Well that was a fucking slog, but totally made it through 2021.

Last year I had more of a plan and only had to skip one scene or so to hit wordcount and time and it all kind of flowed smoothly.

This year I had done basically no prep, and had some vague ideas but then shit got deep and I wrote like half the plot then sliiiiiid over the last half in the last 2 days to hit time/wordcount.

A good experience worth doing. Also fixed my writing environment more :)

A japanese text illusion 




I'm getting very close to hitting the NanoWriMo goals again this year.

However I did get distracted because my number counter was broken because I rounded it wrong.

So probably thats a sign for sleep and tomorrow will have a final push for hitting that word count... oh and like writing the final scenes of the plot I want to write (like I think I made it like half way through where I expected to get too so maybe write the other half next year?)

Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

Covid denialism research question 

Is anybody tracking various anti-public-health memeplexes? I've been seeing (and removing) stickers and placards for one such, in my neighborhood, for maybe a year now. Curious what the landscape looks like and if there's any usefulness in documenting or submitting sightings to, like, SPLC or whoever.

Boosts appreciated!

RT @maxschrems
We unfortunately had to file a #criminal report with the Corruption Prosecutor (WKStA), following @DPCIreland's "procedural blackmail" - demanding @noybeu to sign an "NDA" (in DPC's and Facebook's favor) in exchange for our procedural rights.. 😑

Details: noyb.eu/en/irish-dpc-removes-n

Looks like I'm NOT that paranoid because of refusing to use any fingerprint related unlocking mechanism after all.

"When you die," the emperor said, "what will people say?"
"They'll say 'Thank Heaven she's fine'," said the cat, "the first eight times."
"But after the last?"
"They'll say 'I'll miss her' and 'She had a good life'."
"Are you content with that?"
"What more can anyone ask for?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

gambling issues, request 

Are there any resources for problems with gambling or even just impulsive risk taking that ARE NOT twelve step nightmare cults?

I am not asking for a friend I am asking for a me, and while I can do a lot of self-CBT type stuff to figure out what my thought processes are and where I'm letting them run unsupervised, if there are some kind of like... habits I can build or something, it might be nice to be able to benefit from other people's experiences?

boosts ok

Brain breaker of the day at #dayjob:

A domain kept being redirected from http:// to https:// while the server wasn't set-up for TLS.

So I:
- cleared all caches
- tried in a different browser (chromium didn't redirect but Firefox did)
- wget worked like expected
- spent 30 mins searching for obscure firefox settings

Turns out some TLD's like .dev and .app have set HSTS at the TLD level. Firefox respects this and always redirects those domains to https://

Pretty nice, if you know about it 😅

"A large-scale malware campaign on Huawei's AppGallery has led to approximately 9,300,000 installs of #Android trojans masquerading as over 190 different apps"


“Apollo landed on the moon with 4 kB of RAM and 72 kB of ROM, yet we can’t run a calculator with less than 150 MB.”


Turns out my gut was right to be nervous about accounts that cheer on the Rittenhouse verdict. "While this story only documents a handful of examples of suspect posts that followed the Rittenhouse verdict, this content appears to be only the tip of the iceberg..." 😥 snopes.com/news/2021/11/19/for

Interesting if true about the securicams automatically reading QRcodes.


70% of transactions on cryptocurrency exchanges are apparently people buying and selling from themselves to themselves. arxiv.org/abs/2108.10984

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