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I want to apologize to the whole community, sincerely, for my recent behaviors over the last 4 months.

If i have been rude or even short tempered with any of you my apologies you likely did not deserve it. Read on if you’d like to know the story and you can decide if I should be forgiven or not.

I know several months ago I made a similar apology, and this may fall on deaf ears, but I hope some of you will hear me out.

First off my last apology came at the face of an Israeli mob death threat on both me and my family. That added a lot of stress at the time and certainly led to me being a bit rude with some people, not an excuse but I do want to rehash it a bit for context. Many of you have noticed since then I do not go out without an open-carry weapon on my hip, this is why.

That said that is not the source of this apology but it is loose related.

I have been dealing with some health issues that, while not life threatening they have severely limited me in some ways. Specifically a very severe sleep disorder. The sleep disorder, and a brain fog that made it very hard for me to think and function normally. In and of itself these werent the root cause, there were underlying issues. But my attempt to treat the symptoms (since the underlying causes we unknown) actually led to a worsening of symptoms long term despite providing some help in the short term. I will explain.

Most of my life I had ADHD as a diagnosis, but it had never been a hindrance to me, in fact I saw it as something that improved my intellectual abilities overall. However this diagnosis allowed me to receive an adderall prescription to try to address the sleep disorder and brain fog, not to treat the ADHD directly, which I have been on for about the last 4 months. It was a low dose (20mg once a day in the morning to wake up). At first it addressed my symptoms with amazing results, but over time it led to a cure to my sleep issue but the brain fog got much much worse. In addition to that my irritability when interacting with people was worse and I have been quite dis-tempered with some of you, and I am deeply sorry for that if this describes you. It certainly continued to cure the sleep issue however and since normal sleep is needed for me to do my work i felt i needed to continue.

Recently however I decided to take matters into my own hands and stop relying on doctors. Instead I got labs through shady means to test for things doctors were dismissive of and wouldnt in the past let me get authorization to have tested. Namely my testosterone levels, thyroid hormone levels, and various blood sugar indicators. These tests revealed three underlying issues: 1) A severely low T-level (so low the tests couldn’t even register trace amounts) 2) An extremely high Thyroid-stimulating hormone, 3x above the maximum normal range 3) metabolic disorder causing blood sugar and insulin irregularities (which likewise led to extreme runaway hunger).

At this point I found a doctor who was finally willing to listen to me, armed with a mountain of ill gotten blood tests and managed to convince her to test me properly for verification and finally treat my underlying diseases.

As of about a week ago I started treatment for my underlying diseases, needing to take injections of about 3 drugs, soon to be 4. Knowing that the root cause could finally be addressed I figured around the same time last week I could quit both the adderall and the sleeping medication entirely. Now that the underlying treatments are starting to work, and the old treatments out of my system I feel the best I’ve felt in years. I already lost 16 lbs, my brain fog has mostly evaporated, and while my sleep is still recovering it was quite improved last night… So while i have a ways to go to be 100% I am already back to my old self, how I used to be before the brain fog began. and certainly doing better than I was doing even 6 months ago.

I will do my best, going forward to treat you all with the respect and due consideration you deserve. Again my apologies.

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So its done! I finally released a fairly easy to install (from scratch) Hugo based Static Site generator with full ActivityPub support.

It has step-by-step instructions on how to set it up for your own blog or static website.

One of the coolest features for me, other than having your static site blog posts show up as posts in the Fediverse is the support for interacting with those posts. Any replies you leave, likes, or boosts will show up in the "comments" section of the website on the page associated with the post. How cool is that!

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To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same. Add to the post.















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So I got the raw 3d MRI source files from the hospital. Then I got the software needed to view the MRI in 3d. It let me rotate, slice, and even colorize the images. So **I** generated these images from the raw MRI. It shows my kidney, heart, and skeleton from 4 different angles fully colorized. How cool is that!

I also included some of just the heart and kidneys on its own from the same scan.

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@freemo LOL you’ll discover during your stay here, there are many things the Thais do differently to us β€œfarangs. That’s one of the many things that makes them so charming!

Im a little crazy about shaving. Though i dont always shave or shave often but when i do im a bit anal about it. First off i use an old school safety razor, but the three half blade kind rather than a single double blade. I also only use the razor for about 3 shaves then replace it. I also remove clean and dru the individual blades between shaves, oil them and store them outside of thr bathroom to avoid humidity. I even rotate the blades between shaves.

In case you arent familiar with half blade safety razors i attached a picture.

After just 5 minutes you can see the ants going crazy for the poison.
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So been dealing with an ant problem and finally found a solution. The main problem was the ants just wouldnt find or go to the the poison traps. So...

So been dealing with an ant problem and finally found a solution. The main problem was the ants just wouldnt find or go to the the poison traps. So it wasnt effective. But I found a way to fix that.

Leave some food out so you have a line of marching ants going to and from it. Most likely this already happened if you realize you have an ant problem at all.

Go to the end of the ant trail that is close to the food but where the trail is still a tight line (as it gets close to the food they will spread out to cover the food). Take a drop of cooking oil about 2/3ths the width of the poison container and put it directly on the ants making the trail. Then take a paper towel and wipe a very wide streak (a good meter should do it) in both directions from the blob. This will create a tin coat of oil the ants can not walk over (it will get on their feet and then they cant stick to stuff so they avoid it)..

At this point the ants will try to find a way around the barrier and will start trying to look for a way around the oil. Take your poison trap and place it exactly where you put the oil, right in the middle of the line of ants. make sure the streak of oil is thin enough that the trap creates a complete bridge (if any oil pokes out from under the trap it wont work).

the ants will quickly find the shortest new path which goes through the trap and across the poison. Once the ants have established a path through the trap to get to the food clean up all the food and leave the trap.

Now the ants will start taking the poison back to their nest instead of the food.

@freemo

this also means that CyberPunk 2077 BE would be in 1534 AD

@freemo
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist

BE year Equivalent
CE years Equivalent CE
year
(Thai solar)
0 544–543 BCE
1 543–542 BCE
543 1 BCE – 1 CE 0–1 CE
544 1–2 CE 1–2 CE
2483 1940–1941 1940 (Apr–Dec)
2484 1941–1942 1941
2565 2022–2023 2022

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar
Lunisolar
A lunisolar calendar is a lunar calendar that compensates by adding an extra month as needed to realign the months with the seasons. Prominent examples of lunisolar calendar are Hindu calendar and Buddhist calendar that are popular in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Another example is the Hebrew calendar, which uses a 19-year cycle.

Today i learned in Thailand they use a totally different way to measure what year it is.

I always thought itnwas odd different coubtries didnt coubt years differently. Seems they do.

Fuck AD i am using BE from now on no matter what coubtry im in!

happy to report that since qoto.org's big instance software updates, elk.zone finally works! finally back using my favourite mastodon web client. still as nice as i remember from back when i was still on ye olde .social

thanks again for your work getting those updates done, @freemo! had a feeling it was some deprecation issue

@freemo My cat did that to strangers but not to me. Ungrateful, she was.

@freemo yeah the black Soi cats are cute. We adopted one and make sure she regularly visits the vets for her vaccinations - whatever she needs. She has a lovely temperament. :ablobsmile:

I made a new thai friend. Now everytkme she sees me on the street i get a "meow" and she comes running over to me full speed for some cuddly head butts. She even lets me pick her up.

@freemo@qoto.org That begs the question: Has she one or three nipples? (or more?!)

@freemo @trinsec she was an eldritch monstrosity escaping human understanding, with x = x + 1 number of breasts?

@freemo@qoto.org I'm going to assume that her odd number of nipples and her becoming your ex are a cause and effect situation

@tyil, I'll like to think the other way around, i.e. @freemo's ex used to have an even number of nipples.

Interesting fact of the day: an opossum is thr only animal with an odd number of nipples. Well, other than my ex girlfriend crystal.

I wish i had a waterproof ereader. If i did i wouod put on my scuba tanks, go sit at the bottom of a pool and read a books for a few hours.

@avlcharlie @mapto @volkris

Now that is a complicated question. But usually the main way its accomplished with what we call antitrust laws. When enforced (and the usa has enforced thrm but not as strongly as it should) they effectively make monopolies illegal.

Of course the other key is keeping corruption in check and money out of politics, which isnlikewise a difficult task to do, but critical to a healthy capitalism

@freemo @mapto @volkris

Okay so I'm not so self-absorbed that I can't say I guess I was wrong and I misunderstood what capitalism was. This has been relatively enlightening.

My question then is what's the one where greedy people hoard up all of the money and resources, abuse the working class and create a system of poverty?

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