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  1. I try to win an auction for a cheap PC monitor. I want to put it in my cellar and tape an unused raspberry pi on the back. I want to have a ready-to-go solution for my CNC router. The last times I had to use my laptop. If I won't win the auction it isn't a big deal. I aim 15€ (incl. shipping). The chances are very low but I'm feeling lucky.

    about 39 minutes ago from web
    • Mouthwash tastes like kerosine

      about 16 hours ago from web
      • Realized today that in a little over a month it will have been a year since my friend died. I’ve still got her last paycheck sitting in my drawer at work, nobody ever came to collect it.

        about 20 hours ago from web
      • Also the general inevitability of suicide attempt, or accident, or close call is pretty off-putting. Less terrifying on a bus than a train, easier to stop, able to swerve... like that time I almost ran over a doofus on a skateboard in all black with the hoodie up at night - WHEN THERE WAS A BIKE LANE they coulda been in!! ugh, people sometimes....

        about 20 hours ago from web
      • 16 hours until my on call duty ends and thus my week long paranoia. Literally I couldn't poop without having the fear someone calls. At least the paranoia gives me a modest extra more to my bank account.

        about 21 hours ago from web
      • I just found out that a shop in my city is offering poutine. I always wanted to try poutine even when the offering is not genuine Canadian. The shop offers delivery but in my experience potato fries lose their texture and crispiness very quickly. It's now on my list on things to do when everything gets better.

        about 2 days ago from web
        • Fixed my roller blinds with the power of 3d printing. There is a string with plastic beads for moving the blinds up and down. However this string has two ends and the original part that kept the two ends together broke. I 3d modeled a screw, cut it in half, and embedded a negative of the bead string in there. Further I modeled a nut for the screw. With that I could capture the two ends within the screw and the nut holds everything together.

          about 3 days ago from web
          • Now I need a table saw and a scroll saw and a belt sander and a lathe and a drill press and a mill and a .... I'm becoming a man one power tool at a time.

            about 3 days ago from web
          • I found my vaccination pass. I really hope it will be needed soon.... I bet I'll be the last person receiving the shot.

            about 3 days ago from web
            • Haha. My bandsaw arrived today.

              about 3 days ago from web
              • Seems a nearby city council has declared *all* businesses as "essential"

                about 4 days ago from web
              • I have on call duty this week. The worst thing is the fear of being called in the middle of the night and then solving the technical emergency remotely. I'm also quite inexperienced with the system which heightens my fears.

                about 4 days ago from web
                • Seriously. I wanted to go swimming as part of not going to be fat(ter).

                  about 4 days ago from web
                  • Usually I'm not going out but man I'm at the point slowly craving for the freedom of going out and exploring the shops and meeting my friends.

                    about 4 days ago from web
                    • What's happening bros just taking care of my traditional three year checkup. Wild to think this account is going to turn a decade old soon. Nice to see people still use the site.

                      about 5 days ago from web
                    • Putting the German Chancellor into office is less pompous and less ceremonial.

                      about 5 days ago from web
                    • I have the ominous feeling that Trump will be silent for a short while (a few weeks) and then turn up his usual rhetoric undermining Biden from the side lines. Through which means I don't know.

                      about 5 days ago from web
                      • I jumped in and out of a live stream of the US presidential inauguration. That was quite an act. A show, more like it. Most of the time was watching people arrive and take a seat. Obviously I was skipping that doing other stuff.

                        about 5 days ago from web
                        • I pulled the trigger on buying the bandsaw. My mother wanted to cut something in a particular way and it was reason enough to finally buy one. A Proxxon MBS 240/E.

                          about 5 days ago from web
                          • I'm too much of a pacifist to rampage. But oh boy I do feel I'm about to rampage.

                            about 5 days ago from web
                          • I bought a new pair of earphones and they are fantastic. However they are so good that I can hear the crappiness of my phones DAC. In quiet sections I hear so much "sparkling" noise that it's somewhat distracting.

                            about 6 days ago from web
                            • I'm on the verge of buying a mini bandsaw from Proxxon for about 250€.

                              about 6 days ago from web
                              • Finished watching Disenchantment. It was alright. I didn't enjoy its scattered way of picking up and dropping plots. Elfo and Luci have improved.

                                about 8 days ago from web
                                • this frame took five minutes to render and it ain’t even from a finished environment, that’s two hours a second, can you believe it? http://rainbowdash.net/url/875749

                                  about 9 days ago from web
                                • It basically involves generating as noisy an image as possible so that the built-in denoiser will attempt to “correct” it in a certain way that it makes “mistakes” in color value and blending.

                                  about 9 days ago from web
                                • I have questions for the kind of guy that's afraid that the government's gonna track them through a microchip injected into them via covid vaccine, but then brings their iPhone to an insurrection

                                  about 11 days ago from web
                                • Burning your tongue on hot tea.

                                  about 11 days ago from web
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                                  • @scribus Just happened to me. I poured steaming hot tea into my mug and didn't put a thought into waiting for it to cool down for a short while. But other to the actual case of that happening it's a great idea for using it as a metaphor for various things. Your interpretation fits it well. It can also applied to saying things that are potentially false or need more time to be sure they are not.

                                    about 11 days ago in context
                                  • @adiwan It's always pizza and the roof of my mouth for me, but coffee does run a close second.

                                    about 11 days ago in context
                                  • @scribus Pizza was also a problem for me. Thankfully I haven't burnt myself with pizza (and its cheese) for a long time. Those burns last for days. Whenever I make or buy pizza I am paying attention to the amount of fat and cheese it has, which are always the culprit. So in the case of making pizza myself I cover the pizza lightly with cheese that that there is not a thick layer that can keep the molten lava hot long after it's out of the oven. I like thin and crispy pizzas anyway. The more cheese and fat the soggier they are and the harder the slices are to handle and eat. I bake my pizzas such that the bread is stiff enough the pizza (slice) can hold up itself.

                                    about 11 days ago in context
                                • Michael Bay’s new movie is about a bizarro alternate universe where the US government is mishandling a pandemic, but I did the math and I’m 95% certain the virus would have died out by killing all of its hosts too fast to find new ones under the conditions portrayed in the film.

                                  about 11 days ago from web
                                  • @mrmattimation Wait, really? Not that he'd botch the math, that I super-believe... But the whole-ass movie??

                                    about 11 days ago in context
                                  • @scribus yeah, look up “Songbird” sometime. Written at the very beginning of the pandemic and filmed almost entirely by the cast with cell phones, it takes place in 2024 in a world where COVID mutated into a deadly super virus which kills 50% of the people it infects, anyone who gets it is automatically reported to the government via smartphone tracking, and they’re quarantined in a concentration camp until they either die or get better. I’m no virologist, but I’m pretty sure that under those conditions, the virus would have been dealt with a long time ago.

                                    about 11 days ago in context
                                  • @mrmattimation I mean considering what a 3% mortality rate did to us, I must be inclined to agree, one way or another...

                                    about 11 days ago in context
                                • Watched this documentary on "deep time" and human history last night. It was all like, "Columbus set sail because 5 billion years ago a planetoid hit proto-Earth, causing the axial tilt which resulted in the weather patterns which led to spices growing in India. Meanwhile, the Portuguese got rich off of a dying star 7 billion years ago, which resulted in a silver deposit in modern-day Mexico..."

                                  about 12 days ago from web
                                • Also Chris Krebs accidentally said “erection” on national television instead of “election” and that’s inspired me to write a cartoon about “erection fraud”

                                  about 15 days ago from web