Online dating, cops 

Bumble profile: "Back the blue ๐Ÿ’™"

Me: so it that like a sports thing or

The very next character, that my brain finally processes: ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Me: oh no fuck no *the leftest of swipes*

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"No one earns a billion dollars.โ€

"Every dollar that the boss did not work for, one of us worked for a dollar and didn't get it."

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A PC version of the tabletop RPG Paranoia that focused on psychological horror instead of combat would be really fun and challenging.

You keep waking up as new clones in a totalitarian society that prevents you from rising up and taking on the state AI. Slowly solving puzzles, stealth mechanics, building RPG skills (non-combat), and through many clone lives. You get closer and closer to taking the state down.

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I wish there were more PC games that actually reflected modern speculative fiction, or even classic scifi tropes if they didn't rely on FPS mechanics

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Pets, anxiety/frustration, money 

Because the little lady needs space to walk around and bask and be angry. I already feel terrible that she's going to be in a relatively small carrier for like 18 hours by the end of all this. :(

Worse comes to worse I could probably bash together a very very simple giant raw plywood box with a mesh top and the necessary environmental stuff with just some wood from the hardware store.

We'll see how it goes. Just...gah

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Pets, anxiety/frustration, money 

I'll then need to try and put this thing back together. It was already getting wonky before now and I'm concerned that due to damage from the disassembly it might just become the equivalent of a half collapsed house upon rebuilding, but that might be my current tired frustration talking.

If it doesn't come back together right I'm hoping I can at least get it to work short-term while I figure something else out.

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Pets, anxiety/frustration, money 

This also means there's no way I can get this back together tonight. It's already late enough I shouldn't be using noisy power tools and it's not like the enclosure is even in the car yet.

So the plan is to just keep Jabberwocky in her carrier overnight and move her and the non-sides part of her enclosure over to the new place. Then come back tomorrow early to load the big enclosure parts into the car and move them.

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Pets, anxiety/frustration, money 

Went to take Jabberwocky's enclosure apart today. It took like 5+ hours, in large part because even though I know I took it apart relatively easily last time, I totally messed it up this time in terms of figuring out where the frame and side panels were attached, so things didn't come off into neat sections like they theoretically can.

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people will look at 100 cuban guys flying a thin blue line flag and be like "the cuban people yearn for freedom!!" when like 80% of the population voted in favor of the ratification of their new constitution and meanwhile the US congress hasnt had a higher approval rating than 30% in like two decades and voter turnout is regularly below 50%

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(self-promotion incoming)

Episode 12 of Primary Attribute, the Castles & Crusades actual play podcast I've been making, is out today! You can check it out here: primaryattribute.com/podcast/0

You should be able to find the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher. There's also an RSS feed for your podcatcher and more info available from our website! primaryattribute.com/

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get yourself a girl who creates flexible and aesthetically pleasing main bus systems

moving 

Except that dang foundation, which is one of those storage foundations that weighs ten billion pounds empty, in large part because of the gnarly steel frame it uses to keep your mattress and you from just falling into the open space.

I'm honestly probably going to just tie it shut so it can't open (and possibly disable the assist mechanism, too) and have them move it that way if they can.

Anyway, pharmacy time for me. Whee.

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moving 

After the level of fucking mess my last move was, this is feeling pretty good so far. I'm not as packed as I'd *like* to be, but I think it's doable and even if I totally borked it up and was knocked out for three days and could only move what was packed right now I'd probably be able to do the rest solo.

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moving 

I've also now packed up the vast majority of my kitchen stuff, and will be doing the rest (hopefully) after I get back from the drug store.

My friends were here yesterday and helped me take apart all of my furniture that will be disassembled except my desk I have to use to record podcast tomorrow and do work through Thursday, my bed and foundation, and one small bookshelf. Everything else is, at most, getting its shelves temporarily taken out.

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moving 

Hey, I found my old thread! Yay me.

Was worried when the apartment complex said they hadn't gotten my renters insurance yet, but when I went to log in to get the account number and stuff to call the company I found out we live IN THE FUTURE where there are PDFs OF ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS just chilling out, free for the downloading! So I was able to download that and send 'em back. Which I think is everything I need to do so they can, you know, give me my keys.

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Just packed up my rescued from the side of the road ancient all-in-one PC with a CRT monitor. So many pillows for padding. So heavy.

I gotta pop a new hard drive in this thing and get it properly up and running at my new place once I'm settled. Need to justify lugging it through two moves, now :P

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for less than US$100k you can buy a two-person submarine that looks like a shark or a dolphin that is good to 12 meters and can jump ninety degrees out of the water.

mysubmarines.com/seabreacher-s

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I've been watching and reading a lot about Bruce Lee recently. I have a very different idea of him now compared to the characters he plays in his classic films. The picture I have of him now is a polyamerous poet philosopher who was strongly anti-racist. A younger guy you would find on the streets of oakland and Hong Kong talking about the meaning of life, going on runs, and smoking joints non-stop.

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