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it's official. I've been living in Germany for years but at last I'm being forced (socially) to learn how to wear a blazer. this is gonna be weird

remember that movie Venus Beauty Institute from 1999?

oh. no, no English speakers seem to. never mind --

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There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
savedotorg.org
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.
#SaveDotOrg

I slept like a dead thing. the sun's more or less out on this late November day, so I'm going grocery shopping.

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" oh yay that was just normal choking!" is something you might say while recovering from stroke-induced dysphagia

you know that an interview with a German is going well when you ask for clarification on which English word they just said, you receive it, and then you both simultaneously say "Auslautsverhärtung" and laugh

uh, I just found a hair upon my person that is grey at its end and black from halfway down to the follicle.

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Make sure to have a _working_ encrypted off-site backup of all your important data before the end of this decade! You have 6 weeks to set it up.

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“Google has begun testing their upcoming extension manifest V3 in the the latest Chrome Canary build … Unfortunately, this change will break popular ad blockers such as uBlock Origin.”

Oops!

#SurveillanceCapitalism

bleepingcomputer.com/news/soft

I just always assumed the car would know what to do with ME

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with no discernible behavior described or forbidden, to me this sign just says "this would be a bummer scenario"

status of "un-give-up" project: i'll let you know

oh, a new round of ? sure, here's my :

I'm Dan, admin of spanner.works. I live in Berlin, Germany and work as a freelance technical writer, translator and editor. i try to pay attention to what is happening around me with limited success.

i live alone and am underemployed so i listen to lotsa . i like . i like(d) the show because it was by Jesse Armstrong.

so much more to say but it's almost time for -- spacing out

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