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I don't suppose I've ever formally posted an introduction. I am ex-religious, left-wing, and in my mid 30s. I've slowly come to the realization I am not straight after thinking so my whole life.

I am a fledgling linux sysadmin by day. I am into consuming and creating music, photography, lyrics/poems. I can't escape being a techie. Into video games but hesitate to be called a "gamer". Into synthwave, satanic, and cute aesthetics. I like text-based, efficient stuff.

It appears Boost Mobile was extremely throttling Apple servers and audio streaming (like podcasts) to the point they were basically unusable. Changing providers instantly resolved those issues for me.

It took longer and was more difficult to extract my account number from Boost customer service than it was to completely switch providers afterwards.

Moved from Boost to Mint for phone service today and I'm surprised at how fast the number ported and the new service activated.

Okay, leg/knee definitely seems to have improved some. Still gonna take some time but no longer in constant pain and I feel strong enough to walk relatively fast on it (with an aid)

3rd good knee day :happycat:

i have been able to avoid "constant pain" states

still limp a bit, still need to be careful, again could be temporary, but thank fuck things are improving

Not going to assume it's anything more than temporary but have had a couple of good leg/knee days this weekend after my last couple of rounds of PT. Here's hoping this is a good sign moving forward.

sorry for the tootstorm
my body is filled with the fuel of the gamers (their tears)

really enjoying some neat self-portraits i made on my phone (iOS 16's background removal thing makes for a great starting point for some sweet editing)

would like to share them but it would obliterate my semi-anonymity on mastodon and not sure i'm ready for that (as if anyone would care enough that it would matter though, but still i do value some level of personal OpSec)

i suppose my pain maybe has improved some it's just difficult to gauge the amount of improvement, when it can still be impactful enough to be distracting from work, life, etc

quick leg/knee update: more physical therapy, mobility way better, pain not really any better (wtf).

i am definitely stronger and progressing in PT but honestly would like to stop having to be dependent on NSAIDs+Tylenol for pain relief

i like that the meme-iverse has gotten so extensive that there is an FB page dedicated to memes that are all related to one thing- crab rangoon

it's amazing how shitty vendors can be to businesses that pay them thousands of dollars on a recurring basis

vendor lock-in / dependency is a motherfucker

really want to build a tool to output PDF reports from Ganglia monitoring tool but other than grabbing a HTML to PDF library, have no idea how to even begin such a task. same for taking MP3Gain and making a multithreaded GUI tool for it

the ideas are there but the execution feels so out of reach

something that really frustrates me is having ideas for projects (personal and work) that would be really beneficial to have, but not having the knowledge (or necessarily the time and energy available) to implement them

so glad work decided to "upgrade" our proxy which in turn seems to have made every single web request slower

current existentialism levels are 99%

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