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Second cry of : having to explain gamergate to someone who was blissfully unaware and ultimately horrified.

Welp, my first cry of was from writing a Future Me postcard and realizing that at least one of my cats is mortal. (The jury’s still out on the other two, I think.)

Mastodon factions:

• genderpunk lefties
• botsmiths
• digital anarchists
• hardwerewolves
• solargoths
• cryptocryptids
• sparkle scholars

Holy cats! Baby Ketten Karaoke has a whole room at !

Is this magic? What kind of witchcraft is this AR technology using under the hood?

I will have a large number of pins with me to hand out to anyone at who’d like one. I’ll also see if I can leave a few strategic caches out for folks that might want to avoid human contact in acquiring one.

“Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy _enough_.”

This is going to be my new personal mantra. I’m thinking of making business cards...

Image: cross-stitch with the words no spoons left only knives, and 7 knives on it

When your very special ladyfriend decides to experiment with pumpkin juice while you’re at work.

Oh. Good. A technical solution to the open office problem. “We've installed white noise generators in all the areas.”

I guess it doesn't matter that artificial white noise gives me headaches and anxiety, because the problem's now solved for everyone, right?

😁 When you have a Slack keyword notification on “guys,” get a phone notification about “hey guys...,” but find it's been self-edited by the author to just “hey...” before anyone had a chance to comment.

Yesterday I saw a gas-powered scooter zip past me. No, not a Vespa. A Razor-style scooter with a small lawnmower engine strapped to the back, making a loud racket and spewing out smelly exhaust.

Statistically unlikely phrase from last night’s dream: you touched the chrono-toad.

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There must be a better way to restore/launch apps at login on MacOS than to have them constantly fight for CPU control and keyboard/mouse focus, leaving the computer nearly unusable for five minutes.

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