There is a iced-custard shop near here. Seasonal, because its hard to sell that kind of thing when its freezing out there. They have a special right now, a Tall Dark and Handsome. Dk. chocolate custard, carmel, and hardshell. It's amazing.
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He will totally do it with China, but they're showing no signs of blinking so we won't get to the favored grant of privilege that he will use to threaten them into more behavior.
This is a dangerous method. When used extensively with kids, it inculcates attachment issues and development of emotional counter-measures. When used in politics, you get a reputation for not making promises you can be trusted to follow up on.
And yet, here we are.
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There is a method of incentive some parents use, where correct behaviors are encouraged by revoking privileges until compliance improves. When that stops working, new specialness is introduced for a couple days to build attachment, and then that attachment is threatened.
This is the method 45 is using with the rest of the world. Most recently with Mexico, and the trade-deal. The trade-deal is the special, and now he's threatening the attachment over a migrant caravan.
Surviving a layoff while preserving your generative corporate culture.
They also have a section on Smallpox, but it's very wee. Probably because the last time they handled a case was before electronic records, and measles happens a couple times a year.
Orange cat monorail.
Lindt outlet store. The pumpkin spice truffle is amazing.
Doing "Canadian Thanksgiving" instead of the usual date for our area is definitely mixed. On the plus side, it's not a holiday weekend attached to the biggest shopping days of the year, so we don't feel guilty for participating in crass commercialism. On the minus side, time off is harder for some of the family.
ICYMI: Here is a link to "Negative Monument," a speculative proposal, practical intervention, and anti-monumental gesture.
The project is an open invitation to engage in the participatory yet imperceptible negation of a monument: http://bit.ly/2E2r7I2
Immutable infrastructures, opinions thereof. https://sysadmin1138.net/mt/blog/2018/09/immutable-infrastructure.shtml
So.... watched parts of the American Gods series. I particularly don't like them taking, "It's all about blood in the end," and running with it the way they have. It can be splatter-punk. I'm OK with splatter-punk in the right circumstances, but this isn't it.
And now, family trees. Because this next story will have vasty relatives in it. This will be a challenge, since I definitely don't have vasty relatives, and neither does my wife. But I had friends who did, and they change things.
Especially when you're on any of the queer axis.
Today it's a high of 75. The next 5 or so days will be in the low 90's. This is your mid-continental temperate zone right here.
Ops side of tech, genderqueer, ⚧, lefty. Trying to de-cynic after years of being a sysadmin. She/her
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more