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There are many johannabs, johannabees, johannab33s and more than that johannas out there. I am a few of them.

I swear, I can eat a full bag of mini-snickers and not spike like I do with rice.

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why the hell can insulin just NOT. COPE. WITH. RICE.

Wasn't even that MUCH rice, and it was stuffed sticky rice with bean and pork and mushrooms.

Metabolism on 150% of my usual carb ratio: NOPE.

I would completely make an exception to my Secondhand Meezers Only rule, should the Universe choose to send me a tiny Naked Void Demon.

What do we want?

When do we want it?
A reliable way to avoid race conditions!

One of the things I miss about the Google plus interface was how easy it was to search for/find & create small communities of interest.

I wish there was a way to do that more simply in the fediverse.

Would love to find more #writers, especially #specfic (#sciencefiction & #fantasy) writers.

There are some hashtags that can help us find one another - #amwriting & #amwritingscifi for example, but I don't thing many folks use them.

So, where are my spec fic writers at???

(Boosts welcome!)

How the heck do I get to alt-text in Tootle, or is it not there?

A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


Cleaning the plasticware closet out. How do unmatched lids multiply like this?

Also found a pretty vintage tupperware item. IT SMELLS LIKENTHE HOUSE I GREW UP IN. Good gawd. The house was sold in 2017, and neither I nor the tupperware have been there since the mid-90’s. Eau de Cigarette and cloying mom-perfume, overlain by old plastic.

So. Saw bottles of pink-coloured Fanta, 0 calories, bought a couple to try. Naively assumed cream soda, which was a fave of mine as a kid but hard to find in diet mode here.

Nope. Didn't read the fine print. It's some promotional mystery flavour. NOT cream soda. Total bummer.

Musing: from JK to 2nd grade, and even the first part of gr3, my smart neurodiverse kid got a lot of creative options to keep her working in school. Realized since back-to-school after the last Covid closure she’s getting top “marks”, but bored and blasé and doing SO MUCH REPETITION of word and math problems that are trivial for her.

Then realized a week or so back: the fucking EQAO is on.

They’re doing nothing in her class but practicing for the stupid standardized test.

Hm I have possibly found a second flavoured cider I consider acceptable.

Still wondering where the heck @brickworks has gone with their mint-basil tho’.

@Johannab still soon, but my pump and CGM are already recording about a 15-20% drop in daily insulin and estimated my A1c down 0.5 in the past couple weeks.

Bonus: if I grab a burger and fries for dinner… I’ve got half a burger and fries for lunch tomorrow too.

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@Johannab I tried this before in 2018-19. Unfortunately it plateaued pretty quick and after 6-8 months stable, my doc and I decided I didn’t need to keep paying $250/month that my insurance won’t cover because it’s a “lifestyle drug” and I’m an off-label user. But the pandemic undid any progress and then some, so trying again.

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@Johannab it also slows down the INSANE drive to suck back TOO MUCH sugar in response to a hypo. I’m better able to grab the prescribed 10-15 grams of dex and sit through it. I’m not a huge cannabis user but I do sometimes grab a few mg to sleep, it may also lessen munchies.

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On a new med, which among other things alters the various hormones that help/hinder insulin and glucose interactions in the body. It’s not insulin or glucagon itself and doesn’t change those directly.

The effect is subtle and it needs attentiveness, it’s still entirely possible to over consume food.

But. BUT. The fascinating effect I am re-noticing is that it makes me chill out and feel OK about feeling hungry. It lessens the drive to “clean my plate”, or grab seconds because it’s there.

Hey #Fosstodon, does anyone here know of a beginning developer, in need, that could use a #Linux laptop gratis? I have a Starlabs Laptop IV that I don't use. Please boost for visibility.

It is now fully late spring and I shall commence the annual summer games of "is there a blackfly or fruitfly flitting around my head or is it just the floaters in my eyeballs".

My goofy backyard carpenter bees are being their bumbliest again. Sounds like someone's throwing pebbles at my patio windows, they keep either *bonk*ing at the cats, me, or their reflections, or they just get into an aerial fight and crash into the panels.

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