far so good for my use case

I ended up buying a Teracube 2e to replace my rapidly dying 3 year old phone. Initial impressions: I like it. I hope someone comes out with a glass screen protector, and the fact that it won't charge off USB PD chargers will hopefully get fixed in a firmware update. Wish the screen resolution were a little higher, but otherwise this is a great device with a great repairability ethos.

Personal COVID Update 

I'm definitely feeling better, slowly but surely. I'm lucky I didn't have it any worse.

Still dealing with slight congestion and a light cough. I'm isolating until after tomorrow, exceeding most guidelines I've seen by at least 4 days.

Mask up, double mask. Even taking all available precautions, and only going to the grocery / pharmacy, I still got it.

COVID, personal, complaining 

Feeling a little resentful this evening about getting COVID. Like, c'mon! I'm taking this so much more seriously than even most of my friends who are taking this seriously! I left a COVID ridden job, just to get COVID!

Basically the entire pandemic I've confined myself to my not-large home. But now that I'm confined to my room, I've reached a whole new level of crawling up the walls.

Medical, COVID, Personal 

@faoluin Thank you! Thankfully, I'm 9 days in, and my only symptoms are a minor cough and stuffed up nose, so, all signs point to an easy time!

Favorite ship dynamic: when one member of the relationship gradually changes parts of themselves for newer parts until their adherence to their original self is the subject of philosophical debate.

Medical, COVID, Personal 

Welp, I am officially diagnosed with the plague. Which is extra frustrating, because I've been following basically all possible best practice (insofar as that's possible in the US), and only going out for groceries/pharmacy.

Fortunately, I seem to be a mild case, but it's still very frustrating.

I'm just gonna assume any new chat apps or social media concepts that hit the scene for the next few months are written by/catering to fascists and steer clear

I don't think we should bring back CRT monitors, but I do think we should bring back their hubris. Taking up 90% of my desk space? Pointing an electron gun into my skull? That's a real workstation, room for the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and maybe coffee. Maybe.

Spicy Bullshit from my Former Employer 

@t54r4n1 ABSOLUTELY the same. I know at least 3-4 other coworkers who are actively trying to get out, and those are just the ones I know of.

Honestly, feels a little vindicating to be the first rat to flee the ship 😂

I am now a week into my new job, and honestly, I'm really enjoying it. Seems like they value work-life balance, and the pay/benefits are better than I'm used to.

As usual, work is bullshit and the 40 hour work-week doubly so, but I'm glad to have landed in a place that's gonna give me some brainspace to work on the stuff I actually want to work on.

Spicy Bullshit from my Former Employer 

@suetanvil She has. The lawyer basically told her, "You can choose to fight this, but it's gonna be a cointoss, and if you lose, it'll cost you a lot of money."

Thankfully, she's in a position where she'll be able to pretty easily find another job (and has a lot of people who have her back).

Spicy Bullshit from my Former Employer 

Update on this, they forced her to take the $7k pay cut and pay back the $10k with a combination of giving up benefits and paycheck deductions.

She's looking for a new job and already has several promising leads.

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You would really think the world would have figured out how to share one set of peripherals between multiple computers, but apparently that's just fucking impossible.

Since DisplayPort is such a hot mess, I'm just gonna buy new monitors, build my own KM switch with audio, and write a little daemon that switches the monitor inputs over software when the right USB devices appear or disappear.

Spicy Bullshit from my Former Employer 

@stelepami fucking right?!!

I started a new job today.

It still exists under capitalism, and thus, sucks. But wow, it's already such an improvement on the old gig.

Spicy Bullshit from my Former Employer 

I've been talking to a former coworker. She's one of two people in a department, and they're WAY overworked. She's single-handedly saved them from drowning, and documented SO MUCH process, despite an incredibly rough year personally.

She just had her yearly review (late), and noticed an error on her salary/raise.

Turns out, they've been paying her $10k MORE per year than they thought they were. AND NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO NEGOTIATE HER DOWN TO THAT AMOUNT.

On the up side, I'm getting some really solid personal server maintenance in this week

Drugs mention, Linux 

Got really high last night and went down a rabbit-hole of NixOS docs. God damnit, I don't have time for another subhobby!

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