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Ugh, the Microsoft Teams animated ellipsis for typing notifications highlights one of the dots at a time, in a seemingly random order, and it's *very* off-putting as I haven't worked out the pattern yet and I keep getting distracted by it trying to find the rhythm!

Putting framed quotes meant for the kitchen in the bathroom.

Attention trans folks! Don’t forget to supervise your Blåhajar and keep your phone out of reach!

I left him for five minutes, and by the time I got back he was already on the Shark Web 😱😰

Why is it called Seasonal Affective Disorder

and not

Fall Damage?

This Is the Data Facebook Gave Police to Prosecute a Teenager for Abortion

Cancel it. Delete your account. Help your friends delete theirs. Abandon that dumpster fire.

ADHD appointment 

I just received an SMS reminder of my upcoming appointment, which is in 8 days. I'm quite relieved by this.

"Hi, this is [...]. Just a reminder you have an upcoming appointment on [...]. Please note this is a one-off text and won't be provided for appointments that follow. If you have any questions please call the rooms on [...]. Thank you."

Bizarre that they don't have it automated for *all* appointments, but at least this is something.

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Bird site data breach

"To keep your identity as veiled as possible, we recommend not adding a publicly known phone number"
"we encourage everyone who uses Twitter to enable 2-factor authentication using authentication apps or hardware security keys"

Twitter makes it hard not to link a phone number with your account, wanting it for verification purposes etc., And maybe (I don't remember) for the initial 2FA setup before letting you switch to another method.

I also think they vastly overestimate how accessible burner phone numbers are. In Australia you can't get a phone number without providing ID, and this adds unnecessary cost to having an online account

They shouldn't require a phone number at all.

Grindr hookup app antics 

Me: [sends their profile a "Tap"]

Them: [responds with a dozen nudes]

Me: Whoa those are some hot pics! ... But they also demonstrate you didn't read my profile. 🤦

Them: I did read your profile

Me: Even the first line which says "face pIc first, nudes later?" 🙂

Them: [sends 3 expiring photos of their face]

Me: Thanks, I appreciate you sending those, but you've missed the point. Sending unsolicited nudes is sexual harassment, and given you read my profile, is an obvious violation of my consent. I don't feel comfortable interacting with somebody who can't recognise and acknowledge that.

Them: [blocks me]

Am I surprised? Not at all.

I love the colors on this painting so much, and it was so much fun to do!
❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜

80x100cm oil and acrylic on canvas

(Image CW: selfie, eye contact)
Today, August 1, is World Scout Day, where we celebrate the foundation of Scouting around the world, and all those who make it possible.

To raise awareness of this, Scouting members wear our scarves today.

As part of the celebration, we award Scouting volunteers for their service to the organisation.

I have been awarded the Silver Wattle:
"Awarded for outstanding service to Scouts Australia as an Adult Member in an active Leadership role, for a period of around ten to twelve years. ‘Outstanding service’ is defined as a performance at a consistently high standard, normally over a number of assignments, all of which have provided positive outcomes for Scouting. This person’s contribution to Scouting clearly stands out from that of [their] peer group." --

Other awardees can be found at

I had a look on the bird site. I regret my life choices.

AntVenom, a #Minecraft YouTuber with over 3 million subs, has made a video about #Minetest. It's really well researched, and captures our spirit well

I wish people would stop ghosting me after we establish a rapport and mutual interest in getting to know each other better. What's with that. It's happened several times recently.

Start a blog. Don't amplify stuff you disagree with. Mute stuff that bugs you. Focus; veer occasionally. Add context to links. Consider waiting a day after writing something before posting it. Write for yourself first. Expect to not know what you have to say until you've written.

I think today's going to be a particularly "inattentive" ADHD for me...

I got a haircut yesterday, and now my head is cold.
I don't really know what else I expected.

The grammarian in me gets upset when people use "inception" to mean "recursion" or "thing within thing" or similar. That movie has a lot to answer for.

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