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"Did it hurt?"

"Did what hurt?"

"When you fell from heaven."

"โ€ฆIt was the single most painful experience of my life. Tossed away like chaff, my wingsโ€ฆ oh my beautiful wings! Burned awayโ€ฆ gone in an instant! Hurtling toward this rock, we made mountains where we struck, my siblings and I.
Never to fly again, never to rise and soar, but left to walk and climb this rock forever. Every moment here is an agonizing reminder of what I've lost. Yes, it hurt, more than you can possibly imagine."

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"Val- how do you do it? What is your secret?"
Me: *looks left, looks right*
Me: *motions to come closer*
Me: *leans over and whispers in ear*
"But- you justโ€ฆ made whispering noises?โ€
Me: *smiles, winks and gives finger guns*

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I don't know who you are. Or whether you're a man or a woman. I may never see you or cry with you or get drunk with you. But I love you. I hope that you escape this place. I hope that the world turns and that things get better, and that one day people have roses again. I wish I could kiss you.


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New (to me) scam.

"Power company" calls. Power will be cut off in 30 minutes unless I pay right now. Had my name, address, and phone number, probably from one of the data leaks. Rep was a human, sounded like the real thing.

Hung up, called phone # on bill, verified we're good.

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*sees link touting review of software/service*

Me: "Oh, this sounds interesting, let's check it out."

*page is just an embedded youtube video*


You say pomodoro, I say tomato
You say patata, I say potato

On weekday mornings, I play a game called, "Do I have everything I need from the bedroom so I don't have to keep going back in and end up waking my SO up?"
I don't usually win this game, but today? Maaaaybeโ€ฆ

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Once, without bothering to read the back of a movie box, I picked up a movie callee "28 days" as I'd heard it was a pretty good survival/horror movie - my SO loves a good zombie flick. And I was impressed to see Sandra Bullock staring in it.
After about 30 minutes we began to wonder that perhaps this rehab story was going a bit deeper than a side story to a zombie virus thing.
Still, it was a good movie.

I don't believe we have ever seen "28 days *later*", the film I thought I was picking up.

It's been a bluesy kinda morning: T-Bone Walker, Otis Rush and Howlin' Wolf.


When evaluating a prank gift for my sister, the most important question I have to ask myself is, "Am I willing to receive a similar level of prank in kind?"

Of course, the answer has always been, "Of course!"โ€ฆ so far ๐Ÿ˜

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lmao me, except i also have trauma and probably several mental disorders c:

With the people who are constantly trying to either buy me lunch, or take me to lunch, there's always a small part of me that thinks, "Is this a Fae thing? Are you a Fae trying to make some power play?"

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Which type of morning person are you?

In my haste, I missed words ๐Ÿ˜…


Few dreamed betrayal, seawater rust, gay town shine - heal me, eh?

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one day not too many years from now an old man with wild hair and a faraway look in his eyes will stand atop a mountain and howl.

the folk living in the area will look out their windows and some of the youngest will ask, "what the heck is that?"

"that," they'll be told, "is just sundog logging into the network."

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@tiphaine C'est une lesbienne, une meuf trans et une fรฉministe qui sont assises au comptoir d'un bar.

Un mec cis entre dans le bar. Il dit "Pourquoi je suis pas dans cette blague, moi aussi ?"

I made an anagram of:

Maybe the real treasure was the friends we made along the way

And the result is:

He dreamed betrayal, seawater rust, gay town - heal me, eh?

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B-Sides Louisville Please Boost 

Planning has begun, and here are a sampling of topics we are considering.

Fedi, would you do me a favor and help me by voting on these? Would you like these?

Please boost.

1) Shall we play a game? - How cognitive attacks require cognitive security
a. What is it, what can be done with it, and where is it going?

2) Pandemics arenโ€™t the only black swan - The value of advanced TTX
a. From the internet being split up through deepfake impersonation of execs (and everything in between). We can discuss the approach, how to evaluate impact, mitigations etc.

3) You canโ€™t hit what they canโ€™t see - Counter threat intelligence

4) Family First โ€“ teaching cybersecurity to Execs starts at home
a. I deliver a ยฝ day โ€œSafe at Homeโ€ seminar for execs. Itโ€™s a great (non traditional) way to get them into the basics of cyber security so that business conversations have context. Can summarise the approach and benefits (obviously canโ€™t deliver the whole thing).

6) Reddit Rage - How social media can be weaponized against you
a. From hacktivism through to filter manipulation, social media is becoming a battleground

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