Y'all, this cemetery offers graveside resurrections and only scores like 4/5 stars on Google.

...Just finished submitting all (I think!) of my documents to a tax preparar for my first return as an American expat. Next up is figuring out my UK Self Assessment.

Thoughts and prayers for my wallet and sanity. 😰

Portraits / eye contact Show more

Got some professional headshots made.

Reviewing them has convinced me that I cross my arms in an atypical manner. Now I'm Google Image Searching "crossed arms."

Way to go, brain. Thanks for noticing. Definitely don't have better things to do.

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Dad Hacks: Baby monitor too blindingly bright at night? Create a filter with brake light repair tape!

Bonus points for using electrical tape to make a hinge for the filter.

Still haven't figured out how to fit duct tape and/or WD-40 into this plan...

Allrecipes wants to show me desktop notifications .... for some reason? In case a recipe is recalled? There's a revolutionary new way to combine eggs flour sugar and cream I'm not already familiar with?

Websites: do less. Much, much less.

I'm confused:

1. Hot dogs do not / should not come in cans.
2. The American Style can is the same size, but has fewer dogs and costs twice as much as the normal can.

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OH: "Remember making cinnamon rolls with Mom? Sprinkle raisins in, roll them up, cut them in half and put Velveeta in them... Mom had a real sweet with savory thing going on." ☹️

We are looking for a recent graduate to join our developer advocacy team based in London (UK). See details here: sec.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Sams We actively seek a diverse pool of applicants, including those from historically marginalized groups. Come join us!

I've been doing Dev Rel for a bout two years now, I am not going to stop any time soon but I cannot deny the effect it's had on my physical and mental health.

It's struggle balancing doing what I love with my long term health.

Friends don't let friends use a browser created by an ad company. Come to Firefox, we don't even *want* your personal data!

Parenting Show more

It took seven months of paperwork, but our kiddo now has three passports (thanks, Belfast!) and Global Entry.

In his Global Entry photo, he's asleep in his pram, sucking on a dummy. It's valid until he's nearly 6 years old. 😂

Step 1: Move to UK.
Step 2: Eat raw cake batter.
Step 3: Don't worry about getting sick, because it's totally fine to do that over here.

Since some people are talking about the “death of the URL” … again … it felt like the right time to re-post something I wrote 2 years ag on the topic medium.com/@torgo/in-defense-o including a link to research that seems to indicate people DO know what URLs are.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how my social media use has changed in ten years. Time was I’d talk about feeling blue, what I was working on, stuff that was bugging me, water-cooler stuff. Now it’s more guarded/performative: pithy one-liners, media reviews, and social commentary.

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.