black mirror s05 cws, marginally spoilery
From memory, may miss a few, but hopefully nothing major. Deliberately not necessarily in chronological order in the episode to avoid being too spoilery.
e01 / Striking Vipers: infidelity, minor animated violence, very minor blood
e02 / Smithereens: sui, drunk driver, ~minor blood, guns, kidnapping
e03 / Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too: family manipulation + abuse, some psych horror, kidnapping, drugs, possible sui ideation, ambiguous mouse + human death
Internal monologue while scrolling back through many hours of toots: "Who is this, and who boosted like a million of their toots into my timeline? ... oh, wait, @gdkar changed their avatar. Never mind."
(boosts appreciated if your followers might have useful ideas and you're amenable)
For those of you who've grown out bangs: what do I do with my hair while it's long enough to get in my eyes but not long enough to tuck behind an ear?
I recently obtained Bobby pins, which are doing a good job of keeping hair off my eyebrows etc. (which is unexpectedly nice), but I neither know how to arrange them to look nice, nor whether there are better alternatives.
work-adj, pride-adj, request
I've gotten a request from someone at work for any recommended reading on the history of pride month. Anyone have suggestions? I'm thinking less an exclusive focus on Stonewall, more that-plus-history-since-then.
(They're likely to send it to the whole company, so something with a broad audience would be good.)
Huh, discourse I know things about. (I didn't participate in any part of this particular event, but I can cogently argue - and have experience with - most sides of it.)
I'm keeping my mouth shut in public (besides this), but if you earnestly want to understand a given position, send me a direct message. I have zero interest in defending a position, but I can explain where most of the actors are coming from.
kinda bragging, re: kind of a subtoot, attention / busyness meta
(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
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.)
It went... about as expected? Had to wrestle with the app itself to get it to behave well, but hey, it seems to work.
Now to sleep for a couple hours.
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
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 )
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