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Trying to leave things better than I found them.

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dublinben  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: California set to become first state to ban gasoline-powered lawn equipment

Good riddance. Gasoline-powered lawn equipment is a scourge.

dublinben  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 29, 2021

    if you're thinking about leaving, say something first

This is a pretty sure sign that they're not really hearing the frustrations you're sharing. You have been "saying something". A better manager wouldn't be surprised when someone leaves, because they would recognize the warning signs.

    they're screwed without me

Too bad they won't treat you like that while you're still around. Best of luck on the new position!

dublinben  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Secret military aircraft possibly exposed on TikTok

This is more interesting than overseas military bases being revealed on Strava exercise heatmaps.

dublinben  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 8, 2021

This morning I just learned that I'll need to fight my previous landlord in order to get my security deposit back. In an unsurprising turn of events, my psychotic hoarder ex-housemate played their role perfectly and trashed the place before skipping town. My lawyer thinks I have a strong case, which is the first good news I've gotten since I was driven out of the house by the aforementioned ex-housemate.

Does anyone know of any quiet, walkable mountain towns with affordable real estate? I suddenly find myself inspired to own my own place.

It's even worse than a pawnshop, it's like a flea market. You think you're buying from "Amazon" but you're really buying from fly-by-night sellers who come and go on a regular basis.

The best way to make housing an unattractive investment is to flood the market with new homes.

dublinben  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: OnlyFans to Block Sexually Explicit Videos Starting in October

This is a direct result of anti-sex, Christian right propaganda: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1428584131835748359.html

dublinben  ·  62 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 448th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately

I could listen to Brandi Carlile sing a grocery list. This new song is much more pleasant than that:

dublinben  ·  101 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 14, 2021

I don't think you need a few years of experience as a PM in order to pursue your own thing. If you have a good idea, try to just start building it. There's plenty of "no-code" platforms these days, or you could hire some cheap contractors to make you a proof of concept.

dublinben  ·  121 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 23, 2021

Congratulations doctor tie die! I'm sorry to hear that you're suffering from the irrationality of your extended family. I wish you and your grandmother a speedy recovery.

dublinben  ·  152 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Limits to Blockchain Scalability

The fact that they're not even trying to run this off the corporate cloud goes to show how poorly the "decentralization" aspect of this experiment is going. The barrier to entry here is obscene.

dublinben  ·  155 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fierce Nerds

This, like most of his writing these days, seems to me like post hoc justification and defensiveness for his personal financial success. It's difficult to uphold a sense of worthy accomplishment when you are increasingly confronted with the inequity and unfairness of the system in which you 'won.'

The "7 of the 8 richest people in America" that he is lauding are all notoriously awful people to those around them. I would hate to have to work with a self-described "fierce nerd" at any level. I wish we would do more to promote and reward kindness amongst nerds and non-nerds alike.

This is why nobody likes architects.