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i'm brennen. i grew up on the rural great plains and currently live in colorado.

interests: gardens, pens, notebooks, animals, the weather, camping, festivals, burns, music, SF&F, history, poems, bikes, misc. d.i.y. nonsense.

professional computer botherer and angry about it. sometime perl & php hacker. used to sell blinkenlights for a living, currently deploy wikis.

i complain about computers and worry about natural disasters too much, but try to CW it.

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waking up from a dream where i was shouting "...the mechanization of the mind! bring on the butlerian jihad!"

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holy shit: the noise a cricket makes is a crick, isn't it

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Does anyone here know the process for federal apostille in the USA? I could use some pointers/guidance. :boost_requested:

going down the road feeling bad

(except not going anywhere)

dear bandcamp: i know someone must have thought the introductory paragraph was cute, but we both know full well i didn't actually read shit before i clicked the button and instead just assumed you're doing something bad, and i'll eventually need to cut you loose just like every other time a terms-of-service wall of text is changed after an acquisition.

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what is the most frustrating childhood media thing where you never get to see the inside of the space?

my concert ticket spam informs me that the shins' _oh, inverted world_ is now old enough to drink, which must mean i'm approximately old enough to crumble into a fine dust and clog up some air filters or something.

editing wiki pages, listening to old rilo kiley, practically radiating a paralyzing recollection of the atmosphere of early 2000s lincoln nebraska

be the apocalypse you want to see in the world.

i just managed to not spill any of the freshly poured mug of tea i was holding while sneezing violently several times in rapid succession, i've clearly peaked for the day and possibly month

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My company is hiring for a #python focused Sr. Data Engineer, #Remote (US Timezones). We maintain an #OpenSource project that ingests legislation from all 50 states and help some very cool nonprofits advocate for change. We'll have more positions opening soon as well; would love to chat via DM!

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#FediHired #CivicData

(was it a castle? merry-go-round? maybe you never got to see the inside of anything. anyway it drove me up a wall.)

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what is the most frustrating childhood media thing where you never get to see the inside of the space?

((i guess that parenthetical would make more sense if you know that i'm currently rendering a blob of markdown to html with pandoc, and pandoc supports doing this. it just doesn't quite do it how i'd like and also dependencies.))

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anybody got any favorite prior art for turning html header tags into a table of contents with links?

(prior art that isn't pandoc, specifically. i want to remove a pandoc dependency from a thing.)

healthcare grousing 

nerd culture talks a lot of shit about people with their heads full of woo who are down on "western medicine" and won't go to the doctor, but holy shit, the reality here is so fucked and the experience so punishing that a substantial percentage of them really are probably better off going it alone and doing some aromatherapy. as long as you don't _drink_ the essential oils or whatever.

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healthcare grousing 

i know the real answer is "they aren't because this whole thing is riddled with predation and parasitism", but how anyone dealing with the cognitive overhead of a major illness and/or lacking the support of a fully with-it and dedicated family member is expected to navigate any of this shit without tripping into life-ruining debt and/or actively harmful action by one or more medical providers is fucking baffling.

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healthcare grousing 

navigating the american medical system for things like "knowing what bills to pay" or "reconciling the advice of two primary care doctors about an extremely basic question with a binary truth value", as a person mostly in control of my own faculties: considerably harder and more failure prone than other things i do, like for example the arcane process for deploying code to one of the most-used websites on the planet.

the timeline is reaping a lot of favs this evening.

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