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9:05 AM
@Jolenealaska @Stephie it's morning boop time!
 
 
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11:33 AM
@ElendilTheTall Ian Blackford's been holding his own at recent PMQs, to be fair
@ElendilTheTall She should try it. Might find that they want to be part of Scotland?
 
12:23 PM
@ElendilTheTall Shit. I missed you again!? Dammit.
 
12:47 PM
@Jolenealaska yo
@Mithrandir24601 i imagine we'd drown in all the froth from readers of the Express and Daily Mail
 
Tall!
 
Jojo!
 
@ElendilTheTall I'm coming to you from my new computer!
 
It arrived today.
 
12:52 PM
whatcha got?
 
cool cool
nice and snappy?
 
Ya! :)
It was crazy how quick and easy it was. It was harder to open the box than it was to set it up.
Doing everything in the cloud sure does make it easy.
And now I can make that software work that I paid 20 bucks for 3 months ago.
 
Dragon?
 
I'm just using the same monitor and keyboard from my old machine. Since I do almost everything in Chrome, the computer doesn't look any different but for the black line along the bottom. it was more jarring when stack exchange got the black bar across the top. A couple of times I have forgotten and been startled by an icon looking different
Haha I don't use dragon anymore!
But I've been messing around a little with hitfilm for a couple of years.
So once again I've decided to get a little bit serious and bought an add-on pack that they had on super saver special that weekend.
I need it to reinstall the free base software that had been upgraded since the last time I installed it. It wasn't until I rebooted that I realized that it needed Windows 10.
So I bought a new computer to better use free software.
 
1:07 PM
hehe
 
I have had quite the amazing day. Among other things, I think I found my new apartment. It is literally next door to the very first apartment I lived in when I first moved to Alaska 20 years ago almost to the day.
 
are you being evicted?
 
And my case is going to federal court.
@ElendilTheTall probably not
They want to make a deal with me to not go to federal court to avoid eviction. I will not do that.
 
so you're moving voluntarily?
 
Voluntary is not quite the right word.
They are refusing to accept my back rent of five months.
They have already demanded my eviction in the initial hearing, and crazily there isn't much the judge can do in District court but evict me.
 
1:16 PM
hmm
so what's the new place like?
a palace?
 
Well, I love love love the neighbourhood.
The apartment is about the same size and it has hardwood floors instead of carpet which I much prefer.
Meaning I prefer the hardwood.
There's another crazy bit of story that just happened a couple of hours ago.
3:30 a.m.
Let's see if you could put together what that is
:)
It was slid under my door a couple of hours ago.
I haven't seen the potential new place yet except on the Craigslist ad. But like I said, I know the neighborhood very well.
 
let's hope it's in good nick
 
Is that a Scottishism?
 
Britishism I guess
 
Britishism yes
good condition
 
1:28 PM
They accept Alaska housing and they have to maintain minimum standards oh, so they certainly can't be any worse than where I'm coming from.
 
and maybe the fridge will be from this century
 
My freezer will be frozen open long before anyone comes in here. Perfect timing.
 
that'll learn 'em
so, Beethoven eh
have you listened to Einaudi yet?
 
I don't think so?
My lawyer is very enthusiastic about my change of heart. At first, I told him that not being evicted was my first priority. But shit. What would Arya do?
 
1:45 PM
@Jolenealaska tut
do it now
test your new computer's sound system
Einaudi, Stella del mattino
 
@Jolenealaska Kill everyone.
 
@JourneymanGeek No, she only kills bad guys.
 
well, one of the things GoT teaches us is that no one is totally good or totally bad
:P
so you may as well just kill everyone and let the gods decide ;)
 
@ElendilTheTall I'm listening to it now, but my new speakers come tomorrow.
 
Also listen to I Giorni and Nuvole Bianche
 
1:54 PM
For over four months I have only left my apartment once a month for my infusion. In a few hours, I'm going to Anchorage's answer to Soho. It's an outing! I have a 6-foot walking stick. I'll use that.
As a visual aid for social distancing.
 
what are you going for?
 
To see the apartment.
My speakers might be delivered while I'm gone. I wish I had a way to record my front door, but I can't think of one.
Weidner has a camera right there.
It would be just like them to mess with the package.
 
2:09 PM
can't you track the package?
 
It's going to be delivered today.
I'll know about 30 minutes after it's delivered.
I'd ask George to come down, but it's too early.
 
Perhaps your foul-mouthed neighbour could keep an eye out?
 
Foul-mouthed? I can't think of who I might have called that, but no. There isn't anyone really I can ask. No one I know is ever up this early!
OH! the note! hah
 
@Jolenealaska This one.
Oh, I was referring to the note you shared
Yes, exactly! Sorry, had some synchronicity issues here.
Also, I forgot about time zones.
 
I don't know the person who wrote it!
 
2:18 PM
But you do know where they live
Ominously...
 
Yes. I slid that note under all the doors. With mostly innocent intent.
But
It was the day that the war between me and Weidner went from cold to hot.
And I am not shy. Or quiet.
Even without my speakers :)
I was encouraging people to come talk to me.
And I've been spitting mad for almost a year.
One person in the building (not 104) that I've talked to assumed that it was some kind of code.
 
2:40 PM
> ICE just told students here on student visas that if their school is going online-only this fall, the students must depart the United States and cannot remain through the fall semester.
 
Oof
 
Every day it's something else!
 
"Land of the free" alright
 
TALL! @ElendilTheTall Did you see the video I posted about moving to Scotland?
 
um
don't think so
 
2:48 PM
@LSchoon I like what Disney did releasing Hamilton on the 4th of July weekend. Counterpoint to our idiot in chief's race-baiting.
@ElendilTheTall You sound nervous! :D
 
3:00 PM
* a fair amount in the strange economy of the SSDI recipient.
 
Ah, nothing says "old" like splitting phone numbers up by type
'Dad cell'
:D
 
shut up!
 
Hello!
@ElendilTheTall HEY!
I do that, too!
And there is a good reason for it.
 
ignorance
 
Another one.
I've had a smart phone since 2009.
 
3:08 PM
damned ignorance
 
Yet another one.
 
are you still running XP?
 
When I had my first smart phone and was already storing phone and e-mail together in a single record, none of my friends had one yet.
@ElendilTheTall Ah, you remember well. I switched to Windows 10 about a year and a half ago.
 
radical
@Jolenealaska haha truth hurts don't it :P
 
The reason is that many phone apps don't display different numbers tied to the same record very clearly.
 
3:10 PM
so?
how often do you need the actual number?
 
So you won't know what number you're calling unless you study the number itself in the list of results. Or it really depends on the app you happen to use.
 
In any case, I can't remember the last time I called anyone on a landline
I haven't plugged a phone into a landline for 6 years
 
And I have numbers and names from twenty years ago in my Google account: it has survived a large number of devices. Storing different numbers in different record is the most app-proof solution.
@ElendilTheTall No old people?
I haven't used a landline since the early 2000s myself.
 
the people old enough to still use a landline are too old to use a mobile
 
But it's not just about landlines.
 
3:12 PM
so choosing a number is moot
 
It's also people who have two numbers.
@ElendilTheTall Not amongst my acquaintances.
 
I have a fairly standard android phone and I can see at a glance what category I have assigned each number too
tbf I'm an edge case in that I don't talk to anyone if I can help it anyway
 
But my Google account is meant to work on any phone, past or future.
My current phone app may or may not display different numbers conveniently.
But a future phone might not.
So, when the type of number is in the name, it's always easy to see.
I also often put a year in the name.
If you gave me your number (a big if, I'll admit), you will be Lindy mobile 2020.
 
JFC
the horror
 
To distinguish it from Lindy work 2019.
It works very well.
 
3:15 PM
I'm this far from suicide
 
Then I won't capitalise Work...
Well, that was my defence of Jolene's practice.
I must be off now, I hope you're well and soon rejoining the EU on your own.
 
you leave me a poorer person
may god have mercy on your soul
 
We don't have God down here, only Hades.
Vale!
 
in the nether regions
 
It's almost late enough for me to go. I'll take pics if it's worth anything.
Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid
See that Trump?
 
3:32 PM
but it's a hoax!
 
I would like to see Trump's face. That's a rarity.
FFS, in the first paragraph of the first article I looked at about Bolsonaro, it said he's taking hydroxychloroquine.
> On Saturday, Bolsonaro was pictured alongside Todd Chapman, the U.S. ambassador to Brazil, and several others at the U.S. embassy in Brasilia.
Without a mask of course.
 
3:49 PM
come on natural selection, do your job!
weed out the stupid!
 
I was in a phone queue to talk to Lisa Murkowski last week. I waited for an hour and got disconnected. Do you know who that is?
 
not a clue
 
She was one of three Republicans in the senate (from Alaska) who publicly considered requiring testimony in the impeachment trial.
 
She held out until the last minute.
 
3:56 PM
one of three republicans with a shred of conscience?
right, it's clocking off time
 
Not enough of one
 
enjoy your evening on the town
 
Thanks sweetie
 
bye now o/
 
Come back soon for an update!
 
4:24 PM
Are you still here @Cerberus?
 

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