post family stuff, fun Show more
today's snacks were well received. umbrellas weren't needed. the speeches were pretty good, if hideously loud.
right at the end, the sound guy managed to overload the sound equipment, complete with popping noises, sparks, and smoke.
life is weird Show more
the opening scenes of "So I Married an Axe Murderer" (1993) features a sizable number of conspiracy theorists all talking about their own theory, while telling each other they're idiots.
it never ceases to astonish me how often this plays out in my life.
while it's never as bad as a party I went to in '98, where I felt like I'd wandered into a house full of players doing an homage to the movie, it's still weird.
family stuff, fun Show more
have to get up early tomorrow for a niece-in-law''s college graduation. whee!
updated packing list: water, snacks, camera, card, umbrella, warm coats, video games, flask.
From my office I hear the police shouting through a megaphone, clearing out the homeless encampment in the alley behind my building.
Meanwhile, the storefront across the street from my office has been empty for months, because the landlord raised the rent to a level nobody can afford. They'd rather keep it empty as a tax break.
Somebody tell me one reason landlords should get tax incentives for keeping rent ABOVE market rates, in a city full of people who need homes.
GoT spoilers, humor, birdsite Show more
Excerpt: "Arya found land west of Westeros and named it Westereros. She returned to Winterfell and never married. She only baked one more person into a pie."
GoT spoilers, humor, birdsite Show more
"Say what you will about the #GameOfThronesFinale, the John Hughes homage was a bold choice to end on."
link to captioned video. 😂
audio: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," Tears for Fears.
Holding a discussion “in good faith” is for dealing with strangers. It’s giving people the benefit of the doubt (when there is a doubt).
But when there’s no doubt anymore, because a person has repeatedly proven themselves to be a a lying, manipulative asshole, there’s no reason to be civil anymore.
Continuing to be nice in that case is naïve and dangerous.
Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) Show more
NoScript Security Suite: blocks content loaded from other domains
uBlock Origin: blocks ads
Privacy Badger: detects and fights attempts are cross-site user tracking
TrackMeNot: sends garbage data to various search engines known to track users to mask your real searches
HTTPS Everywhere: uses SSL/TLS by default with sites known to support it
Decentraleyes: it replaces Google tracker-laden scripts with compatible, trackerless local versions
Privacy Settings: allows access to various privacy settings without needing to dive into about:config
P.S. Instead of NoScript, you may wish to use uMatrix. The two are functionally similar, but some users prefer the interface of uMatrix and also the fact that uMatrix allows you to allow and disallow content of different types from different domains, exclusively on the current domain.
I replaced a recommendation to use an extension called AdNauseam with TrackMeNot because AdNauseam is not compatible with popular ad blockers. TrackMeNot is similar in sending garbage data to mask your legitimate information, but doesn’t rely on loading ad trackers to do so.
anyway, birdsite link, humor Show more
quoting @ Nicole_Cliffe @ birdsite
"this thread is sad and hilarious and (ugh, sorry) a bit life-affirming"
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: Nice story here about how we're flat-out outcompeting traditional motor-based taxi and logistics companies - providing a #faster #cheaper and #cleaner alternative for cities.
Tired of your phone alarm going apeshit while you try frantically to silence it? Well I made you a ringtone! It's a simple song that begins with brief, discreet tones. There are long pauses at the start, so you have more time to turn it off calmly:
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