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#introduction for my new instance community
I live in Vermont (US) with my spouse (20yrs), our rescue dog (Leo) & 7 sheep (Navajo-Churro, Shetland, Finn, FinnXShetland).
I am currently semi-retired, but spent most of my professional career filled with imposter syndrome building and managing websites. Jack of all trades, master of none.
Cool to see Anker is making cables using plant-based materials now:
Bummed to learn that friends who were scheduled to visit with us (first time meeting them) for the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival had their flight canceled due to the hurricane in Florida.
This is the second time in 3 months that canceled flights have kept us from meeting friends for the first time.
The launch of the Space X Falcon was caught on the camera last night just after sunset. At first we thought it was a comet, but it was moving too fast.Space X Falcon launch caught on webcam.
I always forget how stressful it can be to drive in city traffic. I lived in LA and DC for years, but now it is a rarity for me to have to deal with it. And Boston is a challenge. Thankfully the weather cooperated and my overdone job tying the boxes down held for the trip. Now to relax. *exhales*
We have been waiting for IKEA to have a certain sofa in stock for coming up on a year. We have been signed up to their in-stock alert system. This morning at 5:24am we received the email, and eventually (long story) were able to buy the item online. IKEA will only hold the item for 48 hours before canceling the order. So now I get to drop everything and spend Friday driving to our closest IKEA ... 3 hours away .... and another 3 back.
I just loaded up my phone with lots of podcasts.
Noticed that in #iOS16 when one deletes a message without opening it first one is prompted to mark the message as junk or not. Nice.
I'm annoyed by #Signal (and now that I think of it, most communication apps on iOS/macOS), but I just tossed them $5. I'll do so annually moving forward, and I encourage you to do the same if you believe in what they do.
I don't use them anymore, except maybe some sensitive conversations. So... quite rarely. But now that I think about it, I do want to support them in a meaningful way, and I do want them to keep existing.
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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.