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Attention family! We're going to attempt to upgrade to Mastodon 2.7 this evening. I'll send toots when we start and finish, but please don't be alarmed if you encounter a short outage.

This is a public service announcement.

If your job uses Slack, please remember that the administrators that have been configured can view any channel and download all files and all information published, including channels that are "private" or between 2 individuals.

Your discussions are not secure and can be snooped upon, even private conversations.

In other words: there is no privacy on Slack. Period.

This is the end of this public service

(Don't ask how I know that)

When it's another gray and soaking day, but you still need to rock out a little, there's always Purity Ring.

Every year on this weekend, I stop and give thanks that I quit going to

I used to suck at everything I'm great at and love. I still suck at many things I love, but I love them more than I loathe sucking. But the point is we all start out sucking at everything we love.

Just finished up a visit to my birth family. No real conflict and people kept their drinking under control, but it's still like visiting Mars. Everything there is consistent and proper for those living with in it, even if I can't fully breathe.

"They Live" is all fun and games until you realize it's satirizing the world in which you've lived your entire life and that your frame of reference for "normal" is something other than that satire presumes.

Cat: Bug #34638 filed: food bowl keeps emptying

Me: closed as duplicate, this is by design, WONTFIX

Cat: Opening bug #34639. It is 11am. Food bowl still empty.

Me: You were fed at 8am. WONTFIX.

Cat: Fundamental disagreement with moderator. Opening dispute resolution process.

I have never wanted to write until now. Why did that change? Because I just dreamed up a Punisher & Gritty team-up.

That moment when the head officials at the league inform you you will be reffing on skates this year...

Hey infosec people: do me a favor and assume the "use case" for anyone you don't know personally includes facing poverty, discrimination, state-sponsored oppression, corporate surveillance, domestic abuse and harassment while using your product.

Then design accordingly.

please and thanks

We have a new coffee mug in the shape of a cat head. The tea ceremony student in me reflexively cringes at drinking from the side with the face.

I put my headphones cable in the same drawer as my pipe tobacco, and now when I put my headphones on, I smell vanilla, cherry, and tea.

"When Mu-chou was asked 'We dress and eat every day, and how do we escape from having to put on clothes and eat food?' he answered, 'We dress, we eat.' 'I don’t understand.' 'If you don’t understand, put on your clothes and eat your food.'" --Alan Watts, "The Way Of Zen"

*scuttlebutt says there's not enough discourse on this website compared to the other place*

All right, let's all figure out what is a sandwich and what is a soup

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Signs & Codes

Signs & Codes is a private Mastodon instance built around a community of friends.