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Uh I just got DMed by the COO of Tumblr asking about hiring contractors to make us fully compliant, and possibly even integration. Anyone out there looking for work?

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Anyone interested in a group buy for Superfo Harlequin 128K PCBs? I think it would be about $30USD each if there were five of us, less if more of us.

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Recommendation for a #nextcloud instance that is regularly updated, generally well maintained and with little/no downtime? Expecting to pay.

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I've yet to make a proper introduction here, but while that simmers a little longer I'd love to share this project of mine with you.

I've collected 18 episodes of the 1983 television show, Whiz Kids, in English and Italian, 13 in French, and 7 in Japanese, and made them available for everyone on the Internet Archive. Some of the English episodes were sourced from a partial PAL DVD release and may be in better quality than you've ever seen them. Please enjoy and share with your friends and associates. It's not too late to become a fan of this very cool but short-lived show that inspired a lot of young people in its day, and continues to inspire me.

archive.org/details/@whiz_kids

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I would like to (dis)prove something my transphobic father said.
#transgender people, did you choose a name that’s a diminutive of or sounds like your deadname?
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Im once again marveling at how froody is for being such an overlooked distro.

Flipping over to 8.

I adore Neon, but despite the LTS base the occasional breakages and quirks irk and the update treadmill is kinda tedious sometimes.

This song has been stuck in my head lately 

work transitions 

The whole "I won't be around to do this for you in two weeks, I won't be the admin for it anymore.

Hahaha oh we will still keep you on this project.

No, no you wont."

Has started.

So starting June 1st I will be taking on a new job at my institution. Will be over all labs and classroom technology on campus. I will be keeping the machines trucking, deciding on what gets purchased, the layout of the instructional spaces. I Will be working with faculty to meet their technology needs in classrooms. Working with our accessibility resource center to make sure it all remains accessible.

Jesus christ how do people without a copy of Windows get a windows iso written to a USB thumb stick?

* dd was no go
* isodumper did not work
* Ventoy started it booting up but the installer errored out.
* Following instructions to format it exFat and extract the iso, did not work.

I think WoeUSB-ng is looking good so far. But damn MS made this a lot harder than it needs to be.

(Zapped my one "break glass" windows partition on my secondary machine trying out Mageia 8 today.)

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From birdsite 

RT @ani_obsessive
Storyboard art for The Secret of NIMH (1982), dir. Don Bluth, Don Bluth Productions

Sketches by Don Bluth, paint by unknown artists

Think I'm going to reaudit some of my tech and ratchet a couple of things back. Or find alternatives.

Start rebuilding my music library so I can back off from spotify.

Maybe switch back to wired headphones, so like I'm not always fretting about alternate OS bluetooth audio support

Pair stuff back that's preventing me from say trying out a linux phone, or mainlining Haiku for a week.

Has bluetooth headphone support improved with the any in the past few years?

I kinda want to switch my laptop to or but im super lame and actually like wireless headphones.

(No dongle or adapter suggestions, please.)

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Gmail will block all third party mail clients starting from June: pmail.com/newsflash.htm

That is, unless they pay $4500 minimum for an audit :D

Stop using gmail and enabling their monopolistic practices, if you already haven't.

ufo scepticism uspol (continued, continued) 

I dunno. The world is literally falling apart, id love it if congress could spent their energy on things that actually mattered instead of distractions.

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ufo scepticism uspol (continued) 

I mean we can't trust people in mass to not take horse dewormer when vaccines are available for christ's sake.

Do we really think a paltry eight sightings a year across decades, which American intelligence has already debunked as not being evidence of aliens, is going to amount to anything?

archive.ph/3VrUE

If and when we encounter alien life, it won't be through a grainy lens like some bad bigfoot photo from yesteryear (unless if it is microbial).

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ufo scepticism uspol (multi-part) 

I've seen a lot of pings in folks I follow both here on Mastodon and elsewhere having excitement for congress holding a UFO panel. I just feel like it's a waste of everyone's time.

I believe in the very real possibility of life outside of planet earth and our solar system.

But over and over again the vast majority of UFO sightings are bullshit at worst or the result of descarte's demon at best.

The struggle between wanting a lot of interesting architectures and OSes running on real hardware AND actually no wanting to waste money and not wanting clutter.

How are we going to pay for...

Me: Tax the rich.

But then how do we makeup the revenue for...

Me: Tax all the top earning companies.

But doesn't that punish...

Me: Yes.

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