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I'll leave this pinned for a while...

I am glad so many people are interested in what I have to say but if you have a blank profile that's a problem. Please show you're a rational human being - and not a troll or nazi - by filling out your profile and posting some things first.

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Time to myself here at h-town.

I'm a with more decades in service than I care to think about. I'm a Unix guy who deals with Linux when I have to.

I am heavily into musical theatre ( ) but don't act/perform. I mostly do lighting - most recently as Master SpotOp for Seattle Musical Theatre.

I love to cook, mostly baked goods and meat proteins.

I'm gay, single, and live in Seattle.

I generally won't accept follow requests from blank profiles.

Any other questions? Just ask.

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A spaceship landed, and an alien emerged.
"We have heard of the wonders of Earth," the alien said, "so have come to experience..."
They began reading off a list.
"Chocolate. Chilis. Coffee. Cats. Cinnamon. Cloudberries."
"We have things that start with other letters too."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories

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If you have to give up your personal information to “register for free to continue reading”, it’s not free.

That personal information will be sold; it has value.

Much to my surprise it actually came out fairly well. Not the best I've made but far from the worst.

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sigh. This loaf of bread really doesn't want to come into being.

I forgot to start it until 2 hours later than planned, meaning it wasn't ready to go into the oven until noon (so no lunch munch).

It had dry spots when I finally got the rise time done. I did my best to knead them back in for second rise but I'm expecting less quality texture.

The timer for the first 30 minute bake (then the lid comes off) went off but I didn't hear it. I discovered it was almost 9 minutes late when I questioned why it felt like it was taking too long.

In *theory* it'll be out of the oven in 5 minutes but I won't know how badly I messed it up for another few hours since it has to rest for at least 2 hours before being cut into.

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Reminder that while the corp decision-makers who approve Pride Month activities may be doing a cynical money grab, many of those things start out being championed by queer folks who work there

Maybe try to see it as queer family figuring out how to get corps to use resources for something positive in the world; you don’t have to give corps credit to remember that

For those who wonder why I prefer 24 hour time (aka 'military time')...

Late last week I found a hanger on my door saying that water would be off this week Thursday 8am to Friday 5pm.

I made plans to have appropriate resources for such a long outage.

Today I re-read the flyer.

First re-read, Thursday 8PM to Friday 5PM. Oh, that's not so bad. one day isn't nearly as much of a stresser.

Second read, Thursday 8PM to Friday 5AM. This is the correct read. As in, 20:00 to 05:00 over one night.

Yeah, *completely* different situation.

I guess I'll be returning the camping toilet to REI.


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Linux people, I am hiring systems administrators! We work with scientific data, containers, big-ass tape libraries, supercomputers, and everything in between. We pay relocation, and you'd even get an actual honest-to-god pension.

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offer: free home covid tests (US) 

i have a handful of iHealth home covid tests that will be expiring on july 22 of this year. since i have access to weekly testing and have more home tests coming my way, i'd like to redistribute these to anyone in the US who wants them and will use them before they expire (do not use expired tests, they may have a higher false negative rate).

shipping is on me. drop me a DM to claim them.

boosts welcome.

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One of the things I miss about the Google plus interface was how easy it was to search for/find & create small communities of interest.

I wish there was a way to do that more simply in the fediverse.

Would love to find more #writers, especially #specfic (#sciencefiction & #fantasy) writers.

There are some hashtags that can help us find one another - #amwriting & #amwritingscifi for example, but I don't thing many folks use them.

So, where are my spec fic writers at???

(Boosts welcome!)

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is insufficiently documented

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You do not have to grant your time, space, attention, or affection to people who claim to find you hard to love, or who claim they would love you if you would just let them hurt you.

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Tues is @SeaGL 's next all hands meeting, let me know if you'd like to help put on a nice, community run free software conference in Nov

Mtg is 18:00 Pacific (UTC-7)

2022 is our 10th year. We'd like to celebrate a decade with some new volunteers (remote OK, I'm remote as well)

Specifically, we could use help with our partnerships committee, which leads our fundraising efforts and works with our partner FLOSS organizations

#FLOSSconf #FLOSSevent #FLOX #Seattle #SeaGL

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Remember: Your school is not your family; your work is not your family; sometimes, even the people you were born to aren’t family.

Family doesn’t belittle you, take advantage of you financially, or abuse you.

It's been raining here all day.

It's going to continue raining.

No lunar eclipse photos for me.

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Wondering how to find other people on the Fediverse that share your interests?

Check out #Trunk! It has lists of Mastodon users who have self-identified as being interested in or someone who posts about everything from Audio Engineering, to Librarians, to Fountain Pens, to Plaints, to Sailing, and more!

I'm on the Described Media list for example, to express that I'm a user that describes the content of my posts, such as through alt text. The list helps me find others who describe their media, and helps others find me!

It also gives me an idea of instances I might want to move to if I want to find the company of where those on the lists are posting from.

Start exploring or join some lists here:

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angry at a website 

Stop valuing my privacy and start respecting it.

Finally got around to watching Blend-S (anime). I'm not sure why it was so popular. It seemed the usual "comedy romcom" based on misunderstandings and failure to communicate leading to unfortunate and embarrassing situations.

Also not thrilled with the "surprise" character. Can't we get past this stupid 'trap' nonsense, please??

This is one I won't be recommending to anyone unless they're really into those kinds of settings.

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Character is not whether or not you make mistakes but how you handle them when you do.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.