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Repeat after me:

"I'm not a Formula1 driver, I don't need a tacky racing chair. I promise to get a proper office chair with lumbar support and adjustable head & arm rests. I will save some money and will also look less ridiculous in front of my PC."

See, it wasn't that hard!

covid, vax, complaining 

I hurt my knee the day before my 2nd COVID vax, then somehow decided to get my shot in the opposite side arm, so I can't sleep comfortably on either side, but I bruised my butt when I fell after I hurt my knee, so I can't lie on my back either, and I'm already awake and too hot and so uncomfortable 😭

My latest "go big on things that absolutely don't need it" endeavor is watching the Marvel movies in timeline order. 100% recommend, especially if you didn't see half of them like I did(n't).

hello fediverse

if you have like, two minutes, please consider filling out this survey i have to do for school

it's about how many books you read. don't worry if you don't read books very much, that's actually one of the things we're looking for

it's a google form. sorry

Interesting that these two tweets showed up one after the other...

As you progress through Pride Month, remember that more and more, Pride is a profitable event for big and small content creators as well as big, monolithic companies.

There are many people out there are looking for your gay dollar and nothing else

Advertisers are not your friend, just because they are appealing to you for a cause does not mean they are not actively profiting for their own benefit

Be careful who you purchase from, or even better make your own expressions of pride

Astrology hot take 

Almost every last astrology thing I’ve read on the internet is just a mash up of standard Relatable™ stuff, Inspirational™ stuff and Motivational™ stuff. You could probably mix up all the sign names and no one would notice.

Just take the message you need from whichever one seems to match you best. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Pisces and not a Libra or whatever.

Seriously, these option names seem really confusing to a new or non-savvy user.

I'm thinking they could be:
Broadcast - Public timelines, followers, profile, and boostable

Personal - Followers, mentions, profile, and boostable

Followers-Only - Followers, mentions, not boostable

Direct - Mentions Only

Try an app for your phone and computer that reduces the blue light on your screens at night.

Meditate for 10 minutes. Try a guided meditation if you have trouble staying focused.


I'm slowly migrating things off of Google. Google scares me so much in how much they know about us through their search history.

Dutch supermarkets are selling "insect hotels" so everyone can put them up and encourage pollinators.

sleeping, travel 

TFW you get home after a long travel day, and you sleep 14 hours and feel *~☆fantastic☆~*

I went to bed at 8pm. My partner was like, "But the jet lag is in the opposite direction! It's 5pm to our bodies!"

I worry a lot about how invested we are in our identities being tied to e-mail addresses that are controlled by big corps who give away that service for free for some reason

publishing, research woes 

@alstev Maybe its still worth writing up as a Research Note for RNAAS? I'll talk with an advisor today about possible directions for the project, or whether I should cut my losses and get back to another project.

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publishing, research woes 

I've been working on a research project since October-ish, and I've just figured out that what I thought was happening was not happening, and the result is boring at best, unpublishable at worst. I'm glad I talked with a range of colleagues and figured this out before, not after, trying to publish it. Still, 😢

Strong Bad on Birdsite: For April Fool's day this year, I wish Bubs would feed all my sbemails into his discount neural network and see what kinda insane, eyeball-covered gold it would spit out."

Me: as it turns out, i have access to a discount neural net

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