kinda bragging, re: kind of a subtoot, attention / busyness meta Show more
(I am super not above making technical changes: the ability to mute boosts from a user? That happened because of a similar thing with a different person I follow. Just a question of what will work.)
kind of a subtoot, attention / busyness meta Show more
Trying to figure out the appropriate way to deal with someone who posts a lot and where I'd like to pay attention, but don't have, like, *that much* attention to spare. A way to disable self-boosts? Collapsing of sequential toots from the same user in the timeline?
Asking the person in question to tone it down isn't my style, but technical solutions to social problems are often flaky. 😕
(An entirely uneventful flight followed. Made good time.)
Boarding a flight delayed something like four individual times (although only about an hour total).
"[...] welcoming passengers to flight number, oh, I don't know, your guess is as good as mine today."
How many people, total, would you guess are necessary to work at a small independent grocery store?
Yes, it's an incredibly low margin business and I shouldn't be considering it. But still. Guesses? Actual knowledge?
(I just surveyed one; plan on asking others as I run into them. But I'm curious what people think. Boosts are fine, if you may know people with good guesses.)
knots, rope-ish, hypothetical injury-adj Show more
Sitting in the back of a vehicle with a seatbelt but just a metal loop where the buckle should be on the seat, trying to work out the best way to wrap things in case the vehicle hits something at 60 MPH.
Can't produce the name of what I've done, but it's the "shove a loop inside another loop" thing, and then rolled down the slack. I think it'll stay taut for a good 200-400ms, which is probably all I need. Other ideas? (CC @gdkar )
I'm in love with you I know
And I know that you love me too
I'm in love with you I know
I'm in love with everyone too
We're all comrades now you know
- Oingo Boingo discussing their experience on the fediverse in *checks notes* 1981.
*ambient emotional support for your upcoming day*
Anxiously awaiting the release of the printed version of Unicode 12. 🤞
I don't even know how I got to this point, not that I'm complaining.
land, prices, etc. Show more
Living, as I do, in relative proximity to a capital-c City, it's amazing to me how many places in the US you can look for a plot of land and go "Huh, okay, $40k feels a *little* pricey just for a plot out here. Wait, it's 10+ acres? And includes a small house?".
(This may be a sightly contrived example, as I only ran into like two of those this evening, and usually the buildings aren't something you'd necessarily want to live in permanently, but even so. Prices vary *wildly*.)
I had forgotten the distinct "something is happening, right now" buzz of high-tension power lines. Took a minute to recognize it over the wind and sleet.
Followup: this was a bad idea. I got the thing I wanted to have working working, though.
The only way to have it working appears to break something *else*, but I'm calling that a problem for tomorrow-or-later.
I'm going to listen to two mashups until I get this LaTeX abomination* working.
This is either a good idea or a terrible idea.
*: Row-spanning cells, with colored backgrounds, in a longtabu, with variable-height rows. Luckily a coworker has contributed code that's likely to do most of the job.
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