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slothrop

@slothrop@chaos.social

Bumbling through the technosphere. Easily amused.

Messing around with #FOSS, baking #bread, paddling a whitewater #kayak, and #parenting a herd of kids . Sometimes I manage a Hello World without syntax errors in #python.

Professionally, I help to build and run #trains with software and IT stuff.

Middle-aged cishet white guy, trying not to be an asshole about it. Please let me know if I get it wrong.

Toots auto-delete after 2 weeks. #noindex or I will punch you.

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slothrop, to random
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My workplace is rolling out Microsoft’s Copilot to all of us.

It’s almost satisfying to realize that I’ll never have to waste another ounce of creativity on corporate bullshit, since i can now generate it in an automated fashion.

girlonthenet, to random
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He is chosen! Hail Trevor! Long live the king!

RE: https://mstdn.social/@archaeology/112281998842173672

slothrop,
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@girlonthenet „Cultural exchange !!!“ I scream, as I chase the scared peasants down a dirt road with my friends, waving our Viking swords

lovinurbanism, to random German
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Hauptsache es ist immer ein Lichtstreifen am Horizont.

slothrop,
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@lovinurbanism Wunderhübsch!

slothrop, to random German
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Äh? Surft Media Markt / Saturn jetzt voll auf der Retro-Welle?

luis_in_brief, to random
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My train to Gothenburg contains a wild @webmink

slothrop,
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@luis_in_brief @webmink Oh! Be careful!

(And say hi for me.)

slothrop, to random German
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Nadannwollemermal.

slothrop,
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@ExtraFlauschig Auch wieder wahr.

paninid, to Futurology
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The , TVs will be square to better accommodate the video format from smartphone cameras.

slothrop,
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@paninid Disagree. TVs will be in portrait format!

slothrop, to random German
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Das Abendessen heute:

Dampfnudeln mit Vanillesauce Spezial 😂

slothrop, to random
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Alright, that´s enough work for today.

slothrop, to random
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So Microsoft Teams is pretty annoying, but it does have a "send tomorrow morning at a civilized time" function.

This is nice. Just because I´m having to work late doesn´t mean my colleagues should.

slothrop, to random
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My Excel (on MacOS) sometimes exhibits this weird bug where every click seems to land a few centimetres southeast of the cursor.

Really annoying, and I can´t pin down what triggers it.

slothrop, to random
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Is there something happening in US politics? I´ve got the name of their former president muted, so I might not be fully caught up... 😇

larsmb, to random
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I take my vaccinations extremely seriously as a grown manly man.

slothrop,
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@larsmb Damn, those are lovely!

scy, to random
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The existence of Mastodon implies the existence of a disgusting version called Nastodon

slothrop,
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@scy that´s just truth.social

MissingThePt, to random
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And then I woke up. It had all just been a dream! I looked around my bedroom, phew, everything was just like I had left it. Whiskers started licking me and I scratched her behind the ears before getting up to start my day.

THE END

— Liz Truss
Home room 6C

slothrop,
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@MissingThePt She’s not wrong though.

As far as I can tell, this experience was shared by the UK’s citizenry?

slothrop, to apple
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TIL that window management on MacOS is so seriously fucked up that people pay 14.99€ for an app like Divvy to fix it 🥴

#apple #MacOS

slothrop,
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@amerpie Thanks, I´ll take a look!

As is proper for a MacOS app, Rectangle also has a "pro" version for 9.99€.

For comparison: On Gnome, I get working window management for free.

Apple´s reality distortion field is really quite impressive. How do they manage to be perceived as the vendor with the best user experience, when they can´t even get the basics right?

Tami, to random German
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Ich habe nach gestern (nach 'zu dünn' und dem Pizza-Gate) einfach nur noch das Gefühl, dass ich nicht richtig bin, so wie ich bin und meine Meinung und Empfinden nicht zählt und ich eigentlich nur alle mit meinen Dingen nerve. Hätte Bock alles abzusagen.

slothrop,
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@Tami bietet virtuelle Umarmung an Ich finde toll, was du hier teilst.

luis_in_brief, to random
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The FTC should go after health care providers, on fraudulent advertising grounds, whose websites say they offer urgent care but don’t. It’s maddeningly frustrating to need medical care, look at google results, and then do dial after dial just to hear that “oh, yeah, we’ll get back to you Monday”.

slothrop,
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@luis_in_brief ooof. All the best for you!

_thegeoff, to random
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Cooking some leftover tandoori lamb in a fairly standard onion/tomato curry sauce. This is generally fairly inauthentic in Indian terms, I believe, but is part of the origin story of British Indian Restaurant cooking. And damn it's good.

slothrop,
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@_thegeoff @HighlandLawyer Falafel, for a start.

slothrop, to random
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Next week is going to be really tough at work, so I’m resting extra hard today

slothrop, to random German
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Wenn ich ein nur für diesen Monat brauche: wo will ich das kaufen?

(Heißt wohl: möglichst kurze Kündigungsfrist)

slothrop,
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@Cs137 Gab es nicht auch Anbieter mit kürzerer Kündigungsfrist?

davidho, to random
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I was at a conference and a speaker dismissed my question by saying that I should check out the work of David Ho. 😵‍💫

slothrop,
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@davidho On the plus side, you can probably peer-review your in papers from now on.

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