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ipxfong

@ipxfong@mastodon.sdf.org

I'm from the 70s. I'm married. I'm a Mahayana Buddhist some Chan some Zen some Vajrayana. I have ancestors from Puerto Rico but I'm not Hispanic. I have ancestors from the Seneca nation but I'm not indigenous. I have ancestors from Ireland and France but I'm not European. I've never been to the place I was born. The borderlands are my home.

Entiendo Español y puedo imitarlo (más o menos).

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historyofpunkrock, to random
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Released 39 years ago

Back to the Known, the second EP by Bad Religion, featuring this song 'Frogger'

video/mp4

ipxfong,
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@historyofpunkrock
And now it's stuck in my head...

ipxfong, to random
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On a positive technical note. After enduring the horror of an HP inkjet printer, I bought a Brother color laser printer. It continues to work flawlessly with all my devices. I don't have a Brother app, they don't have any of my personal information. After a year of use I finally had to get some new toner. It was $50 for a full set with an extra black cartridge. You can get generic toner for even cheaper and it works fine because there's no DRM. Brother, I love you!

ParadeGrotesque, to random
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Another two hours of a meeting that should have been an email.

But vacation starts tonight, so I have got that going for me, which is nice.

ipxfong,
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ipxfong, to random
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A while back, I got a super cheap BMAX mini PC to use as a home server. Long story short, it wasn't super stable over long uptimes. So I got a used Optiplex 7050 i5 system. So far so good. But it came with this weird dongle in one of the USB ports. I'm pretty sure it's a 2.4ghz wireless keyboard controller but I'm afraid to plug it in. 😅

A small USB dongle rests on a black mat.

ipxfong,
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@cenbe
Honestly, since I wiped windows and installed BSD, I doubt any malware on it would run. Maybe I'll live dangerously and give it a go. 😁

ParadeGrotesque, to random
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Today, in great dialogues at work:

  • Me: you can't use 'federation' for everything! These things are different!

  • Them (pointing at cloud federation): federation

  • Me: OK...

  • Them (pointing at IAM): federation

  • Me: No!

  • Them (pointing at S3): federation

  • Me: Aaaaaarrararagggh!

  • Them (pointing at Terraform): federation

  • Them (pointing at containers): federation

  • Them (pointing at Kubernetes): federation

  • Them (pointing at Windows and O365): federation

  • Me: I give up. 🤦‍♂️

ipxfong,
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@ParadeGrotesque
To be fair, O365 does federate all your writing and other personal information with Microsoft's Mistral Large LLM. 😁

ipxfong, to random
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People who hate on the US for using outdated imperial measurements seem awfully comfortable using a Babylonian system to measure time. Seriously, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day? Might as well measure time in elephant sneezes. 😂

ipxfong, to random
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The Mogollón mountains (say muggy-own).

ipxfong, to random
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The front camera on my Honda went out. I talked to the dealership and they have to replace it since the camera needs to be calibrated and they're the only ones with the tech. I drove up to Albuquerque from our place in Arizona. A 12 hour round trip. They kept the car all day and as they were walking me out the door they said: "Oh, we didn't fix the camera because we don't have one." They knew why I was coming and It's not like I can just come back next week. ¡Bah! Stupid cars... #complaint

archeaids, to AncientHistory
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A modern corner-notched point made from Tallahatta silicified sandstone.

ipxfong,
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@archeaids
How's the texture of that stone? There was a group out here called the Belen culture. One of the post Clovis groups. They made all of their points and tools from fine grained basalt. It blows me away what they were able to do with a fairly gritty stone.

ipxfong,
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@archeaids Very cool! Looks like an interesting material to work with.

ipxfong,
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@archeaids
That's fascinating. Biodegradable tools. I bet it makes identifying flakes and points pretty difficult.

ParadeGrotesque, to random
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Gah. I can't believe I spent the whole day in a meeting...

That is going to also take most of tomorrow.

ipxfong,
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@ParadeGrotesque
Didn't Sartre write a play about this?

ipxfong,
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@ParadeGrotesque
Oui. Hell is other people. Or, in your case, pointless meetings. 😁

ipxfong, to cars
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Sitting in the driveway waiting for the car to update. The future sucks.

ipxfong, to music
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File this under things I didn't think I'd be saying in 2024:

The new Judas Priest album is pretty great. I especially love Rob Halford's over the top vocals. Brother doesn't sound 70.

Binder, to random
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Ric Ocasek seems to have spent a suspicious amount of time thinking about his ex-girlfriend & best friend fucking.

ipxfong,
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@Binder
The 80s had some kinks.

ipxfong,
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@Binder
I just think it's kinda funny. On the surface the 80s were all PMRC and the Moral Majority but underneath it was freaky sex and getting wasted on aquanet. Though I guess that's the way it usually goes.

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ipxfong,
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@nyrath
This is amazing! Sad they left out Davey Crockett though. 😁

ipxfong, to Cats
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Just in time for it's Mim's nose!

ipxfong,
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@matthewconroy
Thanks!

I just got the print you sent me. It's fantastic, thank you!

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This what I used to watch on TV when I was a little boy.
Artwork by the legendary Alex Toth.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IbEla3FLDcQ

ipxfong,
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@nyrath
That's fantastic! Not sure how I missed Space Angel.

Battle of the Planets was the show that got me into sci-fi and anime.

https://youtu.be/HRlhwlZa_lY

ipxfong,
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@nyrath
Ok, in thinking about it, I do know how I missed Space Angel. It's hard to remember in this age of limitless information but, back in the day, unless something was broadcast in your area you would never know about it.

ipxfong,
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@nyrath
I love the art style on Space Angel. It's hard to tell from, the YouTube video but it almost looks like the characters mouths are composited in from real human actors. It's really cool!

Binder, (edited ) to random
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Once there was a monarch w/ 3 children.

The eldest was Scritti Politti, the middle child was The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo & the youngest was Chumbawamba.

ipxfong,
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@Binder
They think they've found a just way to divide their kingdom but it actually ends up destroying all three children.

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