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feorlen
    That thing where you can tell the difference between when someone's fb like means "I'm really happy for you!" and when it means "Good luck with that." It's like how we used to scrutinize bad long-range photographs of Soviet Premiers and staff.
    feorlen
      @jws This is after it was escalated to someone who ostensibly knows how email servers function.
      feorlen
        Apple support, for an issue about email messages not being delivered, has asked me to provide headers for these messages that were not delivered.
        feorlen
          This reads like a liberal big city paper endorsement, not one that never before passed on endorsing a Republican. The Arizona Republic: "Hillary Clinton knows how to lead with intelligence, decorum and perspective." http://tinyurl.com/hau9f3n
          feorlen
            The noises from the 3D printer in the other room keep making me think Spouse is playing some kind of old school vector space game in there.
            feorlen
              @adiabatic I haven't even thought about twisted in, oh, 8 years or something. And I never did much with it in the first place. I don't know this path is my solution, but it was the next step in trying to understand what is going on.
              feorlen
                Opened bugs on an open source project, intending to contribute and see what I think. One is some log messages that could be better. Simple, no? Without investigating further, I volunteered to fix it. I'm now deep in the guts of twisted. So there's that.
                feorlen
                  I'm doing a thing where everybody has a profile pic. I hate pictures. At what point does anybody notice that you've been using the same one for years?
                  feorlen
                    Someone in Chicago is trying to send a fax to my mobile phone. I swear, the thing is useless as a voice communication device.
                    feorlen
                      Still debugging somebody else's mail server, one support case at a time. Now I've gotten as far as icloud. I hope this escalation went to someone who can read mail headers and check logs, that should produce a clear answer.
                      feorlen
                        @mandyd And people think this only happens in software :( Good luck.
                        feorlen
                          Sure would be swell if I could sleep for more than four hours at a time.
                          feorlen
                            Some machines, maybe I should just put 'apt-get update' into my bash login and get it over with.
                            feorlen
                              Someone is power washing my front door. (No, I'm not opening it to look.) There is now a towel to sop up all the water coming in. Good thing I'm home I guess?
                              feorlen
                                The latest useless phone message is a long discussion of why they won't pay for the repair of the engine in my diesel truck. Or something. Someone has been giving out my phone number as theirs for months.
                                feorlen
                                  I occasionally think about changing my mobile number to avoid the useless telemarketers that make up 95% of my incoming calls. But then I'd just get stuck with somebody else's useless telemarketers from a recycled phone number.
                                  feorlen
                                    Debugging somebody else's email problem (that is keeping me from receiving messages I'm supposed to get.) I actually like this sort of thing, if it's part of my job. Where it's annoying is when it's not. It takes a lot of time I could be spending elsewhere
                                    feorlen
                                      Finally unsub'd LinkedIn "looking for candidates like you" emails. Every big company interview has been a mess. I suck at theory quizzes because my brain doesn't work that way. But I know how real software works. That's not what they are looking for.
                                      feorlen
                                        Spouse hauled me out of the house for some L&L, and I feel a little better now. Sleeping through lunch surely wasn't helping.
                                        feorlen
                                          Several hours of napping, no less tired. Second day in a row. This isn't supposed to be how that works.