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So, introductions. I am:
… a lifelong learner.
… committed to self-awareness.
… practicing gratitude.
… difficult to categorize.
… working on my baggage.
… an acquired taste.
… a husband and father.
… a cisgender he/him.
… an ambivert.
… rediscovering wonder.
… exploring creativity.
… an Enneagram Four (4w5, IYKYK).
… a guitar player.
… trying to find my singing voice again.
… a professional techie.
… kind of a drama queen.
… deeper than you realize at first glance.

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The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time. - Mary Oliver

Visiting the Colorado Front Range region for a last-minute vacation before the offspring returns to school, and I just saw what has to be a very lost and confused seagull in a Walmart parking lot.

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Working in enterprise retail, I can 💯 confirm this phenomenon.

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when the creator of octocat adventures* speaks, you listen. David Oreilly is dead on.

*and other dope shit too

Resurrecting this gem because everyone needs a little Strongbad:

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Recommendations for car GPS? Something that works offline and in multiple countries.

I've been using TomTom Go for iOS, got forcibly migrated to after paying $$$ for their previous standalone region apps.

The app thinks my subscription expires today. According to Apple and my credit card, it renewed in May. The only way to contact support is a chat bot on their website, which doesn't work. Forums are full of similar questions. I don't want anything to do with this company.

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Exploratory #mapping question:
How would you go about making a (printed) map of your neighbourhood for children? Using only data from #OpenStreetMap would be fine, but an own layer would make it even more fun.

What would you include (maybe add for understanding)? What would you leave out? Would you choose a more "graphic" style, and avoid too much text, maybe increase font size? Are there existing styles for such a map? What tools would you use, to let them participate in the process?
I'm eager to hear your ideas!

Does anyone know of a macOS tool that's faster than rsync for keeping large mirrored disk volumes up-to-date? Actually asking for a friend this time. 😁

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Who has opinions about ebikes? Would you share them please?

uspol, climate 

How Manchin's opposition to climate bill could harm the planet (archived from WaPo)

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I try not to get political on here but this made me laugh so ok, maybe this one will get a pass.

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Working on a thing that makes and uses a dot dir in home, is the standard different now i.e. put it in .config or whatever golang does? A question for someone who knows xdg by heart. In the olden days I'd just use .whatever_name
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Mastodon x = fun? A place for former ADN users - on the whole