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This may be the most nit-picky thing, but one of the things I like the least about the new design is the icon in the browser tab. It's so...generic. The steaming coffee mug was friendly. Or something. Whatever, I just think the new one doesn't have any...wait for it...personality to it.
 

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This ought to be interesting
v’bobs gots a new neighbor ‘’stephanie’’
steph has a Pom that likes to bark, no big deal to me
i introduced myself to her when she 1st moved in
this morning as I opened my door I saw a bottle of wine and a card on the floor
read card it has her phone # on it
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Hopefully she just wants to be platonic
 

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wtf is this? Sigh.

This ought to be interesting
v’bobs gots a new neighbor ‘’stephanie’’
steph has a Pom that likes to bark, no big deal to me
i introduced myself to her when she 1st moved in
this morning as I opened my door I saw a bottle of wine and a card on the floor
read card it has her phone # on it
Hopefully she just wants to be platonic
Maybe she just wants to make sure you don't poison her dog, lol.
 

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Almost time to do my weekly grocery run. Tonight though, I get the added excitement of checking my mail at the post office and getting a money order at the credit union to pay my monthly rent.
I don't want to go out, but I don't want to stay in this house, either. There is NOTHING to do here. Can't walk outside on the roads unless I want to risk being ran over by some moron flying about 60mph (no sidewalks). The rink isn't open yet, and with it being a holiday weekend, I don't want to be anywhere near any park because I don't want to be surrounded by 200 of my closest friends.
I have plenty of fuel in my car, but my car is also 15 years old so I try to take care of it as best as possible (which means taking public transportation as much as possible, which is also a no-no right now, at least for me).
What I need right now is to work (and by work I don't necessarily mean job-related) on something where the devil's in the details. Normally that would be a flyer for the rink... but no skating right now.
Hamster, meet wheel.
 

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Update: Got everything done except the credit union/rent. I'll make another attempt Tuesday after work. It's late, but my landlord is super-chill and knows that it'll get paid one way or the other. The inside of the credit union is still closed and there were probably 20 cars in the drive-through. Wait an hour or wait until there's a 5-minute wait on Tuesday? Not rocket science, and I drove off. I chalk it up to it being a Friday night on a holiday weekend. Very poor planning on my part, which is atypical of me, but in my mind, I was trying to get everything done in one trip and on a more-or-less circular route.
The store wasn't great, but it wasn't absolutely terrible; about half of the people (including me) were wearing face masks. About 75% of the people were social distancing. One guy refused to stand on the X's leading up to the tills and I gave him an unsuccessful stink eye.
The best part about it all was that ever since this social distancing/everything is closed thing started, I've gotten like ZERO exercise (which sucks), but today I probably got in about 3/4 of a mile walking. Doesn't sound like a lot, but I've literally done nothing since March 12 with the exception of walking the 400 steps or so to my mailbox and back.
The bad part... my patience is very short right now. On the way out of the store, I always watch for cars and wait until it looks like the way is clear; many people just walk out and don't pay attention. A woman, a male partner, and some kids were walking in as I was leaving; the man told her to be cautious and stop, and she was like, "They'll stop, I'm not stopping."
Entitled much?! /rant
 

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Ok, trying to get accustomed to the new site facelift, etc...............


<<<<<<<-------------------take it frum a koon!

........as one enters their 50's, the ability/desire to learn something new approaches Zero and then when one gets into the 60's well it enters The Twilight Zone of negative data; i.e. "Ole Man Dementia".

Is this like riding a bike?

Edit: thank gawd 4 Dark Vader Mode
Edit, part 2: I prefer to simply be a a citizen of Earth. How do I get rid of that annoying Murahkan flag near my avatar? Im not a flag waving National Socialist Patriot. I don't want a fuking UN flag either. Just wana be a citizen of Earth.
 

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This may be the most nit-picky thing, but one of the things I like the least about the new design is the icon in the browser tab. It's so...generic. The steaming coffee mug was friendly. Or something. Whatever, I just think the new one doesn't have any...wait for it...personality to it.
Agreed, it feels like someone made that back in the 90s. It's the clunky ugly 20-year old windows computer of logos. Noone is going to think "personality cafe" when you say pc...
 

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Agreed, it feels like someone made that back in the 90s. It's the clunky ugly 20-year old windows computer of logos. Noone is going to think "personality cafe" when you say pc...

I keep thinking that the site (not just the icon) feels less friendly, and social interaction is basically why I keep hanging around (it's been far too much of a crutch in the past if I'm being 100% honest).
 

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In Italian class, we had to write a paragraph about a notable location. I worked on my paragraph for at least 90 minutes, only looking up the word for "anchovies" as well as the italian verbage for "World Heritage Site" because truthfully, I don't care enough to translate that and I figured she was not going to allow me to leave it in English. I sat and stared at it, thought about past classes and past corrections (because I send my instructor unsolicited writing to correct because yes I am that student), and really worked to make it as flawless as my skills are able to assess.

After I read my paragraph, the instructor told me how well I did and then, in front of the class, asked me to be honest and admit if I used translating software to clean it up (I did not). It's not the first time I've been accused of cheating (in my life, not in this class) due to the quality of my work but it is the first time that it really bothered me. It bothered me that, despite winning almost every game in class and basically being the Italian class Hermione with my hand constantly up and knowing nearly every answer, definition, etc., there would be a suggestion of me cheating.

Maybe I'm just in a bad mood (I know I am) but I really can't shake this. Not going to have a "middle fingers up, moonwalk away" kinda reaction but I am feeling a little confrontational about it. Therefore, I will not be having a conversation with anyone for the foreseeable future.

I need a vacation.
 

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Went to a virtual MBTI meetup today. Had to mute my mic because less than 30 feet away an ISTP was making noise with his power tools.

It's probably not anywhere near as hilarious as I find it.
 

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Maybe I'm just in a bad mood (I know I am) but I really can't shake this.
wow. bad enough to be dissed like that, but as an ambush in front of others really isn't okay. that's like inviting the whole gang to gang up on you on no basis at all.

on the opposite end of the scale, i sent in my end-of-phase-one selenium 'assignment' today and i'm feeling some submission-and-scrutiny discomfort myself. it's not due until monday, technically. but i'm planning to not be at work on monday, and i was DONE with the thing.

it's pretty unlikely i'll be accused of getting a real automation engineer to do it for me :p my tension is more that combination of resigned, stubborn and sad because

a) i already know i don't think/approach things the way programmers think/approach things
b) it's not even like i was trying to.
c) i'm still going to get told off for not doing it.

anyway. the whole process reminded me of diy litigation, i realised yesterday. same feeling of 'this is literally endless'. same 'leave lots of time. and then leave more time. and keep working at it.' same 'and then when you've done absolutely everything, go over it again and expect that the doing of all of those everythings will simply reveal more layers of everythings that you still need to do. so leave more time.'

the only safe path seems to be to iterate absolutely everything into the absolute ground. and then, like with litigation, the final result is that by the time you've beaten it into submission . . . you have something without life in it. so then you question what even was the value of any of it. and then you question the foundations of your very soul.

mine has been grinded into the dust. <--- look at that. i can't even conjugate my own mother tongue anymore.
 

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my little mystery tree is almost knee high to a grasshopper. if i were the grasshopper, that is. i pruned it hard several weeks ago because the existing leaves at the top were in pretty bad shape and the new buds lower down didn't seem to be going anywhere.

i'm impatient and lopped off the top several inches which i suspected of having some kind of disease, so no loss. and the lower buds have responded really well. i don't have branches, but i have several much-healthier bunches of leaves doing their thing right up close to the central twig. thing's not even as thick as a chopstick so you can't call it a trunk. my little tree is a twig with leaves on.

i also have one container of plants that are out-performing all the others. for irony, or maybe just for more see-nature-does-fine-without-help-from-you encouragement, it's the pot i planted parsley in idek how many years ago and have neglected/ignored ever since. parsely is biannual and this is clearly a go-to-seed-year, so it's shot up into a veritable parsley forest. and i repeat: i've done NOTHING with this. no compost, no fertilizer, not even a new bag of soil, no nothing at all. and yet the bean and pea plants that are in there are markedly stronger and bigger and happier than all of the others combined.

on a similar note, down among the parsley undergrowth in that pot, i have . . . another small tree. i know it's a tree. i'm guessing citrus for this one, although i don't know if it's orange or lemon, of course. it's only an inch high and about three leaves, but they have that strong glossy citrus-leaf look, so i'm pretty sure. i'm happy about this. my tiny cherry seedling from easter weekend just up and straight-up died - i think something ate it, actually. but the new tree whatever it is has a much better chance.

Perhaps I'll sow parsley in all the other pots too, since it seems to have such magical properties. Or a few handfuls of worms. I do yearn just a little for worms.
 

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Well, I'll need an ad blocker for this website now. It's become even more obnoxious with this new design.

Maybe I'm just in a bad mood (I know I am) but I really can't shake this. Not going to have a "middle fingers up, moonwalk away" kinda reaction but I am feeling a little confrontational about it. Therefore, I will not be having a conversation with anyone for the foreseeable future.

I need a vacation.
That definitely sounds like your threshold is low. I doubt it would have bothered you so much if you weren't already stressed to the max, where even the little irritations don't fly.

It reminds me when I was little, and I'd do a great drawing, and other kids would accuse me of tracing. In one instance (I must have been like, 7, because it was in after-school care and I was drawing Sonic the Hedgehog, like any good 90's child). I had a single sheet of paper and I was laying on the floor drawing, and this stupid ass boy comes up and says, "Your drawing is good. You're tracing." And I said, "No I'm not." and showed him there was nothing under the page. The kid says, "Yes you are!" and I got super frustrated and waved the paper around and yelled, "Do you see any other picture? How can I be tracing when there is no picture?" and the kid was quiet a second and then shouted, "YOU'RE TRACING!" and ran away. Little fucker.

So yea, low threshold or not, I get it. 😆
 
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