Hi everyone. I've was at mastodon.social for over a year while I've searched for an instance that sounded like a good fit for me.
I am a #vegan cook, constantly experimenting with new recipes and techniques.
I read a lot of Science Fiction, a little bit of Fantasy, and a smattering of anything else.
I drink bourbon and am always looking to try new ones.
A company pays me on a regular basis to be a numbers geek.
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I heard someone say "Rudy Giuliani always looks like he just heard what Rudy Giuliani said" and now I can never unsee it.
Today at work: My laptop HD crashed for 2nd time in 6 months. 4 unrelated major aspects of one property failed simultaneously. A "partner" from another division tried to make a power play against my staff. Our texting system decided to throw away any incoming messages from a certain cell company containing a specific phrase (that is often in texts to us). And there was a last minute decision to deploy an upgrade tonight 2 weeks early and untested. Or, as seems to be the norm now, it was Monday.
I’ve been dealing with a very sick boy for the past few days. It will most likely be weeks before he’s completely better. But considering I was terrified that this was the end, and it’s definitely not, I’ll do whatever is needed to help him get better. But I could use some help on the financial side.
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My employer has implemented a recognition system so that employees can send positive feedback to peers, leaders, direct reports, etc., even across departments. The system stores the recognition in a black hole DB somewhere and notifies the recipient and their leader via email. It's a major feel-good and cheap to start and maintain.
But since no one thought to set tech rules in place, the corporate email now sends these messages directly to spam and won't let you retrieve them.
As you probably already knew, 2018 has been a yellow year. That's why our notes throughout the year had the corresponding color.
It should be 104 positive notes. And we're going to read them now. Well-fed and conscientiously watched by our droid, of course. #NewYearsEve
I lost a dear cousin last night, so tonight is music and cooking therapies. The primary selections are my #vegan take on clam chowder and Marian Call's Standing Stones. Both are very comforting.
"Then we wrangled fire and rocketeered our sticks back to the stars."
If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system http://joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html
I didn't expect to like Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller, and only started it because of multiple recommendations. Now I'm sitting in the parking lot at work weeping after just finishing the understated, yet exquisitely powerful, final chapter. Definately a Hugo nominee from me. #amreading
Positive folk of Mastodon, I want to share a tradition of mine with you.
Each week, we my wife and I write a note with good things that happened throughout the week. We then add these notes to a year.
On #NewYearsEve, we empty the jar and read about the amazing year we had. It's obviously great to finish/start a year this way, but it's also nice as it "forces" us to contemplate the last week and appreciate the good things that happened, even when things were stressful or felt very mundane.
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For shortest day and longest night
May love and care and joy abound
I wish upon you futures bright
That carry to you hopeful sounds
Of dreams on the horizon
I #amreading Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller.
FYI: if you've been interested in #bulletjournal but intimidated by all the fancy pictures and youtube videos, it's okay.
#bujo doesn't need all that stuff, in fact, the original version was just text, not even fancy headings.
Here's an example of a REAL minimalist bullet journal.
Bourbon drinker. Vegan cook. SF/F reader. Numbers geek.
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