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Get to know me at the newly re-hashed smiffytech.com

Do I remember rightly that there's a hashtag for intros?

Ah, yep, HASHTAG introduction. Makes a certain amount of sense.

*taps mic* Is this thing on?

Having to un-mothball this account so I can be Seen, now that I'm in work acquisition mode, and I don't want @grumpysmiffy unlocked, as it's locked to protect convos with other locked accounts.

When you suddenly remember that The Orb did an album with David Gilmour.

Swears, Pseudo-science 

I honestly think that any company using Myers Briggs in their HR process should be forced to disclose this in job ads, and also be obliged to use Voight Kampff, and phrenology, because all of the fucking pseudo-science.

Oh, also disclosure to all shareholders, clients, and suppliers, because these fuckers need to be cut out of the herd. If they are doing shit like this.

I'm going to have two re-write this whole damn thing, aren't I?

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Right, time to get some work done. Would be handy if I could actually see my screens properly, with the yucky gunk in my eyes.

Gross Lurgy 

No better way to start the day than with a sinus flush!

I am become Snot, snuffler of words.

Very non-vegetarian cooking. 

Indecently excited with the arrival of a sixty year old copy of the classic Flemish home cookbook, Ons Kookboek. (Think a Flemish equivalent of the CWA cookbook.) Might need to scale back/adjust recipes - one calf's head in six litres of water for stock...

Amused to Death is almost like being treated to a second installment of The Final Cut.

Nearly 24k properties in SA without power. Including us. but what extreme weather conditions? Hardly call a heavy overcast extreme. What have we been missing?

Corollary: blah, blah, blah, how language studies have saved my mental health. Seriously.

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Clucking bell, I have feels. I had to check a load of stuff, but I just had a brief exchange on birdsite, IN DUTCH (OK, me in a bad Nederlands/English hybrid*, the other in Flemish,) about street art,
and IT FELT SO GOOD. Seriously, even struggling with an unfamiliar language, being able to connect on shit you care about is so awesome.

I just used nail repair varnish to repair a nail. (I normally use it as an anti-corona coating for high voltage stuff.)

For those who know my grumpy incarnation on birdsite, I am now also that here. (And on mastodon DOT cloud, but not active there yet.) Same sort of split as birdsite.

Jeepers. Doxycycline is just starting to give me relief from a 13 week lurgy, and now I've got a bloody cold. Can't win.

I - no, that's too German for this channel. I need to relearn. This is LOCAL audience.

Australian music - why so little recognition for:

* Loka Nunda
* Wendy Rule
* The Cable Ties
* Lisa Gerrard (solo mode, as opposed to half of DCD)

Crikey, I've just realised ALL from Melbourne.

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