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Working w/ a faculty member, just now who was muddled. Largely due to the fact that our web browsers are now PDF viewers & her web based file storage had a separate PDF renderer built in. The later of which did not have a print button. She had no clue why PDFs were opening differently in her browser in different contexts.

One thing I mull on. Is a much of the stuff we implement to increase convenience, or abstract away complexity; active hides the nature of how software works from the users.

If I'm really slick and maintain careful OpSec nobody will know I'm currently in Wisconsin.

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Dumb, smart πŸ‘πŸ” 

1. Add a fanny pack to your attire
2. Wait for someone to ask about or make fun of it
3. Without saying anything, open the fanny pack and pull out a hamburger and fries and begin eating them while making eye contact with the offending party.

Here's a hot take no one wants: If you give money to Activision Blizzard right now, you're contributing to the legal war chest they use to defend against abuse allegations, protect abusers, and stifle the voices of people speaking out against them.

This is your irregular reminder that crypto is short for cryptography, which is good and useful. The monster you're thinking of is cryptocurrency, which is currently a toy of the rich and the bro.

last night I dreamt I was stuck in a Tom Hanks in The Terminal situation except instead of it being caused by a dissolving eastern european country it was a demarcation issue over the boundaries of the East Village/LES

The contestants on "Nailed It" are all like "I know the recipe for this cake says to put eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla into the batter but I decided to instead put in some driveway gravel and a cactus, I know I'm going to win."

Me when I can't find a screenshot or GIF from some pop culture thing to illustrate my current state of being:

doing your best to keep other people safe makes you a very nice person. i just want to say that if you have kept wearing your mask and quarantining and things you are very nice to keep doing it. you care about other people! this kitn approves :blobcatheart:

I'm kind of annoyed that "self-care" has become conflated with "treat yourself". Yes, sometimes treating yourself can be an act of self care

But most of prioritizing self care is meeting your core needs. It's telling yourself it's ok to take time to eat a healthy meal or take a shower. It's making sure you put the things you need to be healthy at a higher priority

The whole "self care is luxuries" captialist takeover of an important mental health concept just chaps me

I'm still on this kick, five old TV commercials have now been abused by this new type of I've been doing.

(CW: glitchy/strobey audio and video.)

You all had better watch out. A loaf of bread we'd just bought turned out to be moldy and I took it back to the store and got it exchanged, which they did for me with no argument, so I'm feeling pretty badass and capable right now.

Yes, I'm asking for help, and it's hard: Rebooting my Life (long) 

TL;DR: I survived a ridiculous run of overwhelming, life threatening BS and need help rebuilding myself to live in the "real world" that I keep hearing about.

I could write a novel about things that have gone wrong in the last decade, so I'll give a still-brief sum up: about 10 years ago I survived Stage IV and II cancers with about a 30% survival chance. I worked full time through all of it. After recovering my ex took nearly everything I owned after we moved to their family home after I lost my job. On the way back to family, my car died and I had to sell it for food/shelter after which family took me in. I have been without work, permanent housing, and income for 4 years. I'm done listening to people who have convinced me that I'm a failure and should just give up and live with my emotionally abusive family.

A while back I asked for help on a kofi to get my hosting costs covered for professional / self promotion, portfolio building, and learning. I'm asking again for funding to get the next items to pull myself up: Educational books, related software, and maybe even a phone that doesn't randomly reboot and hosting isn't bottom tier.

I have a kofi, and while the page itself focuses on my music goals what I'm really shooting for here is getting into InfoSec and/or DevOps.

Please feel free to pass around and drop some coin my way. I'd really appreciate it.

Thank you for reading this, donating, and boosting.

Several longstanding and reasonably high-traffic websites I run, most of which have been up for 15+ years, including one with content particularly aimed at the hacker community: a mere trickle of login attempts by anyone who isn't me.

One barely-there three-line trafficless website warming the domain I bought a year ago for my tiny half-imaginary LLC: hammered for weeks by login bots for some reason.

Infosec is so freaking weird.

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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.