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effinbirds, to random
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I won another Webby Award, and the acceptance speech must be exactly 5 words long.
Today is crowdsourcing day. Last year I said, "Mom, it's a real job." What should I say this year?

jgilbert,
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@effinbirds "Pay me what I'm worth."

jwz, to random
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DNA Lounge Update, Wherein this is just a sleepy seaside town now
https://www.dnalounge.com/backstage/log/2024/04/16.html

jgilbert,
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@jwz no one's got the energy to go to a show that doesn't really get going until 10PM when we all have to be on call for two of our three jobs the next day 🤷‍♀️

jgilbert, to random
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Also, I dumped this publicly some time ago and didn't say anything about it, but:

Should you need models with accurate dimensions for various storage form factor devices, such as a 5.25" full height drive, or a 5.25" optical drive, or a 2.5" internal HDD, with a variety of connector locations, all direct from SNIA's online specifications, I got you:

https://github.com/jon-gilbert/storage_device_dimensions

Two models of a 3.5" internal hard drive, top and bottom. The bottom diagram is spun 180-degrees on its Z-axis, showing a carved out SCA-2 connector.

arstechnica, to random
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EV buyers want SUVs and sedans, not minivans or trucks, survey says

There's also a wide spread when it comes to acceptable range, Edmunds found.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/03/ev-buyers-want-suvs-and-sedans-not-minivans-or-trucks-survey-says/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

jgilbert,
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@arstechnica nooooo, we really do want minivans. Microtrucks. Kei trucks. Small form factor easily-customizable work-oriented EV vehicles.

skinnylatte, to random
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jgilbert,
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@skinnylatte ....maybe consider using better sources of news? 😨

jgilbert, to SanFrancisco
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Dear Voter,

When you show up tomorrow at your neighborhood election precinct to drop off your ballot into the big red bin and get your sticker, consider that your poll workers will be there from 6AM through 10PM and really enjoy pepperoni pizzas and lattes.

Cordially,
Your friendly neighborhood election clerk.

docpop, (edited ) to random
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I used to make my own "I Voted" stickers until 2020, when San Francisco's vote-by-mail option finally started adding stickers with mail-in ballots. I still kind of like my old design, though. https://docpop.org/2018/11/diy-i-voted-by-mail-stickers/

jgilbert,
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@jwz @docpop You can stop by any polling place and ask; they'll happily give one to you.

(Source: me, a poll worker in Bernal Heights)

jwz, to random
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How to make the upcoming Neuromancer adaptation not suck:

Go full Lisa Frankenstein, e.g. 80s as understood by TikTok kids.
Barbiemancer.
Muppets.
Jodorowsky's Dune's TRON.

I really think those are your only options.

I joked earlier that I hope...
https://jwz.org/b/ykNq

jgilbert,
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@jwz really looking forward to the big dance number mid-way through the show, "Paean for A Razorgirl"

ryanhoulihan, to random
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  • jgilbert,
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    @ryanhoulihan if it's cause of half-size discrimination, consider Solovairs

    foone, to random
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    I still want to design a keyboard with dual numpads. But bigger keyboards are always harder to design, and that's possibly so big that I can't easily make it single-PCB and definitely can't 3D print a case

    jgilbert,
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    @foone ...can't 3d print a case because it exceeds most print volumes?

    jgilbert, to random
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    My sister, who is a teacher, just discovered that a statement of opinion from a one Dr Henry Valdez, a professor at Mistakonic University, is present in the teaching materials that third-party content writers provided to her and all her other co-workers. It's presented as a real place, with real students.

    She discovered it after a student of hers cited the source in an assignment. None of her co-teachers or her principal knew it was there, or even what it is.

    jgilbert,
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    so I guess that's "Harvey", not "Henry", but regardless: that school's material source procurers are henceforth awarded one YIKE.

    jgilbert, to random
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    , help me out here: WHERE can I find an 8pin male psu power connector to 2X 15pin SATA female cable? I'd like to give someone money for such a thing, but searching amazon, Google, et al yields nothing like what I'm looking for.

    jwz, to random
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    Tamper-Evident SOMA Nature Walk.

    Anyone know what these things are? They are recently stuck to nearly every sidewalk hatch on Folsom. Obviously they're tamper-evident seals, but my spidey sense tells me there's some kind of wireless electronics in them.
    https://jwz.org/b/ykMX

    jgilbert,
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    @jwz They're probably these - https://tydenbrooks.co.uk/shop/rubber-drain-cover-seals/ - those curves are perforations, making it hard to remove without tearing the entire seal.

    jgilbert,
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    @jwz like any security seal: note the number when you place it, and when you come back to check, you can compare the number, to make sure the old one wasn't removed and a new seal put into its place.

    jgilbert, to random
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    Public Service Announcement:

    "SMELLING SALTS" ARE NOT - REPEAT NOT - THE SAME THING AS AMYL NITRITE

    THEY ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE FOR ANY USE.

    Brought to you by the Use The Right Chemical For The Right Job Team.

    jgilbert, to random
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    You only get one life, and you don't want to be that person who says on their deathbed, "gee, I really regret not speeding more time trying to read through GNU manuals looking for obscure non-standard flags."

    So, let's all be glad that GNU has written their manuals in the worst style possible, so that none of us will be that person.

    jgilbert, to SanFrancisco
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    Did you know? You write "Return to Sender" on any unopened piece of mail and the post office will return it without question for ANY reason. It's their job to do so!

    So, , when you get your garbage "GrowSF Voter Guide" in the mail, you can scrawl "Return to Sender: your politics are abhorrent" and the USPS will do its duty. 👍

    jgilbert, to random
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    Hey quick, idle question for the DevOps and sysadmins and whatnot out there:

    When was the last time you personally deployed a customer- or user-facing Something onto ipv6 only and didn't get "I can't use your thing because ipv4" flack from anyone?

    foone, to random
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    apparently virtualbox 7.0 makes it so you can't really install Windows NT4.

    that's a shame.

    jgilbert,
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    @foone ...didn't NT4 Service Pack 2 come with IE?

    jgilbert, to random
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    As someone who spent a large portion of '98 and '99 making sure shit didn't break on Y2K, I'd like to extend a very heartfelt FUCK YOU to HBO for greenlighting a piece of shit documentary that suggests that effort wasn't necessary.

    jgilbert, to random
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    Hey your new light rail looks super pretty and you should be proud of it! 😀

    docpop, to random
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    Knuckles are the butts of fingers.

    jgilbert,
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    @docpop knucletatt across both hands that reads

    F I N G E R B U T T

    docpop, to random
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    jgilbert,
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    @docpop i never really thought of Tarkin as a bunny slipper sort of fellow, but it works? Oddly?

    jgilbert,
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    @docpop WOW I did not know that

    Now, you can be sure, I'll be mentally editing fluffy pink bunny slippers onto the character in every possible opportunity.

    Stomping about in clone wars? Bunny slippers.

    Being disagreeable in Bad Batch? Bunny slippers.

    Glaring through windows in rogue one? FLUFFY AND PINK.

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