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How does the man in the moon get his hair cut? Eclipse it.

My brother called today and told me his wife now has significant memory loss. Things discussed one day are forgotten by the next. I want to start learning about this so I can support him the best I can. Any pointers appreciated. 🧠

I just can’t go without something salty and something sweet to end my day. Not the healthiest habit but it sure is delightful.

This short run of metal fence is purely decorative. It does not divide the community 😉

I’m thinking of getting on the list for a Steam Deck™. Just not sure I want a handheld that is that large. store.steampowered.com/steamde

If you’re interested in the just published image of the super massive black hole at the center of our galaxy Dr. Becky Smethurst has an energetic video covering some FAQ. youtu.be/BtnFwNKEmyY

Not being a html/css person, I am unreasonably pleased I managed to make the tiny change to my Micro.blog theme needed to be verified on Mastodon.

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Setting up my Linux work environment for the third time in just as many weeks due to hardware failures and temporary/replacement notebooks I wonder if there are any efforts made to have application settings saved in a consistent way, not counting full system backups, which don't help much if you're switching distros or distro major versions.

Some applications save their settings to the .config directory, others save them all over the place.

Why isn't there a portable settings container of some kind?

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This group of wild roses has formed their own little community, one of several on this prolific bush. 🌹

Watching the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies this week reminds me of the old investing adage about “never try to catch a falling knife”. 🔪 I actually have quite a vivid picture in my mind.

Today I saw there was a Weapon Shop in Nakano Japan. They sell cosmetics?!?

Warning: link is to instagram. weapon shop中野店 instagram.com/weaponshop_nakan

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Mastodon has a verification mechanism, though it looks different from Twitter's. We do not ask for your documents. Instead, if you have a website that you are known by, you can verify that you are the owner of that website.

Link to your Mastodon profile from the website, either through a visible link, or through a <link> tag in the head of the document, with a rel=me attribute, and link back to that page from your Mastodon profile. It should then get a green checkmark, like @Mastodon.

Our clothes washer-dryer set is now 16 years old and I feel like we are really starting to push our luck on its longevity. Some folks I know had to wait nearly 2 months for parts to repair theirs which when combined with the age of ours has me thinking replacements are in order.

Yesterday we got our first sashimi knife. It shipped from Japan and only took 3 days to arrive which amazed us. Conveniently for the MB challenge it came in a maroon box. 🔪

A couple of weeks ago during the Elder Scrolls Online free play event I gave the game a try (on PS5). I ended up buying the game during the sale and I’ve been enjoying it even though it turns out I inadvertently skipped the intended initial quests.

I think Ars Technica’s post today on Facebook’s harmful nature is spot on: “Sorry Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook isn’t a ‘positive force’.
Facebook makes users depressed, and Facebook posts helped fuel ethnic cleansing.” This is a result of active choices by Zuckerberg. arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

I feel rather dirty lately.
The below setup to host Windows 10 on an external SSD on my Fusion drive iMac is working really well. But it means disk access on macOS feels rather slow in comparison. Forgive me Steve Jobs.
My saga creating an external SSD for booting Windows 10 ron.theguests.us/2018/11/06/my

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