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A grim reaper, a claw machine, and Henry Kissinger walk into a bar…
Where is that picture of the grim reaper at the claw machine now?
Sometimes I'm just gonna scroll through all your toots and favorite a shit ton of them because you're awesome and that's the kind of thing I do.
Do you know why blogs are great?
I was trying to help someone on a mailing list and they posted a link to their blog and I discovered they are a right-wing nutjob anti-vaxer and now I can just give up on helping them with their project which probably would have enabled them to make right-wing propaganda.
So yeah, a great use case for blogs! 😂
If I forgot to follow you just tell me why I should follow you and then I'll follow you!
I used the term "The Ills of Capitalism" today and that would make a great title for something...
Since I use #Tidal instead of Spotify, I have to make do with this. My albums of the year.
"And the former coworkers will know me by the trail of documentation I left behind that they never bothered to read..."
Seriously, guys... I documented everything, with photos, screenshots, and illustrations! It's all there.
There's an artist I follow on LinkedIn and they just post a kick-ass illustration that shows off their work every few weeks. It's amazing. It's like post after post of bullshit influencer garbage and then "Ohhh, a galactic puddle-jumper!" and then more of the blah, blah, blah garbage.
More artists should just post nothing but their own art on LinkedIn.
I saw this comment today in relation to marketing but as a former web developer it also holds true:
"All positioning is a nightmare."
Am I crazy or should these listening wrap ups happen in January? Does December not count??
I... I really don't know what to make of this! They might as well just buy a billboard with "we have too much VC money and we're really not sure what to spend it on" 😂
Someone new to 3D printing asked where they could find unique things to print and all I can think of is that they don’t know what the word “unique” means.
New software review on my website!
Thunderbird (Email and Calendar)
Stable, capable desktop email application, works well with multiple accounts including Gmail, Nextcloud, easy to set up and use but with advanced settings when you need them.
And now we cut…
I'm probably just going to measure things, draw things, and then laser cut things for the rest of the day.
Honestly, had React and Webpack and all that jazz been a thing in the late 90's, I would have been fixated on something other than #webdev.
A friend of mine moved away and I had thought they just changed jobs but it turns out they retired. My brain never goes to “oh, that person retired” especially if they’re younger than I am because I’ll probably still be working up until I die. I mean, I’ll probably die at work.
Yeah, I guess you could say I'm an expert at 3D printing...
I made this fairly simple parametric file in OpenSCAD for people to see how I do it. I am by no means an expert, but I try to share my knowledge because the only way I've ever learned anything is because others before me shared and I was able to benefit from their knowledge.
Two missionaries came to our door the other day. I asked what they were doing and one of them said "Just spreading the word of God."
I replied "We have no gods and no masters in this house. We follow no religion. We try to be good people, but do not feel the need for a book or a set of rules defined by others to decide what is right."
And like, they didn't know what to say to that...
I then said "That's it. You can go now. Goodbye." and I closed the door.
Remember when Google 404'd every single fucking link pointing to Google+ at plus.google.com? I sure do...
I wrote a lengthy reply and then just deleted it.
Some people should normalize this.
I'm going to leave the house today... something I have not done since Friday. Wish me luck!
Leaving for Buenos Aires in a few hours but the first snow fall is so pretty and I want to look at it for forever 😍
As we approach the new year, I humbly suggest you quit email (to the extent you can).
“I suggest you let it all go. There is simply no way for anyone with a full-time job and multiple inboxes to keep up with the current email climate.” https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/case-inbox-infinity/579673/
One of the reasons I don’t travel often is my cats get too upset. Last time we went out of town they both sat down by our bags (they know the bags mean we’ll be gone for at least one overnight) and cried loudly. We almost didn’t go. 💔
Just realized that everybody else who lives in my house has an E in their name except for me.
It's the most common vowel! Why don't I get one? 😛