Free advice to dudes and dude-presenting folks: don't follow-and-DM ladies and lady-presenting folks with yer zero-post account. You gotta make some public posts (yes, even if it feels like no one is listening to you yet) to show you're a real human being. Then you participate in a *public* conversation. Then maybe you can DM.
(j/k never DM)
... from the Kansas state secretary of revenue, actually.
(I knew him peripherally; we both served on an advisory board about a city/county department merger in Wichita.)
And there's the obligatory "STOP" from a number that didn't appear in the original list.
(It would be nice if Signal could go "yeah ignore everything from the Wichita area code that isn't already a contact;" I'm not meeting anybody new from Wichita these days.)
And here we go again. It's always a slightly different group of numbers (this time I'm the lowest-numbered number, other times I've been in the middle of the pack), plus the one out-of-sequence number that starts the group text.
So far, no responses; I predict they'll give it some time and then start with the "who is this?" from numbers not in the original message (and thereby outside any block I might have set up).
I'd turn off SMS but, well, hoping for a vaccine availability alert...
Update: I gave up and pulled around into a space (they don't have designated spots) where I could see the banner on the front of the store with the phone number, and called them. "Are you in a space?"
"Okay, you need to come up to the curb, we'll bring it out when you get here."
I did not tell her I had been there for twenty minutes. 😒
I mean I *get* that us white people have (until recently) mostly been taught that the Confederate flag is a symbol of the South and, like the South itself, has now moved past its problematic origins.
But that "Confederate flag as a symbol of southern poor people’s revolt against the owning class" doesn't even make sense.
ngl if Pinboard ran a data center I would move my server there. Sure, there'd be some downtime, but it would be worth it to read about my hardware's adventures. https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1353383813372551168
WaPo has a whole article on it, but all the news in the Philly paper is about the vaccine and reopening schools. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/uk-variant-covid-denmark/2021/01/22/ddfaf420-5453-11eb-acc5-92d2819a1ccb_story.html
I dunno. I think we're just gonna stay home until we get our Fauci Ouchie.
I feel very much like I did end of February, when I was gradually stocking up the pantry and trying to decide when it was appropriate to button up. And nobody around me doing it, and we kept putting it off (ended up doing it March 7, a week or less before the NBA prompted the stampede to finally do it).
All the news here is about how the post-holiday surge seems to be over, with a tiny little footnote about what B.1.1.7 ("UK variant") *might* do. 😒
A difference between curbside last spring and curbside now is the prevalence of automation; I get a link to a website that has "I'm on my way"/"I'm here" buttons and a place to ID the car, everyone has designated parking spaces and so we just pop the trunk and there's zero human interaction unless you yell "thank you" which we do.
My feelings are mixed.
uspol, celeb death
He is probably one of the first sports people I remember hearing anything about aside from F1 drivers (I grew up in Indianapolis, it just was in the air). But of course I never heard anything about his racist treatment (again, I grew up in Indiana, it was just in the air).
uspol, celeb death
It's gonna take a little while to decompress: I saw a statement from the President on Hank Aaron's death and was like "oh no how cringey is that gonna b... oh, right, that's not a thing anymore."
(Also I was like "wait Hank Aaron was still alive?" There's a website full of celebs that are still alive but are old enough to be in the "$FOO is still alive?" category; I should look at it more often I guess.)
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