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One of the best lessons that I learned in juggling is that it's OK to drop things. Everyone drops things.
I think I need to apply this more to my life. It's OK to drop things and make mistakes.
My interview is online!
A relatively high number of these facts are true, I feel really vulnerable about how much of my personal life is mentioned and I'm shaking with excitement about what this means for me and all the idiots I work with.
A few months ago a friend asked me to do an instrumental cover of a song her sister loves for her sister to use as her wedding processional. I was about to be in the middle of a move and have very little experience recording/mastering music, so I said I'd think about it, but that they should look for other options Today I checked in and they still haven't found one. So I'm taking on a project (no promises) with a two month deadline as a way to force myself to learn some #newskills. Woot!
When I hear then phrase "Youtuber" it evokes the sense of calling someone a potato.
I wish it were easier to express the difference between
"I don't like to look at ads because they annoy me"
"I'm terrified of what the advertising-driven web is doing to the balance between user privacy and the insatiable corporate hunger for more eyeballs"
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Cold and flu season may be a bad time to grab fast food. Restaurants are aware of safe food handling practices but many overlook them during seasons of illness. They don't *want* you working when sick, but they expect you to find someone to cover your shift yourself, or require a doctor's note. While going in to the doctor may only cost $20 co-pays, often that's more than an hourly worker can afford. So you end up with sick employees handling your food.
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@shel US Unites of volume used to be even more systematic, before a bunch were forgotten AND at some point the teaspoon was changed to a sixth of an ounce.
Old style it was:
1 Bushel = 2 kennings = 4 pecks = 8 gallons = 16 pottles = 32 quarts = 64 pints = 128 cups = 256 teacups = 512 wineglasses = 1024 ounces = 2048 tbsp = 4096 dessertspoons = 8192 teaspoons = 16384 coffeespoons = 32768 saltspoons.
Then the teaspoon was revalued and dessertspoon, coffeespoon, and saltspoon with it.
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OK so fun fact the reason imperial units seems so weird when they jump from 3 feet to a yard then 1760 yards to a mile is cuz there's a bunch of obscure middle-units we don't use anymore.
12 inches is a foot
3 feet is a yard
22 yards is a chain
10 chains is a furlong
8 furlongs is a mile
3 miles is a league
still arbitrary af but at least it's not skipping from 3 to over a thousand lol
also why an acre is 43560 square feet. Actually meant to be 1 furlong x 1 chain (still weird!!)
"I recently wrote a post about Facebook being a needy sonofabitch. They desperately try to get you there, and once they have you they do all they can to keep you there. It’s like a restaurant that bombards your doorstep with flyers until you finally pay it a visit. Once you go there, they lock the doors from the outside and begin force-feeding you from the buffet."
You can identify an alpha male by the way he glitches out, crashes, and spontaneously deletes your files.
Beta does less of that, but can be distinguished by sloppy or unprofessional presentation.
Honestly better to wait for a stable release.
Jade: "Yay! I found my Hufflepants!"
Me: 🎶"The Hufflepants is your chance to do the Puff! Do the Hufflepuff. Uh-huh! Do the Hufflepuff."🎶
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My girlfriend has started this game where she finds the number of American flags in the background of American tv shows.
I thought she was kidding, but she announces each one she finds.
In sitcoms, maybe it's just a magnet on a fridge, but at least 75% of the time, it's there. Add to that the number of cop shows and pro "civic duties" programming, and American TV is basically a giant ad for Americanism.
I feel kinda dumb for feeling surprised about modern US nationalism.