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feorlen
    Some actual statistics on what "Normal America" looks like, demographically speaking. Today, not 60 years ago. Spoiler: not at all what the GOP claims. http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/normal-america-is-not-a-small-town-of-white-people
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      I get phone calls. "I only trust [questionable financial service] because I heard about it from [loudmouth talk radio advisor]."
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        Instant gratification clutter solutions by mailing envelope and postage. I buy a range of stamp denominations for exactly this reason, less than 13 ounces for domestic addresses can go in the nearest mailbox.
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          @jws That is where I was suddenly all like "Yarn loves me, screw computers I'm going to go play with yarn." It's supposed to be a fun project, too.
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            @jws This is where I am with Node right now.
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              Spammy fb post, variant on "Obama will buy solar panels for your house!" is Italian localized. "Annuncio urgente: il programma di energia solare per i residenti in California termina tra 7 giorni. Ultima possibilità!" Coded url goes to en-US SF page. Why??
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                Got some new SodaStream designer flavors to try. I have no idea why someone would purposely add a thickener, particularly one that is thicker when cold, into a product expressly intended to be easily mixed into cold water.
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                  @pamdavis Wow, what a shock. My condolences to you and your family.
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                    Drivers license renewed, appointments un-scrambled, phone interviews scheduled. That's enough adulting for today. Since I had the car for non-SF DMV, maybe I'll eat crepes and look at fancy stationery supplies in j-town before getting Spouse from TechShop.
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                      The medical yak-shaving continues. Having gotten the specialist approved, and a diagnostic referral, now no SF facility has appointments. Locations outside SF are not transit-accessible. Need to arrange car schedule with Spouse before making an appointment
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                        Got to a dmv office that seemed like it would be less terrible. 35 minutes before opening and there are 20 people outside. Guy in front of me says this location is "better"
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                          This is pretty awesome, I haven't picked apart fonts in a very long time. Abuse the ligature spec to create <REDACTED> glyphs in a font. https://pixelambacht.nl/2015/sans-bullshit-sans
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                            The timing of my recent not sleeping well seems to line up with installation of the extremely well-lit Smart Garden in the kitchen. It turns off and on at random times, and did I mention it's Oh So Very Bright? Tonight I put a paper bag over it. We'll see.
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                              @martinicat Hahaha cats. Spouse has been trying to get people to use the word "intercats" for a while actually. Had to take a photo of a NZ cattery street sign, because clearly here was the upstream source of all networking activity
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                                @jws Could be. One was very obviously a bike messenger, but several others got into cars illegally parked at the fire hydrant outside. I have been ignoring the voluminous spam from them, so I don't know much about UberEats.
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                                  @tomcat Well, I did have a neighbor once who was paying his rent in "agricultural product"
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                                    Went to the ex-laundromat chicken-n-waffles place for dinner and saw a stream of people picking up to-go orders. Each would be given a bag, pause, look at the phone already in their hand, then rush off. I'm not convinced anyone was getting their own dinner
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                                      Reading a review of the "Silicon Valley" season opener: "These characters are supposed to be in their 20s, but they behave like teenagers." Oh, wait, we were talking about the TV show. There's a reason I can't watch it. http://tinyurl.com/zn86dxp
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                                        That thing where you think about maybe responding to something on Twitter, but the threading mechanism has so scrambled things you can't figure out who wrote the actual original post and you give up.
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                                          I've gotten to that part of the quilt where it's more about fabric handling than sewing. Two more borders to go and the top is done.