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Hi, I'm Deborah, I live in , Australia. I am a Gen X parent to and which I toot about liberally.

I am the sysadmin at a plastics company. You can follow the saga at (or mute if you're just here for the pets).

Interests: quilting, maps, crochet, word puzzles, board games, sf, music.

I always CW these topics: food, medical, politics, eye contact. I always provide image descriptions. White supremacists and TERFs will be blocked on sight.

blood mention, pets (+) (!) 

Heart skipped a beat when I found blood stains on Oscar the kitten’s neck, but there were no punctures on him. It turned out to be from Teddy the puppy’s mouth; his adult teeth are starting to arrive.


Most people, if they had the option to go back in time and fix something, would choose to kill baby Hitler, or convince Benjamin Franklin to swap his names for positive and negative charge.

I would go back to when sort(1) and cut(1) were being written and make it so that they both used the same option for delimiter, and they both used the same option for field number.

These reactions are pretty much exactly what we expected.

I sold the synthesizer, but the buyer is in another capital city so I have to post it. You’d think that cardboard boxes that big are hard to find, but as I was walking the dogs today I passed an empty flatscreen TV box that had been illegally dumped on a nature strip. I carried it home, much to the dogs’ embarrassment.

I am now convinced that I am in fact living in a text adventure game. My consolation is that I just scored 10 points.

Dear Apple, it would hurt nobody for a long press on d to pop up ð as a suggestion, a long press on t to pop up þ, or a long press on w to pop up ŵ.

I saw a dog today that made me understand the essence of a feudal oath of fealty, my reaction was “you are a gorgeous idiot and I will defend your life with my blade”


The good news: no one has a password with "88" and "14" in it.

The bad news: at least two of the passwords were "123456".

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Haha, a security firm has sent me a list of compromised accounts from my company with passwords being sold on the !!!DAAAARK WEB!!! to try to scare me into buying their services. I said thank you, looks like the Have I Been Pwned list, I already check that every so often, thanks and bye.

Announcing Meme It So! It's a Star Trek The Next Generation Meme and GIF Generator, inspired by Frinkiac.

It has every line of dialogue spoken on STTNG tied to screencaptures. Which makes it good for looking up lines as well.

For sale: Korg M1 synth 

No bids after six days but 32 people all believing they are the only one watching it and thinking they are going to be able to snipe at the last second for a bargain.

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Mass vs countable nouns are weird in every language that makes the distinction. In French, “grape” is a mass noun. “J’ai mangé du raisin”—“I ate some grape.” You just have to learn which nouns are in each category.

Hot take: noun countability is English’s version of grammatical gender.

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Why is “toast” an uncountable noun?


Today we caught Oscar the kitten making himself a cup of tea.

He fished a used teabag out of the knock box and carried it over to his water bowl, and dropped it in.

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