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(also what is with developers of Electron apps not supporting responsive design like...having a narrow screen?)

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I needed a place to put chat clients. Of course, turns out 540px is too narrow for Discord and Signal (Slack minimizes the sidebar so it is fine) so I cannot use them in quadrants like I wanted, but stacked fullscreen works fine too.

animal death 

However, I was *wholly* unprepared for the scenes with the conscripted soldiers doing the necessary animal cleanup, door to door.

Poor Pavel, they dragged him in from the motor pool, no combat experience. And put him and his team on a hunting expedition tasked with pets.

I *am* glad the main guy whose name I missed told Pavel to make sure they do not suffer.

"They start out easy, they come when you call. They are lonely, and happy to see you...Rule 2, Do not let them suffer. If you miss, you keep going until it is done."

But was the litter of puppies necessary? Really?

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HBO's _Chernobyl_ was excellently well done.

You know, that should have been "HOWTO page" but I like it better this way.

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when i was 15 years old i had chat accounts on four services which i interacted with entirely through Pidgin and that's how I talked to all my friends.

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I recently discovered "On A Technicality"[1] and it struck me that this exact philosophy is what we needed back when I was on the board of directors for my hackerspace and we were trying to ban an absolute asshat who diligently never broke an actual ban-worthy rule, but yet poisoned the community for years.

As such, I added it and a couple other similar links ("The Missing Stair"[2] and "Five Geek Social Fallacies"[3]) as suggested reading material on our HOWTO rage for prospective board members [4]. Maybe these can help future directors not to burn out from the weight of discipline.


more usb serial ports need to be programmable with a little custom tag that then shows up in /dev/serial

I use the ftdi tools when I have an ftdi part but the cheap ones never are

there should be a mastodon instance that federates on a delay equal to the light distance from earth to mars, so it is as if that instance is transmitting from the red planet

"Can you mend it?"
The artisan studied the shards.
"Was it enchanted?"
"Yes, to keep drinks at the right temperature."
"Hm. Can't fix that by hand."
The artisan put a Ring of Repair on, and pieced the cup together. The shards fused seamlessly.
"Wow. Um. Can you hug me?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

once in a while i forget i'm trans

in that my body isn't constantly reminding me of it: yeah i take E and P daily, and i gotta dilate sometimes, but that's pretty minor, in my experience, as chronic medical condition management goes

in that i have job interviews and other social random encounters where nobody questions my right to this name and shape (despite the voice that goes with it)

in that i have docs that match my name, and a surety to my identity that means: when i do brush up against a data ghost of my past self, i just smile at whoever's behind the counter and say, "old name, can you update that for me?" and that's that

in that i can look at my face in a mirror or camera feed most days and think nothing more weighty than "lookin' good today, babe"

this is what Past Vyr hoped for a few years ago. that she'd get to stop thinking about being trans. that transitioning is hard, but steady-state, she could just be, and it'd work out. looks like she was right.

Seriously though, why have I been doing this kind of work *without* an apron for so long? This was amazing!

Though I need to tweak the design. Adam does not squat as much as I do, it seems, and on me, the buckles for the leg straps dig sharply into my knees. So I need alternatives to that.

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Also also, the overall installation, and I looked hella cute in my new apron from Savage Industries!

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"back in my day i had to walk to school, uphill both ways, with no tits"

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