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#introduction Hello! I just realised it's been a while since I made this acct and haven't posted anything so here goes! 

I'm Madds, a non binary (they/them), adhd/autistic, disabled, and married human, with a passion for tech, games, art, poetry, and neurodiversity.

I graduate uni in May with a degree in media studies (focusing on experimental and VR media) and minor in Japanese language.

English is my first language, and japanese is good too! I need more practice lol.

Have a great day!

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Sea urchins like to pick up shells and rocks and wear them as "hats"; the reason isn't well-understood, but it may protect them from predators or help weigh them down so they're less likely to be washed away during storms. So some aquarists have taken to making tiny hats for their sea urchins, which the urchins voluntarily pick up and put on:

us transport (haha trans) 

All of this is to say that I miss trains

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us transport (haha trans) 

A 20 mile ride where I live on amtrak is $14 and runs once a day at 5am to get to the next station on the same line

But once I get there there would be free busses in most of the city so that's a plus, but it's one of the only metro areas to do that in the country

If someone was coming to the town I live in though they'd have to wait an hour for the busses to start running and walk 3/4 mile to the nearest bus station from the train station

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us transport (haha trans) 

I wish trains weren't vastly more expensive than flying or driving here

I spent a month in Japan a few years back and wow I miss being able to jump on a train, pay $2-5 on my tap card and go like 10-20 miles on it to the next city or wherever then have similarly priced bus services that use the same tap card to pay for it for more local transport

I finally ditched chromeos from my chromebook!

And figured out how to semi-reliably build custom mesa and kernels for the rk3399 in it, it's a sorta cursed system but it works! :blobcataww:

Works-ish, panfrost still has some issues but it's loads better than it used to be, enough that I don't mind the glitchiness

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food items (vegetables uncooked whole) 

it's a bell curve

tech, phone stuff 

So I'm thinking about the pinephone, mms support was the last thing I really needed for daily driving it and that's almost done, and I've used Linux for years so I have the know-how to fix things and it'd be fun

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tech, phone stuff 

I have a pixel 3 and I've been thinking about what to upgrade to since it's on its last leg, I just watched it go from 30% battery to 0 in 10 seconds, and if I take photos too fast it crashes the phone, on stock android, it's weird and annoying since I'm on a trip and taking lots of photos.

Adding on the fact the front camera has been broken since I got it and I just want to be done with it rather than fix it

trip, sex mention, bit of caps 

Honestly like I've never seen AS MANY sex super stores anywhere progressive as I have in conservative areas of ks, ok, tx, and mo. Like sheesh those conservatives really sustain such a market for sex superstores and casinos

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trip, sex mention 

Peak western Kansas be like: Flat, windy, wind turbines, oil refineries, farms, conservatives, churches, and sex super stores

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trip, sex mention 

Peak western Kansas be like: Flat, windy, wind turbines, oil refineries, farms, conservatives, churches, and sex super stores

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trip 

the sky was gay heading out this morning, good feeling about this trip! :ablobcathappypaws:

Also, there's all the pretty clouds and wind power, it's cute
:blobcataww:

Tech 

Ugh fedora why

My weird fix for the wifi drivers works, sorta, but now the wifi is horribly inconsistent and likes to stop working randomly, it's annoying.

I need to work it out soon, bit it has to wait for now

Windows 11 

Me: has the widgets panel disabled
The widgets panel: is using up 1gb of ram in the background

Why?

Cue astronaut meme:

Left astronaut: Wait, it was just edge webviews?
Right: Always has been

Anyways I killed the 8 edge instances spawned by the widgets tab and this laptap is much happier

Last night I added my first js file to my site :blobcatgiggle: , I had been trying to avoid working with js but it's inevitable, I like themes too much :blobcataww:

So now my site has a theme selector! And it writes a simple cookie to keep track of the theme across reloads and revisits to the site, for 30 days at a time. :ablobcathappypaws:

tech 

Seems like the latest fedora 35 firmware update removed the iwlwifi-cc set of drivers for some inexplicable reason, so a redownload of the firmware package from the linux git on my phone and manual copy of those files to /lib/firmware fixed it right up, in case someone else on here has the same issue

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tech 

Welp, that hasn't happened in a few years, a fedora update just killed my wifi :blobcatthinking:

off to the logs to figure out why *sigh*

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