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zalasur

@zalasur@mastodon.surazal.net

I play strategy games, write software, and stream on Peertube (not necessarily in that order). Also, sock monkeys! Preferred pronouns: he/him/his.

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zalasur, to random
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So I'm sorta tempted to play some Fallout 4. I should know better, but I am tempted.

bkm, to random
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Seems no ad is a bad ad at Twitter.

zalasur,
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@bkm Wait, is this the Folgers coffee ad?

ai6yr, to random
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Text just now from my elderly relatives: "Family friend needs a ride to the airport... can you drive them" 😬

Already texted back "NO I CAN'T"

zalasur,
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@ai6yr The designated family Uber would definitely be more annoying than being the designated family tech support.

zalasur,
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@RunRichRun @ai6yr "If you ignore the problem long enough, maybe it will go away" has been a successful strategy that I've used on numerous occasions working in IT

MrLovenstein, to random
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new Eggs n' Ben is for gamers only

uncensored version HERE 👉 https://tinyview.com/eggs-n-ben/2024/04/15/game-over

Tinyview pays us when you read it over there, thank you my friends

zalasur,
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@MrLovenstein I'm sorry, I tried following this but I have to admit I'm at a bit of a loss.

zalasur, to mastodon
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Me: Doing my timesheet

Also me: Oh I just thought of a funny toot I can post in lieu of working on my timesheet right now.

zalasur,
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Good news! I was interrupted by a client email, so I got to do something productive while simultaneously procrastinating a mandatory task!

Mrfunkedude, to random
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I can’t tell you how fun it is to do laundry.

Really. I can’t tell you.

zalasur,
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@Mrfunkedude Doing laundry? Eh, could be worse.

Folding laundry? Uuuuugh I hates it.

jeffjarvis, to random
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TED begins today. Bill Ackman, Scott Galloway, Bari Weiss, and Andrew Yang are speaking. That's all I need to know. Easiest $12,500 I've ever saved.

zalasur,
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@jeffjarvis Wow, TED Talks have really gone downhill since I last watched one of their videos (that would have been the Simone Giertz one she did right before her brain tumor surgery).

ai6yr, to USPS
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TIL: perfume is considered a "hazardous material" by the USPS. (I mean, I always thought the same in general, but you can't mail it without special packaging/declaration/etc.)

zalasur,
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@ai6yr As someone who gets physically ill if the smell of perfume gets too strong, this isn't much of a surprise.

kate, to random
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Brits ask “A penny for your thoughts?” and Americans respond with “Just my two cents”. At current exchange rates ($1.00 = £0.80) this means Brits are receiving 1.6p of American thoughts for just 1p. In this paper we propose an alternative asset pricing model for the marketplace of ideas, considering—

zalasur,
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@kate Yes, but have you seen an American thought? We're a tad bit overpriced, TBH

LRRRonEarth, to random
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"EAT PREY." -LRRR.

zalasur,
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@LRRRonEarth "EAT PREY LOVE" - hung up on LRRR's kitchen wall

zalasur, to random
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So, fun fact:

A common misconception is that when you lose weight you poop it out. While there is some body mass that is disposed in this fashion (dead cells), that isn't the case as poop is largely made of undigested food. It is made of stuff that was never really part of you.

Since the main byproducts of your metabolism in action are carbon dioxide and water, that means that most of your weight loss is through sweat or through your lungs.

zalasur, to random
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"Just because I'm pushing fifty, doesn't mean I'm not with it. I understand what the young people want. I still shop at Old Navy!"

futurebird, (edited ) to random
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He was a fungus, an algae, a lowly thing, a colony of simple organisms posing as a man. And he reveled in his own debasement. The only thing that mattered more to him than that was writing, his profession.

"lichen sub-scribe"

zalasur,
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@futurebird It's too early in the... checks clock that says it's almost 1PM ...morning... for this?

zalasur, to random
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Today's chores:

  • Laundry: in progress
  • Hardware store: done
  • Fixed hole in deck: done
  • Weed killer: done
  • Tore down old window A/C sleeve: done
  • Repaired velcro strip for sleeve: in progress (glue is drying)
  • Cleaned out two wasp nests: done
  • Assemble lawn mower and leaf blower and plug them in: TODO
  • Make soup: TODO
zalasur,
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The A/C sleeve arrived in the mail. Glue is still drying so I'll wait until after lunch to set it up.

Speaking of glue, I think I got some in my hair. Uh oh...

zalasur,
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Hello, I'm a grown-ass middle-aged man and I have dried Elmer's glue in my hair.

zalasur,
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Today's chores (amended):

  • Laundry: in progress
  • Hardware store: done
  • Fix hole in deck: done
  • Weed killer: done
  • Tear down old window A/C sleeve: done
  • Repair velcro strip for sleeve: done
  • Install new window sleeve: done
  • Bring out A/C unit, tested: done
  • Clean out two wasp nests: done
  • Assemble lawn mower and leaf blower and plug them in: Future Me project
  • Take shower: TODO
  • Make soup: TODO
zalasur,
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After my socks are done drying I'll fold them up (and my boxer shorts) and take that shower.

My legs are getting wobbly from all the stair climbing today 😅

zalasur,
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The only thing I didn't quite finish today was putting together the lawn mower (I did get the leaf blower assembled however). I was disappointed to find out that the leaf blower did not have a rechargeable battery so it needs to be plugged in when operating it. The lawn mower has a rechargeable battery I can bring inside however so we don't have to keep it plugged in the garage outlet.

I have to read the operator's manuals for both. Fortunately, mowing season is a ways off yet, so I have time.

zalasur,
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So I'm thinking a stream is in order tonight! I should think of which game I want to play.

zalasur,
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While the soup is simmering, we talked about it and decided we're going to return the leaf blower and get one that has a rechargeable battery. Lugging around a 100 ft extension cord before and after every time we mow the lawn is not our idea of fun so we'll go back do an exchange. Fortunately I have all the parts and the booklets back in the box. The return itself will probably not be an issue since Home Depot as a 90 day return policy.

zalasur,
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So I decided against streaming tonight. It got late and I needed to clean up the kitchen. After that, I realized my batteries basically completely wore out.

I'll shoot for a couple of streams this week though.

swaggboi, to random
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The groundhog has returned.

zalasur,
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@swaggboi Oh no. It's not 6 more weeks of winter, is it?

drudgesentinel, to random
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Least appealing service brag of all time

With Gilbert Gottfried gone there's no other celeb i would want to read me stuff

zalasur,
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@drudgesentinel This one remains my all-time favorite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkLqAlIETkA

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