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fediverse question, monsterpit 

I can't be the only one who finds the recent Western Digital (white) drive labels to be well-designed, can I? They're pretty nice, despite being something that basically nobody is ever expected to see. Clean typography, appropriate barcodes, clear labeling.

Anyway, kudos to whomever designed them, wherever you may be.

general safety, i swear 

Half a muffin and a glass of cold water in front of me, Enya queued three albums deep, and it's grey out. Let's get this Monday started.

alc 

mastodev, kiiinda subtoot 

@SuricrasiaOnline A local big box electronics store had these on display. I considered trying to buy the whole thing and part it out across the fediverse. (Didn't.)

(CC @djsundog A Heathkit!)

current holiday, + 

cw request, subposty 

*quietly whispers apologies to @djsundog * Sometimes recent additions to jazz hits are nice too.

youtube.com/watch?v=y9iXeSqMfD

hot take and/or tech grumble and/or complaining about jerks 

mastodev idea, subposty 

(I believe this has been the case for a while, possibly back to around Unicode 10 when "person" was introduced, but it's somewhat surprising to see that it's *still* the case, lo these many years.)

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The Twitter Twemoji (12.1.3) emoji for "people holding hands" (explicitly not gender-specific) is identical to that of "man and woman holding hands". Hrm. (They do have "person", which is its own non-gendered drawing, just not a pair holding hands.)

github.com/twitter/twemoji/blo ("people holding hands")

vs.

github.com/twitter/twemoji/blo ("man and woman holding hands")

food, pol-ish-adj 

I appreciate that @LadyMargaret stays on top of new emoji proposals and I don't even have to do anything for the interesting ones to just show up in front of me.

It looks like a Raspberry Pi Zero W can still connect to my WiFi from within a multi-switch gang box. Hmm.

*eyes Hue lights*

(I'm a little iffy on it because there's a reasonably high number of retries, but it's at least a plausible way to hook up "actual" light switches to my lights.)

It has come to the point where I'm eyeballing how many gallon bags I need to store my USB cable collection. 😐

(It needed repackaging. Ended up with three gallon bags and a quart, but one of the gallon bags is slight overkill. There's a chance I have a sufficient number of "regular" USB cables.)

re: silly music request 

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