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Currently I’m obsessed with a series of sci-fi novellas titles The Murderbot Diaries, check ‘em out. Real fedi vibes, I’m on the third book.

The books are about a security bot that hacks its governor module so it can watch soap operas because it’s job is boring. Really fun prose, and done well with the protagonist not having a name or gender or anything.

The protagonist starts experiencing emotions, which it finds inconvenient. What an enormous mood.

slight injury 

also, since we're talking slight injuries: I changed the smoke detector battery yesterday and it beeped directly into my right ear – it's still ringing :honk::honk::honk:

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slight injury 

Good: I got to use my Dremel!

Bad: I burned my finger :saddestcat:


Today is the first without my boy, Dave. We had to say goodbye yesterday. I'll always miss him, and I'll always love him.

I'm seeing an increase in the amount of accounts signing up specifically to spread anti-Muslim hatred. The signups themselves appear legitimate – it's clearly a human typing in their reason to join and not just a bot.

We don't tolerate anti-Muslim hate speech on this instance, and never will. Those accounts get banned as soon as we find them. If you see something, report it, and we'll take care of it as soon as possible. Take care everyone.

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I started using this site when I began my career and had to worry about timezones. Really sad to see it deteriorate its UX for the sake of getting people to log in.

If anyone has a good replacement, let me know?

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I went to `every time zone dot com` and they don't have my timezone (AST, UTC-4) so now I wonder what else they're lying to me about 🤔

yesterday was a good day 

I got to use four (4) different power tools

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I really appreciate the help & support. Have a great day everyone! 💙

living on the western edge of a timezone sucks. it sucks so bad.

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Turns out the staff responsible for the prop gun accident was a replacement called to fill in for the crew staff... that was on strike, protesting, among other things, about the safety conditions of the filming. Unions exist for a reason I guess!
RT @latimes
NEW: Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of “Rust” with a prop gun, a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set to protest …

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wasted an evening figuring out why trees were rendering too big in this game; turns out they were using log scaling

Sorry for the delay on these shoutouts this month – things have been ✨ very busy ✨ at work but our project has wrapped up now!

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