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tantramar

@tantramar@nojack.easydns.ca

single, strait, boring, genX guy. pro: science/vaccines/abortion/LGBTQ+. liberal. COVID = airborne

When I got hooked: STAR WARS/John Williams (1977), Dire Straits (78), Blade Runner (82), Pink Floyd (84), email (86), Apple (90), Web (93).

masthead: Great Spruce Head Island, ME.

form is a diagram of forces • hydrogen, given time, becomes self-aware • cynicism is laziness that expects credit for critical thinking

powered by caffeine & maple syrup. mostly here for the cat memes.

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tantramar, to random
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and another spam account blocked. this time, about half of the 20-some accounts being followed had “William” or “Williams” as part of their names. (I have “Williams” in my bio.)

andrewhinton, to random
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Did not know Zuck was into Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud cosplay https://posts.rat.pictures/@hannah/112326445007884637

tantramar,
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@andrewhinton I vaguely resent getting this reference. 🧐

arstechnica, to random
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Business groups sue FTC to block ban on noncompetes, claim they help workers

Noncompete clauses "benefit employers and workers alike," Chamber tells court.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/04/business-groups-sue-ftc-to-block-ban-on-noncompetes-claim-they-help-workers/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

tantramar,
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@CStamp @KimberlyN @arstechnica imagine saying that with a straight face

tantramar,
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@CStamp @KimberlyN @arstechnica exactly; it’s like that old saw about paying for employee training (what if we pay for training and they just go work for the competition? —what if we don’t pay for training AND THEY STAY?)

mbonsma, to random
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500 signatures in less than 48 hours! We've already reached the threshold for the petition to be certified!
#DesignSafeSystems
#DeadlyByDesign

https://www.ourcommons.ca/petitions/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-4944

tantramar,
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@mbonsma Signed!

tantramar, to random
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You learn a lot about an organization when you see the technical constraints they impose — at risk to you — as a means of them reducing expensive support calls.

tantramar, to random
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people who wave their hands around in videos, empasizing every single syllable — to make their videos feel more “alive” and, I dunno… video-y? — are 100% making me close their videos faster than you can say “like & subscribe”. (Also: it makes them look like Muppets.)

I don’t mean people who naturally talk with their hands; this is highly intentional, artificial, and beyond distracting.

This has been episode 713 of Chris Criticizes Everything™. Tune in next time for “Jump cuts are terrible”. 🤦‍♂️

tantramar,
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@MichaelPorter you poor bastard

tantramar,
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@ntoine a) “I don’t mean people who naturally talk with their hands”
b) my ex-wife is Italian-Canadian (and she never talked with her hands). :)

agiletortoise, to random
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Wow, Bank of America is bad at security. For the fourth time this year, someone has successfully authenticated with them on the phone as my Father-in-Law, and initiated fraudulent credit card balance transfers to his card.

The last three of those times after they had supposedly enabled “enhanced security" on his accounts to prevent such things.

tantramar,
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@agiletortoise recently dealt with a bank that has a 12-character MAXIMUM on passwords.

😶

tantramar, to Starwars
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This is your periodic reminder that Death Vader wears quilted leggings.

tantramar,
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tantramar, to TikTok
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Now that America has outlawed TikTok only outlaws have TikTok. Or something.

NorcalGma2, to random
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Today, the three of us are processing some news from my new doctor. I have had a battery of tests, and the results are rolling in.
It seems my thyroid isn't working anymore. I have mostly ignored my health while my husband has gone through cancer treatments.
All of these results are taking me by surprise, but I started a new med and am adjusting my diet and exercise.
Keeping me healthy has bumped up on our priority list.
Summer says she will be my personal trainer.
It will all work out.
Good morning, Mastodon.

tantramar,
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tantramar, to random
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Elbow is just so good. Their new album continues their as-yet-unbroken streak of great albums. https://music.apple.com/ca/album/audio-vertigo/1724323660

andrewhinton, to random
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(Checks pulse at neck) “Yep! Still burned out!”

tantramar,
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miffyhelen, to random
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Now that I have a job and a start date, I'm able to end my Job Seekers Allowance claim.

Oh my word, these people are not prepared for people to actually get a job. At my initial interview they went into great detail about how I'd be penalised for not seeking work. When she asked if I had questions I said yes, what do I do when I find work? It wasn't something they felt they needed to cover.

I went in today and it was like I was from another planet.
1/3

tantramar,
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@miffyhelen @BonehouseWasps Having worked from home since 2011 or ’12: can confirm. #OutOfMyMind #WFH

tantramar, to random
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OMG. David Gilmour’s “new” album came out 9 years ago. https://music.apple.com/ca/album/rattle-that-lock-deluxe/1018308980

tantramar,
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@andrewhinton I like it… but I never listen to it.

(So how much do I really like it?)

BasicAppleGuy, to random
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April 24: Apple Watch turns 9!

I remember how the two weeks from preorder to release felt like an eternity! I was beyond excited for its launch and still consider the Apple Watch one of my favourite Apple products for all the little ways it helps me throughout the day.

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tantramar,
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@BasicAppleGuy Been on board since “Series 0”; currently loving my Series 9. It’s somehow both nearly invisible yet somehow gets used a thousand times a day. Nearly perfect. (Yes, I have very minor gripes; such is life when a company raises expectations this high.)

TheBreadmonkey, to random
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TIL 'rubbing the glass' as a term for phone scrolling, and I hate it

tantramar,
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@TheBreadmonkey I hate you for putting this in my brain.

tantramar,
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@TheBreadmonkey that’s only fair

being, to random
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Welp, it finally happened... I got kicked off my parents' Netflix because I am "not on their home wifi"

tantramar,
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@being Shit just got real!

tantramar,
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@being who put Netflix in charge of defining our families?!?

tantramar, to random
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Blocking accounts that

a) follow a few dozen others
b) have zero posts/replies/boosts
c) have zero followers
d) avatar is blank or (more often) looks AI-generated

tantramar,
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@being Sure, but, I mean, WHO ISNT?!? 🤣

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