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feorlen
    Crunch crunch go the cars down the unplowed alley. I don't spend enough time around snow to not notice it. Still pretty happy about that, given my lousy balance on uneven surfaces. Of course, I hear I'm missing out on hail back home.
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      @rabryst is that a bingo card square somewhere? Do you win?
      feorlen
        @oluseyi so I probably don't have the same view as most people
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          @oluseyi I think the word as adjective is silly at best and try to ignore it. As a noun it's a technical term important to my other domain, which has had a wider global impact than computers by a wide margin. Textiles made computers possible.
          feorlen
            @oluseyi well a distaff typically is longer than it is wide, if that makes any difference.
            feorlen
              I keep hearing this little noise, like running water or maybe a wind-up timer. Then I remember: 90 year old radiator
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                Making Golden Oreos covered in melted butterscotch chips. For science, obviously.
                feorlen
                  Things that make you realize how good you've got it: you think it's hard to park in the Mission? Try it with seven inches of old slushy semi-snow.
                  feorlen
                    @joanna they put it in the coat closet, so in the end it wasn't too bad. Just another thing to deal with in what has been an annoying week. Business as usual, I guess.
                    feorlen
                      @joanna I think they are worried it will come flying out and hit somebody, but it's certainly no worse than an average laptop bag shoved on top like I see all the time. And far lighter than a full carryon suitcase.
                      feorlen
                        DEN, finally. It was one of those free booze for everybody flights. Too bad I can't drink.
                        feorlen
                          Flight attendants are letting people get up and walk around the jetway. And the data service on my phone is so awful I've mostly been looking at the spinny thing hoping some entertaining cats will appear.
                          feorlen
                            Cart is in the coat closet, not sure if this is going to mean a checked plastic bag of shame on the way home. The whole reason I brought it is the serger it too heavy to carry through the airport. Oh btw, still posting despite 30 min past departure time :(
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                              Just because I needed more irritation today, the flight attendant refuses to let me put my luggage cart (for serger return trip) in the overhead. It's too long to fit under the seat. Still waiting for them to figure out what to do with it.
                              feorlen
                                Covered California's "one moment please" hold music isn't a seamless loop, it is one track 5.5 minutes long. I thought it might be 10, then possibly 6, but no. It's exactly 5.5 minutes. I bet you are asking yourself right now "How does she know that?"
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                                  I hear all these tech executives complain about the lack of skilled senior engineers. But they are of the same cohort who have removed the career paths that build the people they can now no longer find. How can they be surprised by the result?
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                                    It's been a two Xanax kind of day and I'm still awake. Not good.
                                    feorlen
                                      @joanna Llamas are certainly cool for what they are, but all over the teevee and the twitters? Not exactly the context I was expecting. I saw that kickstarter, although I didn't participate. I backed the previous one, and have the fiber to make one myself.
                                      feorlen
                                        I came back to the visit the Internet and see what Twitter had to say about the FCC decision. At the moment my feed seems divided into two camps: "Woooo! Llamas!" and "WTF llamas?" I think I'll go back under my rock now.