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WagesOf

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#Denver server admin clinging to life after COVID, trying to beat AI to making the penultimate novel about our times. Looking to stop doing piecemeal consulting work in IT infrastructure and go W2 again.

#ROGAlly is my daily driver, #SteamDeck is also damn good but I just can't do 800p.

#homelab #android #writing #mastoart #rogally #pcvr #videogames #retrogaming

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WagesOf, to random
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/ challenge: Choose 20 books that greatly influenced you. One book per day, for 20 days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers.

8/20

WagesOf, to random
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/ challenge: Choose 20 books that greatly influenced you. One book per day, for 20 days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers.

7/20

WagesOf, to random
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/ challenge: Choose 20 books that greatly influenced you. One book per day, for 20 days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers.

6/20

bespacific, to random
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Law Dork - https://www.lawdork.com/p/washington-post-bombshell-washington - In a series of paragraphs that are up there as being among the most shocking I have read in my journalistic career, acknowledged on Saturday they hid article for 3 yrs and dropped it in the middle this holiday week, more than a week after NYT report, that they had known about the flag since at least January 20, 2021, and had not revealed knowledge of it until May 25, 2024. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/25/alito-flag-martha-ann-washington-post/?_pml=1 complicit

WagesOf,
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@bespacific it's almost like catch and kill exists for anyone who protects the corporate elites from taxes.

Newmy, to random
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My father-in-law had a never-opened, 48-year-old GE radio in his garage. No pairing, no logins, no setup. It just works.

WagesOf,
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@Newmy unfortunately it's 80% ads and nobody makes an adblocker for it.

britt, to cfs
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The elusive good night sleep. 😴

I get one of these once every 3 months, maybe?

I shall compound my interest and make today a rest day. Onward to binging Netflix.

WagesOf,
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@britt Saturday is Blue Eye Samurai day. :D

WagesOf, to random
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/ challenge: Choose 20 books that greatly influenced you. One book per day, for 20 days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers.

5/20

inkishkingdoms, to books
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The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

52% into this novel and I am struggling 😅 but I am not at the same time. I just need someone to stop describing EVERYTHING

Was it necessary to describe how to do a google search on a phone? 😒😒😒 @bookstodon

https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/e187c720-2661-4bf6-80ec-0a3ed3e0d2d2

WagesOf,
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@inkishkingdoms @bookstodon I DNFed Sliprunner because the same characters complained about and or described the exact same things more than ten times each.

Oof, what a slog that was. 🫤

bigzaphod, to random
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So my sewer pipe (which has been an endless source of fun, let me tell you), runs through the power company's land and whoever cut their grass the other day was clearly daydreaming and mowed right over the pipe AND the bright orange fiberglass stick that was marking its location.

WagesOf,
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@bigzaphod replace it with a cast iron pipe.

If the pipe is busted the mower is gonna know it's been kissed.

WagesOf, to random
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Alright you're gonna get your monthlong test.

So far, seems pretty OK.

bigzaphod, to Ds9
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Jake Sisko, who has never written on paper before, has perfect cursive handwriting. 🤔

WagesOf,
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@bigzaphod there's a universal translator layer between the camera and the tablet.

farah, to random
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Hey

WagesOf,
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cordelya, to random
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"alienyate"

👀

WagesOf,
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@cordelya Allen & Yeet

Attorney's at law.

GottaLaff, to random
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👍🏻 Via Kyle Griffin:

Rep. Jamie Raskin & Sen. Richard Blumenthal have intro’d legislation to enforce the Constitution's explicit language banning foreign by prohibiting the President, VP, Cabinet officials and Members of Congress from accepting payments from foreign governments without first obtaining the consent of Congress.

Officials would be prohibited from accepting foreign payments without Congressional approval during the entire time in office and for two years after leaving.

WagesOf,
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@kithrup @GottaLaff it's double illegal now.

Double nothing will happen.

RickiTarr, to random
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I used to babysit a lot, and I was kind of famous for getting kids to try foods they normally wouldn't. I was never pushy about it, just included them in the shopping/harvesting/cooking process, and asked them to try a little bite of everything, and to remember that your tastebuds change as you age, so keep on trying stuff.

This backfired on me occasionally though. Once as an adventure, we went to a Japanese restaurant, and I ordered the kiddos some Katsu (who doesn't love something fried with dippy sauce), and got myself a plate of sushi rolls and sashimi. Well, since I always asked them to try one bite of something new, they looked at me expectantly, so I let them try a bit of each. Turns out they were all in for sushi, and those little nerds ate most of my plate, and then they always wanted to go. Kids, I don't have sushi money every day!

WagesOf,
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@RickiTarr sushi is surprisingly cheap if you can stomach (heh) the tiny risk* of getting your fish frozen at the grocery.

Mahi, ahi, swordfish and yellowtail show up at my local grocery often.

Some rice and rolling pads and you can have some fun making rolls.

*I'm not responsible for u getting brainworms

WagesOf,
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@RickiTarr you make your own rice. 🤣

WagesOf, to random
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/ challenge: Choose 20 books that greatly influenced you. One book per day, for 20 days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers.

4/20

tallawk, to gaming
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It's only a dumb rumor, but if this goes down we might as well turn off the lights on #gaming as we know it. Especially all the #Linux and #Proton goodness that #Valve has pushed forward.

Rumour claims Microsoft is preparing a $16B offer to acquire Valve | KitGuru
https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/matthew-wilson/rumour-claims-microsoft-is-preparing-a-16b-offer-to-acquire-valve/

WagesOf,
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@tallawk why would Microsoft kill proton?

You can install Linux inside of windows 11 with a single command and Microsoft uses Linux all over the place.

WagesOf,
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@tallawk if they buy steam it's probably to leverage proton and steamos rather than try to make windows desktop work on a handheld.

The #1 gripe on every pc handheld is that windows sucks on handheld. If MS buys steam steamos can get an oobe with gamepass within a few weeks.

Buying valve is cheaper, and more importantly, faster than doing their own windows for handheld. That doesn't kill proton, it expands it.

WagesOf,
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@tallawk OK, you're wrong that ms could "just make a kernel and custom UI" magically materialize tomorrow or even next year, and they're very seriously working on a gaming version of Windows for handheld already, but you're obviously locked in on the idea that they hate Linux so...

kafka_la_vista, to random
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After trying for months to plot out a story, I abandoned it in frustration and just started writing. I've written over a thousand words today, and it feels right.

But I have no idea where it's going. Am I a Pantser? Pantsers, please advise. I'm scared.

WagesOf,
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@kafka_la_vista just keep writing scenes and conversations, after a few days/weeks something will start to congeal out of the mess on it's own.

Be a pantser, it's ok from time to time. :D

WagesOf, to random
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Hit a random piece of pineapple on my cheese and jalapeno pizza .

Just one random pineapple chunk.

I ain't even mad.

WagesOf, to random
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/ challenge: Choose 20 books that greatly influenced you. One book per day, for 20 days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers.

3/20

bigzaphod, to random
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Just found out, entirely by accident, that I'm under a tornado watch. I only discovered it because of a national news story I happened to notice most of the way down the page on CNN about an especially dangerous weather condition in the midwest.

And I'm like.. "Wait, I'm in the midwest!" I clicked the story.

Turns out, yeah, my county is in the watch area and there's a line of serious storms coming that have already spawned tornadoes and killed people today.

No trace of this in Apple Weather.

WagesOf,
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@bigzaphod be sure to get video as the storm blows you to Oz!

RepDonBeyer, to random
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Scarlett Johansson’s is a high-profile example of the growing need for transparency in AI models – anyone who believes their voice is used without their permission would ask the same questions she is asking now.

My bill, the AI Foundation Model Transparency Act would ensure that those questions are answered by ensuring AI foundation models share key information with regulators and the public.
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/scarlett-johansson-shocked-angered-openai-voice-rcna153180

WagesOf,
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@RepDonBeyer I love it, this law would destroy every single currently existing AI implementation and force them to start collecting their knowledge base dbs with receipts on sources, as they morally should have done from day one of the project.

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