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I suppose since I'm on a new server, I should also put out my occasional reminder to build out a spice library.

Spices can last a while, especially frozen. Don't clear a shelf, but when you have a little extra, pop for "psst..." brand if you see it. Cheap and the quality is fine. It'll give you the basics.

Once you have the basics, maybe pop for something interesting. Good spices can make anything amazing. I have dressed stuff from a can into gourmet flavors without having to use much.

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Was surprised to see this as the featured article on Wikipedia today.

Legend Entertainment

To say Superhero League of Hoboken was formative to me is... Accurate, at least from a gameplay perspective. You could even maybe call it my catalyst into enjoying JRPGs. I was too young to get most of the jokes, but I enjoyed the Hell out of that game. I wouldn't be working on a spiritual successor otherwise.

Watch "The Cybiko Experience: a Handheld Computer for Year 2000 Teens" on YouTube

I can't help but feel right now would be an excellent time for this thing to return. I know I've said it before, but it's an excellent idea in a world where we're leaving ad-hoc emergency networks to the likes of Amazon Ring. If the range actually got to that 300 feet promised (spoiler: not even close) it would be excellent as a means of sharing a totally free network.

We can talk about burner phones with people and then hand them a link to an onion site with a 40 page text about how to do opsec with monero to anonymously get a phone that you then reflash and ...

or you can be the person whose like "yo, I got some phones that cost me $20 a piece. You want one?"

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After I complained they emailed me and said, "What are you worried about, you don't have claim the NFT."

And I'm like…

This Happy Meal comes with the bones of an endangered species. I know I don't have to play with the bones and that I can probably give the bones back. Me accepting the bones is not the problem. The problem is you possessing them at all, regardless of who you give them to.

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Followup on Neeva ("ad-free privacy focused search engine") (swearing) 


They just sent me an email saying if I become a paid member I'll get an "Exclusive Premium NFT"

So just no. Fuck no. Absolutely fuck no. Hard pass. Hard delete. Full system wipe. Fuck off with your blockchain crypto bullshit. Die in the fire of the energy you're burning with your artificial scarcity tokens.

Back to DuckDuckGo. (Who I wish had a paid tier but that's a different fight.)

Physical health (+) 

Just thinking about my last labs and the doc telling me my cholesterol was down and fantastic and just the butterflies that gave me hearing that.

Mostly because my mom has long harped on my weight because I gain everything in the gut and that's heart attack central.

The funny thing is I haven't been doing anything crazy. I drink whole milk, eat lots of butter, scarf down pasta on the regular and by all means am not the type who sees a Calorie and faints. XD

@arefgee @matthewrobins The software itself is created by problematic devs, the platform generally endears itself to problematic people (fash-adjacent, alt-right, etc.) - it doesn't moderate them, which is I think mostly the problem - it doesn't try to distance itself from those kinds of communities, which in turn means that those kinds of communities spring up there because they're not challenged.

The map theme of Tiberoa seems much more calm for the most part and a pretty piano piece with violins contributing a sadness to it, but then halfway through the song the piano hits you in the face with a combination of brightness and dissonance that brings to light how the people are likewise suffering there in a way that's much more hidden and complex, surrounded by beauty even as problems make everyday life difficult.

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Something I don't think The Legend of Dragoon gets enough credit for is its music. Yes, a lot of it is on short loops, but there's a LOT of it and it's mostly pretty good. Some of it is legitimately really pretty. You don't always need the most complex piece to make an emotional one. Even the different world map themes are very emotional, with Serdio's hanging oppressively with a drum march and trumpets that move fluidly between fanfares and laments just as their 20-year war drags on.

I need to know:

Anyone dyslexic playing wordle?

Like, we had proved, definitely, that the department could work remotely, but unfortunately company policy was very against remote work as a whole because you can't remote pass someone a $20 bill at a teller window. And I get that and that it wouldn't be fair for back office jobs to be full remote while front line jobs had to settle for part time remote or just part time work, but at the same time, IT talent is looking for that full remote. Someone might be just as happy to join as I was 10y ago

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people are complex. for instance, i am 100% anti-death penalty, but when i'm trying to sleep at 2am and some guy is doing donuts in the parking lot nearby, i say to myself, "i really hope this asshole drives off a bridge"

My first webserver was an old PC in the back room of a friend's WISP. Yours could be a SBC in your living room, assuming it has a globally reachable address. This becomes possible with #IPv6.

This is what I keep fighting for, and I hope you'll fight with me.


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We cannot have a robust conversation about decentralization without talking about #IPv6.

Why? Because in this IPv4 exhausted world, a few cloud providers are buying up the remaining addresses at increasingly higher cost.

Being able to host your own Mastodon, Funkwhale, etc is great, but it's still sub-optimal if they're all in AWS.


Being brutally honest, the final straw that made me look elsewhere wasn't year end scrambling or losing my grandparents or any interpersonal friction. By all means I had a great manager and a very stable position and was working through my grief. No, what ultimately did me in was being told I needed to commute to HQ an extra day a week, an hour each way, in our cruel Wisconsin winter, during a pandemic. The problem was ultimately geographic. And it had been for a whole decade.

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Something to keep in mind about The Great Resignation: only Boomers are checking out of the workforce. Everyone else is just looking for better terms. If better terms don't exist, the bottom falls out of the market like it has for trucking.

I feel bad for my former employer because when it comes to remote work they aren't offering it and are missing out on excellent talent. I can only hope that changes so they can enjoy people who could likewise stay with them for a decade or more like I did.

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