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We ended up coming in first place. Not only that, but we ended the night with a perfect score. The collective knowledge at our table was enough to answer every question correctly, and the team dynamic was strong enough for us to trust each other with the answers that were provided.

We captured lightning in a bottle, and I don't expect that to ever happen again.

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Last night, we ended up with 19 of us sitting together at our table for trivia. We knew we were going to have a large group, but didn't expect quite that large. We decided we'd try it 1 time with that many people, before we figured out how we should split up into multiple teams if we ever have that many again.

Your regular reminder that the existence of obscure operating system and app settings does not mean folks know they exist, use them, or the effects they create meet their access needs.

This is why creating an accessible experience by default is so important.

Please do NOT ignore what the Georgia GOP is doing to protect Trump. They have now passed legislation that will enable them to remove Fulton County DA Fani Willis to block her investigation into Trump. The GOP's Jan 6 attack continues. My new article:

Decided to try a different trivia last night (the host has come to our regular trivia game a few times and joined our team). It was a lot of fun, and, somehow, we ended up winning. So, now I guess we have to go back next Monday to defend our title.

it's called a man page because it won't shut up about stuff you already know and doesn't actually have the answer to your question

Honestly, other than brand position, I have no idea why someone would buy a Roomba instead of a Shark robot vacuum. They seem to have very similar features, but the initial price is 50% higher, and the accessories (such as the barriers) are a lot more expensive.

Of the 2 that we have, I'd even say our Shark cleans better than our Roomba.

The Roomba does make it _slightly_ easier to replace parts, though, but you can still repair a Shark pretty easily.

So, with St Patrick's day being on a Friday this year, will most folks be officially/unofficially postponing their celebrations to the next day (since many of them aren't supposed to eat meat on Fridays - which means no corned beef)?

Looking into this, I kind of feel like my computer manufacturer chose Beta instead of VHS or something. Searching various stores, there are a ton of 2280 (the other form factor for these things) SSD chips available, but almost none of the reputable manufacturers seem to make them in the 2230 form factor. As far as I can tell (without taking my computer apart again), I have one of the few that won't accept a 2280 chip in place of the existing 2230. This is fun.

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Non-binary and transgender identities are not new. Over 100 years ago, the first known trans clinic was in Berlin.

Guess what? The Nazi's destroyed it. Don't ignore what is happening in the United States right now.

#Trans #LGBTQ #democracy #politics #law #lawfedi

Wendy Carlos: The brilliant but lonely life of an electronic music pioneer

The musician helped create the Moog synthesizer and composed groundbreaking albums and film scores, but lived in seclusion for almost 10 years to hide her gender reassignment
#ElectronicMusic #Pioneer #MoogSynthesizer #MusicHistory #Composer #MusicNews #Shining

So, now I have an extra 1tb SSD and don't really have anything to do with it. I guess I'll probably set it up as an external drive, but I've already got one of those (a 1tb external SSD) for each computer.

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It turns out that I am not, in fact, replacing the system drive in my computer right now. I bought the wrong type of drive. I bought a 2.5" SSD, and it turns out that the SSD built into my computer is actually about the size of an SD card (I guess it's called a "2230" form factor). Crud. I didn't even know that sort of thing existed until I took my computer apart to try to replace it.

Apparently Mother Nature didn't read the weather advisory very closely. The wind was supposed to be done by 3 this afternoon, but she's still blowing like crazy.

At this point, it's been almost 2 months since the actor Julian Sands went missing during a hike. It's extremely unlikely he's still alive somewhere. Though I know nothing about the man himself, I always enjoyed seeing him pop up in various things I would watch. I can't help but wonder if they'll ever find what's left of him. It's incredibly sad, but, it sounds like he died doing what he loved.

I'm cloning a hard drive with Clonezilla. An hour ago, it said there was about 20 minutes remaining. Right now, it still says there's about 20 minutes remaining. I don't think it's very good at estimating how long the process will take.

On the plus side, it does still appear that it's making progress, so, it's not stalled or anything.

For those who don’t know: The way Masotodon federation works, your server only knows about other servers that its members follow folks on (and I think there is some further scoping-down from there). So if you see a viral post, that may have hundreds of responses from folks on small Mastodon instances that don’t peer with yours, so you can’t see them. But the author of the post can!

It’s like hosting a Q&A session in a big auditorium with 1,000 people where many people think it’s a crowd of 10.

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