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My name is Otuk and this sentence contains two hundred twenty-six characters in total: sixty-four vowels, one hundred seventeen consonants, thirty-four spaces, six commas, three dashes, one colon, and at the very end a period.

Today 3PM at work it dawned on me that it is only Monday 3PM....

Mastodon, the only place I feel something might be missing with me because of being simply-a-simple-man, after reading 15 mins of toots :) Congrats !

Why does half of the world call tea something like TEE and the other half use a word like CHAI?

It all depends which route was used to originally import tea. In Chinese the one symbol for tea 茶 is pronounced differently, up north as "cha" and coastal/south region as "te".

If the Portuguese introduced tea to your country you probably call it as tea and if it arrived by land something like cha.

I have been away from mastodon and techy stuff, I miss it. I hope I can reconnect

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Apparently someone managed to call Amazon's support, tricked and convinced them into changing my account's email, ordered something, and eventually proceeded to delete my entire account.

Now Amazon's support refuses to help me for data protection reasons 😂

Looks like it's enough to know someone's address to hijack their #amazon account.

I read this headline it did not make sense, I read the article I am still in shock this can happen.

Exactly when was it observed and written that this sentence consists of two hundred forty-six characters in total: sixty-six vowels, one hundred thirty-three consonants, thirty-five spaces, one colon, six commas, four dashes, and a question mark?

"God created man in his own image" is one of the biggest give away of where religion originates.

Everything we create heavily uses perspective and concepts from our own human experience so as to make them meaningful to man kind.

If you are using , I highly recommend to turn off *any* automatic updates for stability and to avoid wasting time.

This morning's musings:

We have a society where individuals spend considerable time on making videos on box openings for commercial goods. And the rest watch it. As if that is it, there is not much more else to life.

It is strange how easily we can assume our given roles in any game and be happy playing it. Imagine if we were not able to accept meaningless things as normal, we would all have hard time with our existence.

"My ideal is not to create any garbage, thus eliminating the need for a garbage collector: Do not litter!"

Bjarne Stroustrup

Today the usual amount of coffee does not seem to be enough, it must be the extended Thanksgiving weekend super relaxation that is taking over.

Being on Mastodon you would be excused to think maybe and in bottles are having a come back.

But it is just the coming together if the nerds that gives that feeling.

I tried to buy bottle of ink in NY area and believe me all I got from various retail establishments was maybe I should try "online" for that kind of thing, these are stationary stores etc.

I am looking for a large size ereader for .pdf and .epubs, I love eink devices, but my reader is 6" and it is hard on my already poor eyesight, I did not see anything rated good overall for eink 9" + size. On the other hand amazon fire 10" tablets are very affordable, any experience using them as readers?

Listening to Copland's Appalachian Spring while slowly preparing food. Listening to this album on Thanksgiving day is becoming a family tradition who knows maybe my grandchildren one day will talk about me starting a tradition :)

Happy Thanksgiving to all shades of fellow Americans.

Eating food with friends and family in the comforts of our places, let's think of how most of us were immigrants at one point, and if judged by what is happening today with immigrants all around, does it look likely the existing population welcomed and opened their food stores to share with new comers or is Thanksgiving still a myth that we want to become and not yet there.

Enjoy all food, comforts and "friemily" and please share what you can.

Wish list:

enum class that allows underlying type to be an arbitrary struct not just an integral type.

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Sad but true:

rust has 2 types of literals for ranges one is with 2 dots other with 3 dots.

1. for i in 1..10 {
// open ended range
// 1 is included but not 10
println!("{}", i);
} // in this form if you want closed end range use '..='

2. let x = match { // only closed end range but different syntax
1...10 => x, // inclusive 1 & 10
_ => 0

Usage of these range literals are NOT interchangeable!

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