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Smootasaurus

@Smootasaurus@mstdn.social

Biomedical engineer chasing PhDs. Oh, I also run marathons, the Lift & Shift Foundation, and Project Biotech. Once upon a time - US Army Civil Affairs guy.

Irony? I hate people. Don't go misplacing my words...They're all mine!

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Smootasaurus, to random
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Greetings internet. I'm supposed to be on the hunt for advisors to the Lift & Shift Foundation, but we've never had an advisor board and I obvs have no clue what I'm doing.

Please share this form, answer questions about your perception of nonprofit advisor roles, and help me get my 💩 together. Thank you 🙏🙏🙏
https://forms.gle/9T6ydi2aTLWjRV3k6

Smootasaurus, to random
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NEED HELP!!!

Been writing all weekend - a formal letter and 2 articles. Now that I'm down to final edits before submission, the only thing happening is procrastination. 😒

Smootasaurus, to firefox
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What screen reader extensions do people use?

Been using the Read Aloud extension but the permissions are weird.

Smootasaurus, to random
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I quashed my weeklong ordering beef with Oakley (they couldn't read my Rx LoL) and I'll have these new corrective lenses in about a week. I couldn't order "sunglasses" with progressive lenses so I found ClubFace, which is a wireframe pair of regular glasses.

I'm still new to the world of eyeglasses and very interested in how everyone else gets their SUNGLASSES. 3rd party orders? Straight from maker like Oakley or Warby Parker? Please share

Smootasaurus, to Facebook
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Anyone care to take a guess how long "temporary" is?

Smootasaurus, to random
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Extremely pumped to see our nonprofit start giving Mattermost a test spin now that I have the server set up. Might do some live streaming to show it off
https://mattermost.weliftandshift.org/

w7voa, to random
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CNN - NYPD preparing to revoke Trump’s license to carry a gun. https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/05/politics/trump-gun-nypd-revoke/index.html

Smootasaurus,
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@w7voa judging by how the organization collectively clamors over him at public events, I assume internally they're very conflicted about this

18+ stux, to random
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Is social media killing our children?

New data reveals the damage social media is causing young people, but do the tech giants care?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojc_JazB5xQ

Smootasaurus,
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@stux having this same discussion with a scientific panel here in the US - one of my objectives is to highlight the damage being done by a lack of science and health literacy

Smootasaurus, to random
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Back from a long morning in the VA's facial reconstruction clinic. The verdict? I'm too aggressive in the gym. Docs tried to talk me into simmering down 🤔 but also reinstalled my prosthetic 🤣

Smootasaurus,
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"Wow you look good for your age, but..."

Today my docs basically tried to tell me that I'm too old to keep training the way I do. They did not consult the nurse who's known me for 30yrs

Smootasaurus, to random
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Good to know there are extremely high quality people with no serious mental health issues who still have my cell and also still keep up on all my socials. Not icky at all

Smootasaurus, to news
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I'm still not following enough profiles to get discussions about and in my feed. Who else should I be following?

Smootasaurus, to random
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Every day this week I get an update email on my Oakley prescription order. The update is they can't read my Rx.

Irony, dear reader, is ordering corrective lenses from a system that can't read LoL

Smootasaurus, to Futurology
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This week in the lab... Fun with tungsten and liquid nitrogen

Pouring tungsten chunks into a container of liquid nitrogen

dansup, to Pixelfed
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So I spent longer than expected working on the privacy settings in the new @pixelfed app

I don't regret it, we have some pretty awesome privacy features!

Looking forward to shipping the new mobile app, and working with artists, creatives and photogs to make our platform better for everyone.

It's not who did it first, it's who did it right ✨

#pixelfed #photography #art #fediverse #cara

Smootasaurus,
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@dansup @pixelfed what are you writing apps in? I was hoping to use Flutter but I see a lot of people bashing it lately and rumor is Google will stop maintaining it soon

Smootasaurus,
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@dansup @pixelfed Thanks for the confidence boost! Keep doing good things

Smootasaurus, to mastodon
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I don't turn to first, even though it's getting better and better. I've decided there are 2 primary reasons; the lack of analytics and quote posts.

Sometimes I want to quote something I posted.

Smootasaurus, to random
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Last night I took the first step and signed up for a dating app. I was immediately removed from the dating pool LoL 🤣😅😰🤦‍♂️

Comedy aside, and the obvious validation that my dating life is not meant to be, was using a Proton "hide my email" address the trigger here? These dating app data policies are 🦇💩🤪

How it's going - screenshot of being automatically blocked from using the dating app I just signed up for

Smootasaurus, to random
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Personal news?!?! Just spoke with a program director at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. I've been invited to join a panel about the mental health effects of toxic exposures https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/mental-health-effects-of-toxic-exposures-among-veterans

Smootasaurus, to random
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This morning I resolved the domain name to the Slack replacement for our non-profit. The server's literally hosted on an old donated laptop, now I'm pumped to build some 💩

Rock ringing bells GIF

Smootasaurus, to Wikipedia
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Who did this to the #Trump #Wikipedia already 😁

Smootasaurus, to random
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GUILTY! Start the Alito flag watch now!

Meet The Parents "I'm Watching You" GIF

flexghost, to random
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Guilty.

Get fucked.

Smootasaurus,
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@flexghost Let's say 2-ish

Smootasaurus, to random
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Thinking about dipping into my HSA for my 1st pair of Oakley Rx sunglasses. Preferences? I have non Rx Blender and Quarter Jacket frames, and I really like those but don't see them as options for Rx lenses.

Oakley Square Wire

Smootasaurus, to random
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Sir there's a second note 😬

(Listening to MSNBC while working and I just can't take the suspense)

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