Mike Stone :fedora: boosted

Daughter: Hey Dad, guess what I'm drawing!
Me: Me!
H: No.
M: You.
H: No.
M: A car.
H: No
M: A dog.
H: No
M: A cat.
H: No
M: A house.
H: No
M: A cloud.
H: No
M: A star.
H: No
M: The Sun.
H: No
M: A zebra.
H: No
M: A elephant.
H: No
M: A rock.
H: No
M: A computer.
H: No
M: A shoe.
H: No
M: A sock.
H: No
M: A pair of headphones.
H: No
M: A TV.
H: No
M: A phone.
H: No
M: A lamp.
H: Can you just give up now?
M: OK

Mike Stone :fedora: boosted
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Enjoying some outdoors time. Hiking along a small river in the mountains of Montana.
Mike Stone :fedora: boosted
More Red Sun. There's a mountain range there that you can't see behind the smoke, but it was amazing watching the sun set behind something you could only see where it cut across the Sun. It was like watching the Sun vanish through a rip in the sky.

I don't think I've posted this one before, but since I don't have anything new and interesting for , here's one from April of 2012. It's pre-Cinnamon :linuxmint:.

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Sunset on my first day of vacation. My phone stripped a lot of the red out of this picture for some reason. There's a lot of smoke in the area, and the sunset was downright evil looking. That's not really visible in this picture.

If you're interested in this sort of thing, now might be a good time to buy a PineTime from @PINE64. I bought another one. The price is good, and it's an open source smart watch.

pine64.com/product/pinetime-sm

Just got an offer for an entry level call center job. You know, assuming I have this small list of skills already. If I do, they'll be willing to let me work there.

🙄 😆 😂 🤨

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Recently my friend and cofounder of posted a blog post about how he's no longer using on the desktop. The reaction from the community was a good one, so I figured that I could safely announce something myself that wouldn't illicit too much hate.

So, here goes....

I cut off a large part of my beard....

Please don't hate me.

Understanding your environment is important for everybody in a process! This is a literal request I received:

Transfer a file from an Azure blob to a SFTP server so an internal server can use an Internet facing service to pick up that file and transfer it to another internal server that then processes it, places the output back on the SFTP server through the Internet facing service so an internal process can pick it up though the Internet facing service and transfer it back out to the blob.

Customer: "Can you expedite this request? We've been unable to do this task for over two months."

Me: "Soooo.... you haven't been able to do it for two months, and you want me to drop everything I'm already working on that was planned and done the right way for something that's been broken for months that you all of a sudden want fixed immediately??"

This is a paraphrased conversation, but not by much. 😠

Kinda seems like poking a sleeping bear considering how litigious these trolls have been already, but the claims made by these people are just flat out stupid. I supported by buying one of their books. Here's hoping it's put to good use.

mycroft.ai/product/mycroft-and

@joinme Love your most recent blog post. I have that song as an MP3. Makes me laugh every time.

I was super annoyed when my alarm clock went off this morning. Why the heck? It's Saturday.

*turned it off and went back to sleep*

"99 Red Balloons" by Nena came on the radio this morning.

Let me make this clear to anybody reading this. I'm American, and I don't speak German, but stop playing the English version of that song. Seriously. It's bad compared to "99 Luftballons".

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They're low resolution and blurry and all around bad pictures, but my wife and I took these ourselves with our own telescope this morning between 3am and 4am. I've seen more image of Jupiter and Saturn than I can count, but there's something dramatically different about seeing them yourself with your own eyes, even if it's through a telescope.
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