took a break to walk to the post office and checked on the nest on my way back; here's the last small birb resident atop our porchlight moments before its initial test flight.
(also visible: my emergency gorilla/gaff-tape nest repairs of last week. don't judge; it's hard to manipulate a roll of tape while standing on a rickety kitchen stool and holding a broken nest in place as enraged songbirds bounce off the back of your head.)
@ajroach42 they packaged ship "schematics" and a manual positioned as "claw marks: the onboard magazine of tcs tiger's claw" as copy protection materials (you had to answer questions from the stuff in the box to start the game). cool enough as a gimmick that i could forgive 'em the copy protection.
website grousing (subtypes: cloud provider, former employer)
every month or two i open digitalocean's control panel for one reason or another, and almost invariably they've tacked on more 3rd-party trackware and CDNs since the last time. even with a dozen things blocked, it weighs in at 49 requests and about 8 _megabytes_ of stuff downloaded.
this website just now via @meguey is very aesthetic.
which is probably true.
i sure as shit have no idea how to navigate the present crisis. nobody i know does. maybe it was always that way. there are probably some things to be done anyway. right now i guess i'm going to drink some beer and put something on a carefully monitored grill so i don't light another chunk of the climate-change-bone-dry american west on fire accidentally. tomorrow maybe i'll do something useful.
anyway, happy 4th of july, everybody.
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