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OftenBen




Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Don't take me too seriously.

If Hubski becomes a 'safe space' I quit.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?


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Dat sweet sweet trickle down economics.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 26, 2017

Complete with watermark, classy.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 26, 2017

    Acceptance is about forgiving who you are. Ambition is about learning who you can be. Love fosters both.

And now I'm a teary bitch at work, thanks asshole.

We don't trust many geriatrics with cars, or to make their own financial decisions, but somehow we trust them with national government and to be competent in digital security?

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 26, 2017

Low slung hatchbacks for the win!

My next car will be a Subaru.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 26, 2017

It's Concert Week!

Come Friday I'll be singing the Missa Solemnis again, this time with the Toledo Symphony under Maestro Sanderling. The first rehearsal with the orchestra went well last night, though they don't have the same panache and ease with the music as the Ann Arbor Symphony.

Work is work. The coordinating center for one of my studies is way behind in paying my unit for the work we've done, and the resulting budget hole has me on reduced hours until they pay up. I've been told in no uncertain terms that nobody else is going to be making getting paid on time a priority, so that's now been added to my now much smaller plate. It's bothersome that there is such a lax attitude towards this stuff on both ends. It bugs me that the coordinating center isn't invested enough in the project to make sure that we get our operating funds. It bugs me that my time is institutionally low value because of the relatively small number of letters after my name. I am getting 'compensated' in other ways. My perks maintain even if my hours dip. I have a stack of letters of recommendation and a list of high value professional references as long as my arm.

Despite my griping, I'm trying to come at this from a place of gratitude. My problem-set is very interesting, and is composed of things that are not actively threatening my health, safety, and security. I have been given a lot, and now have the responsibility of fitting the pieces together in a way that makes sense to me, and I'm doing that.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone using the Brave browser?

Will give it a shot on my home terminal.

The biggest reason I have liked Chrome for the past few years is because of the seamless transition from desktop to mobile, and of course the smothering warmth of using the Google ecosystem for practically everything. Assuming that this can give me the same utility that I value in Chrome, I see no reason to not switch to this for my basic browsing.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: March for Science thread

I went, stayed for a few minutes, left.

Lovely sentiments all around. I'm not sure what 'continued advocacy' looks like other than voting blue team every time they come up on the ballot.

Also, this shouldn't be a left-only issue, but it does seem to be sold that way. It's the problem that when you speak honestly about certain topics, you come across as biased, typically against the capital R, Right.

You would think that everybody would be against disease, against polluted air and water.

insomniasexx New sticker please!

Chicks are cheep at any rate, and they grow pretty quickly.

Be prepared to start offloading extra eggs on friends and neighbors. Four chickens produces a pretty surprising amount of eggs.

    I am wondering if they will hop our chain link fence into the woods behind, however.

Depending on the breed of chicken and size of fence, this is totally possible. My parents had an issue with a particularly liberty thirsty hen trying to fly the coop and had to extend the fence around the chicken run about 3 feet up in order to contain her.

How does this tie into that discussion we had about advertisers getting mad they can't quantify how internet advertising translates into actual sales?

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