#reintroduction : I use this site wrong. I mostly use Twidere on Android, which hides CW pretty deep, so I sometimes forget. I generally read everything in my feed, in order, but am often up-to three days behind. I may inexplicably boost or reply to something you've forgotten about, and I'm sorry.
As an #introduction, I live in the Bronx, and I manage some programmers in the financial data space. I'm married to a YA librarian with NY Public Libraries. I read a lot of books, some of them are not out yet. I have wide interests and lots of hobbies. If I'm following you, I probably noticed you talk about something I thought was interesting.
@aflightybroad Steely Dan randomly comes up on my playlist, and I think of you as one of the few people I know who actually knows that music. Have a great day.
So this billionaire Democrat, former Republican, has started ramping up media buys, including paid social media spots and I'm watching everyone mistake the noise he is producing for actual support. I've muted his at-bird, and have started muting the accounts that Stan for him. I wish others on birdsite would do the same.
Celebrity Rape, Death
The disadvantage of being old is that I remember shit that got swept under the rug 16 years ago. The news has nothing but good things to say about the now deceased Kobe. I worry about what his victim has to put up with today hearing all these good things.
@vollink that's fascinating, thank you. Is this a statement of intentional action (in which case, can I ask you to expand on that a bit?? I would love to know more!), or more of an observation of a trend developed over time due to factors not directly linked to an intent to cultivate this result?
Men's Clothing Rant
I generally hate stretch clothing, it doesn't last as long, and doesn't fit as well, but most stores ONLY carry stretch. If it isn't underwear, it shouldn't be stretchy. But also, so much of men's clothing now comes in "slim fit". These two features, together, means that every guy who isn't actually slim is walking around in terribly ill-fitting clothes unless they go through the online gauntlet of finding non-slim and non-stretch, which is hard without a fitting-room.
Perl and C language systems programmer on UNIX. I poke frets on Ukuleles and strum on black and white keys. I read.
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