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File under stupid thing I’ve done: I went rooting around my HD weeks ago and deleted files for a user I created to help Apple ascertain whether a weird behavior in Mail was caused by my profile or OS.... and now they simply refuse to be emptied from my trash. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW BATSHITCRAZY THAT UNEMPTIED TRASH CAN IS MAKING ME?!

Wow... I just had to exercise the mute option for the first time ever. That makes me kind of sad.

It sucks when you feel like crying, could really benefit from a good long crying jag, but you just don’t have any tears or anything to really cry about.

Also? Lubuntu-book experiment failed. It runs well, but I'm just not into multiple systems. I need to find someone who isn't as lucky in options as me to adopt it. Feel free to DM (PM?) suggestions.

Mastodon has taught me: means me, too. I thought I was just a weirdo who never outgrew being a tomboy. Apparently I have a after all. ! (To be clear, I'm still a weirdo...and I refuse to be normal!)

Also, I LOVE GDPR because it's suddenly become SO MUCH EASIER to delete accounts for sites/apps I no longer use. Thank EU!

I HATE (re)CAPTCHA so much I'm going to start refusing to use non-essential sites that use it. Given how often they tell me I've failed, I'd rather be a robot!

It’s hard being the person who “fixes” everyone else problems when there’s no one there when you’re the one who needs a hand.

I've never gotten into (please don't take my Card!), but I NEED this in my book collection. It's the principle!

Is there a way to “redirect” one instance to another here? Like, I signed up both here and on .technology, and I enjoy both, but I’d like to standardize on one without losing the feeds from the other (and not have to use/maintain both...

Finally got the old laptop out last night. Thanks to y’all getting the WiFi working took a whopping 5 min! Played around w it. Added Homebrew and other random stuff. Made it pretty. Then realized I was pretty bored. Ugh. We’ll see if it gets a project or I otherwise decide there’s enough reason to keep it. Mostly I just wanted to get back on my Mac.

File under more stupid questions I'm pretty happy to have: anyone running or have experience with ? Seems a good option to turn an older HP Stream into a /#dev machine. It's up and running, but I'm stymied by getting working. Next goal will be making sure all my frameworks are (doing so intentionally is new to me). Appreciate any input!

I tried really hard—and failed similarly—to get running on my (will be followed by system). I broke down and installed the Oracle version of it and JRE for now, but I'd really prefer to run versions. Is anyone is willing to me sort it?

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the fediverse reminds me a lot of how things used to be in the '90s a.k.a. the golden age of computing

back when we all had our own dorky fuckin websites on tripod or angelfire or geocities, all unique, all human

back before the internet was taken over by soulless monolithic corporations bent on forcing spy cameras into their users' every orifice

back before advertisers had built themselves a surveillance empire to dwarf the NSA's

back when we were all genuine and sincere and *ourselves.* even if we were total fuckin dorks

all of a sudden these little grassroots social spaces are popping up, with unique and quirky domains, full of people who aren't such cowards that they spend their lives hiding behind a curtain of ironic detachment. it's like the experimental chaos of the '90s but tempered by experience and improved by new technology

there's a reason IRC and pleroma are the only ways i actually *like* interacting with ppl online
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