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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..)

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always remember that just because someone's trigger doesn't make sense doesn't make it less severe for them

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I remember that one problem on the final exam for my college electromagnetism course involved a uniform infinite plane of magnetic monopoles.

Weird flux, but OK.

Please stop attempting a stack overflow.

I just finished this stack.

All the boxes were organized.

Now they are all wet and I will have to get new ones.

Does a 5 inch screen really need to have 60 fps capability?

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I put my drawing of an updated for 2020 version of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on Redbubble.

You can wear this drawing on a mask. Seems appropriate. (It also comes on t-shirts, journals, phone/tablet cases, travel mugs, and more.)

image description A mask with an updated version of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on it, updated for 2020.

I wonder if there's a decent emulator for Mac OS 9.

apartment life 

You might think this bothers me.

Only if the child is legitimately upset (or rather, upset for legitimate reasons, not for wanting to stay up late or some such...), which is rarely the case.

For a decade, my classroom was sandwiched between the school cafeteria and the playground.

Students being loud enough to hear through walls does not phase me the way it does for some.

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apartment life 

There is a child in the neighborhood who is either very happy or very upset.

Either way, they are very loud.

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@djsundog Friend's response:

Yea they are freaky.

The worst bit is the fact that they don't interact with normal reality properly so the only way to get rid of them is to just chuck the futon.

Superfluids are odd too.

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the weirdness of superfluids doesn't get enough respect imo

superfluids are like finding an actually frictionless spherical cow in permanent orbit around your futon.

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🎵 Don't you want my Beyblades?
Don't you want them?
Awwwww 🎵

dentist visit 

Also I'm not sure how hard I bit my lip during lunch but I'm sure I'll find out in the next few hours.

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dentist visit 

I have returned from "Part II" of a 3 part adventure to report the tooth in question has a /very/ healthy nerve.

Extremely healthy. And sensitive. And hard to hit with the numbing agent.

I'd felt no pain in the tooth at all in spite of it clearly needing work, so I was somewhat worried. Fortunately, we managed to wake it up today.

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food, - 

@crash im sorry that happened, but at you've gained s'more knowledge

food, - 

I have learned the expiration date of graham crackers should be honored.

I don't like the way I've learned this.

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I have seen more than one person on here call such a combination a cyberdeck, but I hesitate to claim that what I am doing will be of a level of sophistication worthy of the moniker.

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In theory (using the common usage and not the scientific meaning of the word "theory" ...), the last bit of hardware needed for me to build my Pi 0 W laptop arrived today.

Next step will be testing to make sure it works with everything else and the battery pack can handle the power usage.

Then I get to build a case for it.

And by build a case, I mean I'm going to be making it out of cardboard.

When I'm happy with the form factor, I'll likely cover the cardboard with fabric.

personal thoughts about my Twitter usage 

Talking to companies wasn't why I joined Twitter anyway. It was to talk to other educators, and it was a really good place for that for a very long time.

Now I'm here, and I like this better, even if most educators I meet on here are on the college/university level and therefore difficult to have meaningful discussions with about best practices in a classroom setting.

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