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keifermiller  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 19, 2018

Fucking word.

I got a Facebook to try and keep up to date on my Boomer family members, but unfollowed them all because old people Facebook is crazy bad.

tacocat  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I keep mine for about the same reason. I really only see posts from things I've liked like the ACLU or The Onion and some anti AA groups I've joined.

I was trying to troll some conservative groups with misattributed Nazi quotes but Facebook started to show me posts from those groups after an algorithm tweak I guess so that got old. Slap the name Ronnie Reagan on a Himmler quote and you can get a lot of fake internet points

keifermiller  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 19, 2018

Hubski is more or less the extent of my social network use right now. And I'm barely on here.

- Since I last popped in, I made some kimchi. Turns out it is really easy to do. My only complaint is there was too much daikon in this batch. At least for my tastes. I'm also fermenting some habaneros right now, which will be turned into sauce here in a couple of days.

- I've started* playing Gemstone IV, which is a MUD. My wife has played for years, and I've picked it up since it kinda scratches that dnd itch. My character is Krogdur, an aged giant-man ranger who came to the city after a life in the woods to commit some eco-terrorism. But then he found the pie shop. Now he mostly just procrastinates while eating pie in the city park.

* Am on haitus until I manage to get a good setup that works with linux. I hate rebooting into windows, but the game's 3rd party tools are built around ruby 2.0, which went EOL 2 years ago.

- I'm going to a wedding this weekend. Had to buy some clothes. Definitely had some sticker shock. Not just for the dress stuff either. I was gonna pick up a sweatshirt since my old one is dead, but fuck. For the prices they wanted at Kohls? It's probably Carhartt and Patagonia from here on out.

- I'm pretty convinced by this point that we're voting down this contract proposal for work. Both the union and the company are pushing approval hard. If it doesn't pass, it'll probably on some technical maneuvering. I think there are some bylaws that they can use if the vote turnout is too low. Turn out is always low.

tacocat  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was just on Facebook and I thought, "I like the ACLU more than most people I know." I don't have a huge friend group and a lot of them are unfollowed. Or stupid

keifermiller  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fucking word.

I got a Facebook to try and keep up to date on my Boomer family members, but unfollowed them all because old people Facebook is crazy bad.

tacocat  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I keep mine for about the same reason. I really only see posts from things I've liked like the ACLU or The Onion and some anti AA groups I've joined.

I was trying to troll some conservative groups with misattributed Nazi quotes but Facebook started to show me posts from those groups after an algorithm tweak I guess so that got old. Slap the name Ronnie Reagan on a Himmler quote and you can get a lot of fake internet points

francopoli  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Facebook is that uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner with your idiot uncle who believes in UFO's, vaccines cause cancer, and wants you to buy into his Multi-Level pyramid scam. Only instead of one day a year it is every day.

tacocat  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Multi-Level pyramid scam.

The other day a guy I know was promoting all natural gluten-free toothpaste. I thought it was exceptionally stupid

francopoli  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    It's probably Carhartt and Patagonia from here on out.

And will outlast everything in the Kohl's but at least a decade.

keifermiller  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ohio Special Election Live Update

Oh! This was a Congressional district. So not a statewide race. Sorry. The coffee is slow to work this morning.

https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=39&cd=12

582.000 people over the age of 18. Still not great, but better. I can't find any stats right now on how many of those are actually registered to vote. TBH, I'm not too convinced that's a useful stat in this context anyways. More of a sanitizing one. "Participation rates go up once you only factor in people who at least minimally engaged with the system!"

keifermiller  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ohio Special Election Live Update
Cumol  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·  

thats even worse. Why is that so? Isn’t everyone allowed to vote?

That’s like a 2.5% voter turnout???

keifermiller  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh! This was a Congressional district. So not a statewide race. Sorry. The coffee is slow to work this morning.

https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=39&cd=12

582.000 people over the age of 18. Still not great, but better. I can't find any stats right now on how many of those are actually registered to vote. TBH, I'm not too convinced that's a useful stat in this context anyways. More of a sanitizing one. "Participation rates go up once you only factor in people who at least minimally engaged with the system!"

francopoli  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Closer to 50%. This was not a state-wide election, just a Congressional race.

keifermiller  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Chefs of Hubski. What are some of your favorite vegetarian dishes to make?

Crispy like bacon bits.

keifermiller  ·  63 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 18, 2018

I just told the local DSA folks I'd help them canvas next Saturday. They asked if I could do it today, but I've been day drinking.

Honestly? This kinda scares the willies out of me. One of the reasons I'm so militant at work is I've figured how to override my social anxiety through combativeness.

My anxiety isn't anywhere near as bad as it used to be, and I can recognize that this will be good for me to do, but I haven't felt an abstract twinge of fear like this for quite a while.

keifermiller  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 11, 2018

Werd.

I walk a lot more after my last accident.

keifermiller  ·  79 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: America’s Millennials Are Waking Up to a Grim Financial Future

The one thing I'd add into that mix is

4) Voter supression. I've been scrubbed from the roles before, and found out about on election day. It sucks. If I had been on the edge about voting because of (2), that experience probably would have been enough to push me over.

kleinbl00  ·  79 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have voted in every election, local state and national, since 1992. I have voted absentee since 1994. If you have the ability to set it up, do so... because they can't purge you if you've been voting regularly.

keifermiller  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Millennial Socialists are Coming

I am.

Your experience will depend on where you are. Organization and activity decisions are largely left up to the locals. They're a big tent organization, so some areas will be more marxists or anarchists or whatever, while others will be more social democratic.

The larger cities have been doing some pretty good stuff lately.

keifermiller  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Millennial Socialists are Coming

That'd actually be a better logo for DSA.

BeOS / Haiku.

Haiku's window tiling is simplistic but feels good.

bfv  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I ported Doom to BeOS back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I'm still convinced that if they'd gotten a Maya/Houdini/whatever port they'd have gotten the SGI refugees that eventually settled for OsX and survived.

On the same note, Tcl/Tk. It's sick and wrong from a programming language geek perspective, but it's still the easiest way to do all the parts of software that suck and bends over backwards to make it easy to use something else for the interesting parts.

goobster  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Man, I wanted to love BeOS so bad. I got to know Jean-Louis Gasee pretty well. He knew it wasn't fully "there" yet, but it was a good start. But I never invested in it... I just couldn't buy it as a "hobbyist" machine.

user-inactivated  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Interesting.

Dala, remember our old busted laptop that we used to run CrunchBang way back when? Do we still have that lying around somewhere? Wanna throw Haiku onto it?

Dala  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The one that is staring down at you every time you are in your closet? Go for it. I think it still runs but I doubt the battery is worth shit at this point.

user-inactivated  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Is that what that is? Ha! I thought it was some old cooling pad we just had lying around for some reason.

Mercy. They sure didn't make old laptops to be pretty, did they?

goobster  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

(You two are sitting on opposite ends of the couch, typing this to each other on Hubski, right?)

user-inactivated  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I wish! She's a better conversationalist and doesn't smell like a dog.

Edit: I just realized, out of context, that makes no sense. The dog is keeping me company at home right now.

keifermiller  ·  92 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 20, 2018

Finally heard something about the contract!

Pretty 'meh' so far. Could be worse, but could be better.

On the 3d printer project front: I think my current one just shit the bed. Might have to grab a mono price mini... :(

keifermiller  ·  94 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 20, 2018

... I think we might actually strike.

Contract runs out Aug 1. Haven't heard anything from the union about voting on the proposal.

The alternative is agreeing to extend the life of the old contract. That'd be the second time in a row.

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On funner news, I think my long bogged down project to design a 3d printer is almost done. Just need to calibrate some tolerances. Right now I need a press to fit some of the dovetail joins together.

keifermiller  ·  92 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Finally heard something about the contract!

Pretty 'meh' so far. Could be worse, but could be better.

On the 3d printer project front: I think my current one just shit the bed. Might have to grab a mono price mini... :(

I've handled an absolute fuckton worth of parcels. Millions by this point.

There's gotta be some social value in that. Even once you discount all the online retail brick-a-brac facilitated.

WanderingEng  ·  98 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's almost certain that you've handled a package that meant something really special to someone, the kind of thing they'll never forget.

keifermiller  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 282nd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I'm not sure what this says about me, this one has hit home for a while now.

On the "better music" front: