covid-19 / tech grumble
you can't do chem lab online. you can't do field biology online. you can't do orchestra online, you can't do contemporary dance online, you can't do public speaking online, you can't do ceramics online
and yet here we are, with at least most of those pretending that they can, because it's more convenient than admitting otherwise
We're at the "Communism was just a red herring" portion of the evening
Boring I'm still alive post
So, another day at Space Battlestation Catapult. Work has trickled in, it's a nice spring day outside, and I am relaxing to the soothing tones of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (H/t to @djsundog This music is more mixed into my life than I'd thought)
Trying to figure out how to unbox some ham radio gear here in my temporary space. That might happen tonight, or I might try to sucker some of the other denizens here into a DnD night.
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It is Tijuana Tootsday all day today in celebration of Herb Alpert's 85th birthday today!
Get yourselves ready for an entire day of Herb Alpert and his compatriots, the Tijuana Brass, over on @nowplaying from now until I go to bed again tonight!
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Deacon John putting the NOLA sound on Crowded House's "Don't Dream Its Over"
Fantastic. Must listen.
Settling in for another day/week of work at Space Battlestation Catapult. Rosetta is folding away on the windows box, while I work on the Linux side.
H-Town open in a tab during the day for sanity.
dunno what the soundtrack for today will be, or if there will be one. Still on the backlash from a migraine. But I got this.
How to be a Stoic in a pandemic. Marcus Aurelius the most famous Stoic and an emperor to boot lived in the time of the Antonine Plague which ravaged the empire. He couldn’t control its spread but he did control how he thought and acted about it. But you don’t have to be a Stoic for this advice to be useful.
programming hot take
never be a dick to people for giving incomplete/substandard error reports. you're the programmer; they might not be. it's not their job to just know what all of the important information they need to obtain is; it's your job to ask them specific and clear questions that point to the information you need. ("I need more" is not an example of this.)
we know it's hard, but y'all can be really unfair sometimes.
Hey #opera fans, I'm going to stream the Weiner Staatsoper doing Die Walküre tonight, 7pm PDT.
Still figuring out what kind of chat situation to set up but let me know if you want to join.
I was into the Cyberpunk Future(tm) before it was here. Now I know better.
Then I wanted to be an Astronomer. Now, I break software.
For fun? telescopes (Dobs), Trains (Model) Radios, Brewing.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.