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feorlen
    So Rick Perry, disabused of the notion that he was nominated to turn the DoE into the Department of Drill, Baby, Drill!, now is an expert on nuclear concerns and apologizes for wanting to disband the agency.
    feorlen
      @jws the text is white rather than light green, but at that size it hardly matters. I prefer to activate cards by phone, because then I don't have to dig out my account password. Or have a working network connection. Or be in front of a computer.
      feorlen
        Citibank Really Really wants you to activate your card online. Without bright light and a magnifier I can barely even tell there's a phone number on that sticker. http://feorlen.org/tempfiles/new_citi_card.jpg
        feorlen
          Resisting the urge to reheat some of yesterday's potato/bacon/parmesan soup with a giant lump of butter in it. I don't know how much longer I can hold out here.
          feorlen
            Reading a report of the assaults and other things that happened in my neighborhood over the holiday weekend. Most paragraphs end with "The police have not made an arrest." It started to feel like some sort of free verse poem.
            feorlen
              @prometheus oh someone updated my entry, I bet it was @tomcat. Thanks! I'm looking into automation options that work with 10C, conversations are getting rolling over there. All we need now is a new home for #MNDP!
              feorlen
                The soup is going well. While I was peeling potatoes, the bacon in the pot of water started to burn. I have too much water, so the potatoes don't all fit. I used old dried grated cheese instead of rind, so now I have to stir up the layer of cheese sludge.
                feorlen
                  I couldn't get downtown today for the ACA rally. Instead, I wrote this: http://www.feorlen.org/2017/01/16/birth-control-isnt-always-about-babies
                  feorlen
                    @jws If I give up fb, I lose contact with people who use it exclusively. Many of them family. If I quit Twitter, I lose important professional contacts. I hate both of them, but can't walk away.
                    feorlen
                      Spouse tried to request Uber, but the status showed the driver started circling around the block instead of arriving. Then his phone battery died. I requested the same ride. My price was $2.65 less than his. Neither of us were alerted of surge pricing.
                      feorlen
                        @prometheus No, I'm not particularly optimistic about how things are going to go the next decade or so. Beyond that, it's hard to predict anything. If someone can find a way to screw over people for profit, by design or neglect, it will happen.
                        feorlen
                          Blue Shield sent me an email that a payment is due. I'm supposed to have auto-pay. I need to update the credit card too. Their website says "We can't process your payment at this time" when I add it. Twice. The form won't allow paste. Can't call until Tues
                          feorlen
                            @tomcat I saw the thing about adnusers, I haven't done it yet. So many things on the to-do list :(
                            feorlen
                              @erikschmidt The jury long ago ruled on pay-vs-ads, it would seem. Like most things now, if it's free there are more than enough people who will take it no matter what strings are attached. Alternatives can't survive on their own in that environment.
                              feorlen
                                @tomcat I tried pnut but it was weird in my browser for some reason. I haven't looked at it in a while. Pretty much anything will result in being cut off from fb, where mirrored posts get most responses. Need to spend some time trying out things.
                                feorlen
                                  Contemplating the demise of app.net. My fb relationship status is "It's complicated." I can't ignore it, but avoid touching it any more than necessary. Curating Twitter to avoid dumpster fires is tiresome. Other services live in isolated universes. Dunno.
                                  feorlen
                                    I suspect the latest ant recon findings have a light switch as the source. On an interior wall, well away from the exterior wall infestation. Which the landlord has never cared about despite it causing obvious damage. Well, we weren't buying here anyway.
                                    feorlen
                                      @adiabatic if I could answer that question, I'd surely be rich by now. :) The sysadmin topic idea has some element of "skate to where the puck will be" in how ops uses docs in different ways. Like on-call task instructions vs scripting language reference
                                      feorlen
                                        @tomcat this conference likes process concepts and people impacts, and less direct how-to.