I'm thinking @DialMforMara might like Battle for Wesnoth. But I'm not sure what the easiest campaign to start her on is. Any advice? Several say they are meant as tutorials. #Wesnoth
soon to be laid off question Show more
does anyone have experience applying for COBRA? HR says I don't get asked to apply until after job benefits end, and I'm worried about getting my prescriptions in the time in between
"Welcome," the interviewer said, "please have a seat."
"Right, as you know time engineering is still in its-"
"-early days, yes. Only invented a year ago."
"We are looking for an experienced engineer."
"I've got five years' experience in the field."
#TypoCorrection #MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
rms, a defense of free software Show more
Mastodon folks might be particularly interested in my response in this MetaFilter thread -- someone basically asked whether they should give up on Linux entirely, and I replied.
New to poly, nerves, ++++, not lewd Show more
My partner might be having sex with someone who is not me tonight, or at least discussing it with the potential playmate tonight.
It is funny, she was a bit weirded out when when I mentioned I might be poly when we started dating, but now she is the one actually getting a playmate.
I'm nervous as this will be the first time one of my partners has had sex with someone other then me, but not jealous at all, I'm really happy for them (and a bit turned on tbh).
I am scared I'll get left behind though. I know with this specific person that isn't likely to be a risk, but any advice not not worrying about that would be welcome.
I love how I'm taking scientific data for publication and I'm doing it with two outdated computers, a Styrofoam box, and a bit of cardboard I punched a whole into with my knife.
There is a perfectly good system with a modern temperature controller just over there, but that takes a DAY to set up and this old one gets just as good data. #RealTimeChem
@Canageek looks similar to what I'm doing right now (collecting Raman spectra, but the fluorescence setup is right next to me :))
@raekh the sample is suspended inside of that box in a very expensive quartz cold finger using the little piece of cardboard you pull off a box of lab gloves with a hole punched in it.
Right now I'm measuring the fluorescence of of uranium compound I've made. it was intended to be a dangerous gas sensor, but unfortunately it detects water which makes it useless for that purpose.
The upside down styrofoam box is to keep light out of the instrument.
I would have a much higher tolerance for wacky New Age things if they didn’t inevitably end up in scammy, appropriative colonialist/really horribly ableist territory
I’m down to appreciate some cool rocks and nice scented things and just sit and think about the nature of consciousness but the minute you say some anti-vax shit I’m out thx
If anyone in the UK uses 123-Reg or NamesCo for their domain registrations, make sure you haven't been caught up in their recently hustle to slyly make you pay for .uk domains without making you aware they're signed you up for them: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/16/123reg_namesco_uk_domains
Looking for work post: Editing/Lingustics/Technical Writing Show more
My partner was laid off yesterday, as the company their employer subcontracts to is winding down a project. If you need a linguist, technical writer, or editor they have experience and certification in all of those. They are looking for both full-time and freelance work.
Canadian Geek. Working on a Ph.D. in Chemistry at SFU. Plays tabletop RPGs, video games and board games.
Not a geek in a can.
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