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I'm taking 12-24 July off. My 22nd Martian birthday is the 16th. Thinking I might spend the weekend of the 21st in Portland.

🎡 You're gonna catch a cold 🎢 from the ice inside your soul 🎢 Don't come back for me 🎢 Don't come back at all 🎡

Dear Amazon: Do you know what the "keep me logged in" means? If not, maybe remove it from your login form.

Can you tell where we do a lot of our decor shopping?

Built a space telescope, launched it into solar orbit, decoupled from the launch stage, flew the launch stage into the sun, went back to the telescope.... and it had fallen apart at some point during the decouple, and was floating around in pieces.

@mcmoots if it's any help at all, we've got Mutual of Enumclaw for cars and house, and it was pretty much all done over the phone _as I drove to the new house one day_. Dealt with Jessica Cummings at

Things I probably should not do: eat a pound and a half of pineapple chunks in one sitting.

Things I just did: that.


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Two emails, on consecutive business days, from the same person, have each nearly driven me to summarily quit my job.

Saw Solo last night. In 4DX. It actually made good use of the 4DX effects. Much better result than Hitman's Bodyguard.

Fun movie.

Trying to find a company to install and maintain a postmix machine in my house is proving difficult. A mix of "we don't do residential", "I'm booked out the next three months", and "I can't understand you".

Anybody know of any good options in the Seattle area?

Starting to seriously think about lobotomizing Oort. Check the backups, wipe the drive, reinstall clean.

TFW you're arguing with your boss that you don't want to take a sick day because you have too much you want to get done today.

Super early birds still available... at $150? Um.. Look, I get hardware gets cheaper over time, but I've got giant flashing red lights going off in my head and a klaxon screaming "SCAM". Someone tell me I'm wrong.

Things it did not help my self esteem to learn: Elon Musk is only six years older than I am.

Kosher dill spears, salt, and shallot pepper. OMNOMNOM

Nothing quite like waking up from a terrifying stress dream one minute before your alarm goes off.

In case anybody ever wondered, the Lenovo yoga book is complete and utter shit.

Anybody into making their own paper? I've got a large trash bin nearly full of cross-cut shreds that's going to end up in the yard waste otherwise.

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The Clacks

Welcome to The Clacks

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.