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wife's death & health issues, details for a pinned toot because it comes up often enough. 

Kelli was diagnosed with FSGS when she was in 3rd grade. It's a rare disease that basically makes your kidneys fall apart. Most/all of her other issues stem from that.

When I met her, she was on the tail end of her 2nd transplant. She lost it before we were married. She was nervous on our wedding day because she had to come from dialysis to the church and didn't want to get blood on her dress. (continued..)

Oddly enough this new company is also based out of Florida.

I'm not looking into any additional details but I would not be shocked if it was the same person each time who for some reason is certain my email address is theirs.

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Looks like once again someone's used my email to register for a service.

However, unlike PlentyOfFish and an EasyPass company in Florida, this new site requires email verification.

So I guess whomever this is is just going to have to wonder why their account was never activated, because there's no way I'm clicking that link.

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Elon Musk ranting 

Regaling my mum with this tale of 'we mustn't judge people we don't know' and her take is "Well I didn't know Hitler personally..." 😂 😂 😂

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@TheGibson maybe if they had paid that ransom to professionals in the infosec community instead they could have done it for a fraction of the cost while avoiding bad publicity for their brand and creating chaos among their customers...

Worst capitalists ever.

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3 years ago today, I attended a gala to learn I had not won Teacher of the Year. (I wasn't expecting to win, it was an honor to be one of the runners up.)

I got to wear the same tux I rented for my sister's wedding two days prior, so that was an added bonus.

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These two are BBFs #mastocats
Image alts: two cats curled up together in the same cat bed

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uspol 

cancel culture = i don't want to be held accountable for my actions

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Gaze long into the abyss and the abyss will request CW: eye contact

(For the record I love Code dot org, it's not perfect but it's still a great tool for teaching computational thinking at an early age and if their HTML lessons had existed back in 1996 I would have learned web design at a much faster pace.)

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Code dot org, I have already done your survey. Asking me again a month later is not going to result in a different answer.

Me when I first start the day: :blobcoffee:

Me when I read the TL to see the conversations from the previous night: :blobcoffeegrump:

Good morning, friends.

This will be a tough week for me, with some needed parent/teacher conferences and also two classes handing in / critiquing long term projects that will need to be assessed.

But for this short moment, I shall relax. :blobcoffee:

Every time I add a collection of fly-by-night instances to my block list I think about how whitelist federation is apparently unreasonable and far too much work.

Except I'm doing a lot more work now, and I'm only a cishet older white guy on a single user instance. I can't imagine the workload of admin on instances that are far more popular and/or hosting accounts of people who are far more likely to be harassed.

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Doordash: "your order has been placed and your driver will pick it up"

Skadash: "your order has been placed and your driver will pick it up, pick it up, pick it up"

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Aaron Smith

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