I'm doing an #intro because I never did one when I actually joined a couple weeks back.
I'm in the US. I'm a career educator, currently in the library field. I read when I can. I play and record music (mostly noisegrind) with cheap equipment for fun and no profit. I love open-source software and tools with which people and communities can express and empower themselves. Glad to be here. Hello.
One thing nobody tells you about having kids is how often you have to deal with the monster under the bed. Of course, you can't let the kids know it's real or they'd just freak out, but you've got that godawful mummy-lookin' thing trying to claw its way onto the mattress all the time, and it comes really close to waking them up some nights. And it flails around a lot when you grab it. Three times this week. Man, I hate that fuckin' thing.
@Robert_R_Freitag_II well to explain his theory in the most simple terms, Siddon my dick and balls you lil fucker
If you feel the urge to make a "witty" joke/pun/remark about a person's unusual name upon meeting them, here's what you're saying about yourself:
- You're oblivious/inconsiderate enough to not realize that this person has to listen to that shit all the time when they meet people.
- You're pompous enough to think that your tired nyuk-nyuk boomer joke is actually original and funny to other people.
-Given the above, you're probably not worth interacting with generally.
Guy comes in for help with a computer so slow (too old to handle the current Windows) and riddled with bloatware he can't even use it. I help him change OSes. Everything works. He's happy. Problem solved.
He comes back a few months later for help with his printer, and the story has become the old "I NEVER had these problems with Windows." Man, do you even remember how we know each other?
I set up a de-accessioned PC from the district office and a donated monitor with Manjaro Xcfe. I put it in a small AV/meeting room and advertised the fact that we had a simple, no-nonsense public computer with a printer and no internet connection.
Within hours of the announcement, the offline computer had attracted its first cantankerous old coot. Audience identified.
Library/museum guy | Pinball nerd | Embarrasing metalhead dad with the camo shorts
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