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feorlen
    Today I learned how to reset my WordPress password using the database console. Because I can't remember that I rotated my passwords last month. Derp. I had the new ones saved, too.
    feorlen
      Letter from my mother in a re-used envelope from the Tea Party Patriots. Using the "married name" I don't have and does not legally exist. Including on the check she sent. Now I have to go to the bank in person and hope they will let me deposit it. Again.
      feorlen
        Trying to install something with npm results in breaking it such that I deleted anything remotely associated to start over. Is this normal?
        feorlen
          My Mac wants to open a 3D model STL file with Xcode. Yeah, that's going to go well.
          feorlen
            Deleting hundreds of duplicate iCloud contacts, as one does.
            feorlen
              Ready to go out. I have a photo but I can't post it because I don't have enough time to haul my laptop to where the network actually functions. I went looking for the long Ethernet cable, but it appears to have been turned into robot parts. :(
              feorlen
                I see the comments trickling in: someone dead, someone missing, someone's phone stopped responding. I'm going to go out tonight and have a good time, in a space that is not openly dangerous. Not everyone has a space like that for their communities.
                feorlen
                  The Oakland fire is very scary. I don't think I know any of the people reported dead or missing, but I could easily be wrong. Certainly my friends do, that's how I learned of it. Emergency response training means I always see safety issues. Frightening.
                  feorlen
                    Still hemming all the things, but the major sewing is done. Not sure what I'm going to do with a fancy dress after tonight, but it was fun to make.
                    feorlen
                      Suddenly the only place in the house I can get stable wifi is sitting on the bed. And even then it's not great. I should not be getting 10 or 20 ms ping times to the machine that's in the next room. Better than 1000+ and plenty lossy at my desk tho.
                      feorlen
                        @jws @erikschmidt maybe start by convincing hiring managers and others that its ok to have a well-rounded life and not make it revolve around some particular aspect of tech minutiae to prove your commitment?
                        feorlen
                          @mandyd a friend unexpectedly had an extra ticket for the opera, and invited me to go. It's a Saturday evening performance and she's a fashion-minded person, so I wanted to have something appropriate
                          feorlen
                            So there were several more machine jams, not to mention sequins all over the place, but I'm happy with how it's coming along. Need to try on and decide on hems. http://feorlen.org/tempfiles/sequin_dress.jpg
                            feorlen
                              Sequin sewing station. Only one major stitching disaster, which fortunately didn't damage the fabric enough to notice. Two more seams, and then it's just final fit and hems. http://feorlen.org/tempfiles/sequin_sewing.jpg
                              feorlen
                                @cgiffard I've used them as a cardholder, sometimes it's the only way to get a refund from a disreputable merchant. (Declaring bankruptcy the day after expensive custom furniture order?) This is the first time I've been on the other end.
                                feorlen
                                  @cgiffard In this case, the cardholder disputed the item with the bank but didn't mean to. Except once the process starts, I don't know how to get out of it even if neither party wants it. The bank still does it's thing (and charges me a fee for it.)
                                  feorlen
                                    @cgiffard It's an industry term for a customer disputing a payment made with a credit card. It's always initiated by the one who originally made the payment (or at least purported to, in the case of fraud.) It's not necessarily the result of fraud.
                                    feorlen
                                      Picking sequins off fancy fabric is not entirely the most tedious thing I've done, but it's close. (De-hairing cashmere is worse.) I have to remove every sequin along every seam. It's making me contemplate a mini dress rather than evening length.
                                      feorlen
                                        @cgiffard My attendee didn't understand what was happening with her credit card, but I don't see that it was deliberate. The delay is not her, it's her card issuer and my payment processor.
                                        feorlen
                                          Can anybody explain how chargebacks work for real? Cardholder said it was in error and promised to call the bank, but wants me to hold their now unpaid event registration anyway. For how many months?