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tabletop gaming 

Played D&D last night. First time I've played since, oh, 2nd edition? So in the '90s?

I really need to brush up on what the various alignments actually mean. Turns out I wasn't actively role playing my own (LN).

OTOH, I love the disambiguated combat actions and initiative, and "reverse" AC makes so much more sense. 5e is definitely a better product than some of the older revisions.

So many hoops to log into Mastodon today. I think @Gargron missed that the TLS certificate was expiring today.

I'm really looking forward to the winter allergy season ending so that I can finally smell things again

Is there some kind of sub-dermal implant I can get that provides antihistamines for the entire Mountain Cedar season?

my coffee has gone lukewarm and I'm torn between "too lazy to get up and get more" and "it doesn't taste too good"

Chilling at Starbucks enjoying my free coffee. How’s your day going so far?

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Remember: "Every Breath You Take" is a song about a stalker. It's not a romantic song. Don't play it at your wedding. You are not supposed to come away thinking the singer is the protagonist.

mh (-), also profanity and USPOL 

Jesus fucking Christ, how am I supposed to even start to handle reality? I feel like I'm constantly anxious about President Cheeto Hitler getting us all nuked.

self-inflicted wounds 

There's nothing more that I want in life than for my dumb lip to heal so I can stop accidentally biting it EVERY TIME I EAT ANYTHING

I think I just dug an entire shirt out of my phone's charging port. So much pocket lint!

If I answer my phone and the first thing I hear after 3-5 seconds of silence is a recording saying "do not hang up," guess what I'm absolutely guaranteed to do? 

... Hang up. Not really a surprise, is it?

Whoever makes the office coffee before I get here does such a bad job. Tons of loose grounds in the brew, it's WAY too strong. Tempting to switch back to single-cup brewing at my desk. ☕

technology rant (short) 

I keep forgetting how much of a pain in the ass it is to download Apple operating system updates on release day. You'd think I'd know better.

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not a single time has a “hey, fuck you, you’re using one of those adblockers” interstitial tried the approach of saying “we ensure our ads are unobtrusive, lightweight & malware-free, so please consider not blocking our ads,” an approach which might actually get me to consider it

I find it troubling that I have pretty good earplugs in, and that makes the volume level in this movie theater reasonable.

No context (and not work-related): I just calculated the weight of a solid bar of gold that's the exact size and shape of a standard drinking straw.

Morning grumpiness 

Headache that caffeine isn't touching, and a mind-numbing 8.5 hours of work to go. Today's shaping up GREAT.



I do so enjoy summer beers. Light and crisp, ABV not so high that you can drink several without needing to lay down for a while.

If you're in the Austin area, and can get to Flying Man, do try out Phantom Works Berliner Weisse. It's in my current "top five of all time".

A few months ago I decided that the phone on my desk at work was useless, so I turned off the ringer and stopped checking my voicemail regularly.

Today (the last day of the month) I checked that voicemail for all of July.

I had 56 messages.

Exactly one was not a robocall about student loan forgiveness or medical insurance plans. And that one was something that I also got an email about.

I think my "this phone is useless" decision continues to be correct.

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