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Hello, I moved here from mastodon.social in July 2021, so many of you may know me already, but here's an updated bio anyway.

I'm an electrical engineer working in power conversion, a , a and user, and a cat lover. I've got a list of projects including things related to renewable energy and home networking, which I make varying degrees of progress on. Expect posts relating to these now and then, along with animal pictures, music, and other things.

I sometimes post sporadically, but I usually keep an eye on my timeline. Feel free to poke me now and then.

For pronouns, he/him/they/them are good.

Do any fedi friends have access to a theological library?

I'm trying to find someone to help me get a photocopy of a page or two from this book:

openlibrary.org/works/OL271987

It allegedly contains a photo of a cuneiform tablet which records history's oldest joke.

As a clown, I need a copy. :)

I'm also interested in having a copy of the book, though it seems to be looooooong out of print.

Any help, including boosts, appreciated!

Hope everyone had a decent last weekend of summer. Over here it was cooler, but very sunny.

For those of you not up on your mythology, Cerberus was a three-headed dog who provided network authentication services to the rest of the Greek pantheon.

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Not cat-related, but here's a picture from a couple years ago, when I got to meet .

Another pic of George for . I don't let him out, but I do let him in the garage to go prowl.

Eye contact, cat, story 

Three years ago today a neighbor managed to capture one of the stray cats in our neighborhood. She and other neighbors had seen him wandering around, and some fed him. I had no pets of my own at the time, and she had asked me if I was interested in a .

Of course I said yes. I was a little hesitant, but I had wanted a cat for a while since moving out of my parents' place years before. The first day I brought him home I confined him to the kitchen, and while he didn't mind being held he made his way over to a window screen, which he started to climb up. Kind of like, "Yeah, this is nice, but I'm going to head out now." I won him over with food, and eventually let him have free rein of the house. I named him George.

Since then he's been a great pal, and seems to be happy as an indoor cat. He hangs around when I've been sick, and performs the valuable service of distracting me to go play when I've been working on something for hours on end. He's gotten along great (for the most part) with my parents cats when I've taken him to visit, though he isn't the biggest fan of the car. He's forgiven me when I've come home smelling like numerous very large dogs, albeit after a minute or two of sniffing. And he has of course been amazing company during the pandemic.

The vet said George was about four years old when I first took him in, so I just consider September 17th to be his birthday, making him 7 today. I know he had the run of the hill back in the day, with people feeding him and plenty of chipmunks to hunt, but I like to think he's been happy with me. I'm certainly glad he's here.

Also, the wolves got fed today, three big pieces of chicken each. This one is in a food coma.

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Back at the nature center today. Here are some arctic fox kits.

Please don't come to Hawaii right now. We Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders are disproportionately getting sick & dying as our hospitals overflow, and gov is just building more morgues. Don't participate in ongoing genocide.

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The wise plan for the future...

*puts cookies in the oven while making dinner* :blob_nom_cookie:

Visiting my parents this weekend, we're out to hear some jazz. Haven't seen Bobby Militello in a while.

Right now they're playing Take Five. Bobby actually used to your with Dave Brubeck.

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hackers.town

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.