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men used to wear leggings however many hundred years ago

now it's not a popular fashion choice

BUT now the manly men jeans and masculine macho chinos

have elastic fabric lmao

no leggings! we're men. but just maybe, stretchy form-fitting trouser thingies....

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Nothing will set me off like someone posting that github has great discoverability on the gitea github issue tracker.. the first time I ever visit gitea on github.. After knowing about them for years...

It really grinds my gears. I'm in the fucking sweet spot of their user base and they're blatantly wrong about what they think of me.

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There are people who think gitea shouldn't selfhost their own development?!

I don't understand how that Venn diagram works.

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Not so fast scammer

Not only is that a very dodgy TLD (.xyz), but that isn't now you spell 'linkt'

Recent Nvidia Shield TV OS update broke volume control of the receiver.

Been dreading solving it.

Apparently I just needed to set it up again. Quicker this time as it knew which Yamaha settings to try first. Unsure why it was broken...

Once again the shield remote is better than the original remote (which only works one press in ten)

Dashcam YouTube has no idea what hydroplaning is.

Things it is not:

* oversteering around a corner on a damp/wet road.

* hitting a puddle with one wheel and having the water drag that side slower, turning the vehicle.

Hydroplaning is rare and takes serious speed, there are many other ways to lose control at speed on wet roads.

Hrm apparently a kettle with a larger heating element can be a lot quieter.... as the heat is from flash boiling the water next to the element.

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Makers and engineering types, I'm begging you-

1. Don't start a design cycle with *what you perceive* is the problem to be solved for disabled people. Work on what they tell you.

2. Don't build it without the constant involvement of multiple target users.


Racists, sport AFL 

Hearing about Hawthorns treatment of it's indigenous former players: it can be tough for a club, give new players no guidance and your monsters too.

Hearing about the push for an abortion: oh that's a sucinct story to make it clear, how many officials should be in jail?

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When people say they have nothing to hide, let's reply:

* Post your passwords here
* Write down everybody you hate
* Tell the world who you voted for
* List all the videos you watched

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...

I need privacy. Not because my actions are questionable, but because 'your' judgement and intentions are.

And it doesn't matter whether or not my communications are weighty or frivolous in nature - they are mine and only for those whom I've chosen to share them with. Not the government's, nor goog's, nor my ISP's, but mine.

Also, what is legal where I live today, may not be legal tomorrow and my discussion of it may incriminate my future self. It has happened in the past many times to others in other places.

Arrived at MacDonalds this morning and the app didn't have my order up. So I clicked recent order details and it said I'd picked up my order on the 20th of September at a different store and 25 minutes earlier....

Worked out it was showing me the wrong date for my order on the 15th that was at that other store and at that time in the morning. Apparently I'd forgotten to actually finalise my order when leaving home.

I messed up, the panic and confusion caused by the wrong date, that's on them.

Things I dream of changing about our house: reversing the pitch of the roof.

When building a flat roof on a strongly sloping block what type of architect designs the roof to slope towards the bottom of the hill?

If it sloped the other way we'd be able to clean the gutters with a 1m step ladder. As it slopes the other way we have to risk a 7m fall while cleaning them. (And thus we don't do it often)

Meetings with manager: Glowing feedback
Performance review meat: Glowing
Performance review classification: Meets expectations
Pay review: Below inflation (by a little bit)


Australia really does suck at naming states, your options are:
* Named after monarchy
* Named after where it is in the continent
* Named because someone claimed it looked like somewhere they visited once (it doesn't)
* Named after the first Dutchman to see the place

Not great options.

Are other 'new' countries any better?

(I have no idea how most US states were named, although I know some were named after European places (NY) and others after people (Washington))

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It's finally time! the 0xC.pad is available *now* from me (assembled) & four other vendors (as a DIY kit)!✨


It's a 12-key macropad with hexagonal keycaps that I designed as well. It runs on an integrated ATMega32U2 microcontroller and QMK out of the box.

This is the very first time I'm selling something I built with my own hands, so I'm super excited (and a bit nervous)! I'd really appreciate a retoot for this one ❤️

Went to the Diamond Valley Model Railway today.

For just $4 a ride it's a surprisingly long ride. Well worth visiting for anyone with family that enjoys trains.

Pretty good playground and general park facilities too.

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