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Hey y'all! I seem to have lost my old Toot so here goes:

I'm an Engineering Manager for a managed WordPress host and have been working with WordPress since finishing my grad degree in 2012. Before that I made a living a pilot and even, for a little while, as a musician, teacher and other things.

I spend my free time reading and searching for more ethical tech to get my own work done and share with those who are likeminded both here and through regular blogging.

Took the car in as the A/C started making noise this past weekend. It’s an 8 yr old car that was $20k new.

As they stopped selling them (Fiat) in the US they’re telling us it will be $7,500-$8,000 to fix.

If that holds we will be getting a new car. Ugh.

uspol, roe, homophobia, sex 

A fun law thing is that being ruled unconstitutional doesn't actually delete laws, so if the ruling is overruled they spring back. Wisconsin's 1849(!) law makes abortion a felony, no rape/incest exception.

If (when...) Lawrence is repealed, the same thing is going to happen with a lot of states' "sodomy" laws, which are fairly wide-ranging. Lotta people in a lotta states will be surprised to learn that things like oral sex are illegal, even between a married couple.

Does anyone else find notifications in Mac super annoying lately? I NEVER want any app in it’s useless Notification Center and have to reset Notification settings on almost every app with almost every update.

After years and years of using Menlo on Mac or Fira Code on Linux, I switched to JetBrains Mono this morning and it really does feel more readable for me.

I’m truly convinced that the only thing that has kept the MCU popular over so many shows and movies is they’re about the only such productions that seem willing to really invest in good writers.

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes on fedi

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes on birbsite

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes on Reddit

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes, full stop

Just a reminder that, no, your vote really doesn’t matter. This has to go well beyond elections if we’re going to fix this country. talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire

The ability of people who claim to believe in the “original” interpretation of something to invent completely new interpretations of said thing is really something.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Arthur C. Clarke

"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced."

Barry Gehm

"Any technology, no matter how primitive, is magic to those who don’t understand it."

Florence Ambrose (Freefall, Stanley)

"It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done."

Terry Pratchett

I'm still getting through this but, at least on the surface, the numbers are quite interesting and seem to be well-researched. similarweb.com/corp/blog/insig

In a supply-constrained market how does subsidizing demand lead to a major sell-off? cnbc.com/2022/06/22/oil-market

It's OK, I'm sure this will end well /s

Question, please boost: I am looking for accounts to follow which focus on African affairs from an African perspective, whether personal accounts by journalist, activists etc., or news portals, independent news outlets as well as sciency ones, political science ones, think tanks etc.

Every time I think of going back to JetBrains to move off of another Microsoft product I’m reminded of why I stopped using them in the first place. That is one really janky ecosystem if you work in more than one tech stack!

uspol, inflation, RU, airlines 

The administration shouldn't be subsiding fossil fuel demand at all. They shouldn't subsidize supply either, but it would be less harmful provided they do it in a way that's actually effective. The best thing to do would be to directly support the most vulnerable to carry them through this difficult time. Let the wealthy and big companies fend for themselves.

Airlines are going to go bankrupt. We should let them. There aren't enough pilots to go around anyway. Time for Americans to start flying less. Let's nationalize the rail network and bring back passenger rail travel instead.

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Today I turn 44. I don’t look forward to birthdays like I used to but I did take the day off and I’m trying to just relax and enjoy it.

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