Went to a range in town today for the first time in a very long time. Felt good to get some shooting in. My cross-eye dominance has definitely gotten worse, so I'll have to be working on that.
First time at this range, and I'm sure it's fashy, but they all are. A lot of Black folks there, and the range folks correctly gendered my trans friend even after seeing her ID.
COVID + Work Complaining
@sparkling_void RIGHT! Like, my sister and her husband visited my Dad yesterday! And my Dad got uncharacteristically pissy for not joining them, "You can't stay away from people all year."
And like, yes? I can? Like, if it means I'm saving lives, especially the lives of people I love, I sure as hell will stay in all year?
COVID + Work Complaining
I feel like I'm living in upside down world. This week, one coworker is travelling out of state (!) to go to a wedding (!), and this weekend, another coworker with diabetes (!) who volunteers as a first responder (!) travelled out of state (!) to visit his elderly parents (!), and yet another who has an immunocompromised (!) son with a history of lung issues (!) travelled out of state (!) to visit a doctor friend (!)
Pet Death Mention
Yesterday, I discovered that Copernicus had a pituitary tumor. (Not uncommon in rats) He was rapidly declining, and could already barely eat or drink. I had to make the decision that he didn't deserve a few more days/weeks of suffering.
Now Tycho's the only one left, and I've got to make the decision about whether or not I want to find a couple more compatible fuzzbutts, or just be extra attentive to him for however long he has left ☹️
@solidsanek Oooh, fancy over here, using a whole slice to make pizza stock instead of just the pizza bones like the rest of us
@ky0ko the Arduino Mega has the pins to support an external RAM, but that's definitely a project 😂
@variance Some programmers don't have pervasive, ever-present anxiety, and it shows.
What if, and hear me out here, the people in power, Democrat and Republican alike, are just modulating fatalities at a level that keeps us from picking up pitchforks, but also keeps the gears of capitalism pumping money upwards as much as possible, while they wait this thing out with ample testing and healthcare.
Found some really old maps of town online today, and found out that the house I'm living in now was built in 1886, and had two additions put on by 1892 (reaching it's current size), and that within two blocks of here, there were a grocery, a slaughterhouse, a school, a large brewery/beer garden, and a wool mill.
This place was a lot more livable 130 years ago than today 😟
I think the WFHers are victims of some very successful manipulation of current events. Oh, here, we'll just make your job like 1/3 easier because we could have donethat anyway, and by the way everyone else around you is losing their job. Be a good worker bee for me because you are now atomized, comfortable, and /very/ replaceable.
Which is, folks, exactly why you should SFH (Strike From Home).
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