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i can find data-only receptacles too! just nothing for power-only. this is hell

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does digikey stock SATA power/data combined receptacles but not power-only receptacles? i feel like i'm going crazy, i just need to plug a SATA power cable into my PCB

bit of a vent 

i also installed debian on my laptop tonight so at least i have a well rounded portfolio of coping mechanisms

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bit of a vent 

thinking about how i was waiting for school to be done so i could be less stressed but now that it is actually done i'm not less stressed at all and more things keep coming up and oh god this is just going to be how life is from now on isn't it

but i ate a pickle so i feel a little better now

expanding the internet beyond like thirty computers was probably a mistake

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I love Micro Center, but why are their points of sale... like that

pharmacy keeps going back and forth on whether they want to use my name or my deadname on my prescriptions and today they've apparently given up and just put both together as a single first name. amazing

work training session involves an actual unironic kahoot quiz and watching grown adults who have never used kahoot before stumble over figuring out how to use it has been great

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how to tell my roommate that he's a failed human for stacking slices of pizza on top of each other without getting kicked out of the apartment

seriously considering just learning the activitypub protocols and implementing a new platform like this from scratch. someone please hold me back i have things to do this week

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today i learned that ios voiceover doesn't know how to pronounce catgirl (cat girl)

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If your experience does not suit you, mod it. Mod your games, mod your OS, mod your hardware, mod yourself.

As long as you're not in a fair competition, cheat. Cheat if it's an unfair competition. Hack everything, level the playing field.

Remove unwanted mechanics, adjust difficulty, change your perceptions, change your experience. Online, in games, in meatspace. You are the final arbiter in what you experience.

Fuck anyone who claims this is wrong or cheapens an experience.

trauma stuff 

not gonna repost everything here but had a fun time on twitter earlier realizing that i almost certainly have some trauma going on in my brain that i need to start paying attention to and working through. not really looking forward to even more thinking about what I see as my flaws but it's nice to finally feel like i have somewhere to start after years

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Hey.

Yeah you.

Stop scrolling for just a second (really that’s all).

Take a deep breath.

Exhale slowly.

Do that once or twice.

Ok that’s all thank you. Please remember to take care of yourself tonight.

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I'd love to be able to pop out individual DMs in Discord into their own minimal windows, so I can focus on the conversation and not have the giant sidebar taking up space and attention.

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The Power Mac G4 series had a tool-free hinged case that dropped the entire mainboard horizontal when opened. The patents on this design have to be expired by now. All desktops should be using this feature.

i think i give up on using something fancy and just make a pleroma instance

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starting to think the reason i suck at note taking is that i don't pay enough attention to the use of what i'm actually recording. very often i use notes as just a vent/outlet for emotion, but there's no point writing down my daily todos if they're not somewhere i'm actually going to be looking at them when it's time to decide what to actually do

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