I’m alone and thinking. Never a good combination.

“But even understanding everything that’s happening, much less determining how to respond effectively, is like a distributed denial-of-service attack on people with empathy.”

Oof. Yeah. Good metaphor.

Random thought: fake nails made of Gorilla Glass.

After almost seven and a half years, Zot hits 50k miles-since-purchase.

Windows is the ‘business’ OS, right? So why has L been fighting with it to print some trivial labels thru my HP laserjet, while I just downloaded a free app to my iPhone and did the same thing in about thirty seconds? Why did my Mac just Know what driver to use when I added the printer, while win10 needed a half hour download from HP to get drivers?

These are rhetorical questions.

So, I’m watching Mars, the documentary/drama. These episodes are from 2016. Which means they’re old enough that SpaceX was not yet consistently landing rockets. They’ve shown video of several failures, while in the present they’ve just managed to land the full set of boosters for a falcon heavy.

It’s always kind of fun to watch the future happening.

And no, I'm sorry, but it'll always be "Cash 'n' Carry", I'm not down with the new "Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores' brand.

Corporations aren't people, and I don't feel compelled to respect their feelings.

Had breakfast at Dandy Dogs in Bothell after hitting cash'n'carry. It was quite good.

"Be gay do crimes" and "boss makes a dollar, I make a dime, that's why I poop on company time" have inspired more direct action in the younger generation than all the somber old slogans combined, and it's because they're funny and memeable. It's because every gen z will see both on social media at one point in at least one form, and they'll stick in their mind

Adjust your messaging to your audience and your culture

Really hating people today.

In general, not so much in specific yet.

Unexpected meeting requests are a bit like unsolicited dick pics: unwelcome no matter how small and harmless they are.

Let's Get High and Install Linux: A podcast that I should do

Just finished Tiamat's Wrath, and whooo that was a thing that happened. "Yeah, I know that too". Whee.

"Remember: If it's not ISO 8601, it's not a date, it's just hanging out"

“Of course, you don’t get giant turtles that small.”

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Named after the transcontinental communications network from Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

Neither Deluge Nor Ice Storm Nor The Black Silence Of The Netherhells Shall Stay These Messengers About Their Sacred Business. Do Not Ask Us About Sabre-Tooth Tigers, Tar Pits, Big Green Things With Teeth, Or The Goddess Czol.