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Yearly reminder to not give money to the Salvation Army. It is not a charity, it's a fundamentalist Christian organization that supports anti-queer policies. Support mutual aid resources instead.

#SalvationArmy

Tusky users: is there a way to get the app to indicate if a post has replies like I see when I view the timeline through a browser?

I am now on three different Mastodon servers (well, 4 but one is about to be dropped due to a misunderstanding of what was allowed on it when I joined). It is interesting to see how the different servers are set-up as far as screen layout. Some have an extra columns that others make a separate page. Going to be fun exploring now that I am paying attention to this and the other accounts.

Starting to follow more people on this account, so I guess that I will be checking here regularly again. I may need a schedule so that I remember to check everywhere now (here, Instagram, Tumblr, Discords, Twitter, and Facebook). I liked it better when everyone was on one platform.

I am in the Fediverse panel right now, which reminded me that it has been too long since I checked this server. I need to be better at using the social networks that I have signed up on.

Last night, IRCCloud went offline, which is why I disappeared from IRC. Reading their Twitter, it is a problem at their ISP, which has gotten much worse over the last year. It looks like the ISP lost the server that IRCCloud uses. So I will be offline from IRC today until this is fixed.

I am having an interesting "problem ". As I declutter, my cat is finding new places that she can now lie down on. Her latest find is on top of some large storage bins. She surprises me every time I walk by them when she meows at me and I didn't see her lying there. She is going to be upset when I finally make closet space for those bins and they are no longer in the area behind my small kitchen table.

I had an interesting experience on Friday that continued today at work. I am starting to teach the more experienced senior developers how to use our Jenkins set-up to deploy stacks for the branches that are ready for testing. They do all their work locally and don't think about how it will look deployed for the end users (everything is not localhost).

Plus, I looked at notes from last fall and suddenly now it makes a lot of sense, when back then it was all black magic.

Yay for leveling up!!

Shitty way to end the night. Something caught and broke in my Windows 10 laptop, now the screen no longer works and a corner gets pulled up when I try to open the screen. I got it working with an HDMI cable to an external monitor, so moving all the files off of it overnight.

What I love about PenguiCon: I just learned something that I can use for my day job that I didn't know that I needed to learn.

Note to self: federated accounts at work (single login for everywhere) is NOT the same as your account on a Fediverse server application. My mind was not separating the two during the last panel and made me ask a very dumb question.

Attending virtual Penguicon this weekend. I wish that I was there in person, I miss being around other people.

This was my outfit at Anthro New England two weekends ago. Meant to post it here sooner. Don't mind the lack of paws, can't use the phone with them on.

About to learn about the furry federverse. The room was just 6 of us, no one realized there was a line outside the room and they could just come in.

I guess that I haven't posted here for a couple of months. New job is going well, a lot of the stress I had has gone but some is still there (I still expect the rug to be pulled out from under me). Starting to get more social again. Local con this weekend, downside is it means I miss the remote con the following weekend I've done every year since 2005. Finances are starting to get stable again, so that helps.

I saw Rise of Skywalker today. Did not expect C-3PO to appear after credits to say "You're still here? Go home!"

I have not talked here much lately, been mostly offline due to new job eating up my online social time. It is going very well. I hate the commute, but the job itself is better than I had expected. The entire group I am with is better than I expected. This is how an Agile team is supposed to work. The stress is mostly gone, and the depression is finally fading. Now to start 10 days off without going stir crazy.

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Penguicon.social

A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA. Convention info: https://penguicon.org