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Old enough to know better but young enough to still have fun (). Female but willing to seek out like minded people from behind a keyboard on social media. Home is the where I work in .


Breakfast treats. In any crowd, there is always THE ONE that has to do its own thing. This is before cream cheese icing. Perfectly gooey.

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Can't quite believe the The Good Place got to exist, be its own thing, say what it wanted to say, and was then allowed to exit so gracefully. I hope it's the start of a new trend in TV being a bit weirder.

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It's here! I'm frantically digging out before my bottled water and canned beans run out.

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Why are the ocean levels rising up?

Happy 30th birthday, Flood. One of the albums I've listened to more than any other came out on January 15, 1990. Going to be adding a couple more plays to the pile today.

So this is the I went to the store to stock up on canned food for. The one they have been warning about for a week. I did have to put on a hoodie to step outside at least.

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In 1998, a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes started to get anxious because he couldn't believe how pervasive the problem was. He switched from company to company trying to get away from it, but everywhere he went he became regarded as the Y2K expert and immediately became the team lead for that company's Y2K contingencies. He finally had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and decided he wanted to be knocked unconscious when the Y2K actually came about.

A month before Y2K he was put into an artificial coma and cooled down to a near cryogenic easily sustained long term life support.

Unfortunately the life support notification system had a Y2K bug, and no one revived him for 8000 years.

Finally he was found and revived. He woke up, and saw himself surrounded by lots of glass, light, stainless steel, and tall beautiful people in white robes. He asked if he was in Heaven.

They replied, "No, this is Chicago. Actually but it's a lot like Heaven to someone like you."

"Someone like me?"

"You are from the 20th century. Many of the problems that existed in your lifetime have been solved for thousands of years. There is no hunger and no disease. There is no scarcity, or strife between races and creeds."

"What year is it now?"

"Yeah, about that - it's the year 9,998. You see, the year 10,000 is coming up, and we understand you know something called COBOL?"
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<puts siphon in fish tank to clean>

betta: friend


betta: best friend

it's a tube

betta: i will follow you forever

please stop

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I'm getting a cat flap installed at my new house. The installer wanted to know the names of my cats. So I told him, Pi and Phi(zzy).
He asked if there was a mathematical connection.

I said yes, that I didn't want to be the crazy cat lady, so I decided to be the irrational cat lady instead.

He was still laughing 5 minutes later and thanked me for making his day.

I'm still sitting here in the final hours of 2019, in the decade behind a friend already in 2020 chatting over the about this same day 29 years ago.

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I'm currently eating home-made bread with home-made jam on it and thinking about the next logical step of purchasing a small cow and butter churn.

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If you're new to Mastodon: welcome!

Here are a couple guides I've put together:

An Increasingly Less-Brief Guide to Mastodon, which tries to explain what this place is all about:

So You're A Mastodon Moderator, which has some information on the tools at your disposal and some best practices for using them (it needs an update, but is still generally accurate):

Pro tip: Tell Santa to forget about the $350 Japanese steam toaster you really wanted. Take week old leftover sourdough baguette and put in cheap 10 year old toaster oven, pour water on the crumb tray. Best toast ever!

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Couldn't sleep so I baked instead. It's a milk bread dinner roll I kinda hoped would work and it's really amazingly beyond my expectations.

Definitely the Christmas bread.

Old enough to know better but young enough to still have fun (). Female but willing to seek out like minded people from behind a keyboard on social media. Home is the where I work in .


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The worst thing about every Star Wars movie 

That fucking four dot ellipsis.

It's been so long since I created a brand new social media account, I'm not sure what to do. I feel like I should do a ("Hello, World!") or something before I get to the real stuff.

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In other exciting news, my brand new starter has come to life and is bubbling away in its jar. Looking forward to some experiments with that soon.

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Chinwag Social

Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.