when you have to turn the render distance all the way down to low
When I was about two years old, I had a recurring nightmare about a stick hand that had me waking up in unexplained terror at all hours of the night… for weeks.
My poor mother had no idea what a stick hand was, but once, in the middle of the night, she opened the window and threw it out.
I never had the dream again.
I just opened my door to walk the dog, and I'm afraid that after all these years, it's finally caught up with me.
I discovered this day upon waking an encoded message hastily scrawled upon my chamber door.
I fear for my compatriots within the Resistance.
All is discovered; flee at once.
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Today I learned that the LAPD actually has a pre-crime task force.
Peter Thiel's company created the software that powers it. They worked with the Intelligence Community after 9/11 and then police departments, and now they're branching out to corporate customers, hoping to post their first profitable quarter.
"Palantir Knows Everything About You": https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-palantir-peter-thiel/
Does anybody else find it ironic that Shakespeare is the person who "brevity is the soul of wit" came from?
Took the kids to Sonic a while back, and found an envelope tucked into the menu saying "Read Me." I did, smiled, and left it for the next person to find.
Thanks, Regina. Much appreciated, and the world needs more of this.
The squirrels in some remote server farm are ardently laboring away at removing traces of me from all of the facebooks.
But... does it *really* take two weeks?
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I haven't done cleared work in a dozen years, but seeing this particular sort of vocabulary and wording layered on a stock photo in that specific way still rankles my anxiety just a little bit. It's a bit surreal.
I hadn't read 1984 until years after I quit using my clearance, but I identified pretty strongly with poor Winston at work. We even had memory holes.
Thanks, Bookbub! I sure wouldn't want to miss it if Dante Alighieri dropped some new hotness on the book scene this year!
I wonder if he has a newsletter.
Well, Google thinks I look like a king. I say that confirms it.
Our goofy weather has succeeded in confusing even the geese.
Amazon, can we please try a little harder with the ad targeting?
This dude keeps me company while the tea steeps.
I am planning adventures in tea-faring.
My family gets me.
I have happy kids. It is a good day.
It's Friday, Shop. I think we can do this.